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Auto Service Technology

Auto Service Technology


The Automotive Service Technology program will get you on the right path toward becoming an ASE Certified Master Technician. Your time will be divided between the classroom and the shop acquiring knowledge and experience in engine repair, automotive transmission/trans-axle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and service, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. The classroom is equipped with training software that will allow you an “inside view” of the workings of a vehicle. In the shop, you will gain hands-on experience in repairing all mechanical aspects of a vehicle from bumper to bumper. 
Career Opportunities Annual Salary

Students completing the Auto Service Technology program may seek employment as an Automotive Master Mechanic, or other specialty mechanic. As an Automotive Master Mechanic, you will spend your days repairing automobiles in a highly technical service shop, and will be expected to understand, repair, and maintain all serviceable parts on today's most technically advanced automobiles.  

Typical day-to-day tasks might include:

  • Test driving vehicles and testing components and systems. Using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • Examining vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions.
  • Repairing, relining, replacing, and adjusting brakes.
  • Following checklists to ensure all important parts are examined including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
  • Conferring with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements.

Arkansas Median Salary: $34,240

National Median Salary: $39,550

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 8% Increase

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through 


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Program Credential Credits to Credential Program Documents Program Cost
Technical Certificate in Auto Service Technician 35 TC AST Program of Study $4,019.00*
Certificate of Proficiency in Auto Service Technician 13 CP AST Program of Study  
Click here for Student Outcome Data     * Approximate cost of program for in-county residents.
Discipline Goal
Auto Service Technology Objective 1   Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary auto-service techniques.
Auto Service Technology Objective 2   Students will effectively communicate on topics related to auto-service technology.
Auto Service Technology Objective 3   Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by maintaining a safe working environment.
EACC Mission Statement:
We provide affordable, accessible learning opportunities to promote student success and strengthen our community.
Core-Competencies of Student Learning
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Interested in Learning More? Contact one of our Admission Staff at the Hodges Student Services Complex, at (870)-633-4480 Ext. 300. 



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