Program Content: The purpose of the Automotive Service Technology program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the automotive industry. Class and laboratory activities include instruction in applied theory, the use of tools, equipment, materials, and processes found in the industry. Diagnostic troubleshooting is emphasized in all areas of instruction. This program is NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.) accreditated.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900, prompt, 6 Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 1800 hours – approximately 18 months full time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes (Day Class Only)
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automotive & Light Truck Certification
G1 – Maintenance & Light Repair A5 – Brakes
A1 – Engine Repair A6– Electrical/Electronic Systems
A2 – Automatic Trans/Transaxle A7 – Heating & Air Conditioning
A3 – Manual Drive Train & Axles A8 – Engine Performance
A4 – Suspension and Steering C1 – Service Consultant
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 84%
On-time Completion Rate: 82%
Download Day Program State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Automotive Service Technology
Download Evening Program State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Automotive Service Technology 1
Required Books and Materials: Automotive Service Technology
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook:
49-3023.00 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Estimated Day Class Total: $7,500*
Estimated Evening Class Total: $4,600*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. Price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
For Day Class Information: Contact Xela Brutus: 941.751.7900 x 1034, Email
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
For Evening Class Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Evening: Monday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and two Saturdays a month 8 a.m – 4 p.m.