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Automotive Service

 

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Automotive Service consists of testing, diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining the mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems of the modern automobile. The Automotive Service program at Trenholm State Community College is designed to teach a student the basic principles of all eight areas of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation certifications (engine repair, automatic transmissions/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/ electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance) as required by industry today.

 

The Automotive Service program at Trenholm State Community College is designed to teach a student the basic principles of all eight areas of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications (engine repair, automatic transmissions/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance) as required by industry today.

 

Earn While You Learn

The Trenholm State Automotive Technology program is part of a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. This program allows students to work, get paid, have tuition paid and guarantees a job upon graduation with no debt. For more information talk with your Automotive Technology advisor/instructor.

Trenholm State Automotive Technology

  • Accredited by the ASE Industry Education Alliance at the Master Automobile Service Training Level (highest possible)
  • Voted Top Automotive Technology program in Alabama by automechanicschool.org
  • First Automotive Technology program to participate in Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship

Awards Available

Associates Degree

  • Associate of Applied Science—Automotive Services (68 Semester Hours)

Certificate

  • Automotive Service (54 Semester Hours)

Short Term Certificate

  • Automotive Service – Brakes/Steering/ Suspension (10 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive Service – Engine Performance (13 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive Service – Transmission (13 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive Service – Electrical/Electronic (13 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive Service – Engines (10 Semester Hours)
  • Automotive Service – Air Conditioning and Heating (10 Semester Hours)

Curriculum Requirements For Associate Degree

General Education Core Requirements
Area Course Hours Required Recommended Course(s)
I Written Composition 3 ENG 101
II Humanities and Fine Arts 3 MUS 101
III Natural Sciences and Mathematics 6-7 MTH 116 & PHS 112
IV History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 3 PSY 200
Area V
Course Hours
Ori 101 Orientation to College 1
ASE 101 Fundamentals of Automotive Technology 3
ASE 112 Electrical Fundamentals 3
ASE 121 Braking Systems 3
ASE 122 Steering and Suspension 3
ASE 124 Automotive Engines 3
ASE 130 Drive Train and Axles 3
ASE 133 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning 3
ASE 162 Electrical and Electronic Systems 3
ASE 212 Advanced Electrical & Electronic Systems 3
ASE 220 Advanced Automotive Engines 3
ASE 224 Manual Transmission / Transaxle 3
ASE 230 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle 3
ASE 239 Engine Performance 3
ASE 244 Engine Performance and Diagnostics 3
ASE 246 Automotive Emissions 3
ASE 251 Dealership Work Experience 3
ASE 261 Dealership Work Experience 3
TOTAL: 68
Elective: CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3

Program Details: View more information in the catalog.

FAQ

Potential Salary Range

The median annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics was $40,710 in May 2018. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,420, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $66,950. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Survey

 

Program Contact

Reuben Buice
Program Coordinator/Instructor
334-420-4362
rbuice@trenholmstate.edu

Location

Patterson Site
3920 Troy Hwy,
Montgomery, AL 36116
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History of
Excellence

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108