Automotive Service Technology

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Automotive Service Technicians in Great Demand

Service Technicians maintain, diagnose and repair all types of passenger vehicles. Today’s vehicles are extremely complex, run by multiple electronics and computers. Automotive Service Technicians do updates to control units, diagnosing and repairing water leaks, replacing or overhauling transmissions and engines, repairing heating and air-conditioning systems, performing safety recalls, diagnosing and repairing wiring problems, and much more.

Additionally, today’s technicians need to have good communication skills to interact with customers and properly explain repairs. Dealer technicians constantly continue to study online and visit training centers regularly. Many also are required to maintain ASE certification.

Curriculum

Moore Tech’s Automotive Service Technology program is a two-year program that teaches students everything necessary for employment as a technician at any GMADA member new car dealership. It also allows technicians to expand their knowledge and training using the latest technology while earning an Associate Degree. Auto body and paint are not part of this program.

Each student takes one automotive class (12 credit- hours each) and one general education class (3 credit-hours each) every term until the last term. Students begin a co- op position at GMADA member new car dealerships starting the third term. The last term is a full-time internship (12 credit-hours) at a GMADA member new car dealership. A total of six automotive classes and five general education classes are required for an Associate Degree (87 credit-hours total).

Students in this program must:

  • Have a valid driver’s license and a driving record to specific standards.
  • Pass a background check, insurance requirements, drug tests and other specific requirements of the dealership.
  • Maintain employment at a GMADA member new car dealership beginning the third trimester.

Automotive Service Technology
Associate of Applied Technology – (2 Year)
Automotive Campus - 2785 S. Mendenhall, Memphis, TN 38115

Morning Class Schedule (Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Afternoon Class Schedule (Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Night Class Schedule (Mon-Thur 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
Note: Schedule for Work-Based training will depend on local dealerships.