Automotive Service Technology

About the Program

Students in the Automotive Service Technology program are prepared in all phases of auto repair, from basic maintenance to complex diagnostic procedures. Because of the variety of work, technicians must be familiar with electrical and computer-controlled systems, transmissions, and electronic fuel injection.

The Automotive Service Technology program offers students an opportunity to gain expertise with state-of-the-art equipment like in dealerships, including:

  • Computerized diagnostic units
  • Computer alignment centers
  • Scanners
  • Brake lathes
  • Transmission dynamometers
  • Transmission/fuel injection analysis equipment

In the Automotive Service Technology program, students learn to diagnose and correctly repair engines, transmissions, electrical and fuel systems, alignment, brakes, computerized engine controls, air conditioning, and many other areas. With a full service parts center on campus, students’ shop experience will be almost identical to a modern automotive repair shop, including computerized repair orders, live customer repair work, parts ordering, and estimating.

The Automotive Service Technology program is certified at the MAST level (Master of Automotive Service Technology) by NATEF, the educational arm of ASE (Automotive Service Excellence). ASE certification through NATEF evaluation ensures that certified training programs meet or exceed industry recognized uniform standards of excellence. The instructors are all ASE master-certified and teach in their area of expertise.

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.