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Automotive Service Technician Certificate Level I



The general service technician certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. The program provides course work specializing in brakes, under car mechanical, and the steering and suspension of the contemporary automobile and light truck that affect vehicle control and safety.

The automotive technology program has been reviewed by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation and has full Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. The student is prepared and is encouraged to take the appropriate ASE certification exams.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

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Program Accreditation

The Automotive Technology Program at LSC-North Harris is accredited by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation and has full Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.

Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward an Automotive Service Technician AAS Degree or Automotive Service Technician Certificate Level II.

First Year

First Semester Courses 16 Credits
AUMT 1405 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
Automotive Service Technician Certificate I Program Total 16 Credits


Note: The required Capstone experience will be completed by taking a departmental exam.

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Career Options

Median Wage: $39,773 / $19.12 Per Hour1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Auto Technician2
  • Automotive Service Technician2
  • Auto Mechanics2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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