Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Service Technician

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Curriculum Details

Arizona Automotive Institute’s comprehensive Automotive Service Technician program prepares you for a career as an expert automotive mechanic. We combine classroom style education with on-the-job hands-on learning to prepare you for what a career in automotive service technician will be like once you graduate. With enrollment starting on a rolling basis every 5 weeks and programs that can be completed in 13 months, your dream career is in your near future! By the end of our program you’ll be prepared to sit for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams and EPA 609 A/C Technician certification.*

*AAI does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by AAI but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to AAI. Therefore, AAI cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • Front-of-Shop Skills
  • 4, 6 & 8-Cylinder Training
  • Domestic Vehicles
  • Foreign Vehicles
  • Diagnostics
  • Inspections
  • Engine Performance
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Electrical
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Repairs

What Does a Mechanic Do?

Still unsure if Automotive Service Technician is the program for you? Let’s walk through some of the main tasks and day-to-day routine of what it looks like to be an automotive mechanic.

Diagnostics

  • Understanding customer needs and their questions
  • Utilizing computerized diagnostic tools
  • Clearly communicating problems and solutions to customers
  • Explaining pricing for repair
  • Estimating time needed for repair

Mechanical

  • Oil changes
  • Transmission repairs
  • Engine performance diagnosis and repair
  • Drivetrain replacement
  • Wheel alignments
  • Brake wear diagnosis and repair

Electrical

  • Accident avoidance systems
  • Automated parking assistance systems
  • Braking and ABS controls
  • Electronically-shifted transmissions
  • Power/Electronically-assisted steering systems
  • Hybrid power systems

Ready to Take the First Step?

Start earning your way to the career you have been dreaming of with our hands-on programs at Arizona Automotive Institute. Centrally located within the Phoenix Metropolitan area, AAI is the perfect place to begin your journey in skills-based careers. Learn more about our programs or schedule a tour to visit our innovative learning labs and campus today.

Employment Partners

 At AAI, we want to support our students from enrollment to post-graduate. We have a number of employment partners to help you find the perfect job to start your career. Some of our automotive service technician partners are:

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Bridgestone / Firestone logo
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Meineke logo
Peoria Nissan logo
Sanderson Ford logo

Mechanic Career Outlook

Vehicles typically  require maintenance and upkeep, which means automotive service technicians and mechanics will be necessary within the market. An education with Arizona Automotive Institute will help prepare you for a lifelong career opportunity.

*AAI cannot guarantee employment. These are national statistics, and the figures in your area may be different.
*https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm#tab-1

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Job Outlook

Steady Need*

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Average Starting Salary

$40,090*

What Our Graduates Say
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My instructors were very positive. They took the time to help me understand what I didn’t understand.

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Coming to AAI was one of the best investments I’ve made for my career. The instructors were very helpful [and] they passed down lots of real-world experience from their world experience in the field. […] And the coaching with the instructors was amazing.

Are You Ready for Your New Career?

We’re here to help you for your dream career, not your next job. If you are ready to start the next chapter of your life and looking for the technical college that will get you there, Arizona Automotive Institute is ready to help.