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Automotive Service Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree
Automotive Service Technician Diploma
Automotive Service Technician AASAutomotive Service Technician Diploma
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ASE Education Foundation ​

  • Learn from experienced instructors who teach in a "hands on" environment.
  • Enter the work force with specialized training using current equipment and technology.
  • Acquire appropriate preparation for ASE certification.
  • Possible part-time employment while going to school.
  • Advanced placement in the automotive field.


  • Independent garages
  • Dealership garages
  • Specialist shops
  • Own your own shop
  • Mass merchandise shops
Potential Employers
  • Ford, Chrysler and GM
  • Goodyear
  • Firestone
  • Honda
  • Tires Plus
  • State of Minnesota
  • Toyota 

Automotive Service Gainful Employment InfoAutomotive Service Technician Diploma

The Saint Paul College Automotive Service Technician programs train students to use testing equipment, special tools, and the latest information and specifications to service the many types of automobiles. Students will learn to diagnose trouble in various automotive components and work with the latest systems and service techniques. 

Training also includes service and repair of emission control devices, alternators, electronic ignition, and electronic fuel injection. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment of automotive service technicians will continue to increase.​

Admission to the Automotive Service Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree program requires completion of the Automotive Service Technician Diploma program, or concurrent enrollment in the second year of the diploma program.

Program Delivery Methods
Traditional in-class and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​​

​Tool Costs
Students will need to supply their own basic tools and tool box. The estimated cost for professional quality tools and tool box is approximately $2,000–$3,000. Tool vendors will be on campus during the first week.​​


​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following programs and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Automotive Service Technician AAS

  • BS Operations Management,  Minnesota State University-Moorhead​
  • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University ​

Automotive Service Technician Diploma

  • BS Operations Management,  Minnesota State University-Moorhead​​
Automotive Service Technician Video
  • Use of diagnostic equipment and procedures
  • Component replacement and rebuilding
  • Proper use of hand and power tools
  • Operation of multi-meters, lab scopes, and gas analyzer
  • Servicing brake, suspension, transmission, differentials, heating & air conditioning, electrical and fuel systems 


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