The Comprehensive Automotive Service Technology (CAST) program is geared towards getting students internships at independent repair facilities and dealerships as entry level technicians. Students will attend Monday thru Friday morning classes with the availability to work in the afternoon and evenings!
Candidates for the comprehensive cohort program are selected by review of placement testing conducted at Sinclair Community College and/or past experience and personal interview with the comprehensive coordinator. Applicants should be prepared to create a resume, sign a FERPA release form, and work at least 20 hours per week in an approved automotive service shop.
Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program can gain valuable hands-on experience through the school's paid co-op internship program while achieving college credit for practical work experience.
The Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology provides training for students aspiring to become automotive technicians. Training in automotive management and business operations is a component of the program. To earn the associate degree students must participate in a capstone course offered only during the day or complete four paid internship courses with an automotive service facility.
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduates are finding excellent employment opportunities existing in dealerships, independent service facilities, machine shops and other automotive businesses. Graduates may also find employment as automotive instructors or sales, service and parts managers.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
The automotive program prepares students to take the automotive ASE tests, which are required to be a certified technician.
|Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective||3|
|Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective||3|
|AUT 1102||Introduction to Automotive Service||2|
|AUT 1108||Automotive Engine Systems||4|
|AUT 1114||Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems I||3|
|AUT 1115||Automotive Engine Performance I||4|
|AUT 1116||Automotive Steering & Suspension Systems||3|
|AUT 1142||Automotive Manual Transmission & Driveline||3|
|AUT 1146||Automotive Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems||3|
|AUT 1165||Automotive Brake Systems||3|
|AUT 2214||Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems II||4|
|AUT 2215||Automotive Engine Performance II||4|
|AUT 2241||Automatic Transmission Systems||4|
|CAM 1109||Fundamentals of Tooling & Machining||3|
|COM 2206||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 1110||Math for Technologists||3|
|(AUT 2250 OR AUT 1170 AND AUT 1171 AND AUT 1172 AND AUT 1173)||8|
The Sinclair Automotive Technology program is master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1983, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.