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 email@example.com.
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 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective
|Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective
|Introduction to Automotive Service
|Automotive Engine Systems
|Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems I
|Automotive Engine Performance I
|Automotive Steering & Suspension Systems
|Automotive Manual Transmission & Driveline
|Automotive Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems
|Automotive Brake Systems
|Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems II
|Automotive Engine Performance II
|Automatic Transmission Systems
|CAM 1109 (Fundamentals of Tooling & Machining) OR CAM 1180 (Welding & Metal Joining I)
|English Composition I
|Math for Technologists
|AUT 2250 (Automotive Service Operations) OR AUT 1170 (Automotive Internship I) AND AUT 1171 (Automotive Internship II) AND AUT 1172 (Automotive Internship III) AND AUT 1173 (Automotive Internship IV)
The Sinclair Automotive Technology program is an ASE Accredited Training Program at the Master Automobile Service Technology level by the ASE Education Foundation. The ASE Education Foundation was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. The ASE Education Foundation accreditation process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.