Associate of Applied Science
Automotive Services Technology
The instructors have been very helpful… The class sizes are small, so you get more one-on-one time. I’ve learned a lot of practical skills.– Ryan Stephenson Baker student
The Automotive Services Technology program prepares you to successfully complete the Motor Vehicle Specialty Certification test.
In this program, you will:
- Receive hands-on training through class work and real-world work experience.
- Have a specific area of concentration. You will have some flexibility in selecting your area of concentration.
State certification is required for all persons who work in positions as specialty mechanics or master mechanics in the State of Michigan. For a current list of National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified programs, please visit their website.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
The Automotive Services Technology Program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, (NATEF), 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA 20171-3421. (This program is certified on the following campuses: Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint and Owosso.)
Find out more at the Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan, a division of Baker College of Owosso.
This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.
- The average annual salary for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics is about $36,500.
- Employment of Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics is expected to increase 14 percent by 2016, which is faster than average.
- Opportunities should be very good for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics with diagnostic and problem-solving skills, knowledge of electronics and mathematics, and mechanical aptitude.
- Formal Automotive Technician training is the best preparation for these challenging technology-based jobs.
- Being skilled in multiple auto repair services often results in increased pay.
- Experienced Technicians may also advance to shop supervisor, service manager, or repair service estimators, or may open their own automotive repair shop.