Automotive Service (ASSET) Associate in Applied Science (Associate in Applied Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science

Program Description


Prepares individuals for service and repair positions in automobile dealerships and independent garages. Courses provide successful students with the job competencies and skills required for entry-level employment. In addition to completing core, support, and General Education credits, students are required to participate in cooperative education at local automobile repair facilities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the career opportunities in the automotive service industry.
  2. Develop the requisite entry-level skills and knowledge for employment in the automotive service industry.
  3. Demonstrate the utilization of safety hazards standards/precautions as associated with the automotive service industry, and develop and demonstrate the necessary skills to work safely in auto labs and service shop environments.
  4. Demonstrate the characteristics and standards of professionalism that contribute to an effective job performance in a manner that include behavior, appearance and punctuality.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills both in the written and verbal forms to communicate difficult and technical information to others, including fellow students, instructors and/or customers.
  6. Apply the learned theories of automotive technology to specific situations to reach conclusion resulting in the proper diagnosis and repair through the use of interpreted data, and previous experiences, and to identify root causes.
  7. Demonstrate the utilization of technology reflective to the task to effectively retrieve information to solve complex problems through critical analysis to ensuring adequate preparations for the advancements that take place in the automotive service industry.
Career Opportunities

• Service Technician
• Service Manager


The Automotive Service (ASSET) program is fully certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), is fully certified in all Ford Motor Company STST credentialing areas, and is fully accredited as a MAST (Master Automotive Service Technology) program by the ASE Education Foundation. 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE Suite 401 Leesburg, VA 20176

General Education

Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.