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Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology

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If you like to work with your hands and have a curiosity about automotive and mechanics, OSU Institute of Technology’s AAS in Automotive Service Technology degree program can turn your passion for automobiles into a promising career.

The AAS in Automotive Service Technology is a two-year hands-on program that equips students with skills and knowledge of automobile design, engineering, maintenance, and repair. It prepares you to understand and apply automotive diagnostic and service procedures to modern automobiles including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota, and Subaru.


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Program Specialization Options

At OSUIT, we offer five specialized automotive service technology program options to suit students’ diverse interests. By completing your chosen specialization, you can be certified to analyze and solve complex automotive problems for a range of vehicles within your expertise. Specializations include:


This program is the only Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) program available in Oklahoma. Taught by Ford-certified technicians, the program equips students with essential skills and knowledge to assess, repair, and maintain Ford vehicles.

AAS in General Motors ASEP

The General Motors Automotive Student Education Program (ASEP) at OSU Institute of Technology prepares students for a career as a GM automotive technician. Through rigorous coursework and an internship, students learn to diagnose vehicle issues and perform proper service procedures.


OSUIT’s Mopar® Career Automotive Program (MCAP) offers students professional training and equips them with the advanced knowledge they need to work on all Mopar® products and systems. Graduates can earn most of the Mopar®-issued certifications with the ability to become an automotive technician for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT®, and Alfa Romeo brands.   

AAS in Pro-Tech

The Pro-Tech program is designed to help students harness the skills to apply automotive diagnostic and service procedures to a range of vehicles. Upon completion of OSUIT’s AAS Automotive Service Technology program, students can jumpstart their careers as automotive technicians with Subaru-specific certifications.

AAS in Toyota T-TEN

The Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) program at OSUIT aims to cultivate highly-skilled automotive technicians who can work on Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Taught by Toyota-trained professionals, students learn Toyota’s latest automotive technology and control systems.

Why Earn an Associate Degree in Automotive Service Technology at OSUIT?

Hands-on Experience

OSUIT’s AAS in Automotive Service Technology puts an emphasis on hands-on learning. Guided by automobile experts with extensive professional experiences, students can learn current best practices based on automotive industry standards. In addition, our program gives students the opportunity to obtain work experience and earn a paycheck by taking internships during their program of study. 

Affordable Tuition

As one of the most affordable colleges in Oklahoma, OSUIT offers tuition around $6,702.75, about half the in-state tuition of most state universities. We also allow students to transfer qualified credits or industry experience to accelerate their graduation and save on tuition. In addition, we offer financial aid programs to lessen students’ burden. Explore our aid options.

Nearly 100 Percent Job Placement

Through dealer sponsorships, our career-focused Automotive Service Technology AAS program has a nearly 100% job placement rate. Moreover, OSUIT provides robust career support services through the Career Assessment Center to help students find their own path to success.  

Accreditation and Recognition 

Quality education is our promise. OSUIT’s Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology program proudly received the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Training Program accreditation by the ASE Education Foundation. Our program was also recognized as one of the best associate automotive technology degrees in the nation.

AAS  in Automotive Service Technology Career Outlook

Through OSUIT's Automotive Service Technology program, you not only obtain an AAS degree but also marketable skills such as diagnostic analysis, technical problem-solving, and customer service. You'll be ready to start your career as an automotive technician with an average salary of $55,057/year and be eligible for certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). As your experience grows, you have the opportunities to advance your career to a master technician, shop foreman, or service manager. Browse below to learn more about some potential career paths and salaries: 

  • Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic
    • Average salary: $50,783/year
    • Responsible for inspecting, repairing, and maintaining cars and light trucks, automotive service technicians or mechanics can work on traditional mechanical systems, such as brakes, engines, and transmissions. 
  • Service Manager Automotive
    • Average salary: $57,469/year
    • Typically working at dealerships and automotive shops, automotive service managers oversee the service department. Besides providing technical services, they also take on managerial responsibilities such as hiring and training technicians and performing cost control.
  • Automotive Technician
    • Average salary: $51,157/year
    • Typically working for car dealerships or independent repair shops, automotive technicians diagnose and troubleshoot vehicle issues, test drive, and repair broken parts. They also perform preventative maintenance tasks such as oil changes and tire rotations.
  • Shop Foreman
    • Average salary: $59,694/year
    • Automotive shop foremen manage automotive shops with responsibilities including overseeing daily operations, hiring and training new staff, supervising maintenance services, and managing inventory. 

Jumpstart Your Career with an AAS degree in Automotive Service Technology 

Do you envision yourself working on cars and solving vehicle problems? If so, joining OSUIT’s Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology program is your first step to starting your career. Apply today or request information to learn more about our program.