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Automotive Degrees and Certificates

The Automotive Service Technology degree prepares you to:

  • Utilize specialized equipment and tools to diagnose and repair vehicle systems
  • Interpret data to decide on a course of action
  • Adjust, repair or replace equipment components
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks

Employment opportunities exist in every community and in all parts of the country. The career path open to graduates is from service technician to shop foreman, to manager, or even to business owner. With experience and continued education, opportunities are unlimited.


  • Ferris has prepared technicians for industry since the early 1950s
  • 11 full-time A.S.E. master certified faculty members
  • Ferris is an ASE test site
  • Over 100 late-model vehicles onsite to complement instruction
  • Curriculum focuses on current technology; products 7 years old and newer
  • Excellent industry and alumni support
  • The degree feeds directly into multiple bachelor degree options for students wishing to continue their education

Additional Certificates

While enrolled in AST, students have the option of also obtaining two additional certificates, one in Performance Motorsports and a second in Performance Machining. These certificates provide added focus on engine machining/rebuilding, engine dynamometer and flow bench usage and engine testing and analysis.