Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Program overview

The Automotive Service Technology program is delivered in a well-equipped facility at our Sylvania Campus. We have dedicated classrooms with tools and training aides focused on the 8 ASE subject areas.

Classroom equipment

Some of our equipment consists of:

  • Dedicated 40+ vehicle test fleet
  • 10+ above-ground hoists
  • Chassis dynamometer
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Computerized 4-wheel alignment racks
  • Custom engine performance trainers
  • Computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Transmission test stands

Program structure

Our program consists of 17-day instructional modules, each of which relates to a specific vehicle repair area. The modules are clustered around the 8 ASE subject areas:

  • A1 Engine repair
  • A2 Automatic transmissions/transaxles
  • A3 Manual transmissions and drivetrain
  • A4 Steering and suspension systems
  • A5 Brake systems
  • A6 Electrical/Electronics systems
  • A7 Heating, ventilation and A/C
  • A8 Engine performance

The program offers both a certificate and a degree option, consisting of 3 modules per term. The automotive modules are a lecture/laboratory format that emphasizes the fast-paced nature of the industry and requires dedication not only in class but also through independent study.

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See prerequisites and more on how to apply to Auto Service.