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Hernando Adult Education Office
801 N. Broad Street, Brooksville, FL, 34601




Employment Opportunities

  • Automotive Technician
  • Automotive Technician Assistant
  • Automotive Parts Person

Industry Certification
and License

ASE's in:

  • Break System Technician
  • Suspension & Steering Technician
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician
  • Engine Repair Technician

Salary Information

  • An Automotive Technician can be expected to make between $23,607 and $57,463 a year
  • Salary estimates are not guaranteed.

SunTech Business Office

4057 California St.
Brooksville, FL 34604



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Mission Statement

TThe mission of Suncoast Technical Education is to specialize in developing and promoting innovative programs for our students to meet the evolving needs of the community.

Program Description

This program helps to prepare the student for employment in the automotive mechanics field. Students learn to diagnose malfunctions, repair, adjust or replace parts of the automobile, restoring it to the conditions and specification recommended by the manufacturer. These services range from basic automotive maintenance to the latest computer controlled units.

Program Structure

  • Automobile Services Assistor — 300 Hours
  • Automotive Brake System Technician — 150 Hours
  • Automobile Suspension & Steering Technician — 150 Hours
  • Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician — 300 Hours
  • Engine Repair Technician — 150 Hours

Program Requirements

The State of Florida requires students to meet the basic skill level requirement prior to program completion.

The basic skills grade levels for this program are:

  • Math: 10
  • Language: 9
  • Reading: 9
  • Uniform: Work pants or shorts without chains or buttons (no cutoffs), shop top, oil and slip-resistant work shoes (closed toe), CLEAR safety glasses

Completion Requirements

A student must have passed all required courses in the program and satisfied all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.


Tuition: $2.92 per program hour (1,050 Hours)

*Tuition and all fees are subject to change - refer to supply list for pricing


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm to 9pm (53 weeks)


Nature Coast Technical High School
4057 California Street, Brooksville, FL 34604

“The Hernando County School District prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability in any of its programs, services or activities.”