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Automotive Systems Technology A.A.S. (A60160)


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Program Description

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as Automotive Service Technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field.

Classroom and lab experience integrates technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/ transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual transmissions/transaxles and drivelines.

Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Diagnose and repair most automotive complaint and concerns
  • Diagnose and repair brake problems and complaints
  • Diagnose and repair electrical faults and complaints
  • Diagnose and repair transmission, (both manual & \automatic) and driveline noises and complaints
  • Diagnose and repair air condition and heating concerns and complaints
  • Diagnose and repair steering and alignment concerns and complaints
  • Perform all scheduled service maintenance

Technical Standards

Students entering the program must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical and cognitive standards. This information is found in the admissions office.

Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact the Disability Services Coordinator at 336-506-4130 for more specific information.

Additional Program Costs

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum has additional costs associated with it. Students who enroll in this program are required to pay for such items as certification exams, achievement tests, uniforms, supplies, and the like. Many of these are required as part of the curriculum, but are not provided by the College. Additional expenses required for this program are listed below with approximate costs.

  • Toolbox and tools-$1500 (suggested, after graduation)
  • Uniform costs-$60 (estimated)
  • Accident insurance-$6 per year

Students who are progressing in the Automotive Systems Technology program must follow the semesterby-semester curriculum plan.

First Year


Semester Total: 21 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 12 Credit Hour(s)


Spring 2nd Semester


Semester Total: 20 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 12 Credit Hour(s)


Summer 3rd Semester


Semester Total: 18 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 7 Credit Hour(s)


Second Year


Semester Total: 23 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)


Spring 5th Semester


Semester Total: 25 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 17 Credit Hour(s)


Semester Total: 10 Credit Hour(s)


Total: 68 Credit Hour(s)


Semester Total: 15 Contact Hour(s)


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