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Automotive Systems Technology

Norman K. Lilley, Department Chair

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases students awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field. Classroom and lab experiences integrate 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 drive trains.

Upon completion of this course, 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.

Students enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, Math, or Science.

This program offers an Automotive Systems Technology Associate Degree, Basic and Advanced Automotive Electrical Certificates, Basic and Advanced Automotive Mechanical Certificates, and an Automotive Systems Technology Diploma. Contact the program coordinator or department chair for specific requirements.