Automotive Systems Technology

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 coursework. 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.

We are pleased to now offer a Light-Duty Diesel Diploma.

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.

Automotive Dealerships
Automotive Repair Shops
Automotive Service Industry
Parts Suppliers
Automotive Fleet Services

Introduction to Transportation Technology
Brake Systems
Suspension and Steering Systems
Transportation Electronics
Advanced Automotive Electricity
PC Skills for Transportation
Intro to Sustainable Transportation
Transportation Climate Control
Advanced Transportation Electronics
Engine Repair
Manual Transmissions/Transaxles
Engine Performance
Advanced Engine Performance
Safety and Emissions
Light-Duty Diesel Fuel Systems
Light-Duty Diesel Air, Exhaust and Emissions

Students will understand workplace safety, proper tool identification and usage, automotive repair information resources, and basic computer skills.
Students will be able to diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer controlled transportation systems including steering, suspension, brakes, climate control, engines, transmissions, powertrain management systems, and light-duty diesel systems.

East Carolina University – B.S. Industrial Technology