Automotive Systems Technology

Program Description

Automotive servicing has changed drastically in the past few years.  Turn your love for cars into a career with a degree in Automotive Systems Technology, which will prepare you for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive industry.

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 experiences integrate technical and academic coursework.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen. Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry. A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.

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Job opportunities in the automotive field are plentiful. Qualified technicians can work in

          • specialized shops that focus on a single system (electrical, transmission, brakes, etc.);
          • in dealerships, on particular product lines;
          • or in independent garages servicing all types of vehicles, and more!