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 student 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 drivetrains.
- Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and be ready for full-time employment in the automotive service industry.
- Auto dealerships
- Area garages
- Brake shops and tire stores
- Jobs such as service manager, parts manager, or service writer
Craven Community College's program, shop and instructors have been accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Upon completion of ALL course work in the Automotive Systems Technology program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in engine repair and in engine performance to industry standards as outlined in the NATEF Guide.
- Demonstrate proficiency in automatic transmission and transaxle, as well as in manual drive train and axle, to industry standards as outlined in the NATEF guide.
- Demonstrate proficiency in suspension and steering, as well as in brakes, to industry standards as outlined NATEF guide.
- Demonstrate proficiency in electrical/electronic systems and in heating and air conditioning to industry standards as outlined in NATEF guide.
Associate Degree in Automotive (A60160) - (pdf)
For more information, contact Rick Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.