The Automotive Systems Technology program prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenge 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.

After 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.


Associate Degree: Automotive Systems Technology (A60160)

Diploma:                Not Applicable

Certificate:            Automotive Suspension, Brakes, & Heating/Air Conditioning (C60160C1)

                             Automotive Engine Performance (C60160C2)

                             Automotive Power Trains (C60160C3)

                             Automotive Electrical/Electronics Systems (C60160C4)

Automotive Systems Technology Faculty:


Brian Oldham                                                                                                                                                                        Department Chair                                                                                                                                                                                910-678-8260                                                                                                                                                  

Julian Boyles                                                                                                                                                                                      Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                              910-678-7359                                                                                                                                                

Robert Fulton                                                                                                                                                                              Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                         910-678-7361                                                                                                                                                 


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