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A.A.S. Degree in Automotive Systems Technology (A60160)

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles and prepares for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Coursework may include 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.

Graduates 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.

The Automotive Technology program was NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.) certified July 2006. Certification includes eight areas that meet strict industry standards required for ASE MASTER (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. This is the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Additional information is available at https://www.ase.com or NATEF, 101 Blue Seal Drive, SE Suite 101, Leesburg, Virginia 20175, phone (703) 669-6600.

For more information about registration and enrollment, please see the College Catalog. You must have advisor approval to register and enroll. The advisor will ensure you are placed in the right sequence of courses to meet your academic and program completion needs.