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

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 transmissions/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive trains.

Upon 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.

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.

Refer to the catalog for the current suggested sequence of courses. The catalog is located here. You must see an advisor 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.