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. 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.
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 Systems Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175.
General Education Courses
ENG 101 Applied Communications I
ENG 111 Expository Writing
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I
Major Core Courses
AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Systems
AUT 151 Brake Systems
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity
AUT 181 Engine Performance I
AUT 183 Engine Performance II
Other Major Courses
AUT 116 Engine Repair
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab
AUT 141A Suspension & Steering Lab
AUT 151A Brakes Systems Lab
AUT 163 Advanced Auto Electricity
AUT 221 Auto Transmissions/Transaxles
AUT 283 Advanced Auto Electronics
Elective (choose 4 hours from the list below)
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control
AUT 231 Man Trans/Axles/Drtrains
AUT 284 Emerging Auto Technology
AUT 285 Intro to Alternative Fuels
COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I
Total Semester Hour Credits for Diploma 42