Automotive Systems Technology
What it is about
The Automotive Systems Technology program prepares individuals 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. The Automotive Systems Technology Program is NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) accredited training to the MAST (Master Automotive Service Technician) level.
Courses you will take
Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.
What you will gain
Graduates of this pathway 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 mission of the Automotive Systems Technology program is to support the College-wide goals pertinent to curriculum education by providing a quality NATEF/ASE certified training and education program to students, local independent garages, auto dealers, and the automotive industry in Henderson and Transylvania Counties. The Automotive Systems Technology Program prepares individuals for employment in the automotive service industry with training in all eight areas of ASE which include engine Repair; automatic transmission/transaxles; manual drive trains; suspension and steering; brakes; electrical/electronics; heating and air conditioning; and engine performance.