Automotive Systems Technology

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.

Our Mission

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.

Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates

View Program Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, & Certificates
  • Automotive Systems Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Automotive Systems Technology Diploma
  • Automotive Systems Technology – Mobile Equipment Technician Certificate
  • Automotive Systems Technology – Chassis Technician Certificate
  • Automotive Systems Technology – Electrical/Electronic Technician Certificate
  • Automotive Systems Technology – Engine Performance Certificate
  • Automotive Systems Technology – Driveline Performance Certification Certificate

Currently enrolled North Carolina high school students may be eligible for the Career and College Promise (CCP) program:

Career and College Promise (CCP)  ▶

Faculty Contacts

Brian Johnson and Eric Stephens
Automotive Systems Technology
(828) 694-1835 / (828) 694-1659  /