Automotive Systems Technology

What you can get

Automotive Systems Technology
: Associate in Applied Science Degree Program
Automotive Systems Technology
: Diploma Program
Automotive Systems Technology: 
Certificate Program - 
Emphasis in Basic Transportation Servicing Technology
Automotive Systems Technology: 
Certificate Program - 
Emphasis in Engine Performance Systems
Automotive Systems Technology
: Certificate Program
 - Emphasis in Drivetrains
Automotive Systems Technology: 
Certificate Program - 
Emphasis in Drivability/Diagnostics
Certificate - Automotive Systems Technology (High School Career and College Promise)

What it's about

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to automotive industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

This program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. 

Jobs available

  • Automotive Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Service Technician
  • Shop Foreman
  • Certified ASE Master Automotive
  • Technician
  • Automobile Technician
  • Master Automotive Technician
  • Truck Technician

Courses you'll take

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, heating and air condition systems, and sustainable transportation.

What you'll gain

Graduates of the curriculum should be prepared to take professional licensure exams (ASE), and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the automotive industry.


Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Perform the day to day responsibility of an entry-level technician by managing time effectively, working effectively and ethically with others, demonstrating dependability and completing tasks satisfactorily.
  2. Describe the operation of all major systems in a modern automotive vehicle.
  3. Diagnose automotive system malfunctions and perform necessary repair.


The Automotive Systems Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175