Automotive Systems Technology - Curriculum

The Automotive Systems Technology program offers a diploma and several certificate options that prepare individuals for employment in the parts or service fields. This program provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges in this fast-paced and ever-changing field.

Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, operation, and service of: brake systems, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, steering/suspension systems, introduction to alternative fuels and hybrid vehicles, general drive trains, and automotive servicing.

Upon completion, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam in areas of study and be ready for entry level employment in dealerships and independent repair shops in the automotive service industry.

Curriculum Plans

Diploma

Certificate

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Automotive Systems Technology - Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive brakes using proper tools and equipment.
  2. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the theory, diagnosis, and repair of suspension and steering using proper tools.
  3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive engines using specific tools and equipment.
  4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the theory, diagnosis, and repair of engine performance.
  5. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the theory, diagnosis, and repair of electrical/electronic systems.
  6. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the theory, diagnosis, and repair/replacement of power train components.
  7. Students will demonstrate proficiency in maintaining professionalism and safety standards within the profession.
  8. Students will demonstrate an understanding of Hybrid technology and the use of alternative fuels.
  9. Students will be able to access information pertaining to transportation technology and perform word processing.

Automotive Systems Technology - Contact

Al Carroll

Program Coordinator - Automotive Systems

carrolla@edgecombe.edu

Office 447, Fleming Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 236