The automotive industry is a fast-paced and ever changing field. Today’s automotive technicians require an integration of skill sets ranging from basic troubleshooting of a vehicle’s drive-train components to an extensive knowledge and understanding of the advanced technologies found in current automobiles.
The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to a career in the automotive service industry and increases a student’s awareness of the challenges associated with the evolving profession.
Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing, and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/transaxles, engine diagnostics and repair, climate control, and manual drivetrains.
Upon completion of this curriculum, students will have received the knowledge, understanding, and hands-on experience needed to prepare them for the nationally recognized Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams as well as a full-time position in the automotive service industry.
Successful graduates of this program may find employment opportunities in the following areas:
- Automotive dealerships
- Area garages
- Brake shops and tire stores
- Positions as a service manager, parts manager, or service writer
While the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree can lead to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship for transfer to a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) Degree in Industrial Technology with East Carolina University.
Dean of Career Programs – Jim Millard,firstname.lastname@example.org 252-638-7372
Chair for Industrial, Transportation and Service Programs – Ricky Meadows, email@example.com 252-638-4550
Automotive Service Technician Instructor/Subject Matter Expert – Walt Hurst, firstname.lastname@example.org 252-638-3744
Automotive Service Technician Instructor/Subject Matter Expert – Lee Ashburn, email@example.com 252-638-7347