Program Overview

Automotive Systems Technology

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*This program is financial aid eligible.
Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare 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. 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. 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.

Automotive Systems Technology: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems

This hands-on program, certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), helps a student develop technical and manual skills through class assignments, discussions, and practical lab experiences in the clean and well-equipped automotive shop at Durham Tech. Day classes are offered in the Automotive Systems Technology program; and students may take evening classes to complete certificate options in Chassis Servicing and Engine Performance.

Next Application Deadline is Aug 07

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$5016.00

Degree Type

Associate

Location

Main Campus

Credit Hours

67-69

Program Stats

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Average Salary

$41,460
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Estimated Completion Time

18-19 months
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Average Class Size

16

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 2
AUT-114 Safety and Emissions 2
AUT-116 Engine Repair 3
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 3
AUT-151 Brake Systems 3
AUT-183 Engine Performance 2 4
AUT-213 Automotive Servicing 2 2
AUT-221 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAC-141 Machining Applications I 4
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5
WBL-110 World of Work 1
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1