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Ward Taylor
Newton (Building 4), room 144
919-536-7200, ext. 8147

* This program is financial aid eligible.

Automotive Systems Technology - Diploma

Short Term

The Automotive Systems Technology program 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.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceThe Automotive Systems Technology program is accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Job demand is very high for the Durham-Chapel Hill region and is reflected in above average salaries. Nearly 100% of graduates find immediate employment upon completing the program.

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Fall Application Deadline is Jun 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5

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