An instructor in the Automotive Systems Technology program uses right hand to indicate length for a for a group of eight Durham Tech students.


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

Automotive Systems Technology - Electrical Certificate

Short Term

Students will learn about basic transportation electricity and automotive electricity in addition to other topics such as engine performance while earning their Electrical Certificate in as little as two semesters.

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
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5

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Student in automotive garage on main campus.

“I’m in this program to learn something new because I enjoy working on cars as a hobby. Nate Smith really makes this program unique, he likes to get people out of their comfort zone and working on abstract things, which helps build confidence.”

—Quincey Lindsey