A student working under a car to repair a rotor


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

Automotive Systems Technology - Under Car Certificate

Short Term

Students will learn basic transportation technology, brake systems, and other automotive servicing skills while getting their Under Car 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.

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 standing in automotive garage on main campus.

“The program is really fun and its helping me figure out what direction I want to go in the automotive field. The instructors are great, they’re very helpful and always there if you need anything.”

—Rosa Perez