Automotive Systems Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS )- Day
  • Diploma Evening Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer
    term
  • Admission Cycle: Every semester

Career Description

Trained automotive technicians are in high demand nationwide. To service, diagnose and repair vehicles and light duty trucks. Master level technicians are responsible for repairing brakes, electrical and electronic, engine repairs, major and minor, automatic and manual transmissions, engine performance, including drivability and tune-ups, and heating and air conditioning systems.

Careers Available

Service director, service manager, garage owner, company CEO, service writer, parts sales, field/fleet service technician, teacher, dealership owner, automotive technician, military, high tech motor sports, service advisor, manufacture trainer, shop foreman, dealership team leader, manufacture representative, automotive engineer and technical writers.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $25,000 – $35,000/yr.

Course of Study

Automotive technicians are trained in automatic transmissions, manual transmission and transaxle, brakes, electrical and electronics, steering and suspension, engine repair, climate control systems, and engine performance. The Automotive Systems Technology program is master NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified. Students completing the program will be trained in brakes, electrical and electronic, engine repair, steering and suspension, heating and air, automotive transmission, manual transmission and drive train, and engine performance. Students can also become ASE, Snap-On, and Toyota certified.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Mechanical ability, analytical ability to work independently and
willingness to learn for a lifetime.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Automotive System Technology Program, contact David Allgood, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7279 or dallgood@forsythtech.edu.