Program 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, drive train, and engine performance. Students can also become ASE, Snap-On, and Toyota certified.

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Highlights of the program include:

  • Hands-on learning in an Automotive shop environment
  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Engine diagnosis and repair
  • Drive Train Systems
  • Climate control systems
  • Electric/Hybrid vehicle safety and repair

Technical Standards

Technical standards automotive.docx

Careers Available

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the automotive repair industry at dealerships and independent repair facilities.

Jobs in the Industry:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Service Writer
  • Garage owner
  • Parts sales

Piedmont Triad Salary Ranges: $28,710 – $64,380 Average $45,190

Hourly Ranges: $13.80 – $30.95 Average $21.73

Projected Growth: 2020 30(State)*: Average (6%)

Projected Job Openings 2020-30 (State)*: 2780 jobs

Helpful Personal Attributes

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
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  • Dependability— Job requires being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
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  • Analytical Thinking— Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
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  • Initiative— Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
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  • Integrity— Job requires being honest and ethical.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Automotive Systems Technology REVISED Associate in Applied Science Day A60160
Automotive Systems Technology - Toyota T-Ten REVISED Associate in Applied Science Day, Partial Online A60160TT
Automotive Systems Technology REVISED Diploma Evening D60160

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Automotive System Technology Program, contact David Conner Program Coordinator, Automotive Systems Technology, at 336-757-3205 or