Automotive Systems Technology

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field.

Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic coursework. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive trains.

Upon completion of this curriculum students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry.

The Wilkes Community College Automotive Systems Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Learning Outcomes

  • Seek best information, measure, analyze, diagnose, repair, and verify the repair in the following areas:
    • A1 Engine Repair
    • A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle</