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Auto Systems Technology

The Automotive Systems Technology (AST) program trains students for a variety of jobs within the automotive service industry, including auto service departments. Students service and diagnose vehicles, gaining experience in engine fundamentals, maintenance, tune-up and repair, brake and suspension repair, and wheel alignment. Course work is taught by an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Technician. The course is designed as a two-year program, providing the skills and training necessary for ASE certification in brakes, suspension and steering, electrical and electronics systems, and engine performance. In preparation for advanced training in this program, students must demonstrate commitment and a professional interest in the automotive service industry. A good driving record is very important.

Career Opportunities

  • Automotive technician
  • Brake specialist
  • Alignment technician
  • Service writer
  • Tune-up specialist

Certification Opportunities: Automotive Service Excellence certification preparation / Progress towards Associates of Applied Science Degree in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology / AYES certification

Pre-Requisites: Junior/senior standing. Returning students must have a B or better their first year and instructor approval

Sessions Offered: AM Session is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. PM Session is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Length of Program: 1-2 years

Location: Tri-Tech

Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 or 2, 0.5 Math, 0.5 Science

Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per Year

College Credits Available: 22 college credits


Joe Porter

Auto Systems Technology

Travis Cram

Auto Systems & Diesel Instructional Assistant