Automotive Systems Technology Diploma

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. 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.


*Requires benchmark/placement testing
Course Prefix/Num Course Title  
General Education Courses (certificate General Education is optional)
ENG-110* Freshman Composition 3 SHC
PHY-121 Applied Physics I 4 SHC
Total Semester Hours of Credit (SHC) for General Education Courses: 7 SHC
Core Courses
TRN-110 Intro to Transport Technology 2 SHC
TRN-120 Basic Transp Electricity 5 SHC
TRN-130 Intro to Sustainable Transp 3 SHC
TRN-140 Transp Climate Control 2 SHC
TRN-145 Advanced Transp Electronics 3 SHC
Total SHC for Core Courses: 15 SHC
Other Major Courses
AUT-116 Engine Repair 3 SHC
AUT-116A Engine Repair Lab 1 SHC
AUT-141 Suspension and Steering Systems 3 SHC
AUT-141A Suspension and Steering Systems Lab 1 SHC
AUT-151 Brake Systems 3 SHC
AUT-151A Brake Systems Lab 1 SHC
AUT-181 Engine Performance I 3 SHC
AUT-281 Advanced Engine Performance 3 SHC
TRN-140A Transp Climate Control Lab 2 SHC
Total SHC for Other Major Courses: 20 SHC
Other Required Courses
ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 1 SHC
Total SHC for Program 43 SHC


Estimated Costs

Textbooks $300
Consumable Supplies $48 per semester
Tools & Instruments $320 or more depending on the quality and source. See your advisor for details.