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 operations 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.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers a Diploma and four Certificates. Each has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. The appropriate coursework for each is listed below. See an academic counselor for additional information.

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Awards Available – See Course Requirements above.

  • Automotive Systems Technology¬†Diploma (D60160)
  • Powertrain Certificate (C60160P)
  • Engine Performance Certificate (C60160E)
  • Undercar Certificate (C60160U)
  • Automotive Systems Technology Certificate (C60160)
Course Requirements for Automotive Systems Technology Diploma

Curriculum Code: D60160

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
AUT 110 Introduction to Automotive Technology 2 2 3
AUT 123 Powertrain Diagnosis and Service 1 3 2
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 5
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 3
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 2 2 3
12 13 17
SPRING SEMESTER
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1 2 2
AUT 163 Advanced Auto Electricity 2 3 3
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 2 6 4
AUT 281 Advanced Engine Performance 2 2 3
AUT 186 PC Skills for Auto Techs 2 2 3
ENG 102 Applied Communications II 3 0 3
12 15 18
SUMMER SEMESTER
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Systems 2 3 3
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 3
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control 2 4 4
AUT 212 Auto Shop Management 3 0 3
9 10 13
 Total Semester Hours: 48


Course Requirements for Automotive Systems Technology Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Powertrain Certificate (C60160P)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
AUT 110 Introduction to Auto Technology 2 2 3
AUT 123 Powertrain Diagnosis & Service 1 3 2
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 5
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 3
10 11 14
Total Semester Hours: 14

Engine Performance Certificate (C60160E)

SPRING SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1 2 2
AUT 163 Advanced Auto Electricity 2 3 3
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 2 6 4
AUT 281 Advanced Engine Performance 2 2 3
AUT 186 PC Skills for Auto Techs 2 2 3
9 15 15
Total Semester Hours: 15

Undercar Certificate (C60160U)

SUMMER SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Systems 2 3 3
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 3
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control 2 4 4
AUT 212 Auto Shop Management 3 0 3
9 10 13
Total Semester Hours: 13

Automotive Systems Technology Certificate (C60160) (Evening)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 110 Introduction to Automotive Tech 2 2 3
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 3
4 5 6
SPRING SEMESTER
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Systems 2 3 3
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 3
4 6 6
Total Semester Hours: 12


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