Automotive Systems Technology

The Automotive Systems Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. The program includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.

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

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  • Automotive Systems Technology¬†Diploma (D60160)
  • Automotive Systems Technology Certificate (C60160)
  • Powertrain Certificate (C60160P)
  • Engine Performance Certificate (C60160E)
  • Undercar Certificate (C60160U)
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 114 Safety and Emissions 1 2 2
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 3
TRN 120 Basic Transport Electricity 4 3 5
TRN 130 Intro to Sustainable Transport 2 2 3
TRN 170 PC Skills for Transport 1 2 2
13 14 19

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 163 Advanced Auto Electricity 2 3 3
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 2 6 4
AUT 281 Advanced Engine Performance 2 2 3
LLD 112 Intro Light-Duty Diesel 2 2 3
ENG 102 Applied Communications II 3 0 3
TRN 145 Adv Transport Electronics 2 3 3
13 16 19

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 123 Powertrain Diagnosis & Service 1 3 2
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Systems 2 3 3
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 3
TRN 140 Transport Climate Control 1 2 2
6 11 10
 Total Semester Hours: 48

Course Requirements for Automotive Systems Technology Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Automotive Systems Technology Certificate (C60160)* (Evening)

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1 2 2
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 3
3 5 5

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Systems 2 3 3
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 3
4 6 6

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
TRN 140 Transport Climate Control 1 2 2
1 2 2
Total Semester Hours: 13

Powertrain Certificate (C60160P)*

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1 2 2
AUT 181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 3
TRN 120 Basic Transport Electricity 4 3 5
TRN 130 Intro to Sustainable Transportation 2 2 3
TRN 170 PC Skills for Transport 1 2 2
10 12 15
Total Semester Hours: 15

Engine Performance Certificate (C60160E)*

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (C60160P)

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 163 Advanced Auto Electricity 2 3 3
AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 2 6 4
AUT 281 Advanced Engine Performance 2 2 3
LLD 112 Intro Light-Duty Diesel 2 2 3
TRN 145 Advanced Transport Electronics 2 3 3
10 16 16
Total Semester Hours: 16

Undercar Certificate (C60160U)*

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (C60160P)

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 163 Advanced Auto Electricity 2 3 3
2 3 3

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUT 123 Powertain Diagnosis and Service 1 3 2
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Systems 2 3 3
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 3
TRN 140 Transport Climate Control 1 2 2
6 11 10
Total Semester Hours: 13

*Admission priority given to AAS or diploma-level students.


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