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Prepare for a career as an Automotive Service Technician by developing technical skills in several areas including automotive theory, electrical/electronic systems and engine repair.

Degree Options to Fit Your Career Goals:

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
    Earn a valuable Automotive Systems Technology Associate Degree in approximately two years.
  • Diploma
    Learn Automotive Systems Technology basics with a one-year diploma program
  • Certificate
    Take a semester of automotive courses to gain key skills and earn an Automotive Systems Technology certificate.
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Learn more about Automotive Systems Technology.


Automotive Systems Technology students learn by doing.

In this program, you will train in the new Advanced Applied Technology Center at ACC, a state-of the-art facility designed to give you hands on experience for a technical career with high earning potential.

When you complete this program, you will be prepared to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam and be ready for full-time employment in a variety of settings like dealerships, repair shops and automotive manufacturing facilities.

Automotive Systems Technology graduates earn $50,000-$100,000 yearly.

(With 5 years experience. Contingent on economy and geographic location)

Entry Level Positions

  • Franchised automobile dealers and independent garages
  • Quick-lube shops
  • Brake specialists
  • Truck and tractor mechanics

With Experience and an AAS Degree

  • Front-end specialists
  • Auto air conditioning mechanics
  • Automatic transmission mechanics
  • Tune-up specialists
  • Supervisors
  • Shop managers

Curriculum plans for all levels

We know everyone is starting this journey from different places. That's why each plan is outfitted with specific courses to help you achieve your goals in your own time-frame.


Take the deepest dive into Automotive Technology with a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Gain exposure in all areas of automotive systems to prepare for a career in the industry.

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Are you interested in Automotive Technology but not sure you want to commit to a two-year degree program? Get a diploma in half the time by taking a variety of classes to help you gain all the skills needed to be successful.


Looking for a great value option? Learn all of the Automotive Technology basics in as little as one semester to become certified to begin employment as a mechanic, specialist or technician.

Develop technical skills in automotive theory, electrical/electronic systems and engine repair.

“I had the idea of opening up a repair shop with my dad. I enrolled in the Automotive Systems Technology program at Alamance Community College. A major thing I like about my automotive classes is that there is always something new to learn. There is never just one way to solve a problem and finding a solution gives me such a sense of accomplishment after finishing a hard job. Automotive is only a nontraditional career path if we allow it to be. If it’s truly something you want to try, go for it!”

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