manufacturing and trades programs

Automotive Systems Technology

A60160 (Associate Degree) D60160 (Diploma) C60160A (Certificate) C60160B (Certificate)
Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entrylevel transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Automotive Systems Technology: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. 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.

In addition to the courses listed below, students may be required to take transition/co-requisite classes based on RISE criteria. These classes do not count toward hours required for graduation.

Donnie McCraw

Donnie McCraw

Faculty - Automotive Systems Technology

Potential Careers

MTCC's program offers detailed automotive systems technician training, and the program opens up many automotive career paths for graduates, who will have extensive knowledge and confidence to excel in any area from bumper to bumper!

Career Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor.

Work Areas

MTCC is proud to have graduates working in many areas, from major automotive dealerships and the NC Department of Transportation through to RV and industrial vehicle industries as well as private/independently owned shops.

Typical Salary (Entry-Level)
Typical Salary (Mid-Career)
60,000- 70,000


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