Degrees & Pathways

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AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A60160)

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 operation 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.


AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A60130)

Overview

The Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to complete structural and non-structural damage repairs, and paint and refinish on automotive equipment. Graduates should qualify for entry-level employment in businesses that perform these repairs. Entry and advancement levels depend on the training completed, knowledge and ability levels, work performance, and ethics.  

Courses include:

  • Painting and Refinishing including Special Finishes
  • Non-Structural Damage and Structural Damage Repair
  • Automotive Plastic & Adhesives Identification and Repair
  • Automotive Dealing, Body Shop Operations, and Autobody Estimating
  • Electrical Systems Repair
  • HVAC Systems Operation and Repair

Currently, classes are offered at the Vernon Malone High School.  Daytime classes are for High School students only.  There are two Certificate Programs with evening classes at Vernon Malone High School which are open to anyone interested.

If interested in this growing program, please contact Gerry Egan at [email protected].


Faculty

Gerry Egan, Associate Professor/Instructional Department Head
Office: AHT B103
Phone: 919-866-5254
Email: [email protected]
Steve Dumey, Instructor - Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Office: VMCCA
Phone: 919-866-6168
Email: [email protected]


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C60130A)

The Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to complete structural and non-structural damage repairs, and paint and refinish on automotive equipment. Graduates should qualify for entry-level employment in businesses that perform these repairs. Entry and advancement levels depend on the training completed, knowledge and ability levels, work performance, and ethics.  


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C60130B)

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology C60130B: Fundamentals II