Automotive Systems Technology Certificates

  • 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.  

  • This certificate provides students with proper procedures and techniques required to repair and refinish vehicles that received light structural damage.  Topics include shop safety, damage analysis, repair techniques, surface preparation, masking, paint application, and other related topics. Students completing the certificate should be able to perform minor structural and nonstructural repairs with an emphasis on refinishing applications.

  • This certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot and repair fuel injection, electrical, and electronic systems, in light duty diesel operated vehicles. Topics include theory of operations, electrical and electronic systems, test equipment, component functions, troubleshooting techniques, and repair procedures associated with light duty diesel engines. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and service various diesel fuel systems and related components.

  • This course covers the diagnosis, repair and service of the vehicle powertrain and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and transmissions. The use of proper service procedures for diagnosis, service procedures, and removal and replacement of major components. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic services, repairs, and diagnosis of the powertrain and related systems.

  • This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the area of automotive Brakes, Suspension, and Steering. This course covers principles of operation, types, and diagnosis/repair of automotive brakes, suspension, and steering systems. Topics include steering systems, suspension systems, wheel alignment, tire service, brake systems, ABS and other related topics. Upon completion students should be able to service and repair various steering and suspension components, check and adjust alignment angles, and service and repair various brake systems.

  • This certificate is designed to prepare the student for an entry level position as an automotive technician. This course covers basic electrical and electronic systems, braking systems, diagnosis, repair and service of vehicle powertrain and related systems. Topics include circuit construction and testing, operating principles of engines and transmissions and use of proper service procedures for safety and emissions inspection. Upon successful completion students will receive NC State inspection licensure and be prepared as an entry level automotive service technician.