Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Automotive System Technology

Automotive Systems Technology

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as Automotive Services 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 experience integrate technical and academic course work.

Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and qualify for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry.

CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:

Auto Technicians

For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog.

Courses in the automotive systems technology program are taught during the day and evening.


The Automotive Systems Technology program satisfies the requirement for the ASE Education Foundation and is accredited at the Master Level, recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE).
ASE Education Foundation, 1503 Edwards Ferry Road, NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176
Telephone: 703.669.6650

Emphasis is placed on:

  • automatic transmission/transaxles
  • climate control
  • electrical/electronic systems
  • engine performance
  • engine repair
  • manual drive trains
  • servicing and operation of brakes
  • steering/suspension

Career Information

The DOL's Occupational Outlook Handbook states, "Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 9 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified jobseekers should be very good."

Program Contacts:

Program Spotlight


CCC&TI is a Suburu-University partner institution. This partnership allows CCC&TI’s nationally accredited automotive systems curriculum to also include Subaru’s web-based, manufacturer-specific vehicle systems training. The additional training prepares CCC&TI students for possible employment with a Subaru retailer or with any automotive service center that performs work on Subaru vehicles.

To learn more about employment outlook and working environment in the Automotive Systems Technology field, go to:

To learn more information about employment outlook and work environment in the Automotive System Technology field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following programs:

There are no additional costs for this program outside of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.