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.

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


Unique Aspects

The program is noted for its strong work-based learning aspect where students work part-time while attending school. We offer classes during the morning, afternoon and evening.

Sirotek Hall, the building where Automotive Systems Technology classes are held, is a modern, clean facility with state-of-the-art equipment.


Special Program Requirement

Because hand tools are required of each student, we ask that you make every attempt to secure tools within the first three weeks of class. In order to ease the financial burden, the tool list has been divided into two parts—a first semester tool list and a second semester tool list. The tools listed here represent the minimum selection necessary in order to effectively fulfill course requirements.

Tool List


Program Accreditation

The Automotive Systems Technology program at Sandhills Community College is a NATEF/ASE Certified program.


Estimated Program Expenses

Tuition* $5,244.00 $18,492.00
Student Activity Fee $210.00 $210.00
Technology Fee $288.00 $288.00
General Education Course fees $0-100.00 $0-100.00
Additional Program Fees $50.00 $50.00
Textbooks $510.00 $510.00
Uniforms $45.00 $45.00

*Program credit hours: 69 – $76.00 per credit hour in-state tuition, $268.00 per credit hour out-of-state tuition.



Associate Professor Charles Proulx, Coordinator
109 Sirotek Hall