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Automotive Services Technology


This program is designed to meet the demand for trained automotive technicians.  The student participates in hands-on experiences in testing, troubleshooting and repairing automobiles.  Learning is reinforced by a work-site cooperative employment experience at a local automotive company.

Upon completion, this program enables graduates to:

  • Evaluate, diagnose, and repair various automotive systems.
  • Identify specifications related to the inspection, repair, and adjustment of automotive systems.
  • Use various test equipment to diagnose and repair defects.
  • Apply basic electrical theory using wiring diagrams and schematics to diagnose and repair automotive electrical circuits.
  • Explain the operation of, and perform service on, automatic and manual transmissions and trans-axles and differentials.
  • Analyze defects of automotive air conditioning and climate control systems and identify necessary preventative maintenance or corrective repairs.
  • Discuss the theory of alignment, braking, suspension and steering systems, problem diagnosis and correction of braking, suspension, steering, and alignment problems.

This program is offered in the evening on a part-time basis only.

Contact

Jason Fruge
973-300-2256
jfruge@sussex.edu