Automotive Service Technology - A.A.S. Degree

Turn your passion for repair and cars into a career!

Learn by doing as you take on the maintenance and repair of automobiles. At Sussex, you can earn credit toward professional certifications, gain industry-related experience and prepare yourself for an in-demand career.

Program Information

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.

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

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able 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 transaxles 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.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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