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Automotive Systems

Earn your Associates Degree at CVCC Automotive Systems Technology and you'll get the latest hands-on-experience in cutting-edge automotive technology

Automotive students/programOur Automotive Systems Technology program recently earned reaccreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

The reaccreditation was earned at the higher level of Master Automobile Service Technology. To achieve this recognition, our school training program underwent a rigorous evaluation by NATEF of our instruction, facilities and equipment.

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field.

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Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive trains.

Our students get to measure their skills against students at other colleges. We have won many regional and state championships in the SkillsUSA competition.


CVCC Camy Hybrid Car

CVCC Camry Hybrid

Our program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. That means you’ll get the most up-to-date training endorsed by major automotive manufacturers.

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James Roane Jr., Lead Instructor
828-327-7000, ext. 4234

Charles FarnsworthInstructor
828-327-7000, ext. 4326

James D. Day, Instructor
828-327-7000, ext. 4326

Mary Pugh, Administrative Assistant
828-327-7000, ext. 4595
Office VSL 205C