Automotive Systems Technology (ATEP)

Do you need to “jump start” your career? The Automotive Systems Technology (ATEP) curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career in the ever-changing fast-paced automotive service industry as an automotive technician, with potential opportunities in service management and self-employment. Through a combination of class, lab, and cooperative work experience, you will learn the basic theory and analytical skills necessary to troubleshoot many high-tech control systems with the latest diagnostic equipment.

Graduates are prepared to take the ASE exams and enter the industry as a mid-level automotive technician in dealerships and repair centers.

Partnership Training

Nissan Technician Training Academy LogoNISSAN Technician Training Academy (NTTA) prepares you for a career as a factory-trained technician at NISSAN or INFINITI dealerships nationwide. You’ll gain hands-on automotive diagnosis and repair experience, qualifying you to step into one of the estimated additional 6,000 technician jobs NISSAN and INFINITI dealerships expect to offer over the next 5 years. Learn more about the NTTA program.

MOPAR CAP logo image.

The Mopar® Career Automotive Program (CAP) program gives you the training and fundamental knowledge needed to work on some of the hottest vehicles in the industry from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT® and Alfa Romeo brands. Mopar CAP certification gives students a competitive edge and shows dealers you have the fundamental qualifications to be a successful automotive technician at an FCA dealership. Learn more about the Mopar® CAP program.

Things to Consider

The demand for automotive technicians is high and projected to grow rapidly. With more than 700 dealerships across the state, employment opportunities are available wherever you choose to live. Students can also build on this degree by transferring to East Carolina University and earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology.


Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates Available

Related Certifications

Program Requirements


Program Costs

Related Programs


Request More Information

  • Should be Empty: