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Automotive Systems Technology


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Automotive Systems Technology

Ready for a career as a transportation service technician? Every day is different in this field of work! HCC’s Automotive Systems Technology program offers students the opportunity for work in a career as a transportation service technician. Students will learn first-hand about the diverse technologies used in this dynamic and challenging field using our state-of-the-art equipment to ensure they are learning on the most up to date equipment that will be used in their career. This degree prepares students to apply their knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles as an entry level technician


Highlights of the Program

  • Transportation systems theory 
  • Braking systems 
  • Climate control 
  • Design parameters 
  • Drive trains 
  • Electrical systems 
  • Engine repair & performance 
  • Environmental regulations 
  • Product finish 
  • Steering/suspension & transmission/transaxles 


  • Automotive Systems Technology – Associate Degree 
  • Automotive Systems Technology – Diploma 
  • Automotive Systems Technology – Basic (Certificate) 
  • Automotive Systems Technology – Diesel (Certificate) 
  • Automotive Systems Technology – Mobile Equipment & Repair (Certificate) 

Potential Careers


  • Mechanical Technician 
  • Automotive Service Technician 
  • Automotive Service Mechanic 


  • $39,000 annual (median) 


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Following completion of the Automotive Systems Technology program, Stephanie returned to HCC to enter the Business Administration program so she could be one step closer to her dreams. Stephanie appreciates the support of her instructors and shares her personal story of why she returned to the classroom to pursue her dreams of opening her own automotive business.

Her Story

Class Schedules

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HCC offers a variety of class times to fit your busy schedule. Different class options are available based on your graduation year. You can view available classes and then meet with your advisor to get registered.

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For more information contact:

Dylan McFalls
  • Dylan McFalls
  • Success Coach
Heather Patterson
  • Heather Patterson
  • Instructor - Automotive Systems Technology

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