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Automotive Technology (470604)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Automotive Technology Degree program helps prepare students for a professional career in variety of industry related fields. Graduates find careers at regional OEM dealerships, franchised repair facilities, independent repair shops and parts businesses. Some of the position titles include technician, service advisor, parts personnel and service managers. The program offers training in the areas of industry safety, tooling and equipment, component identification and function. Classes and labs allow students learn subjects related to preventive maintenance, electronics, engines, transmissions/drivetrain, brakes, steering/suspension, heating/air-conditioning, system diagnostics, advance driver assist (ADAS), and hybrid/electric vehicles.

This degree is designed  as a 2 year program during the day for M-Th.

Automotive Technology offers a path that connects automotive repair and heavy-duty diesel repair. More information can be accessed: (hyperlink to evening diesel)

The program is accredited as an ASE MAST training provider.

• ENG 155 or equivalent test scores
• MAT 155 or equivalent test scores

In the Real World

Many individuals seeking training in Automotive Technology expect to work as Automotive Service Technicians. Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service tech, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks. In addition to repair technicians, others who receive this training find employment in various positions within the transportation industry.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Demonstrate knowledge of safety and environmental requirements in the transportation repair industry.
• Differentiate engine system’s components.
• Demonstrate proficiency in the servicing automotive brake systems.
• Demonstrate proficiency in electrical/electronic fundamentals.

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