Students will apply critical thinking skills to evaluate problems, assimilate information, and implement solutions as they study the different systems of the modern automobile.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

This degree allows students to study all of the systems that comprise a modern automobile in depth. Courses are hands-on and interactive, allowing students to gain practical experience as they learn to understand technology and develop the problem-solving skills that will make them valuable in the workforce.

When coupled with a minor or with clusters from areas such as engineering, manufacturing technology, electrical engineering, business, or others, graduates of this degree are prepared for diverse careers in the automotive industry.

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Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Advanced Vehicle Systems have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Service Engineer

Service engineers help automotive manufacturers find better ways to design and repair the new vehicles that are already in production. They work with dealership technicians to help them solve challenging problems with the cars and trucks they are diagnosing and repairing. They also identify trends and work with engineers to find solutions to problems with the vehicles so that they don’t keep reoccurring.

Electrical Engineering Technician

Electrical engineering technicians are individuals who are familiar with electrical engineering principles, software development, and/or computer networking. They test the computer controls and software that is going into the new vehicles. They may be charged with helping to write or test the software in the computers to maximize performance or fuel economy, to test audio or navigation systems, or to make sure that safety systems such as airbags or anti-lock brakes are functioning well.

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Getting started in this degree

If you want to get a taste for Advanced Vehicle Systems, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

  • AUTO 125 — Introduction to Automotive Technology

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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