Automotive Technology

  • Students in Automotive Technology learn to diagnose, service and repair many different systems in today’s vehicles. Students also learn about computerized engine controls, emission controls, wheel alignment and how to perform New York state vehicle inspections. This NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) certified program provides an excellent foundation to enter an automotive college program or the workforce.

Automotive Technology Tour

Skills/Topics Covered

  • Automobile Industry/Shop Procedures

  • Brakes

  • Drive Trains

  • Electrical Systems

  • Engine Service

  • HVAC

  • Maintenance Service

  • New York State Safety Inspection

  • Suspension, Steering and Alignment

  • Tools and Equipment

  • Internship Experiences

    Internships are available at a variety of local dealerships and shops. Students may participate in an internship experience in which they apply their skills and knowledge working with mechanics in real-world settings. Students may also interact with professionals through campus presentations while considering future educational plans and/or career opportunities.


    Opportunities for Additional Education in the Field

    Automotive Technology AAS programs at several SUNY colleges, many trade schools also offer automotive programs.

Automotive Technology 2020-21

    Articulation Agreements/College Credit

    • Lincoln Technical Institute
    • Alfred State College of Technology (SUNY)
    • SUNY Canton
    • SUNY Delhi
    • SUNY Morrisville
    • Universal Technical Institute
    • University of Northwestern Ohio


    Potential Careers with CTE Training

    • Parts clerk
    • Service technician
    • Service writer
    • Tire repairer/changer


    Potential Careers with Additional Training

    • Automotive engineer
    • Automotive shop manager
    • Automotive shop owner/operator
    • Sales representative/distributor
    • Service manager