Automotive Technology
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Program Description

In this age of computer-enhanced, fuel-injected automobiles, the modern automotive technician must be knowledgeable in many areas to be successful. These changes in auto technology have expanded the need for automotive technicians.

The objective of the Automotive Technology curriculum is to prepare graduates for the challenges of the auto industry. Either on a full-time or part-time basis during the day or evening, students in this program develop the automotive expertise to work within this changing industry. The curriculum provides both theoretical and practical knowledge. In automotive courses, students learn about electrical systems, transmissions, transaxles, engine performance, fuel and emissions, alignment and suspension, air conditioning and heating, as well as mastering computer-assisted mechanisms and New York State inspection requirements. Coursework is complemented with laboratory experiences in a fully equipped, up-to-date facility.

Graduates of the Automotive Technology Program are eligible for positions as technicians, lead technicians, assistant foremen, shop foremen, parts managers, service managers, or salespersons.

General automotive technology students work on live vehicles and components as supplied by the students themselves for employer-recommended real life experiences.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Hegis: 5306
Curriculum Code: 0525
Campus Location: South - Vehicle Technology Training Center
Engineering & Technologies Division

Available at:
South - VTTC

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
Math I
1 year Science (Chemistry or Physics)

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Auto Dealerships
Repair Shops


Did You Know?

A significant number of courses have been renumbered as part of the State University of New York's policies which promote student mobility, through transfer of academic credit, to other SUNY institutions. All courses should be numbered at the 100-200 levels. The Listing Reference contains both the old and new numbers which should aid students in their choice of courses.


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