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, trans-axles, 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.