Auto Technology

Auto Technology
  • This program is designed to give students training in automotive electrical, electronic and engine management systems, as well as diagnosis and repair of brake, steering and suspension systems on most domestic and foreign cars and light trucks. Students will learn how to diagnose and repair electrical problems associated with many types of failures common to vehicle systems, as well as emission and engine performance issues. Also included in the program will be a module of training to be a NYS Motor Vehicle Inspector. This 700-hour program will give the student a comprehensive package that will include classroom theory, technical training using computerized training modules, real-time lab work using problem vehicles and internship time at a dealership or independent repair shop. Students completing the program will be able to take the NYS Vehicle Inspector exam. Being able to service and repair today’s vehicles offers job security with good pay and benefits to those willing to put the effort and time into training.

    • SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) Code: 49-3023
    • U.S. Department of Labor:
    • HEGIS Code 5306.00

    Prerequisite: Completed application and pre-assessment, HS Diploma or GED®/ HSE required

    Additional Requirements: Students must provide their own safety glasses, steel toe work boots, shop coat and loose leaf notebook.

Course Information

  • Estimated Tuition: $7,500

    Median loan debt incurred by student: $4,225

    Completion Rate**: 71%

    Job Placement Rate**: 80%

    Program Length: 700 hours

    Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 3-8 p.m., approximately nine months

    Location: Mexico Campus 179 County Rt. 64 

    Start Date: Fall

    Taught by: Jerry Wickham

    Average Salary*: $40,710

    *According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    **According to Council on Occupational Education 2018-2019 Statistics