Auto Technology

Tom Atkinson, Instructor and Janet Soper, Teacher Assistant

Program GoalAutomotive Technicians are in high demand. From computerized diagnostics to hands on repair, students in the Auto Technology program learn to service and maintain all types of cars and light trucks.

Curriculum: Coursework is based on the National Automotive Technician Excellence Foundation (NATEF) standards, which follow the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Brakes
  • Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Suspension and Steering
  • NYS Inspection

Job Outlook

  • The median pay for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics is $39,550 a year.
  • The median pay for Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics  is $46,360 a year.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics