Auto Tech


Automotive Technology

Instructor: Adam Bonci

PROGRAM LENGTH:

  • 1 or 2 Year Program
  • 2 1/2 CTE Credits Per Year
  • Total of 3 1/2 Credits issued per year
  • 1 Credit CTE Math for a 2 Year Program
  • 1 Credit CTE Science for a 2 Year Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Automotive Service Technician Program prepares students for further education at the college level while preparing them for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. Practical skills are developed through the operation of a full-time service and repair shop, supplemented by troubleshooting laboratory generated scenarios. Students learn all aspects of vehicle repair, diagnosis, and maintenance. A fully equipped shop serves as a training ground for preparation to work in an industry that is presently searching desperately for technicians! Students' ability levels are charted throughout the AST program and are given to all the program graduates in the form of an employability profile.

UNITS OF INSTRUCTION :

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Shop Safety
  • Suspension & Steering Geometry
  • Service Bay Operations & Vehicle Maintenance
  • Resources & References
  • Cooling Systems
  • Basic Automotive Welding
  • Braking Systems
  • Suspension Systems
  • Steering Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Wheel & Tire
  • Computerized Balancing

SENIOR YEAR

  • Suspension & Steering Geometry
  • Four Wheel Computerized Alignment
  • Engine Problem Diagnosis & Repair
  • Basic DC Electrical Systems
  • Power Train
  • Computer Controlled Emission, Fuel & Ignition Systems
  • Emission Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Ignition Systems
  • New York State Inspection
  • Work Placement
  • Battery, Alternator & Starter Systems
  • Forklift Certification
  • CDL Class B Instruction

SKILL BASE NECESSARY FOR ENTRANCE INTO THE PROGRAM

Recommended - Ninth Grade Reading Level

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS (subject to change)

SUNY Delhi: AUTO 125 Automotive Electrical I (4 credits), AUTO 152 Automotive Chassis I (4 credits)                                             

Fulton – Montgomery Community College: - AT 121 Introduction to Automotive Functions (3 credits), AT 124 Automotive Electrical Systems (3 credits), AT 225 Automotive Chassis Systems (3 credits)

Lincoln Technical: - AT103 Automotive Electrical Systems, AT111 Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems

Pennsylvania College of Technology: - Advanced credit is available when required competencies are met in the program offered by Penn College which is directly related to the students’ high school studies. Student must apply within two academic years following high school graduation. Conditions, procedures, competencies required for advanced placement can be found at http://www.pct.edu/k12/ or in the current college catalog http://www.pct.edu/catalog/ Reviewed every 5 years.

SUNY Alfred: - “[W]ill waive specific first-year requirements based on individual student proficiency. See agreement on file for more conditions. *Course proficiency form (blank copy) at NCOC

Bryant & Stratton College: - BUSS 100 Business Principles (3 credits)