Automotive technology programs help prepare students for careers as automotive technicians or mechanics by providing instruction in all aspects of vehicle diagnostics, maintenance, and repair. With the proper training, auto technicians can go on to work in independent commercial auto repair shops, auto dealerships, or industrial settings. They may also work as service advisors or in fleet maintenance for corporate employers.
Students in New York have a number of options when it comes to pursuing a formal education in automotive technology. Here are eight schools that offer training programs in the field:
In most automotive technology programs, students can expect to learn about the maintenance and repair of major automotive systems, including:
Instruction is typically split between classroom-based lessons and hands-on training exercises, where students will be given the opportunity to work on actual vehicles or automotive systems. This hands-on component may take place at a campus workshop or, in some cases, a local auto repair facility.
There is no licensing requirement for automotive technicians in New York. However, technicians may need a degree or certificate to qualify for certain jobs.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) grants accreditation to approved automotive technology programs via its National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. The Institute also awards ASE Certification to auto technicians who pass its certification exams. To qualify to take ASE exams, techs must have at least two years of on-the-job experience or a combination of one year on-the-job experience and a two-year degree from an accredited automotive tech program.
Schools for Automotive Mechanics in New York are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|CUNY Bronx Community College||Bronx||Associate||9,003|
|Columbia-Greene Community College||Hudson||Associate||1,823|
|Corning Community College||Corning||Associate||5,072|
|Erie Community College||Buffalo||Associate||13,053|
|Farmingdale State College||Farmingdale||Bachelor||6,447|
|Fulton-Montgomery Community College||Johnstown||Associate||2,235|
|Hudson Valley Community College||Troy||Associate||12,296|
|Monroe Community College||Rochester||Associate||17,482|
|Morrisville State College||Morrisville||Bachelor||3,388|
|Onondaga Community College||Syracuse||Associate||10,637|
|Rockland Community College||Suffern||Associate||6,653|
|SUNY College of Technology at Alfred||Alfred||Bachelor||3,184|
|SUNY College of Technology at Canton||Canton||Bachelor||2,737|
|SUNY College of Technology at Delhi||Delhi||Bachelor||2,767|
|SUNY Westchester Community College||Valhalla||Associate||12,073|
|Suffolk County Community College||Selden||Associate||22,092|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for New York. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Automotive Mechanics relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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