New York Auto Mechanic Schools and Career Training Information

Career Information for Automotive Mechanics in New York

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.

New York Auto Mechanic Schools

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:

  • Lincoln Technical Institute: At its Queens campus, Lincoln Tech offers diploma programs in automotive technology with both daytime and evening classes to accommodate working adult students.
  • State University of New York Delhi: The automotive technology program at SUNY Delhi offers an Associate of Occupational Studies degree in automotive mechanics and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in automotive technology.
  • TCI College of Technology: TCI College offers an automotive technology program at its Manhattan campus. The two-year program culminates in an AAS degree in automotive technology.
  • State University of New York Canton: The automotive tech program at SUNY Canton is a two-year degree-granting program that awards graduates an AAS degree. The program also offers opportunities to transfer to SUNY's Management or Mechanical Engineering Technology four-year degree programs.
  • Monroe Community College: MCC offers three different three-year AAS programs, two of which are conducted in partnership with specific auto manufacturers. The school also has a two-year certificate program.
  • Bronx Community College: The AAS degree program at Bronx Community College includes options to specialize in automotive technology or diesel technology.
  • New York ADI: The programs at the New York Auto and Diesel Institute are designed to keep working auto technicians up-to-date on the latest automotive technologies, including electronics, computers, and advanced diagnostics.
  • Apex Technical School: The automotive service and repair programs at Apex provide instruction in all aspects of auto maintenance. The school's programs in brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, and suspension and steering have been approved by NATEF.

What to Expect from New York Auto Mechanic Programs

In most automotive technology programs, students can expect to learn about the maintenance and repair of major automotive systems, including:

  • Engines
  • Transmissions
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Electronics/electrical systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Emissions control systems
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Safety equipment

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.

New York Auto Mechanic Licensing and Certification

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.

Resources for Auto Mechanics in New York


  1. Automotive Technician Training, Lincoln Tech, http://www.lincolntech.edu/campus/queens-ny/programs/automotive-technology
  2. Automotive Technology, SUNY Delhi, http://www.delhi.edu/academics/majors/auto/
  3. Automotive Technology, TCI College of Technology, http://www.tcicollege.edu/programs/automotive-technology/
  4. Automotive Technology, SUNY Canton, http://www.canton.edu/csoet/auto_tech.html
  5. Automotive Technology, Monroe Community College, https://www.monroecc.edu/depts/auto/
  6. Automotive Technology, Bronx Community College, http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/automotivetechnology/?page=FacultyStaff
  7. Automotive Tech, New York ADI, http://www.nyadi.com/about/
  8. Automotive Service and Repair, Apex Technical School, http://apexschool.com/programs/automotive-service-and-repair/

Schools for Automotive Mechanics in New York are listed below.

Selected Auto Mechanic Schools in New York

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More New York Auto Mechanic Schools

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

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Automotive Mechanics

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.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Automotive Mechanics

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.

Metro Area Jobs Salary

New York

Albany 2000 $41230 0.99
Schenectady 2000 $41230 0.99
Troy 2000 $41230 0.99
Glens Falls 420 $32620 1.73
Ithaca 190 $34790 0.81
Buffalo 2920 $30180 1.16
Cheektowaga 2920 $30180 1.16
Niagara Falls 2920 $30180 1.16
Binghamton 620 $34170 1.32
Elmira 290 $28080 1.7
Kingston 500 $39040 1.84
Rochester 2640 $36770 1.12
Syracuse 1710 $34310 1.23
Utica 660 $37280 1.2
Rome 660 $37280 1.2
Watertown 310 $36000 1.62
Fort Drum 310 $36000 1.62
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