Associate in Occupational Studies
Chairperson: George Raneri (Interim)
Cogan Hall, Room 145, (518) 629-7272
This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2012 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.
The Automotive Technical Services: General Motors Program is an extended term variation of the Automotive Technical Services Program. This program is jointly sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College and the General Motor’s Corporation’s Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP). Students will enroll at Hudson Valley Community College and be sponsored by a participating General Motors dealership. Hudson Valley’s Automotive Department will assist students in obtaining a General Motors sponsor. This partnership between education and industry is designed to train tomorrow’s technician today. Lectures and laboratory work is reinforced by hands-on, cooperative work experience of equal time at a sponsoring dealership.
The program’s Admission Committee, which is composed of representatives from industry and education, carefully screen each applicant. Minimum admission requirements are: high school diploma or the equivalent; evidence of automotive interest, and scores from a Hudson Valley Community College placement test. Since the number of applications greatly exceed the positions available each year, meeting only the minimal requirements may not be sufficient. Possessing one or more of the following will strengthen the application: more than one semester of high school level automotive training; military automotive training; dealership work experience; one year of college.
Retention in the program at the conclusion of each term is not automatic. The performance record of each student is reviewed at the end of each term by the Admissions Committee, which is composed of representatives of both the college and Raytheon. The committee’s approval is required to pass from term to term, phase to phase, and to certify graduation.
Entering students must possess a valid New York State driver’s license and a professional tool set as prescribed by the Automotive Department. In addition, students must wear uniforms, purchase required manuals and adhere to the attendance policy of the department. Attendance is mandatory.
Additional information may be obtained through the program’s offices at Hudson Valley Community College, General Motors Corporation, Tarrytown, N.Y., or Raytheon Corporation.
Program Entrance Requirements
||High School Average
|Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course)
||Need valid driver’s license. Special testing through program coordinator.
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $355. Tools for this program have an estimated cost of $2,250.