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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Automotive Technical Services, A.O.S.

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Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5306
Department Chairperson: Christopher McNally, Ph.D.
Williams Hall, Room 126, (518) 629-7275

The new frontiers of the automotive industry – encompassing new computerized controls, new fuel delivery systems, and new power train designs – offer a challenging future to the new student, as well as the line mechanic whose knowledge and techniques must be the state-of-the-art.

The Automotive Technical Services program provides a classroom-laboratory “hands-on” learning experience in the theory, operation, diagnosis and overhaul of all automotive system components. The most modern diagnostic and vehicle service equipment is available to help provide a knowledge and skill level to the student and is based upon meeting the performance standards of the automotive industry.

The instruction, course of study, facilities, and equipment of this institution, were evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and were found to meet the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence standards of quality for the training of automobile technicians in all areas.

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.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall only Need valid driver’s license. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $495. Tools for this program have an estimated cost of $2,250.

Total Credits Required: 63

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

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