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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Automotive Technical Services
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5306
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Cogan Hall, Room 145, (518) 629-7272

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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 101** College Forum (1)
AUBR 265 Basic Automotive Welding 3
AUTO 120
Engines 6
AUTO 125
Automotive Electricity 4
AUTO 140
Fuel Systems 4
AUTO 145
Passenger Car Chassis I 3
AUTO 150
Transmissions/Transaxles 6
AUTO 200
America on Wheels OR 3
AUTO 250 Diesel Engines
AUTO 220 Alternative Fuels 3
AUTO 225
Automotive Lab I 7
AUTO 230
Automotive Lab II 7
AUTO 235
Automotive Electronics 5
AUTO 245
Passenger Car Chassis II 3
AUTO 255
Passenger Car Diagnosis 3
AUTO 260
Business Management 3
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Total Credits Required 63

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

**Required of first time, full-time students.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 101 College Forum (1)
AUTO 120
Engines 6
AUTO 125
Automotive Electricity 4
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Term Total 13
SECOND TERM
AUBR 265 Basic Automotive Welding 3
AUTO 140
Fuel Systems 4
AUTO 145
Passenger Car Chassis I 3
AUTO 150
Transmissions/Transaxles 6
  Term Total 16
THIRD TERM
AUTO 220 Alternative Fuels 3
AUTO 225
Automotive Lab I 7
AUTO 235
Automotive Electronics 5
AUTO 245
Passenger Car Chassis II 3
  Term Total 18
FOURTH TERM
AUTO 200
America on Wheels OR 3
AUTO 250 Diesel Engines
AUTO 230
Automotive Lab II 7
AUTO 255
Passenger Car Diagnosis 3
AUTO 260
Business Management 3
  Term Total 16