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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 Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) 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.

AUTO 120
Engines 6
AUTO 125
Automotive Electricity 4
AUTO 130
Automotive Specifications 2
AUTO 140
Fuel Systems 4
AUTO 145
Passenger Car Chassis I 3
AUTO 150
Transmissions/Transaxles 6
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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 4
AUTO 245
Passenger Car Chassis II 3
AUTO 255
Passenger Car Diagnosis 3
AUTO 260
Business Management 3
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Total Credits Required 64

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

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 101 College Forum* 1
AUTO 120 Engines 6
AUTO 125 Automotive Electricity 4
AUTO 130 Automotive Specs. 2
MATH 105 App. Tech. Math I 3
  Term Total 15
SECOND TERM
AUTO 140 Fuel Systems 4
AUTO 145 Pass. Car Chassis I 3
AUTO 150 Trans./Transaxles 6
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
  Term Total 16
THIRD TERM
AUTO 220 Alternative Fuels 3
AUTO 225 Automotive Lab I 7
AUTO 235 Automotive Electronics 4
AUTO 245 Pass. Car Chassis II 3
  Term Total 17
FOURTH TERM
AUTO 230 Automotive Lab II 7
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AUTO 200 America on Wheels or 3
AUTO 250 Diesel Engines
AUTO 255 Pass. Car Diag. 3
AUTO 260 Business Mgmt. 3
  Term Total 16

*Required of first time, full-time students.