This degree program will prepare you to enter the workforce as an automotive technician with an emphasis on electric and autonomous vehicles.

In this program, you will acquire a broad base of knowledge that spans both the basics of automotive repair and the specifics of diagnosing and repairing electric, autonomous and hybrid vehicles.

The program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation, and will prepare you to enter the automotive repair field with an emphasis on emerging technologies found in electric and hybrid vehicles.

Upon completion of your degree, you will be prepared to diagnose and repair modern vehicles and their computerized systems, with a thorough understanding of the technologies associated with hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as advanced driver assistance systems and vehicle cybersecurity.

This program is offered by the Applied Technologies Department. Entering students must possess a valid New York State driver’s license and a professional tool set as prescribed by the department. 

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Career Opportunities

  • Graduates of this programs may seek employment as service technicians, automotive technicians, service advisors and many other industry related positions. The program also prepares students to seek professional certifications in the area they choose.
  • The New York Department of Labor predicts the need for Automotive Technicians to increase by 5.6 percent through 2026, with an average of 4,000 new technicians needed each year through the same timeframe. New York State has recently committed to increasing the number of electric vehicles to 850,000 by 2025 and two million by 2030 in an effort to help reduce greenhouse emissions from vehicles by 85% by 2050.
  • Local employers like Keeler Motor Group, DePaula Dealership Group and Goldstein Automotive Group have all expressed a need for qualified vehicle technicians, and each expects to hire up to 10 technicians per year over the next five years.
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The Center for Careers and Transfer provides career resources and services and help in identifying your skills and interests and how they connect to career possibilities. Transfer counseling services are also available and a list of transfer agreements are posted.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Christopher McNally, Ph.D.
Applied Technologies Department Chairperson
Williams Hall, Room 126

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.