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Automotive Technology


  Program Description


Driver's Village
5885 Circle Dr. East, Cicero NY
Phone:  (315) 433-2635

Thompson Road Campus
6820 Thompson Road, Syracuse NY
Phone:  (315) 433-2635

Cortlandville Campus (Cortland)
1710 NYS Route 13, Cortland NY
Phone:  (607) 758-5260

Automotive Technology is a two-year program designed to provide students with basic mechanical knowledge and skills. As an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), students gain knowledge and skills through a combination of theoretical study and hands-on lab work, including the repair of customer vehicles in brake systems, engine performance diagnosis, suspension and steering, electronic control systems, and on-board computerized engine control systems diagnosis on automobiles and light trucks.

This program, which is state and nationally certified, is the first step in preparing an individual for a career in the technical repair field. Over the course of the program, students are provided with internship experiences and the opportunity to earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma by successfully passing the industry-standard ASE NATEF technical assessment.

In addition to automotive technology classrooms at the Thompson Road Campus in Syracuse and the Cortlandville Campus in Cortland, OCM BOCES has an automotive technology classroom embedded at the Driver's Village Used Car Warehouse in Cicero, NY. 


Technical Skills
  • Tool use & safety
  • Engine performance
  • Drive train & axles
  • Braking systems 
  • Electrical systems 
  • Suspension & steering
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • New York State Inspection
  • Electronic service & repair
  • Information systems 
Available Academic Credits
  • 3 CTE per year
  • 1 science or math per year

    Additional Available Academic Credit with Driver's Village Program
    Up to 14 college credits available through SUNY Morrisville upon acceptance

    ASE NATEF Industry Certification
  • Maintenance & light repair
  • Suspension & steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/electronics
  • Engine performance
Career Opportunities 
  • Automotive service technician
  • Customer care technician
  • Retail parts specialist
  • Retail salesperson
  • Tire technician
  • Automotive technician/mechanic*
  • Tire mechanic*
  • Emissions analyst and repair technician*
  • Industrial repairer specialist*
  • Engine builder*
  • Engine performance technician*
  • Parts research & development*
  • Service writer/advisor*
  • Service & repair manager*
  • Business owner/operator*
  • Parts manager* 


*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary
Continuing Education Partners
  • Morrisville State College
  • SUNY Alfred
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Delhi
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Herkimer Community College
    Business Partnership
  • Burdick Driver's Village