Our programs prepare you for jobs that employers are trying to fill — both locally and nationally. While many young people are finding it difficult to move forward with their careers, CTE graduates find themselves in demand.

Automotive Technology

CTE Automotive Technology ClassA two-year program based on the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) model for Maintenance and Light Repair.

The certification track is designed to graduate entry-level technicians with a broad skills set, a solid foundation in electrical/electronics, and a general understanding of all automotive systems. The program offers live work on school-owned vehicles using high-tech equipment. Students benefit from strong relationships with industry partners that results in a wide variety of internships, equipment and vehicle donations. The curriculum also includes Applied Math and English Language Arts.

Heavy use of computers and high-tech equipment increases students' diagnostics and repair skills in the following areas:

  • Brakes
  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Steering and suspension
  • Engine repair
  • Engine performance
  • Manual drive train and axles
  • Automatic transmission/transaxle
  • Heating and air conditioning

Certifications & Endorsements:

  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Prepared to take the test for NYS Department of Motor Vehicle Inspector Certification


For more information related to Career Opportunities, please visit: CareerZone and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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