Today, more than ever, the highly skilled automotive service technician has an increasingly important role in the efficient operation of our society. The four automotive trades areas offered by the Automotive Trades Department—automotive service technician; heavy equipment, truck & diesel technician; autobody repair; and motorsports technology—prepare technicians for the ever-expanding and highly specialized trade industry.
All programs meet stringent national standards. The automotive service technician program is master certified by the National Automotive Training Educational Foundation (NATEF); the autobody repair program is Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair (ICAR) certified; and the heavy equipment, truck & diesel technician program is ADS affiliated, and we are a National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium training center. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification and NYS inspection exams are offered on campus as well.
Hands-on experience pays off for graduates entering the working world. Read testimonials from some of our Automotive Trades Department alumni.
Provide instruction and practical, hands-on experience, to students interested in a variety of automotive trades, including automotive service, autobody repair, truck and diesel service, and motorsports. The education acquired will prepare the student for entry-level employment. Students will be provided opportunities to maximize their individual potential and achieve a level of competence adequate to enter the automotive field and maintain gainful employment. In addition to hands-on skills, attitudes will be developed that will help enforce sound judgment, good work habits, planning and foresight, ingenuity, efficiency, and safety as they apply to the duties and skills of the trade. We will nurture an appreciation of and a desire for craftsmanship and professionalism. We will strive to instill positive attitudes of community and leadership that will carry beyond the workplace and help our students to live productively and successfully in today’s society.
Applicants for all programs in the Automotive Trades Department must meet the following physical requirements:
A list of required tools, equipment, PPE, etc. for all of the programs mentioned above can be found at: www.alfredstate.edu/tool-lists.
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