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Automotive Technology

Suffolk County Community College offers an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology on its Ammerman Campus in Selden, New York.  It is a NATEF certified program that is designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians and is intended for those who seek professional careers as employees of automotive service facilites.

Suffolk offers four separate automotive programs.  All programs have academic classes, as well as automotive classes, in order to fulfill requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree. 

The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, and the General Automotive ATAC I & ATAC II programs.

Today's automobiles are equipped with complex computer and electronic systems.  To succeed, technicians need to be highly trained, skilled professionals who are competent in math, science and computer technology.  Communication and management skills are equally important for success in the field.

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the auto industry will have to fill 35,000 technician jobs each year through the end of this decade just to keep up with demand.  Just as important, the automotive technician's job is one that simply cannot be outsourced to a foreign country.

"Cars are an integral part of our lives," states Joe Imperial, Academic Chair and Director of Automotive Technology.  "The need for technicians will keep growing because the technology in today's vehicles continues to accelerate.  Top level technicians in the Long Island area typically earn between $60,000 and $80,000 - with some people even breaking the six-figure mark."

If you're looking to get on the road with one of today's hottest careers, get behind the wheel of the Automotive Technology Program at Suffolk.

Click here to check out our Automotive Technology Curriculum Overview

For more information: Call (631) 451-4900 or email Liz @ paterse@sunysuffolk.edu