For Immediate Release
October 11, 2017


Suffolk Auto Tech a Top Four Finalist



Suffolk County Community College’s Automotive Technology Program has been named a top four finalist in the WIX® Filters 2017 School of the Year Competition. The competition is run in conjunction with O’Reilly Auto Parts and Tomorrow’s Technician magazine to recognize excellence in automotive technology education and programs.

The winner will be selected from the four finalists, with a surprise ceremony in October and a formal announcement during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in las Vegas on Oct. 30.

The winning school will receive:
· a visit by Tomorrow’s Tech staff and program sponsors
· $2,500 donation
· O’Reilly and WIX Filters gear
· appearance by either the WIX or O’Reilly Auto Parts marketing unit
· travel for the class instructor and a guest to Las Vegas to attend Babcox Media’s recognition dinner at AAPEX

“Our automobiles contain complex computer and electronic systems that require highly trained technicians who are proficient in math, science and computer technology,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “I congratulate our Auto Technology department, the faculty and staff on this honor. Students in our program are preparing not only for their futures, but the future of the industry,” McKay said.

The top 20 schools submitted a video highlighting their programs. Suffolk's submission is featured above.