For Immediate Release
August 20, 2019
Automotive Technology Program Graduates Nine Inaugural Tesla START Technicians
Suffolk County Community College’s Automotive Technology Program – the only program in the northeast certified to train Tesla START technicians – will graduate 9 inaugural students at a ceremony on Thursday, August 22, at 10 a.m., Suffolk County Community College Automotive Technology Building, Selden, NY.
Tesla START is a 12-week training program designed to provide students with the skills necessary to work at a Tesla Service Center and learn about Tesla’s unique approach to customer service. The program is currently only offered at a handful of schools throughout the US, including California, Washington, North Carolina, Florida and now New York.
Suffolk County Community College is the only college in the northeast to offer the state-of-the-art Tesla technician training.
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 facilities.
Suffolk offers several automotive programs. All programs have academic classes, as well as automotive classes, that fulfill requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree.
The programs offered are:
General Motors ASEP program
General Automotive ATAC I & ATAC II programs
Subaru University automotive manufacturer’s training program
Nissan Technician Training Academy
Chrysler-Fiat training certification
Today's automobiles are equipped with complex computer and electronic systems and
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.