Automotive Technology

What It's About


This course, taught by ASE certified instructors, will prepare students for careers and further study in the changing field of automotive technology through hands-on project based learning experiences. The program goal is to prepare students for entry level automotive careers and further study in automotive maintenance and light repair. Options for further study include Automotive Technology/Mechanics, Motorsports, Parts and Service Technology, Motorcycle Technology, ATV and Diesel Mechanics. Students gain experience through a hands-on laboratory work space. Projects include oil changes, tires, brakes, exhaust systems, engine work, electrical repairs, and NYS inspections. Students have the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA competitions as well as other competitions that are sponsored by car dealerships and car manufacturers. Some of these competitions may result in prizes of tools or scholarships.

  • Someone holding a tire
  • A student preparing to change a tire
  • A student working with a machine

Things You Get To Do

  • Trips to GM Tonawanda Engine Plant
  • Buffalo Auto Show
  • Cummins Engine Plant
  • Ford – AAA Student Auto Skills Competition
  • Niagara Falls Auto Dealers Competition at Erie Community College

Where It Can Lead

  • Car Dealerships
  • Repair Shops
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Quick Lube Businesses
  • Fleet Operations

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement on High School Diploma
  • ASE Certification
  • OSHA Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • Alfred State College
  • Erie Community College
  • Ohio Technical College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • SUNY Morrisville

Where It's Held

  • Career and Technical Education Center at Belmont
    5536 County Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813 | 716-376-8326
  • Career and Technical Education Center at Ellicottville
    5550 Route 242 E. Ellicottville, NY 14731-0690 | 716-376-8300
  • Career and Technical Education Center at Olean
    1825 Windfall Rd., Olean, NY 14760-9303 | 716-376-8200