Auto Mechanics

Automotive Service Bay Technician [1 year; a.m.]

This one-year program is designed to be a hands-on training program that instructs students in the basic entry-level skills needed to gain employment in the automotive service industry. No previous experience is needed. Students must be able to work with hand and power tools. Students will learn and practice skills in tire service, exhaust service, fluid changing and exchanging, battery service, brakes, exterior maintenance, personal and shop safety. This program is designed for students pursuing other than a Regents diploma. The program can also be used as an exploratory or pathway course.

Advanced Auto Mechanic and Technician Training [1 year; a.m.]

This course covers the study of: electricity, electronics, onboard computers, OBD I and OBD II, transmissions, drive line and clutches, engine service [in car and out of car], and engine performance.

Basic Auto Technician A [1 year; a.m.]

This course covers the study of: under car service, tire, wheel, wheel alignment, brakes, belts, hoses, fluids, and New York State inspections.

Exploratory Automotive Trades [1 year; p.m.]

Students rotate through three shops providing them with exposure to different teachers, work, equipment, and tools.

Auto Mechanics

Career Opportunities:

  • Mechanic
  • Car Reconditioner
  • Service Manager
  • Service Technician
  • Car Care Technician
Auto Mechanics
Auto Mechanics

Units of Study:

  • Safety
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Engine Theory & Repair
  • Starter & Alternator Operation
  • Electronics Ignition Systems
  • Front End Alignment & Repairs
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Emissions


  • Wheel Balancing
  • Brakes & Steering
  • Cooling System
  • Suspension Systems
  • State Inspection
  • Customer Relations
  • Use and Care of Tools
  • Job Skills
Auto Mechanics
Auto Mechanics

Quick Reference Guide: Automotive Trades: Auto Mechanics

Approved for CTE Diploma Designation Yes, eligible on completion of two years
Credits for Two Year Program 8 units for two years, 4 units for one year
Integrated Academic Credits

English - 1 credit over two years

Mathematics-1 credit over two years (Not available in Auto Service Bay)

Specialized Academic Credits None
National Competency Exam NOCTI – Auto Mechanics
Work Based Learning Experience Internships with local businesses
Articulations SUNY Morrisville, SUNY Rockland, Fulton-Montgomery Community College,Columbia-Greene Community College,Alfred State-SUNY College of Technology, SUNY Delhi
Prerequisite General academic foundation
Pull-Out Academics Available  MST, Social Studies 12