Automotive Mechanics I & II

­About the Program: Students work with highly skilled ASE Certified instructors to learn repair techniques on foreign and domestic cars and light trucks using the latest techniques and computerized diagnostic equipment. Throughout the rigorous two-year program, students will learn to diagnose and repair various vehicle systems, work on real cars with state-of-the-art electronic testing equipment in a modern service and repair facility.  Students gain daily practical experience working on vehicles provided by Dutchess BOCES students and faculty. Selected students may be eligible for internship experience at local repair facilities in the second year of the program. Successful completion of this program ensures your readiness for entry-level employment in the automotive industry.


Auto Mechanics

 Employment Opportunities:

  • Quick service facility
  • Independent repair facility
  • New car dealership
  • Service writer
  • Auto parts specialist
Auto Mechanics
Auto Mechanics

Units of Study:

  • Shop and Personal Safety
  • Positive Work Habits
  • Business Ethics
  • Engine Repair
  • Lubrication and Cooling Systems
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Manual Drive Trains and Axles
  • Steering System
  • Suspension System


  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tires and Wheels
  • Brake System
  • Electrical & Electronic systems
  • Starting & Charging Systems
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System
  • Fuel System
  • Induction system
  • Emissions System
Auto Mechanics
Auto Mechanics


Program Goal: The focus of our program is to prepare our students for either immediate successful employment in the automotive industry or provide a strong foundation for continued technical education at a post-secondary level.


Required Supplies:

  • Binder for notes
  • Uniform two piece or coveralls Navy blue
  • Work boots
  • Safety glasses (1st pair provided by school lost or damaged safety glasses to be provided by student)
  • Uniforms work boots and safety glasses are required at all times while in class.


Quick Reference Guide: Automotive Trades: Auto Mechanics

Approved for Technical Endorsement on Regents Diploma 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

Specialized Academic Credits None
National Competency Exam NOCTI – Auto Mechanics • Precision- Automotive Service Fundamentals
Work Based Learning Experience Internships with local businesses
Articulations SUNY Morrisville, SUNY Canton, Ohio Technical Institute
Prerequisite General academic foundation
Pull-Out Academics Available  MST