The Automotive Technical Services degree program prepares you to enter the automotive repair field with a broad-based knowledge of current diagnostic and repair skills.
You will learn the skills necessary to service new computerized controls, new fuel delivery systems and power train designs. Coursework includes classroom and laboratory experience to give students a strong theoretical background and the hands-on experience to diagnose and overhaul all automotive system components.
Graduates of this program may choose to continue their education at a four year-college. Most graduates enter the workforce directly after graduation in this field.
This program is offered by the Automotive, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Technologies Department.
Entrance and Course Requirements
- The Automotive Technical Services program has been in existence since the college's inception in 1953, and has been certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation since 1988.
- In 2006, the program also received National Certification in Applied Academics from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, endorsing the excellence of the program’s academic areas. Hudson Valley is one of only eight New York schools to receive this certification.
Career and Transfer Opportunities
Graduates will be qualified to pursue a variety of careers in the automotive field. Common careers for graduates of the Automotive Technical Services degree are: Automotive Technician, Service Desk Personnel, Service Manager, Automotive Bench Mechanic.
Recent employers include: Adirondack Tire; Advance Auto Parts; Aamco Transmissions; Carbone Hyundai; Carbone Toyota; CDTA; CSX; Daley Automotive Repair; Goodyear; H&V Autocare and Collision Center; Haddad Motor Company; Bethlehem Auto Repair; Keeler Auto Group; Kost Tire; Lia Nissan; Liggetts Auto; McCarthy Tire; Mohawk Honda; Neimer Volkswagen.
Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Automotive Service Technician, $37,850.
The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program should be able to:
- Diagnose and repair modern braking systems.
- Diagnose and repair electrical circuits.
For more information regarding this program, please contact:
Cogan Hall, Room 145
For more information about admission to this program, please contact:
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223