As a modern automotive technician, you will need advanced skills to perform service and maintenance on state-of-the-art vehicles. Progressive technologies such as computer-controlled fuel and ignition systems, electronic suspension, anti-lock brakes and microcomputer-controlled heating and air conditioning systems demand that you possess a substantial background in electronic systems and diagnostic procedures.
Onondaga's Automotive Technology degree program allows you to earn an A.A.S. degree while training on the latest computer-based diagnostic test instrumentation. Basic and specialized automotive courses will help you develop a solid foundation in this fast-paced field. There is intense applied instruction on emissions diagnosis and driveability concerns in laboratory activities. Comprehensive instruction in mathematics, the sciences and liberal arts allows you to develop the diverse skills necessary for advancement in this exciting field.
Graduates of the Automotive Technology program are trained to seek employment in related automotive fields or pursue transfer opportunities to four-year colleges.
This program has special graduation requirements. Applicants must secure a cooperative work assignment at an automotive service facility approved by the Automotive Technology department while enrolled in the program. All Automotive Technology students are required to purchase a tool set approved by the Automotive Technology department during the duration of the program. These tools can be purchased while the student is completing the program. Students do not have to have tool sets to begin the Automotive Technology program. Consult the department for additional information.
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