• Automotive


    The Automotive Technology Program will provide knowledge and practical experiences that will teach the basic phases of automotive repair, along with related safety procedures. Students will learn to diagnose, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance while repairing automobiles. Students challenge themselves by taking national skill assessments in career areas while completing their high school education. Automotive Technology Program students have the opportunity to add to their credentials the ASE Certification (Automotive Service Excellence Certification), an industry-wide accepted certification.

    Program Content

    Maintenance Service

    • Engine Diagnostics & Repair
    • Lubrication Services
    • Tire & Wheel Services
    • Exhaust Systems
    • Cooling Systems
    • NYS Inspections

    Suspension & Steering

    • Brake Repair & Replacement
    • Front End Services
    • Rear Suspension Services
    • Four Wheel Alignment

    Automotive & Electrical Systems

    • Automotive Electricity
    • Wiring Diagrams
    • Starting Systems & Ignition Systems
    • Charging Systems
    • Computer Systems
    • Ignition Systems
    • Fuel Systems
    • Diagnostics & Repair

    Engine Service Cylinder Relationships

    • Figuring Piston Displacement
    • Basic Engine Operation
    • Engine Disassembly
    • Engine Measurement
    • Engine Assembly
    • Cylinder Head Replacement
    • Camshaft & Lifter Replacement
    • Timing Gear/Chain, Belt Replacement

    New York State Safety Inspection

    • NY Inspection Law & Regulation
    • NY Inspection Record Keeping
    • NY Inspection Procedures


  • Jordon Coughlin
    Auto Tech Teacher
    P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5618

    Ron Bowers 
    Teacher Assistant


    All second-year students will complete a Career and Technical Education Portfolio that exhibits necessary elements for CTE Endorsement and demonstrates competencies in Automotive Technology.

    Internship Experiences
    Students can participate in an internship experience where they will apply their knowledge while working with professionals in authentic career settings. Students will have an opportunity to dialog with practitioners via guest presentations while developing professional insights and future educational plans.

    Articulation Agreements/College Credit

    • Nashville Auto-Diesel College
    • SUNY Alfred State
    • SUNY Canton
    • SUNY Morrisville
    • Universal Technical Institute
    • Cayuga Online-Cayuga Community College
    • Integrated Math Credit

    Industry Site Visits
    Students will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field by making industry site visits. This experience provides students with the opportunity to network with area professionals.

    Potential Careers

    With BOCES training:

    • Field Automotive Repair Technician
    • Parts Clerk
    • Service Writer
    • Tire Repairer/Changer
    • Service Technician

    With additional training:

    • Service Manager
    • Sales Representative/Distributor
    • Automotive Shop Manager
    • Automotive Engineer
    • Automotive Shop Owner/Operator