Automotive Technology - A.A.S.
Graduates of the Automotive Technology program experience an exciting period of transition as technologies continue their shift toward much higher fuel efficiency. Recruiters and employers of SUNY Canton's graduates include dealerships, service industries, automobile manufacturers, and parts suppliers. Graduates learn how to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair all aspects of the automobile power train, suspension, steering, braking and air conditioning systems.
We educate and train for future Automotive Professionals. Using critical thinking skills, students will understand the history of the industry, evaluate the dynamics of the present, and envision mobility in the future.
Students in this Major:
- Utilize the latest technology in an electronics-based curriculum.
- Acquire extensive hands-on experience in well-equipped laboratories.
- Receive a world class education in automotive mechanical, technical, and services areas.
- Learn on late model cars donated by automotive manufacturers.
- Get special attention from faculty in small laboratory classes.
- Are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence certification test upon completion of course work.
- Enjoy outstanding career placement.
Sponsored by Subaru:
- Automotive Service Technician
- Service Manager
- Service Advisor
- Industrial Research/Development
- Automotive Machine Shop
- Auto Parts Manager/Owner
- Technical Representative
- Automatic Transmission Technician
- Wheel Alignment/Suspension Technician
- Maintenance Technician
- Fleet Maintenance Supervisor/Technician
- Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician
Recent Employers of SUNY Canton Graduates:
- Advanced Auto Parts
- Blevins Brothers dealerships
- Chrysler Corporation
- Fay Motors Cadillac Dealership
- Firestone Tire Company
- Ford Motor Company
- General Motors Corporation
- Goodyear Tire Company
- Mort Backus and Sons Chevrolet Buick and GMC
- NAPA Auto Parts
- Snap-On Tools Corporation
- Stephenson Equipment Incorporated Cranes
- Subaru Distribution Corporation
- Taylor Rental Corporation
- Toyota (Lexus Division)
- Troyer Race Car Engineering
- Various dealerships throughout NYS
- Many graduates own their own businesses
* SUNY Canton is a 7404 ASE Testing Site. Call David Norenberg at 315-386-7119 to make an appointment.
The U.S. Department of Labor cites a strong demand for qualified automotive technicians and master technicians. There are more automotive jobs available than there are qualified graduates to fill them. Our graduates can look forward to a 100% job placement.
Transfer Opportunities Include:
- SUNY Utica/Rome, SUNY Oswego
- Indiana State University
SUNY Canton’s automotive technology program has received the highest level of national certification following an extensive review and analysis. The program has received certification by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). It gives the already-renowned program instant credibility nationwide and will assist graduates in their career pursuits anywhere in the nation.
To achieve this coveted recognition, the school’s automotive technology program underwent rigorous evaluation and met or exceeded nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas including instruction, facilities, and equipment.
- Applicants who have completed a two year vocational-technical automotive program may qualify for advanced standing (transfer credit).
- Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
- Students must be qualified to enter Applied College Mathematics (MATH 101)
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 0525)
Semester I Credits
|AUTO 101||Automotive Services||2|
|AUTO 104||Basic Welding||2|
|AUTO 111||Automotive Services Laboratory||1|
|AUTO 112||Automotive Electrical Systems||3|
|AUTO 122||Automotive Electrical Syst. Lab.||1|
|ENGL 102||Oral and Written Expression||3|
|MATH 101||Applied College Mathematics||3|
Semester II Credits
|AUTO 113||Engine Performance I||3|
|AUTO 114||Engine Performance I Laboratory||1|
|AUTO 141||Automotive Braking Systems||3|
|AUTO 144||Automotive Braking Systems Lab||1|
|MECH 121||Manufacturing Processes I||3|
|PHYS 115||Basic Physics**||4|
|Automotive Elective Choose One:|
|AUTO 102||Diesel Engines||2|
|AUTO 103||Automotive Air Conditioning||2|
Semester III Credits
|AUTO 213||Engine Performance II||4|
|AUTO 220||Internal Combustion Engines*||4|
|AUTO 225||Manual Transmissions and Drivetrain (elective)||3|
|AUTO 241||Suspension Design and Services||2|
|AUTO 282||Suspension Design and Services Lab||1|
Semester IV Credits
|AUTO 212||Automotive Electrical Systems II||4|
|AUTO 214||Automotive Computer Systems||3|
|AUTO 230||Service Mgt. and Operations||1|
|Social Science Elective||3|
* Fulfills writing intensive requirement.
**Other four credit hour laboratory science courses may be substituted with permission of the advisor from a list of approved course offerings.
*** Students are expected to gain summer employment in the automotive field between 2nd and 3rd semesters.
NOTE: Automotive Technology students must successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.
ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete 11 credit hours that include AUTO 113, AUTO 114, AUTO 213, and AUTO 214 at SUNY Canton. Student's transfer records must be reviewed and approved by the Program Director.
Automotive Technology Department
Nevaldine South 124A