Auto Services

  • Program Highlights:

    Two-Year NYSED Approved CTE Program

    Students learn to repair and maintain a variety of vehicles. They locate mechanical, electronic and computer problems through careful diagnosis and perform the necessary repairs using industry equipment.

    Units of study are delivered in four 20-week modules and are aligned with the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) requirements. Hands-on experience is attained by servicing actual vehicles in an industry-based work environment.

EMCC Auto Services student works on a vehicle

Units of Study

  • Basic (Year 1)

    • Automotive Safety and Equipment
    • Tires and Wheels
    • Drum, Disc and Parking Brakes
    • Brake and Hydraulic Systems
    • Steering Systems
    • Suspension Systems
    • Piston Engine Operation
    • Engine Disassembly/Assembly
    • Lubrication and Cooling Systems
    • Electrical and Batteries
    • Starting, Charging and Ignition Systems

    Advanced (Year 2)

    • Computer Systems
    • Ignition Systems
    • Emissions Controls
    • Customer Relations
    • Wheel Alignment
    • Computerized Braking and Steering Systems
    • Lighting and Accessory Systems
    • HVAC
    • Automatic/Manual Transmissions
    • Basic Drive Layouts
    • Resume and Portfolio Preparation
    • Work Experience


Industry Based Exam/Certifications

    • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification Exams Maintenance and Light Repair, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electrical/Electronic Systems and Engine Performance



  • Career Connections

    • Drivability Technician
    • Heavy Repair Technician
    • Light Repair Technician
    • Parts Specialist
    • Service Manager
    • Service Writer
    • Undercar Specialist

    College Programs

    • Automotive Business
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Automotive Service
    • Automotive Technology

Items to Consider

  • Successful Students:

    • Follow safety procedures and practice safe work habits at all times;
    • Use equipment safely;
    • Work independently on simulated computer program;
    • Apply problem solving skills to service procedures;
    • Work individually and as a team member;
    • Have sufficient physical ability to manipulate hand tools and equipment;
    • Are willing to get dirty;
    • Purchase and wear Dickie-type pants ($20 or more) and sturdy work boots ($20 or more).