Automotive Technology Series
 
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You can be the next generation "Service Tech."  Automotive service technicians and mechanics are often referred to as service techs who inspect, maintain and repair cars and light trucks.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2014 analysis), the national mean wage is $19.22 per hour with an annual income of $39,980. New York State represents one of the states with the high employment rates and a high concentration of jobs.  Skilled, high-end services techs in NYS can earn in excess of $43,000 annually with a mean hourly wage of $20.77
Auto Tech
The industry includes employment in automotive repair and maintenance; automobile dealers; automotive parts, accessories and tire stores; gasoline stations; local government; and much more.
The automotive repair industry is increasingly changing into a sophisticated service industry.  Automotive service technicians work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops.  Employers seek employees with a high school diploma /equivalent or greater who have completed a formal training program.  Industry certification is a requirement for all service techs and is based on work experience.  The certification levels are student, journeyman and advanced.

Each session has been approved by the NYS Bureau of Veterans Education.

Tuition Assistance is available through the WorkPlace for qualifying students.  Students must register for the program prior to going to the WorkPlace.
 
Fall Session
Steering, Suspension and Alignment
This course will focus on steering, suspension and alignment as well as tires and wheels.  Training will be a combination of lecture and shop.  Shop training will be taught on Hunter tire changer and balancer, also the Hunter Road Force Tire balancer.  Alignments will be taught on the Hunter computerized four wheel alignment system.  This course will help students to pass the ASE exam in Steering and Suspension.
 Start Date
 September 13, 2016
 End Date
 December 1, 2016
 Location  Bohlen Technical Center
 Days  Tuesdays and Thursdays
 Times  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 Course Length
 12 weeks / 72 hrs
 Tuition  $1,195
 Instructor  Randy Fulkerson
   
Winter Session
Electricity and Electronics
This course will focus on automotive electricity and electronics, primarily, electrical theory and the application in automotive servicing.  Course content includes electrical circuits; wiring and wiring repair, batteries, starting and charging systems, wipers, and horns.  A successful conclusion to the course will allow the student to take the ASE student exam in Electricity & Electronics.
 Start Date
 December 13, 2016
 End Date
 March 16, 2017
 Location  Bohlen Technical Center
 Days  Tuesdays and Thursdays
 Times  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 Course Length
 12 weeks / 72 hrs
 Tuition  $1,195
 Instructor  Randy Fulkerson

Spring Session
Maintenance and Light Repair
This course will provide all the components needed to seek an entry-level assignment as a service tech.  The 21st century service tech will need to know the basics of the electrical systems and power accessories; heating and air conditioning; alignment, suspension and steering; and automotive brakes.  The textbook is online affording students 24/7 access to learn the skills of automotive repair.  After successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible for MLR ASE student certification (Automotive Service Excellence: Maintenance & Light Repair).  (Please Note: Journeyman level ASE certification is the next certification level.)
 
 Start Date
 March 28, 2017
 End Date
 June 22, 2017
 Location Bohlen Technical Center
 Days Tuesdays and Thursdays
 Times 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 Course Length
 12 weeks / 72 hrs
 Tuition $1,195
 Instructor Randy Fulkerson
 
 
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