Automotive Trades

Sean Haggerty, class of '98

Faculty that teach from field experience.

Sean Haggerty, Automotive Trades instructor, teaching brakes, suspension, and steering. Haggerty, a 1998 Alfred State College graduate, spent 11 years working as a mechanic and front tire changer at Stewart-Haas Racing and at Sabco-Ganassi.

Watch the video spot featuring Sean, an Automotive Trades instructor and Alfred State alumnus.

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Dayton is Counter Professional of the Year

Thomas DaytonHow many people, who have worked in a job for over a decade, can still say they truly love what they do?  And how many people, who are successful and comfortable in said job, invest extra time, money, and effort to become even better at it?  One such person so dedicated to his career is Counterman magazine’s Counter Professional of the Year, Thomas Dayton, Jamestown, a first-semester student in Alfred State College’s online aut

Alfred State College students, as well as graduates, are ready to hit the ground running. Thomas Dayton, a first-semester student in the online automotive parts technology program, is Counterman magazine’s Counter Professional of the Year.

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Kell Orlando - Olympic Dreams

Kell Orlando

Kell Orlando (Seneca Falls) is not your ordinary Alfred State College student.  Orlando, a freshman motor sports technology major taking classes on the Wellsville campus, has his sights set on one day representing the USA in the Olympics on the curling ice.

Kell Orlando (Seneca Falls) is not your ordinary Alfred State College student.  Orlando, a freshman motor sports technology major taking classes on the Wellsville campus, has his sights set on one day representing the USA in the Olympics on the curling ice.

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Garippa Named Educator of the Year

John GarippaJohn Garippa, associate professor, Automotive Trades Department, Alfred State College, was recently named the 2008 Educator of the Year at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. 

John Garippa, the 2008 Educator of the Year (second from right), was recognized for his achievement at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference.

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Jodi, class of '05

Jodi majored in Automotive Service.

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Brett Bodine, class of '79

Brett Bodine Portrait Brett Bodine has taken a rather different road in life, a steeply-banked blacktop road in two-mile lengths, with an ever-present left curve just ahead. And in Brett’s world, “a reasonable pace” means pushing a 750-horsepower car to speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour for hundreds of miles almost every weekend. Welcome to the world according to Brett Bodine, NASCAR Winston Cup driver and 1979 Alfred State College graduate.

Most of us travel down life's highway at a reasonable pace, taking time to appreciate the smooth straightaways and even enjoying the occasional surprise curve.

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Motorsports Technology (AOS)

Application Code: 
1619
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
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Description: 

This specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training applicable to the motorsport field. Program includes brake systems, alignment procedures, electronic controls, engine overhaul, and transmission overhaul. A major emphasis in the program is to teach the students fabrication and set-up on various types of race vehicles.

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Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

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Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician (AOS)

Application Code: 
0452
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
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360 Virtual TourThis specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training. Students receive their basics in the first year on all types of vehicles. The senior year concentrates on trucks, bulldozers, earthmovers, farm tractors and other diesel-powered equipment.

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Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

Automotive Service Technician (AOS)

Application Code: 
0451
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
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Description: 

This specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical and classroom training in general automotive repair geared to automotive dealership and independent garage practice. Students receive experience on all types of automobiles, including domestic, imported, gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels. All systems of the automobile are covered in the instruction including the latest gasoline fuel injection, electronic controls, emission controls and automatic transmission overhaul.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

Autobody Repair (AOS)

Application Code: 
0453
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
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Description: 

This specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training applicable to the autobody repair field. Laboratory experience ranges from spot repair, total wreck repair, specialized paint jobs, estimating, and rust repair to frame straightening.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

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