automotive

Heavy Equipment Operations (AOS)

Application Code: 
1908
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

This program provides instruction in the skills required by heavy equipment operators for the light construction and heavy highway industries. Instruction is provided in the theory connected with heavy equipment operations as well as grades, soils, blueprint reading, safety, and supervision. Students spend approximately 25 percent of the lab time operating equipment; the balance of the lab time is spent on equipment inspection, maintenance, grades, lot layout, operation support, and estimating.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Students will be accepted for the heavy equipment operations program based on the strength of their application. Criteria for consideration will include high school average, regents exam scores (if a New York State student), grades in related course work, results of standardized tests (if available), and additional information provided through letters of recommendation, a personal essay indicating career goals, and a resume. Initial application review will begin on Nov. 1.

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.

Motorsports Technology (AOS)

Application Code: 
1619
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
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.

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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Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician (AOS)

Application Code: 
0452
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

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.

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.

Automotive Service Technician (AOS)

Application Code: 
0451
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
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)
Academic Department Info: 
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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