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Automotive Trades Department News

Alfred State celebrates new Motorcycle and Power Sports Technology Building Mon, Oct 16th, 2017

President Sullivan on top of an electric motorcycle  with large scissors, ribbon, several people standing behind himAlfred State is all revved up about its newest facility that enables students to learn about motorcycle and power sports diagnosis and repair. 


New scholarship available for classic car enthusiasts Thu, Sep 21st, 2017

Alfred State students interested in restoring classic cars now have the opportunity to apply for one of two scholarships worth $2,500, thanks to a $5,000 donation from the RPM Foundation.


Another No. 1 ranking for Alfred State Tue, Sep 12th, 2017

students working on motorcycles in the labAlfred State is No. 1 among all SUNY schools in the Northern Regional Colleges category. For schools with out-of-state tuition and fees below $12,000, once again Alfred State earned a No. 1 ranking in the north.


New motorcycle facility races toward fall opening Tue, Jul 18th, 2017

rendering of the motorcycle and power sports technology facilityTo provide a new facility that enables students to learn about motorcycle and power sports diagnosis and repair, Alfred State has construction crews in high gear to meet a fall deadline.


Alfred State Great Race team overcomes obstacles, crosses finish line Wed, Jul 12th, 2017

students and truck at the finish line of the 2017 Great Race, along with the college’s president, Dr. Skip SullivanFacing 120 other teams, the Alfred State squad competed in the event for the third straight year in its 1953 Dodge Power Wagon tow truck.


Alfred State team hopes for fewer detours in 2017 Great Race Mon, Jun 12th, 2017

Pioneer Spirit at the 2016 Great Race: When the rear axle on another competitor’s Model A failed, the Alfred State team swept in to swap out the good rear axle from their Ford, allowing the other team to finish the race.


Three Alfred State adult students receive RACCE awards Mon, May 1st, 2017

Two of the winners pose with Dr. Robert CurryThree from Alfred State were honored recently with Outstanding Adult Student Awards.


Auto Trades Dept. to host new driver awareness seminar, child safety seat inspection April 29 Mon, Apr 24th, 2017

Automotive Trades Department will be hosting a new driver awareness seminar and child safety seat inspection.


New program is first in the Northeast Thu, Jul 21st, 2016

motorcycle in front of Alfred State sign on Wellsville campusThe Associate in Occupational Studies degree program will prepare students for a career as a motorcycle/power sports/ small engine technician, incorporating a progressively challenging format and hands-on laboratories, using full-size functioning vehicles.


Automotive Trades students cruise to third-place X-Cup finish in Great Race Fri, Jul 1st, 2016

“This is really an endurance event, so it was exhausting, but the students had a lot of fun and I think we were able to make connections that will help us move our program forward,” Johnson said. “Additionally, this event gets a lot of press, so Alfred State got a lot of national exposure along the way.”


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