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Automotive Trades Department News

Gearing up for Great Race Tue, Jun 5th, 2018

President Sullivan with students next to truckThis year’s race will be even “greater” than in the past for the school, however, as Alfred State will not only compete, but it will also see one Pioneer alum follow in some very important and historic tracks laid out by his great-grandfather. 


ASC competes in Green Grand Prix Wed, May 2nd, 2018

2016 Mazda 3 According to Eric Wilmot, chair of the Automotive Trades Department, the college entered six vehicles in the competition, four of which belong to the school, and two others that are student-owned. Students drove or co-drove the cars, while everyone had volunteer duties that involved assisting the Green Grand Prix organizers with fueling, tech inspections, and set-up.


Engine donation provides excellent hands-on learning opportunity Wed, Mar 7th, 2018

six people standing around a large engineUtica General Peterbilt donated a PACCAR engine to Alfred State in the fall semester, and Joe Morrison, a fleet service manager, recently visited the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville to provide students with training on the engine.


ASC program awarded Polaris dealer number Wed, Jan 31st, 2018

two people, one standing, one sitting in a buggy using equipmentMotorcycle and power sports technology students now have access to the same training and certification programs offered to Polaris dealers.


Auto program earns 5-year NATEF reaccreditation Wed, Jan 24th, 2018

Eric Wilmot holding certificate.Alfred State is pleased to announce that the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has granted its automotive service technician program a five-year reaccreditation at the highest level NATEF offers – Master  Automobile Service Technology.


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.


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