The need for skilled automotive technicians is higher than it has been for decades thanks to recent advances in cars, trucks, and other vehicles on the road. The addition of a new motorcycle and power sports technology degree illustrates how Alfred State’s Automotive Trades Department is preparing tomorrow’s technicians for successful careers. That dedication to excellence has earned Alfred State a place among CJ Pony Parts’ top 40 automotive schools in the nation.
In making the list, Alfred State joins the ranks of several prestigious and nationally acclaimed schools including Clemson, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Texas A&M, and University of Texas. The rigorous selection process evaluated schools on a number of diverse criteria before narrowing the field to the final 40 colleges honored and is part of CJ Pony Parts’ efforts to provide quality educational opportunities for young car lovers. When comparing tuition, Alfred State has the seventh least expensive among all of the top 40 automotive schools.
The Alfred State Automotive Trades Department gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn the skills required to maintain today’s technically advanced automobiles. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Training Educational Foundation (NATEF) certified, the department teaches tools of the trade hands-on in the fields of autobody repair, heavy equipment, truck and diesel technician, motorcycle and power sports technology, and more.
“As a leader in online auto parts retail, CJ Pony Parts has demonstrated a real interest in empowering young people seeking a future in the automotive industry,” stated Chris Cervenka, content specialist at CJ Pony Parts. “For manufacturers and other companies seeking new talent, a list like this can bump Alfred State graduates to the top of the talent pool. Get those resumes ready, Pioneers — you never know when opportunity could come knocking.”
In addition to the list of top schools, CJ Pony Parts makes two scholarships available each year. Scholarship recipients are decided through a creative video contest that encourages applicants to share how they became interested in cars.