Department News

student working on a tow truck

Pioneer PROfiles - Spencer Caccamise

Tue, Jun 25th, 2024

“I was not really planning on going to college but when I found out that Alfred State had motorsports and a good buddy of mine came here, I came down here for the day. I hung out at the senior shop, and I just fell in love with the place. I cannot be happier that I chose this place.”

Spencer Caccamise

Alfred State students in front of a 1953 Dodge Power Wagon tow truck

Alfred State to compete in “The Great Race”

Mon, May 20th, 2024

“The Power Wagon gets so much attention. We hope to move from Kentucky to Maine with minimal problems. The students this year focused on getting the truck back together. We really built it to make it reliable. It has to drive 2,300 miles all the way up the east coast.”

Caryl Koch

Winners of the 2024 SkillsUSA competition

Alfred State hosts 2024 Skills USA Postsecondary Championship

Wed, Apr 10th, 2024

“We had a great day of competition and I look forward to seeing our New York State team compete at Nationals,” 

NYS SkillsUSA College Postsecondary director Craig R Clark, PhD.

student working on a car

Pioneer PROfiles - Farad Begaliev

Mon, Feb 19th, 2024

 “The best part of the program is that you get so much experience. They try to simulate real world situations. The instructors have so much experience. They have answers for pretty much every scenario that me and my classmates have. We are always learning something new.”

Farhad Begaliev

A student stands with the 2014 Dodge Avenger

Wreck/Rebuild program continues to benefit autobody students

Mon, Jan 22nd, 2024

“These cars are great learning tools for our students. The repairs that the students perform are like what they will see when they get into the workplace. Challenges like this force our students to step up their skills and reinforces what they have learned during their time in this program.”

CJ Tremper

Quinn Scanlon holds a tire in front of a car.

Scanlon heading to Italy to work Lamborghini races

Thu, Nov 9th, 2023

Quinn Scanlon will travel to Italy and will take part in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final. He will be with the team the whole week through testing, practice, qualifying, and the actual races on Nov. 18 and 19.

Benjamin Rivera works on a car in the automotive shop

Meet the Students - Benjamin Rivera

Mon, Aug 21st, 2023

“In the shop we take what we learn in the classroom and put it all together. We get customer cars, diagnose them, figure out what is wrong, and return to the customers. Lots of live experience.”

Benjamin Rivera

Student works on repairing a car

Meet the Students - Mikal Smith

Mon, Jul 24th, 2023

We have lectures and go through the basics, and we talk through everything that we will experience in the real world. Getting hands-on you learn more, experience it, and you know exactly what is going to happen. When I go into the industry, I will already have done it.”

Mikal Smith

Student stands with heavy equipment machinery

Meet the Students - Breana Mest

Mon, Jul 10th, 2023

“The best part of our classes is the fact that we do not sit in lecture the whole day. We have such an opportunity to go perform what we learned in the field.”

Brena Mest

Jared Coffin receives his award for placing 3rd in the Automotive Service Technology competition at the SkillsUSA National Championships.

Jared Coffin wins bronze medal at SkillsUSA Championships

Thu, Jul 6th, 2023

Jared Coffin (Lakewood, NY) earned a bronze medal to lead a group of six Alfred State College students that competed at the SkillsUSA National Championships in Atlanta, GA.