Automotive Tech Prep

Today’s automotive technicians command impressive salaries if they have the proper education, training and experience. 

The Capital Region BOCES CTE Automotive Tech Prep program is a one-year, accelerated program that enables high school seniors to earn college credits while still in high school. Students also may work toward obtaining national Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification, which are valued by employers seeking qualified automotive technicians.

Automotive Tech Prep students learn about engine performance and fuel systems, repair and maintenance and the latest hybrid vehicle technology. Upon completion, students may advance their education in college or at specialized automotive training schools.

Please note: While this is a one-year program, some students choose to enroll in Automotive Trades Technology as juniors and move up to Automotive Tech Prep for their senior year.

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school