Automotive Trades Technology

Automotive technicians are in high demand. From computerized diagnostics to hands-on repair, students in the Automotive Trades Technology program learn how to service and maintain all types of cars and light trucks.

This two-year program covers engine theory and specialized tools and equipment to customer service and shop management.

In this ASE Education Foundation-accredited program, students can earn ASE/EPA 609, SP/2 and ASE certifications.

Students work on late-model vehicles donated by automotive manufacturers, as well as their own vehicles. Many students completing this program continue their professional education at college or automotive schools. Throughout their education they develop a portfolio which they present to teachers, administrators, peers and/or industry professionals. The portfolio includes employability information and exemplary work in technical and communication skills that students have created and developed over the course of the 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