Teachers: Jason Imperiale and Ron Strollo
Automotive Technology I
Course overview: Year 1 Topics Include: Lubrication & Cooling Systems, Brakes, Steering and Suspension. Students work with highly skilled instructors to learn repair techniques on foreign and domestic cars and light trucks using the latest techniques and computerized diagnostic equipment. Throughout the rigorous two-year program, you will learn to diagnose and repair various vehicle systems, work on real cars with state-of-the-art electronic testing equipment in a modern service and repair facility. Students gain daily practical experience working on vehicles provided by Dutchess BOCES, the students, and faculty. Selected students may be eligible for internship experience at local repair facilities during second year of the program. Completion of this program ensures your readiness for entry-level employment in the automotive industry. Year 1 Topics Include: Lubrication & Cooling Systems, Brakes, Steering and Suspension.
Automotive Technology II
Course overview: In year two, topics include Electrical System, Engine performance, Manual Drive Train and Automatic Transmission. This course is geared for students in 10th and 11th grade who are interested in learning more about the variety of career and trade pathways that CTI has to offer. Students will be given a foundation in career skills and will explore a number of career options. Students will have hands-on learning opportunities in a variety of trade areas to prepare them for future study. Additional services include career counseling, career research and work based learning opportunities. Upon successful completion, students may enter CTE programming.
Academics: Career literacy and math are integrated into Automotive Technology I and II.
College articulation agreements: SUNY Canton, Columbia-Greene Community College, Ohio Technical College
What students say...
"BOCES Automotive is worthwhile if you love cars! We do bookwork, but we also get to work on cars, go inside and underneath them to diagnose and fix problems. It's a great stepping stone. After BOCES, I'm heading to UTI for Automotive to hone my skills and land a great job!"
– Aiden Sliminsky