Explore some of the common questions about automotive training, and get the answers you need to decide if this is the right career path for you. Read our automotive training FAQs to learn more.
High School Student FAQs
Q: What is an automotive technician?
A: An automotive technician is someone trained to work on a variety of automotive systems and parts, on a variety of vehicles, from small cars to large transports.
Q: Do I need a post-secondary education to become an automotive technician?
A: In most cases, employers will require that you complete an apprenticeship or complete auto mechanic education and training in a post-secondary program.
Q: How often do classes start?
A: Full time classes start every three weeks and part time classes start every five weeks.
Q: How can I arrange for a tour of the facility?
A: Email us here or call us at 718-658-0006 for more information and an admissions representative will contact you.
Q: Can I get financial aid to attend NYADI?
A: Financial aid is available to those who qualify. To find out if you qualify, contact our financial aid department.
Q: Is certification necessary to becoming an automotive technician?
A: Although automotive training certification isn’t a legal requirement to work in most auto mechanic jobs, it can lead to increased opportunities and higher salaries.
A: Yes. Our school is licensed by the New York State Education Department.
A: Yes. Our school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
Q: After I complete the program, will you help me find a job?
A: Our placement department will assist you every step of the way from writing a resume to arranging a job interviews for auto mechanic jobs with a respected company.
Q: What career options will I have after graduating from NYADI?
A: Automotive technicians can find auto mechanic careers in a variety of settings, including auto shops, garages, and dealerships.
Q: I am a veteran. Does NYADI participate with the Veterans Department?
A: Yes. Veterans benefits are available to those who qualify.
Q: What agencies and organizations recognize NYADI?
A: We are recognized by:
New York State Educational Department (ACCES)
New York State Department of Labor
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
ASA (Automotive Service Association)
ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges )
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Veterans Administration
Q: What type of tools will I receive when I graduate?
A: It takes the best to be the best. Graduates will receive our exclusive Snap-on Tool set.
Q: What will I learn at NYADI?
A: At NYADI you will learn up-to-date automotive training not only in the basics, but in electronics and computerization as well, to provide the highest level of instruction required to pursue your education goals.
Q: How do we know if we are eligible for Financial Aid?
A: A campus tour and visit to our school’s Financial Aid Office will help determine eligibility for the various types of financial assistance. No two people are alike! Everyone has different financial situations and obligations; therefore the outcomes of the Financial Aid consultations are on a case-by-case basis.
Q: How much does it cost to go to school?
A: The cost depends on which program the student is enrolling in. Students may also be eligible for Financial Aid. The best and only way to give an answer on cost would be to visit our campus and sit down with financial aid professionals to discuss financial options.
Q: Do you offer job placement?
A: Yes! We provide job placement assistance to current students and graduates of our school.
Q: Is tutoring available?
A: Yes. We give the extra attention needed to students who are having challenges comprehending the coursework. Fridays are also set aside as an additional tutoring day.
Q: What is the admissions process?
A: Students and/or their parents need to contact NYADI’s Admissions Department to schedule an interview. Interviews can either take place in the convenience of the students’ homes or at our campus. During the process, the Representative, the student, and the family will discuss which career options best suit the student’s needs, while they take a tour of our modern facility and meet some of our certified instructors. The Representative will then be able to determine if the candidate should be recommended a seat in one of our scheduled classes. A High School Diploma or a GED is required.
Q: When does school start?
A: Generally our programs start at various times throughout the year. However, class start dates are based on space availability and may be subject to change. Please contact our Admissions Department for further information.
Q: When can a high school senior register for school?
A: High School students can register at any time during their senior year. However, we strongly recommend that students register for classes well in advance and as soon as possible. This will ensure that their seat is reserved in the program of their choice.