AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE IN JAMAICA, NEW YORK
AOS Degree (60 Credits)
Want to earn your associate’s degree in automotive technology in as little as 15 months? At NYADI The College of Transportation Technology in Jamaica, New York, students can do all of the following and more:
- Get 1,440 hours of hands-on training
- Earn stackable certifications from industry partners like Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Isuzu Trucks, and more
- Prepare for ASE certification
- Learn from experienced ASE-certified instructors
The 60-credit Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree Program in Automotive Technology prepares students in all areas of ASE Education Foundation Automotive Certification. Graduates will be equipped to test, diagnose, and repair the following:
- Automatic transmissions
- Electrical/electronic systems
- Heating and air conditioning systems
- Manual drive trains and axles
Upon successful completion of the AOS program, students will graduate prepared to enter the workforce and meet the demand for skilled automotive technicians.
- 15 months
- AOS – Associate in Occupational Studies Degree, Career Program (60 Credits)
- 1440 hours of total training
- Excellent faculty to student ratio
- Prepares for Student ASE Certification
- NYADI has join forces with industry leaders and is currently offering stackable certification from Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu Trucks, FORD, Fiat Chrysler, Get Ahead, NC3, ALL Data
Degree program graduates have the opportunity to find enjoyable, engaging careers in the automotive industry. The job outlook for automotive technicians is positive, as the increased production of hybrid and electric vehicles will lead to a growing demand for highly skilled technicians.
Current students and alumni can benefit from job search assistance through the Career Services department at NYADI.
Potential career paths for NYADI graduates include:
- Auto Parts Manager/Owner
- Automotive Machine Shop
- Industrial Research/Development Professional
- Service Advisor
- Technical Representative
- Specialist Roles such as:
- Braking System Specialist
- Electrical/Electronic Systems Specialist
- Engine Repair Specialist
- Heating & Air Conditioning Specialist
- Suspension & Steering Specialist
- Technician Roles such as:
- Automotive Service Technician
- Automatic Transmission Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Fleet Maintenance Supervisor/Technician
- Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician
- Hybrid Drive Technician
- Maintenance Technician
- Master Automotive Technician
- Wheel Alignment/Suspension Technician
About 20% of the technicians are self-employed. Careers in the Automotive Technology field are very attractive to many because they afford the opportunity for higher compensation and the satisfaction of learning in a high demand industry.
The number of technicians is expected to increase because of the huge production of hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles by all the major manufacturers and the increased number of motor vehicles on the road. The growing complexity of automotive technology, such as the use of computers, electronics, and emissions control equipment, increasingly necessitates that a car or truck be serviced by a skilled technician.
NYADI is open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, creed, origin, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status. To be eligible for admission, program applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years of age (or 17 years of age with parental consent)
- Complete an initial interview with our admissions team
- Hold a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma
- Know how to read and write in English
Additional information about admission requirements, tuition, and more can be found in NYADI’s college catalog.
AT100 – Performance Fundamentals
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of engine operation. Students will learn to identify engine components and to have a thorough understanding of the four-stroke cycle principle. Once engine operating principles are understood, the student will then learn to properly identify engine mechanical problems and perform pinpoint testing using state-of the-art equipment and diagnostic procedures.
AT102 – Steering & Suspension Systems
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities where students gain a thorough understanding of the theory, construction and design of vehicle steering and suspension systems. Topics discussed in this course include tires, wheels, wheel balance, wheel bearings and hubs.
AT108 – Automotive Electrical Foundations
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of an automobile electrical system. Emphasis will be placed on direct current electricity, basic electrical theory, series and parallel circuits, power distribution, electrical test equipment and the understanding of wiring diagrams.
CR103 – Unibody Analysis & Repair
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of unibody type chassis damage and repaired. Students will learn to properly measure, straighten and align body panels while using the frame machine and to locate hidden damages.
AT103 – Braking Systems
In this course students are provided classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the fundamentals of hydraulics and how it relates to a vehicle’s braking system. Master cylinders and power assist units will be discussed, diagnosed and repaired. Disc and drum brakes will be discussed, diagnosed, serviced and repaired.
CR104 – Non-Structural: Preparation & Plastics
In this course students are provided classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the preparation of body panels for repair. This will include the removal of trim and molding and protecting non-damaged panels. Repairs of rubber panels and bumpers will be demonstrated and students will learn how to repair movable glass.
AT110 – Electrical/Electronic Systems
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities where students building on material learned in AT108 Automotive Electrical Foundations use wiring diagrams to examine headlight, taillight, stoplight and turn/hazard light for operation and repair. Students are taught to use advanced diagnostic techniques to diagnose and repair electrical circuits associated with instrumentation, horn systems and wiper/washer systems. Students will learn on modern training aids using factory service procedures
AT112 – Engine Electronics
This lecture/laboratory course utilizes the students’ prior understanding of electrical/electronic principles to better comprehend the complex electronically controlled systems used to monitor engine operation and emission compliance. Additionally students will study the theory of operation, design and problem diagnosis of modern ignition systems.
CR105 – Non-Structural: Panel Analysis & Repair
In this course students are provided classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the removal, repair, replacement and adjustment of outer body panels. This will include the repair and alignment of doors, tailgates, trunk lids, hoods and fenders.
CR110 – Introduction to Refinishing
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities where the student is taught the proper procedures for using automotive refinishing equipment and the materials used in surface preparation and finish application. Emphasis is placed on personal safety, refinishing equipment and materials, surface preparation, masking, application techniques and other related topics.
CR106 – Non-Structural: Body Filling
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities where students gain a thorough understanding of the art of body filling. Panel straightening, body filling and proper sanding techniques will be the focus of this course.
AT215 – Climate Control
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the theory and operation of heating and air conditioning systems. Students will learn about heat transfer, temperature/pressure relationships and control systems. Heating, air conditioning and passenger comfort will be looked at using multi-zone automatic climate control trainers.
AT201 – Advanced Undercarriage
This course combines classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the design, construction and operation of the various types of anti-lock braking systems and traction/stability control systems. The student will also learn the principles of front and four wheel alignment and perform wheel alignments using computerized four-wheel alignment machines.
AT202 – Advanced Electrical Systems
This is a comprehensive lecture and laboratory class which builds on the two previous electrical/electronic courses. Emphasis is placed on the theory, operation, component identification and repair of audio and entertainment systems, power accessories such as power windows and locks, keyless entry, anti-theft systems and cruise control systems.
Contact Our Admissions Office for More Information
If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in automotive technology, consider NYADI The College of Transportation Technology in Jamaica, NY. With our career-focused training and low faculty-to-student ratio, we help you graduate ready to find a rewarding job in your field. To learn more, contact our admissions office today.