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A part-time job may be necessary for some students to support their education. You can meet with career advisors to get help with skills needed for job searching, such as resume writing. They can also help you secure an interview, but it’s up to you to use the advice and resources provided to look your best and give the best answers. Generally, career advisors will meet with students after they’ve completed at least two classes.

NYADI recognizes that automotive and diesel technology is constantly evolving and that technicians may need to increase their knowledge of new developments to remain competitive within the industry. We offer refresher courses that graduates can take at no extra charge.

To enroll in a refresher course, contact NYADI to notify the school of your interest. You’ll complete a Refresher Form, and the Registrar’s Office will determine your eligibility. They will coordinate scheduling for an updated version of the class you took.

If school is closed due to inclement weather or another emergency, in-person classes are canceled and replaced with a fully remote option. Students will have remote classes regardless of the type of class they have scheduled. For example, if a student has a lab on a day the school closes for inclement weather, the lab session moves online as it would for theory.

If a student is unsure whether the school is open or closed because of the weather, they’re advised to check their emails or the NYADI website for updates.

NYADI is the ideal mechanic school for veterans seeking a career in the automotive industry. Veterans’ benefits are available for those who qualify. During their time serving the country, many veterans develop a range of skills that apply in automotive tech roles, such as material handling or track vehicle repair. Being a part of the military also produces in veterans key transferrable skills, such as leadership and integrity, essential for any job.

The federal GI Bill program is perhaps the most noteworthy program for veterans because it helps them finance an education, whether it’s to pay for college, graduate school, trade and vocational schools, or similar degree or non-degree training programs. NYADI is proud to accept GI Bill benefits.

Veterans can also obtain reimbursement for several licensing and certification test fees, such as for ASE certifications, through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Additional scholarships and grants may be available to further cover costs. NYADI offers information for veterans to help them seize all opportunities for which they qualify.

Automotive training certification isn’t a legal requirement to apply for most auto mechanic jobs. However, obtaining certification can lead to increased opportunities and higher salaries.

Certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the industry standard. Auto technicians need at least two years of experience, or a combination of adequate training and one year of experience and must pass an exam to earn certification. Professionals must renew their certification every five years to stay relevant in the constantly evolving world of automotive technology.

Technicians can seek ASE certification in several automobile specialty areas, including engine performance, heating and air-conditioning, and brakes. Once a technician has obtained certification in all necessary areas, they can earn the status of ASE Master Technician. You can learn more about this credential in our ASE certification student guide.

A college tour is a great opportunity to get a feel for the campus and culture before applying. It can help a student determine if the school is the right fit for them, not only for the quality of the academic programs but also for other accommodations, like housing and career services.

For more information about upcoming tours, call the Admissions Office at 718-658-0006 to speak to a representative. You can also send an email to Directions to NYADI are also available with information about bus, subway, and rail transportation.

If there is a school closure due to inclement weather or other emergency, your classes will move to a fully remote option (meaning zoom and theory to be done from home that day whether or not you have lab or theory) For example, If it is normally a lab day for you, your lab will be changed to an online session for that day.

To verify if the school is opened or closed you should check on the website and/or email for an update. Then you will know how to proceed for the day.

The first step is to speak with an admissions rep or student services staff member. They’ll direct you to a change of session form you must complete. You’ll also need to schedule a meeting with the Bursar and Financial Aid Office to ensure your financial assistance will remain intact following the transition and determine a start date for the new session. Students may only return to classes at certain times throughout the semester outside the start date. Changing your session will incur a fee.

You can request an official transcript through the Registrar’s Office. The first step is to download and complete the transcript request form and email it to Each transcript request costs $10; students can submit a check or money order or pay by credit card. If paying with a credit card, students must fill out the Credit Card Authorization Form.

Transcript requests cannot be processed until the Bursar clears all financial accounts, so be sure to check on any outstanding balances before moving forward with the request. It takes approximately three to five business days for all requests to be processed and mailed to the provided address. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 718-658-0006 ext. 4015 with questions.

Failing a course because of poor attendance or low academic performance will result in needing to retake the class. Students will be charged again for each course they must retake. For the sake of achieving your educational and career goals and avoiding wasting the investment you made in the course, make every effort to pass each class. The following are several tips to help ensure you pass:

  • Commit to attending class
  • Read the syllabus to understand the course goals, instructor’s expectations, attendance policy, key dates for quizzes and exams, etc.
  • Participate in class discussions and take notes
  • Designate the appropriate amount of study time
  • Reach out to the instructor with questions
  • Attend group study sessions or explore tutoring

Goggles are necessary for ensuring students’ safety during hands-on training sessions. If you misplace your goggles, you can purchase a new pair for $10 through the Bursar’s Office.

You can contact the college, and let them know you would like to take a refresher class. There is no fee to do so. You can complete the “Refresher Form”, then the Registrar will determine eligibility and then will schedule you for the class we are offering that was a part of your major.

You have several options when you’re struggling with your coursework. One is to reach out to the instructor and inquire about office hours, where they can review concepts with you one-on-one and in more depth than is possible during class. Another is to seek tutoring services.

If the problem is not having a quiet space to devote to studying, students are encouraged to take advantage of the NYADI library. The facility features a quiet area for individual studying, tables for group studying, and meeting spaces. Students will also find a complete collection of books and other materials to help them understand concepts discussed in class or further their knowledge.

For students who struggle with time management and organization, NYADI can help with these concerns, as well. Contact NYADI’s Student Help Center, and be sure to notify the school of issues that may affect attendance or inhibit your ability to learn. Per NYADI’s Title IX policy, students can also seek reasonable accommodations for disability, pregnancy, and religion.

You may meet with our Career Advisors, in the Career Office. Generally, they meet with you after you complete two classes. We help with resume writing, interview skills and have many local connections in the automotive industry that we use to refer students too. Remember, we can get you the interview, but you have to be prepared to look and do your best.

Students who left or were dropped from the program must contact the Registrar’s Office to begin the re-entry process. You’ll complete a re-entry form and an essay detailing why you wish to come back and what your plans are for creating a different experience this time. You’ll also need to meet with the Bursar to pay $25 of the total $50 re-entry fee. The Bursar will also let you know if there is a balance on your account.

The next step is to meet with the Financial Aid Office to re-establish financing and decide when you’ll return. You’ll then meet with the re-entry committee, which ultimately determines your eligibility to return. If you’re accepted, you’ll be registered for a class.

Please note: Students who are out for longer than one calendar year will need to repeat all the classes for their major.

You can speak with the Academic Advisor about completing a change of major form. You also need to meet with the Financial Aid Office and Bursar to ensure any assistance you have is covered under the switch. You will incur a fee to change your major, and changes can only happen at the end or beginning of a semester.

Students can view their schedules by reviewing their student portals in Campus Café. You should receive an email when you first enroll with your username and password for Campus Café. Typically, your username is your first initial and last name, and your password is your student ID number. If you don’t have this information, contact a Student Services staff member for help.

Your advisor in Student Services can help you determine the classes you need to take to earn your degree. In addition to this information, they can let you know how many more classes you need and your current GPA. If you’re having any academic challenges, your advisor can help here, as well. Each new class a student is registered for will be posted on Campus Café.

Active students, the Bursar will contract you via telephone when your check is ready for pick-up. All others are mailed.

At the time of completing the Student Refund Request form, you would have been notified that it may take 3 to 4 weeks.

Generally, a student who has a TFC or Internal Payment plan will not have excess funds to request a refund check. Students can make inquiries with a staff member from the Financial Aid Department.

Certificate of program completion is only awarded if you have a zero balance.

You can speak with a staff member in the Financial Aid Department or the Bursar who will try to assist you. You can also speak with Career Services for job placement assistance.

NYADI internal policy is if a student is late making payments on their TFC Contract, we will reach out to that student via telephone, email or pulled from class. If we are unable to reach student, a slip is given to their Instructor to send the student to the Bursar’s Office or the schedule for the upcoming segment is placed on “Bursar Block” preventing you from attending until we speak with you or receive payment.

Yes, the TFC Contract stipulates that if a payment is not received 10 days from the due date, you will be charged a $10 late fee.

We advise you to come and speak with the Financial Aid Department or the Bursar. We will check the TFC website or contact TFC to find out why you have not received the TFC Payment Booklet. We also advise you that the contract you signed provides the date and amount to be paid so you should not wait for the TFC Payment Booklet.

An email is sent to your NYADI the College of Automotive & Diesel Technology email a week in advance from the Director of Student Services informing students the date and time of the Snap-on truck visit.

Student is advised to review with an Instructor items to purchase, complete the Snap-on voucher and bring to Bursar’s Office.

The Snap-on tool voucher can only be used once. We advise students to create an account at which you can use to purchase tools at a discount directly while enrolled.

You are required to pay the difference before the voucher can be submitted.

Once the Snap-on tool voucher is submitted to Snap-on; we advise students it may take 6 to 8 weeks for the items to ship via UPS.

Blank Snap-on tool voucher is handed to you when your status is graduate, your account reflects zero balance and your requesting clearance from the Bursar’s Office on the Graduation Clearance Check List.

Although some high school courses, such as certain math and technology classes, provide a good background for students who wish to become auto technicians, additional education is typically required to apply for jobs.

A post-secondary program, such as those offered at NYADI, is seen as ideal preparation for entry-level jobs among employers. Some employers also require applicants to have completed an apprenticeship.

Full-time classes begin every three weeks, and part-time classes start every five weeks. NYADI offers both options to ensure more students can gain the training they need while balancing other life responsibilities. Prospective students can learn more about upcoming start dates from the Admissions Office.

Email us here or call us at 718-658-0006 for more information and an admissions representative will contact you.

At NYADI, our goal is to help as many students as possible enroll and complete our programs to begin pursuing their career aspirations. Our financial aid services include helping students determine their eligibility for aid by completing the FAFSA form and establishing a tuition plan that suits their budget.

To find out if you qualify, contact the Financial Aid Office at 718-658-0006 ext. 4030 to speak to an advisor. You can also send an email with questions to

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.

NYADI is licensed by the New York State Education Department. Our school is also authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to award graduates with an Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) in Automotive Technology degree and an Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) in Automotive and Diesel Technology degree.

NYADI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Accreditation is voluntary and follows a peer-review process to help schools like NYADI more effectively deliver quality education.

The Career Services department offers guidance to help students with job placement. Students can obtain job search assistance, such as resume and cover letter writing and interview preparation. They also gain access to a broad network of local and national businesses within the industry. Services are available for currently enrolled students and alumni, and services come at no extra cost after enrollment.

With the skills you develop in our programs, you’ll be equipped to seek mechanic careers in numerous settings, from auto shops to car dealerships. The main tasks of automotive service techs include inspecting and repairing cars and light trucks, but they have many other responsibilities, as well. They test parts and systems, read technical manuals and charts, perform maintenance tasks, and interact with customers, among other duties.

What’s more, automotive service techs must know how to work on multiple car systems, such as traditional mechanical and electronic systems. They also need skills using various tools, from standard hand tools to complex computerized tools.

The concepts learned in our programs provide the job skills demanded of automotive service techs. NYADI graduates have the competencies necessary to pursue many types of careers. The following are just some types of tech roles to consider:

  • Auto parts store manager or owner
  • Automotive air-conditioning technician
  • Brake technician
  • Diagnostic/drivability technician
  • Electrical/electronic systems specialist
  • Fleet maintenance manager
  • Heavy-duty engine repair specialist
  • Heavy equipment maintenance technician
  • Industrial research and development specialist
  • Master diesel mechanic

Yes. Veterans benefits are available to those who qualify.

We’re recognized by several federal and state agencies, indicating the quality of our programs. These organizations include:

  • New York State Educational Department (ACCES)
  • New York State Department of Labor (DOL)
  • New State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • Automotive Service Association (ASA)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • US. Department of Education
  • U.S. Veterans Administration

At NYADI, we recognize it takes the best to be the best. As such, our graduates receive the exclusive Snap-on Tool set through our Snap-on Student Excellence Program (Snap-on SEP). This program enables full-time students with the necessary qualifications to buy Snap-on tools at discounted prices. Snap-on tools are among the highest quality professional tools available, and the brand invites industry experts, like those within the automotive industry, to provide feedback on how to improve tools.

All full-time students enrolled at NYADI and fulfilling curriculum requirements are eligible for the Snap-on SEP. They may purchase a roll cart/cab, a top chest, and up to $12,000 worth of tools they can use as they begin their careers. To register for the Snap-on SEP, students can visit the Snap-on website and follow its guidelines.

All our academic programs provide students with the most up-to-date training in the basics of automotive technology, as well as in electronics and computerization. Our goal is to ensure students receive the highest level of instruction possible to empower them to pursue their educational and career dreams.

The specific skills students will develop depend on the program they choose. NYADI offers the following programs:

No two students are alike; every student has a unique financial situation and obligations, and therefore their opportunities for aid differ. During your visit to our campus, be sure to schedule and attend an appointment with the Financial Aid Office to help determine your eligibility for various kinds of financial assistance.

NYADI is glad to offer financial aid to qualifying students through federal and state programs, such as grants, work-study opportunities, and loans. In addition to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students should submit the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application. See below NYADI’s codes necessary for completing both applications:

  • FAFSA school code is 035373
  • TAP code is 2322

Outside federal and state aid, NYADI offers a High School Student Scholarship Program in which high school graduates enrolling in our programs can earn either a partial, half, or full tuition scholarship to help cover the costs of their training. Students will complete an entrance exam to qualify for a scholarship. All students who complete the exam will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship toward their tuition.

Eligibility requirements may differ for certain state financial aid or scholarships. However, criteria for federal student aid programs are standard and include:

  • Being a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Having a valid Social Security number
  • Being enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying program
  • Maintaining adequate academic progress while enrolled in the program
  • Demonstrating a need for financial assistance
  • Having a high school diploma or GED/TASC, or passing an equivalent examination approved by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Confirming aid is intended for educational purposes only
  • Verifying the student has not defaulted on any student loan
  • Being registered with the U.S. Selective Service (if male)

The costs of enrolling at NYADI will depend on the program and the amount of financial aid a student receives. Scheduling a consultation with a financial aid advisor is the best way to get a more accurate estimate of what might be your overall costs.

Current students and graduates of NYADI can seek job placement assistance through our Career Services department. The team delivers a host of services to help you navigate the next steps in your career journey, whether it’s honing job search and application skills or getting you in contact with potential employers from our vast network of industry connections.

Our Employment Skills Enhancement Program is a great opportunity for enhancing your visibility among employers. Students will take a placement exam, which they must pass to earn an ESP certificate. Earning this certificate and passing the Student Exit/Performance Exam indicates a student’s knowledge and skill, and they may add these achievements to their resume to stand out against other applicants.

Students may not have to look far to find rewarding work. Careers at NYADI postings enable students to pass along their learning to future technicians as automatic technology or diesel technology instructors, as well as academic tutors. Note additional certification, education, or work experience may be required to apply for these open positions.

NYADI employs academic tutors to provide extra attention to those students struggling to comprehend their coursework. We also set aside Fridays as an additional tutoring day. Tutoring can be one-on-one with the student and their tutor, and we also host group study sessions for students to collaborate and develop a greater understanding of a particular topic.

The general process to apply to NYADI includes these steps:

  • Students or their parents will contact NYADI’s admissions department to schedule an interview
    • Interviews can be in-person at our campus or virtual, depending on the student’s needs
  • Students and parents will tour the campus and meet instructors
  • Admissions representatives will discuss which career options are best for the student and the training they will need
  • Representatives will determine if the student should be recommended for a seat in a scheduled class

For students who don’t have a high school diploma, the admissions process will also include discussing Test Assessment Secondary Completion (TASC) courses. NYADI offers the TASC program to help students earn their GED before starting a certificate or degree program.

Program start dates vary depending on the semester and whether students are enrolling full- or part-time. Additionally, class start dates differ based on space availability and may be subject to change. For further information about upcoming start dates, contact the admissions department.

High school students may register at any point during their senior year, but NYADI strongly encourages prospective students to register well in advance. This ensures that their seat is reserved in the desired program, enabling them to continue their education without delay and get on track with their career goals.

Automotive technicians are skilled in treating automotive systems and parts, as well as many types of vehicles, from small cars to large transports. They play a diagnostic role, inspecting vehicles and parts to determine what’s causing problems. They also perform routine maintenance checks.

Although many techs work in repair shops and car dealerships, others serve in specialized positions, such as preparing cars for shows.

Other common job responsibilities for auto techs include:

  • Conducting quality assurance on equipment and tools
  • Testing vehicles as part of regular inspections
  • Helping customers understand how to maintain their vehicles
  • Providing customers with price quotes
  • Maintaining records of maintenance projects and repairs

The title auto tech is often used interchangeably with mechanic. While the jobs are similar, they share some significant differences. Mechanics also conduct repairs and inspections, and some specialize in specific car parts, such as the engine or tires. An auto tech is sometimes seen as a more advanced role than a mechanic, although both require developing a key set of job skills. In general, becoming an auto tech requires more training.