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Do I need a post-secondary education to become an automotive technician?

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.

How often do classes start?

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.

Can I get financial aid to attend NYADI?

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

Is NYADI licensed?

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.

Is NYADI accredited?

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.

After I complete the program, will you help me find a job?

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.

What career options will I have after graduating from NYADI?

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