Admission

Admission Requirements

1. To be admitted to the BOCES’ Automotive Technical Training program, a student must first earn a successful score on the Test of Basic Education (TABE). The TABE test covers basic math computation and reading comprehension.
2. A student must meet one of the following criteria:
a. Proof of a U.S. high school diploma or GED®
b. If from a war torn country, a self-certifying letter
c. An authorized evaluation of credentials if credentials are from another country
3. Personal interview. After individual counseling and review of the student’s ability to suc-ceed, a counselor may recommend a period of remediation before entry into the program.
4. New students must attend a 4-hour safety orientation before beginning this program.


Application Process

• Applications are accepted throughout the year. New students may begin on the first day of most modules.
• Adults must receive a successful score on the Test of Basic Education (TABE) test. The test covers basic math computation and reading comprehension.
o If you are concerned about your math or reading skills, take the Basic Skills class to boost your skills before you take the TABE.
o BOCES gives the TABE test several times each month at Wilson Tech’s Dix Hills campus. Test is $25.
o The test can only be taken once in a six-month period.
o Successfully passing TABE entitles an applicant to continue with the application process but does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
• Call (631) 261-3863 for an appointment to schedule your TABE test and an assessment with a career counselor.
• After you are admitted into the program, BOCES will notify you of the date of registration.


Handbook

Programs details and policies are described in full in the Automotive Technical Training Handbook. Read carefully.