Prepare for Nationally Recognized Certifications

Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to be a valuable auto technician. You will learn to use up-to-date electronic diagnostic equipment, measurement devices and standard hand tools to precisely diagnose, service and repair cars, SUV’s and light duty trucks. The Automotive Technical Training program at Western Suffolk BOCES is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation.

Western Suffolk BOCES’ program offers a low student-to-teacher ratio that allows many opportunities for highly personalized, hands-on instruction. The program helps prepares students to work in auto dealer-ships, auto repair shops or similar settings as an entry-level automotive technician. Classes are held at Western Suffolk BOCES.

“ASE Education Foundation accreditation means credibility, prestige and recognition for excellence.”

What are the basic requirements to be an Automotive Technician?

You must have a high school diploma or equivalent plus a satisfactory score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which is given several times a year at Western Suffolk BOCES. Excellent personal references and a personal interview are also required.

Employment Outlook

Automotive Technicians identify mechanical problems using sophisticated diagnostic equipment. These computers help mechanics analyze the various systems that power today’s vehicles and help ensure that proper repairs and maintenance are performed. Today’s mechanics must also have the knowledge and skills to perform basic care and maintenance of vehicles. Western Suffolk BOCES offers lifetime job placement services to help graduates find jobs upon graduation and even years later.

To learn more about the nature of the work, training and other needed qualifications, employment levels, job outlook, potential earnings, related occupations and sources of additional information, here is what the U.S. Department of Labor reports for the job title Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics. Learn more about the occupational outlook and what auto technicians and mechanics do.

Gainful Employment for Automotive Tech

To help prospective students make informed choices about the full-time programs Western Suffolk BOCES offers, details about tuition, graduation rates and more are available as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Job Placement

Western Suffolk BOCES trains you for a great career and then helps you find that all important first job. Our Job Placement Office offers lifetime placement to help you advance in your chosen field.


ASE Education Foundation
1503 Edwards Ferry Road, NE
Suite 401
Leesburg, VA 20175

Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 396-3898