Auto Mechanics

  • Auto Mechanics

  • Auto Mechanics I - Introduction to Auto Mechanics

    This course covers basic vehicle maintenance. Students will learn tune-ups and basic engine performance checks, tire and fluid service and repair. Students are introduced to suspension systems, braking systems, and basic automotive electrical systems, as well as the internal combustion engine and hybrid technology. Students are assessed using Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) style questions in preparation for future ASE exams. Tuition includes cost of textbook.

  • Auto Mechanics II - Steering and Brakes

    This course is a continuation of Auto Mechanics I and covers complete hydraulic brake systems including master and wheel cylinders, disc-brake calipers, “vacuum boosters,” and the refinishing of drum and disc brakes. Power and manual steering systems (including rack and pinion), suspension parts and front end alignment are also covered. Textbook from Auto Mechanics I will be required.


    Prerequisite: Auto Mechanics I

  • Auto Mechanics III - Auto Electrical / Electronic Systems

    Today’s automotive technicians must be familiar with electrical and electronic theory, diagnostics, and repair. Learn about shorts, open circuitry, voltage drops, and grounding AC-DC signals. Study battery service, starting, charging and lighting systems, as well as on-board computers, sensors, instruments, and accessories. Advanced hybrid technology is also covered. Learn how air conditioning, dash units, memory seats, and mirrors are controlled. Textbook from Auto Mechanics I will be required.

    Required additional cost: Students should have their own multimeter for this course.

    Prerequisites: Auto Mechanics I and II

  • Auto Mechanics IV - Engine Performance

    This course is both hands-on and theoretical in its approach to engine tuning and driveability problems. Topics covered include ignition systems, carburetors, fuel injection, computer control systems, and emissions systems. Based on the knowledge learned at the beginning of the course, the instructor will teach more advanced skills such as port fuel injections, C31 computercontrolled coil ignition, GMTBI and PFI advanced diagnosis, EFI on-board computer systems diagnosis, OBD II diagnosis, fuel injection, and the microprocessor control unit (MCU). Textbook from Auto Mechanics I will be required.


    Prerequisites: Auto Mechanics I and II

  • Automotive Alternative Fuels Technology V

    Millions of light- and heavy-duty alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles are used by state and federal agencies, private companies, and consumers. Alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles come in a variety of makes and models and run on a number of different fuels. This course is designed to familiarize students with the various types of alternate fuels in use today. Tuition includes cost of textbook.


    Prerequisite: Auto Mechanics I or similar knowledge or experience

Career Technical Education

  • Adult Education Career and Technical Education

    Michele Cohen, Principal
    mcohen1@nasboces.org
    516-622-6870

    Evening Program Office:
    adultreg@nasboces.org
    516-622-6950

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