GC Tech | Engineering Technologies | Automotive Technology in Long Island
With the technological advancements of today’s automobile, even routine maintenance procedures require analytical thinking, dexterity and patience. In this fast-paced course, students will be trained to use state-of-the-art diagnostic, machining and hydraulic test equipment.
Future Technicians Will Learn:
•Hand tools and equipment safety
•Basic automotive fundamentals
•Hybrid vehicle safety
In Addition, the Course Will Focus on National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation:
- A5 brakes
- A6 electrical
- A8 engine performance
- A4 suspension
These 4 core Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas prepare students for automotive certifications. Each area of focus is instructed by ASE certified technicians with 20 years of automotive experience.
There is a great demand for qualified auto technicians in service stations, small repair shops and new car dealerships. Graduates may pursue further training at technical colleges and seek associate degrees in automotive technology. Job growth is an estimated 17.2 percent (Monster.com). This is faster than average when compared to other industries. Positions such as automotive technician, service technician, front end specialist, service manager, service writer and shop specialist are just a few that are available for today’s technician.
Work Experience Opportunities:
Barry Tech and GC Tech are two New York State high schools selected to be an Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) Training Center. Our automotive program has passed the rigorous industry standards established by ASE. Students who fulfill the competencies of the program are fully qualified as entry-level technicians. Local dealers have partnered with us to give students who demonstrate a commitment to high standards an opportunity for paid summer internships between their junior and senior years. The Snap-On Tool Company offers a scholarship as part of this internship experience, which may lead to a hightech, well-paying automotive position.
Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:
•Auto World Kia
•Country Parkway Mobil
•Paul Conte Chevrolet
•Rallye Motors – BMW (Roslyn)
•NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation)
Our Alumni Job Portal provides listings posted by our business partners. Check out the listings below to find any available career opportunities.
We are looking to our team. The ideal candidate is someone eager to learn & make a lasting career with us. While experience is valued, we're open to training individuals with a strong willingness to learn that wish to pursue a career in Auto Body.
Looking for a full-time diesel mechanic Monday through Friday 7am-3pm to change oil, grease, clean machinery and other light duties in the shop. Need clean drivers license.
Oyster Bay Marine Center is the only full-service boatyard and Marina on Oyster Bay Harbor, in the heart of the Gold Coast of Long Island. It is a deep-water facility with service that revolves around the customer and provides easy access to the great town of Oyster Bay. Oyster Bay Marine Center is looking for a marine mechanic with experience working on gas and diesel engines. Certifications are not required but are a plus.
Repair of forklifts, equipment and fleet accounts, On-site and shop repairs, drivers license needed to drive company service truck.