Automotive Skills

  • Two students conduct work on a car in the garage.

    Barry Tech | Engineering Technologies | Auto Skills in Long Island

  • About This Course

    In this course, students will progress from basic to advanced skills in the automotive technology field. Students will receive a basic introduction to automotive careers, learn about certifications, and practice using basic hand and power tools, as well as other equipment, such as an oxygen/acetylene torch. Students will learn suspension and steering work, including inspecting and replacing shock absorbers and MacPherson struts, and identifying the parts of a rack and pinion system. Cooling systems, basic electrical systems and engine performance will also be covered. This course stresses proper dress code, punctuality and responsibility. Many of our students will compete in industry-based competitions.

  • Using the Tools and Equipment of the Trade, Young Technicians Will Learn How to:

    • Jack and support a vehicle
    • Remove and replace exhaust systems, disc and drum brake systems
    • Machine cut discs and drums
    • Balance and rotate tires
    • Remove a tire from a rim using a tire changer
    • Perform general maintenance, including oil and filter replacement, chassis lubrication and fluid level check

  • Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
    Course length: 1 or 2 years
    Placement: Skills 
    Location: Barry Tech

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  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814

    GC Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814