Automotive Skills

  • 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

    Work Experience Opportunities:

    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:

    • Goodyear Auto Service Center
    • Honda City
    • Jiffy Lube
    • Millenium Honda
    • Nassau BOCES Transportation
    • Nassau County Department of Public Works
    • Pep Boys
    • Quick Lube
    • Rallye BMW
    • Rallye Lexus
    • Rallye Motors - BMW (Roslyn)
    • Tire Centers
    • Toyota Westbury Jeep
    • Westbury Nissan


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


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