Automotive Technology

  • Student does diagnostic work in the garage.

  • This course is certified by
    New York State

    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 tool and equipment safety
    • Basic automotive fundamentals
    • Hybrid vehicle safety
    In Addition, the Course Will Focus on:
    • 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.
    Career Opportunities
    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 (
    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.
  • College Agreements

    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    • Lincoln Technical Institute, NY
    • SUNY Morrisville, NY

    Work Experience Opportunities

    Barry Tech is one of the few 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. 

  • Automotive Tech

    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 high-tech, 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:

    • Advantage Nissan
    • Anchor Audi
    • Auto World Kia
    • Country Parkway Mobil
    • Gregoris Motors
    • Jiffy Lube
    • Legacy Infinity
    • Millennium Honda
    • Millennium Toyota
    • Paul Conte Chevrolet
    • Rallye Motors – BMW (Roslyn)
    • Westbury Toyota

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Admissions criteria: Strong reading and math skills, as well as good gross and fine motor coordination.

    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following:
    1.0 credit   Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit   Math
    1.0 credit   English
    1.0 credit   Science–Specialized

    This course is certified by
    New York State

    Teacher: Mr. Ed Stella

Engineering Technologies

Barry Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

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

    (516) 622-6812/6814