Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology


Taconic's Automotive Technology program utilizes an experiential, problem-solving approach to provide students with expertise in the field of automobile maintenance and repair. In this National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF)-approved program, qualified instructors deliver comprehensive training and related curriculum in our state-of-the-art shop environment. Students not only learn to use the sophisticated tools required to diagnose and repair issues with both domestic and foreign vehicles, but they also acquire extensive mechanical, electrical and electronic service performance skills.

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Grade 9

Students learn and develop skills in automotive repair and maintenance through hands-on training and theory.

Grade 10

Students receive exposure to the basics of all eight NATEF/ASE certification areas to lay the foundation for more advanced instruction in junior year.

Grade 11

Students obtain advanced instruction in all NATEF/ASE certification areas.

Grade 12

Students hone their acquired skills through customer production work to transition from school to the workplace or post-secondary education.


Training/Skills You Will Learn

  • OSHA-10 Certification
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Electronic diagnostics
  • Transmision repair
  • Air conditioning repair
  • Brake, fuel, exhaust and suspension systems service
  • Service writing, billing, parts ordering and inventory control



Career Opportunities:

With a High School Degree
Entry Level Auto Service Technician
Salaries: $30,000-$40,000 per year

With a 2 Year College Degree
Automotive Design Engineer
Salaries: $45,000-$65,000 per year 

With a 4 Year College Degree
Mechanical Engineer
Salaries: $70,000+ per year


Automotive Technology Staff

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