In this age of computer-enhanced, fuel-injected automobiles, the modern automotive technician must be knowledgeable in many areas to be successful. These changes in auto technology have expanded the need for automotive technicians.
The Automotive Service Technician Co-op is a cooperative program where half of student learning is delivered through coursework at SUNY Erie and the other half from work based learning experiences at partnering automotive repair facilities. The purpose of the program is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and experience to be a successful automotive service technician, and to afford them practical opportunities to sharpen their skills and abilities.
Graduates of the Automotive Service Technician Co-op Certificate are eligible for positions as technicians, lead technicians, assistant foremen, shop foremen, parts managers, service managers, or salespersons.