Automotive Services

Automotive Services prepares students for entry level jobs in the automotive field. This program provides focused hands-on training as well as classroom instruction suited for diverse learning styles. Students will cover topics such as brake systems, suspension systems, beginning electrical including reading wire diagrams, and engine rebuild.


Characteristics of a successful student

  • A strong interest in some or all course material
  • Open-minded, eager to learn about new things
  • Excellent attendance
  • Interest and some ability in technical area
  • Parental support of the Career Studies program


Curriculum and materials used

  • Lab vehicles for hands on activities
  • Automotive textbooks
  • Instructional videos and online resources


Related career opportunities

  • Entry Level Technician
  • Lubrication Technician
  • Parts Specialist
  • Shop Assistant
  • Automotive Detailer
  • Auto Recycling Worker



  • Students who complete the two-year program meet the minimum hour requirement to sit for the New York State Inspection License Course.


Consultant Committee

  • Auto Zone
  • Armory Garage
  • Midas Auto Service
  • Nemith Motor Car Company
  • Warren Tire Service Center
  • HVCC

Contact Information

Danielle Bouton-Wales
Director of CTE

Rensselaer Educational Center

Columbia- Greene Educational Center

CTE on Twitter

Upcoming Events

Aug 07

Administrative Leadership Team Meeting

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aug 09

Wellness Committee Meeting

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aug 15

August Coffee Talk

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Aug 16

Regents Testing

August 16 - August 17
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