Automotive Technologies at MCC encompasses four separate programs,
three of which lead to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree,
and one that leads to a Certificate of Completion. All four programs
combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare students
for careers as automotive technicians. As the automotive industry advances
with sophisticated technology, employment opportunities will continue
to increase for technicians who are more highly skilled than mechanics
of the past.
Within five to nine semesters, the student completes their degree and
works in the industry as an automotive technician. The program is demanding
and students must be willing to commit themselves to both work and study.
AUTOMOTIVE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Attendance at an Automotive information session is required before
beginning any of the four Automotive programs. Informational
meetings are held detailing admissions requirements, individual
program details, job opportunities, a tour of the facilities and scholarship
availability. Students must have a high school diploma or equivalency
and a valid driver's license for these programs. Recommended courses
include mathematics, physics or physical science, and computer familiarity.
Tuition assistance paperwork and information on grants and loans are
available by calling the Financial Aid office at 585-292-2050. Please
allow at least eight weeks for processing. Students are encouraged to
Apprentice Training: Automotive (A.A.S. Degree)
Automotive Apprentice Training is a three-year, nine-semester program.
It's demanding nature means the student must be willing to make a major
commitment to both work and study for the three-year period. The apprentice
works full time during the day in the industry, and attends MCC two
or three nights a week.
Automotive Technology Certificate Program
The Certificate in Automotive Technology is a one-year, fifty-week, thirty-credit program for students who do not wish to pursue a degree, but would prefer to enter the workforce as soon as possible. Each specialized subject is dealt with in the classroom and the hands-on laboratory. Students need no prior automotive skills to begin the program. The student may start in any semester. The courses in this certificate program are the same credit bearing courses offered in the degree program and are applicable should the student decide at a later date to pursue the AAS degree in Automotive Technology at MCC.
Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) (A.A.S. Degree)
This is a two-year, five-semester program. It alternates college instruction
with on-the-job GM dealership training. General Motors and Monroe Community
College have joined forces to provide appropriate "high-tech"
instruction and a cooperative work experience at participating GM dealers
in the Western New York Region (Utica to the Pennsylvania border).
Technical Educational Network (T-TEN) (A.A.S. Degree)
This is a two year, five-semester program. It alternates college instruction
with on-the-job Lexus/Toyota dealership training. Lexus/Toyota Motor
Sales and Monroe Community College are working together to provide this
"high-tech" instruction and cooperative work experience at
participating Lexus and Toyota dealers in the Western New York State
region (Utica to the Pennsylvania border).