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Curriculum Information Guide

Automotive Technology

Dr. Bahar Zoghi Moghadam, Acting Chair
Automotive Technology Department
School of Engineering Technology


Associate in Applied Science Degree

The automotive industry provides employment in the experimental development of gasoline, diesel and turbine powered vehicles and equipment, and their sales and service. Other mechanical, electrical, and fluid power oriented industries and operations provide similar employment.

Courses are designed to prepare the technician graduate for direct entry into automotive and other industries or consumer oriented employment. Many past graduates have continued their studies in a Bachelor’s Degree program in Automotive Management, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Engineering and other related fields.

Each student is assisted in selecting and achieving his/her goal through guidance provided by a faculty member who has a broad background of experience and technical preparation, and a genuine interest in the student’s success.

Typical Employment Opportunities:

Automotive Diagnostician
Equipment Designer and Installer
Warranty Processor
Research and Development Technician
Writer-Technical Literature
Dealership: Parts, Sales and Service
Service Instructor
Insurance Adjuster

Automotive Technology (AAS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have the technical skills, knowledge and ability to enter their chosen Automotive Technology discipline.
  • Graduates will have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Graduates will develop and be able to maintain the necessary knowledge to operate within all areas of land, sea and air (ground support) vehicles, equipment, facilities, service and operations.

This program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering, 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Harbor, MI 48108, 734-677-0720 www.atmae.org

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.