Why Study Automotive Technology?

The Automotive Technology Center is an NC3 National Leadership Member and considered a model facility. Our 27,304 square-foot facility includes five classrooms, a certification room and a Snap-on Certified Lab with 10 lifts and customized Snap-on equipment. The College offers an AAS in Automotive Technology and Snap-on Industrial Certifications. RCC uses cutting edge academic technology in the Automotive Technology program.

The automotive technology program offers life-long learning opportunities to continually increase skills in the automotive industry and utilize the latest tools and equipment. This learning experience provides the highest level of marketable skills in the automotive industry.

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Graduates of Rockland Community College are provided with a clear path to meaningful careers that meet the needs of businesses and industry in the communities we serve. Our students are trained in specific skills that are needed by employers, and guided through a career path that leads directly to workforce opportunities. With affordable tuition, students who begin their college careers at RCC are ready to meet the demands of the real world.

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At Rockland Community College, you are provided with a Student Success Team that will help you with your academic journey, career exploration, transfer planning, support service referrals, and more! Your Team includes your Dean, Program Director, Faculty Advisor, Student Success Advisor, Connection Center Counselor, Financial Aid Advisor, Peer Mentors, and if you’re involved in any of these special programs, your Athletics, Honors, TRiO, and Veterans Advisors. During your first semester, you will take an ‘Introduction to the School’ course that will outline the various College offices and departments that can help you on your path.

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Career Outlook

The AAS degree in Automotive Technology provides students with a comprehensive automotive background in preparation for a career in automotive technology. Students who complete this degree program may find positions in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, automotive parts stores, or local governments.

Job Roles

Automotive Service Technician & Mechanic, Small Engine Mechanic, Sales, and Customer Service


Automotive Dealership, Independent Repair Shop, Automotive Parts Stores, and Local Government


Service Technicians and Mechanics

$53,260 NYS Average
National Average $51,940 annually

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

$56,920 NYS Average
National Average $55,220 annually

Employment and wage data by occupation are based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, which collects information from approximately 51,000 businesses. labor.ny.gov

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Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. RCC has become the “first choice” for parents and students. Thanks to our affordable tuition, students can save $100,000 on a college education by starting at RCC and transferring to outstanding four-year colleges.