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Suffolk Ratchets Up Auto-Tech With Subaru University
Subaru University the automotive manufacturer’s training program will be added to the curriculum of Suffolk County Community College’s automotive technology program, it was announced by College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. Students in the program can acquire a Subaru training certification.
Suffolk County Community College offers an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology that is National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF) certified and designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians and professionals at automotive service facilities.
Suffolk offers four separate automotive programs that includes academic classes and automotive classes that fulfill the requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree.
The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, and the General Automotive ATAC I & ATAC II programs.
“Our automobiles are more technically advanced than ever and the need for highly skilled technicians continues to grow,” said President McKay who added that the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the number of qualified technicians needed nationwide will rise to approximately 780,000 by the year 2024, representing a 5% year-over-year increase in demand.
“Our students, as we continue to build our program, will be able to work in any dealership in the region,” McKay said. ‘We will be the premier training facility in the tristate region.”