Auto Technician Program


SUNY Corning Community College’s Automotive Program is (will be, spring 2024ish) ASE Education Foundation accredited. It was developed with regional employers who need to hire qualified automotive technicians. Students who successfully complete the program are ready to enter the workforce immediately, with skills and competencies required to safely service vehicles and work in the automotive repair center environment at an entry level position.

Auto Tech


This 711-hour program (approximately 30 weeks) features a combination of class, hands-on labs, and internships at area employers and is in alignment with ASE Maintenance & Light Repair standards. It offers instruction in:

  • Basic vehicle service
  • Brakes
  • Steering/suspension
  • Electrical, multimeters, lab scopes
  • Scan tools, code diagnosis
  • Electric and hybrid vehicle safety, service, and high voltage batteries

Graduates leave our program having passed the following: Snap on Battery, Multimeter, TPMS, Scan Tool, and tire balancer certifications. Other opportunities include NYSI license, ASE G1, ASE HV safety, SP/2 safety training, and OEM level dealership training available through Subaru and others. Students also complete internship experiences and tours of area automotive repair centers.


To be considered for the program, students must: have a high school diploma or GED; have a valid drivers license; attend an information session/interview; and commit to attending all program sessions (daily attendance is mandatory for this program).

Next Consecutive Trainings - Register Now!

Training Offered Consecutively:

Introduction to Automotive Services: 
September 2, 2024 - October 24, 2024;
Tuesday - Friday, 8am - 3pm

Automotive Chassis Systems and NYSI:

October 25, 2024 - December 20, 2024;
Tuesday - Friday, 8am - 3pm

Automotive Engine Controls and HVAC Systems:
January 7, 2025 - February 28, 2025;
Tuesday - Friday, 8am - 3pm

Automotive: Hybrid and Electric Vehicles:
March 4, 2025 - April 25, 2025;
Tuesday - Friday, 8am - 3pm

Training Location:
Corning Community College Airport Corporate Park
Auto Lab
360 Daniel Zenker Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845

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Email or call 607-936-5501 for more information on upcoming dates or opportunities for your corporate training needs!

Businesses in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben interested in seeking funding to send promising leaders from their organizations to this training should contact CSS Workforce NY at  607-937-8337.

SUNY Corning Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to students with disabilities. If you believe that you will need accommodations while taking this course, please contact Accessibility Services by phone 607-962-9262 or email to begin the process of requesting accommodations. We strive to coordinate accommodations in a timely manner, but some accommodations may not be available when you need them if you do not give timely notice.


Jason Kellogg

Jason is our Director of Automotive Technology with over 7 years of experience in higher
education, 22 years of automotive experience, and is a current ASE Master and GM World
Class Technician. Jason is responsible for the Automotive Certificate Program at our Corning Community College Airport Corporate Park location focused on hybrid and electric vehicles, along with the support of area dealerships and service centers. Jason is also an Assistant Professor who will be teaching the majority of the automotive classes within this program.