Automotive Students Sit for ASE Exam
Students in the Automotive Technology Program at the Center for Career Services took the first step to creating a career for themselves in the automotive industry by taking the ASE Student Certification test earlier this month.
Automotive instructor Scott Nelson explained that there are no work experience requirements for student certification, an industry-recognized designation that comes from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
Once a student has passed one or more of the student certification tests, the certificate he or she receives is valid for two years.
Tests are available for automobile, collision repair and refinishing, in addition to truck service and repair. Students in Mr. Nelson’s class took the automobile certification tests. Topics they were tested on include maintenance and light repair, automobile service and technology, engine repair, automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, manual drive train and axles, and much more.
When students enter the BOCES two-year program, Mr. Nelson said they are required to study four different modules, with each module taking half of each school year to complete. The modules include steering suspension, brakes, engines and electricity.
Tests can be given during the fall (August through January) and spring (March through June). Students take the tests online, with each test containing between 40 and 80 questions.
“Pretty much everyone in my class has at least one certification in one of the areas that they studied and a lot of students have multiple certifications,” Mr. Nelson said.