Students Learn More About Innovative Auto Program

On Jan. 12, students from several classes in the Automotive Technology Program at the Center for Career Services got an inside look into the workings of the Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center at Rockland Community College.

That’s where high school graduates can enroll in the school’s associate’s degree program in automotive technology.

Students took a tour of the 27,000-square-foot facility, which includes five classrooms, a Snap-on certified lab, with 10 lifts and customized Snap-on equipment, considered the industry’s high-end tools of choice.

During the visit, 28 of them also applied to RCC's automotive program without having to incur the application fee.

 They also attended an information session on the program, gaining valuable information on the program’s on-the-job training at local Ford dealerships.

"This is a great automotive program," said school counselor Mayner Loria, who accompanied the group, along with auto instructor Scott Nelson and others. "It is reasonably priced and within close proximity to our students. They can pursue an associate's degree, and job placement is available upon graduation."