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Turn your passion for cars into a career

An A.A.S. degree from Onondaga can jump start your career in the automotive industry

What You'll Learn

As a member of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, you'll learn techniques that are as technologically advanced and environmentally responsible. You’ll also learn about things like computer-controlled fuel and ignition systems, anti-lock brakes, microcomputer-controlled systems, and how to diagnose problems using the most advanced electronic tools.

Where You'll Go

As a graduate, you can pursue a wide variety of career opportunities in the automotive industry. Potential careers opportunities include: automotive technician, service representative, and electronic diagnostic technician. You can also pursue a four-year degree in fields like engineering, research, management, or education. 

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating


Popular careers, their growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Automotive Specialty Technician 3% Very High
Electronics Engineering Technician 1% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Positions included in this analysis do not all require a college certificate or degree.
  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Transfer Paths

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