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We offer the following programs for Autos and Engines:

 
  • Auto Collision (250 Hours)
  • Auto Service Technician (280 Hours)
  • Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair (36 Hours)
  • Motorcycle Diagnostics (36 Hours)
  • Small Engine Repair (36 Hours)
Auto Collision (250 Hours)
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Kenton Career Center
151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
 
Tuition: $2,900
Financial assistance may be available through ACCES-VR, BETC/ECC One Stop, NETC, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, or other sources.
 
Get started by attending an orientation session at the Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center.
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Gain an understanding of the safe and proper use of all collision repair hand and pnematic tools.  Learn the repair procedures used to restore vehicles to pre-accident condition such as: sheet metal repair and rough out, use of plastic body filler, panel replacement, bumper and plastic repair, corrosion protection, refinishing and safety, spraying techniques, surface preparation and undercoats, and introduction to the proper use of base coats and clear coats.
 
Receive an introduction to MIG welding equipment and techniques.
 
This program will prepare you for the I-CAR certification exams in Refinishing and Non-Structural.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • A TABE score of 8.0 in reading and 7.0 in math is required*.
  • A personal interview will be conducted.
  • A $300 security deposit is required.
  • A valid NYS Driver’s License is required.
 
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
Previous employers include Basil Chevrolet, Carubba Collision, Steven’s Collision, West-Herr Automotive Group, and Don’s Auto Body.  Entry level Automotive Collision Technicians can expect to earn an average of $28,000/year.  After 3-5 years, compensation is a performance driven wage of $70,000 – $100,000/year.  A Placement Specialist is on staff to assist you with resume writing and interview skills.
 
CONTACT US
Gene Sprecker, Program Manager
Katie Hochadel, Clerical
(716) 821 - 7196
 
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*Exceptions to admission scores may be considered based on work history, prior education, personal interview, and employer recommendations.
Auto Service Technician (280 Hours)
Fall 2019

Kenton Career Center
151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Monday - Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuition: $3,300
The cost of the program is $3,300.  Financial assistance may be available through ACCES-VR, BETC/ECC One Stop, NETC, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, or other sources.
 
Get started by attending an orientation session at the Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center.
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Gain an understanding of the safe and proper diagnostic and repair procedures.  Get hands-on experience with tools and equipment, preventative maintenance, brake system repair, steering and suspension service, electrical system maintenance, engine performace, including diagnostic scanner use, and New York State Inspection procedures.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • A TABE score of 7.0 in reading and 7.0 in math is required*.
  • A personal interview will be conducted.
  • A $300 security deposit is required.
  • A valid NYS Driver’s License is required.
 
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
Previous employers include Ray Laks Honda, Auction Direct USA, Mike Smith Buick GMC, and West Herr Automotive Group.  Entry level Automotive Service Technicians can expect to earn an average of $12.00/hour.  A Placement Specialist is on staff to assist you with resume writing and interview skills.
 
CONTACT US
Gene Sprecker, Program Manager
Katie Hochadel, Clerical
(716) 821 - 7196
 
Button for orientation schedule
 
*Exceptions to admission scores may be considered based on work history, prior education, personal interview, and employer recommendations.
Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair (36 Hours)
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Kenton Career Center
151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150
 
Monday & Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
Tuition: $500
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This course will cover basic motorcycle maintenance including hand tools, shop equipment and shop safety, oil changes, engines transmissions and primary drives. Also covered will be tire and tube inspection and replacement, basic engine cooling and lubrication cable and clutch adjustments along with basic fuel system maintenance and theory. Washing, waxing and winter storage will also be covered. With comprehensive hands-on instruction, students will learn what it takes to be an entry-level technician in the field of Motorcycle Repair.
 
 
Questions, please call (716) 821 - 7502.
Motorcycle Diagnostics (36 Hours)
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Kenton Career Center
151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Monday & Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
Tuition: $500
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
During this 36 hour program you will learn trouble shooting and diagnostics of Motorcycles. We will cover the following systems: frame and suspension, accessories, two-stroke engine overhaul, four-stroke engine, power transmissions.
Prerequisite: Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair.

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Questions, please call (716) 821 - 7502.
Small Engine Repair (36 Hours)
February 26, 2019 - April 4, 2019
 
Kenton Career Center
151 Two Mile Creek Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150
 
Tuesday & Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
Tuition: $500
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This course provides instruction in the theory and operation of two and four cycle engines and outboard motors. Instruction is also provided in the special tools, parts and procedures used in the cleaning, repair, and inspection of the engines. Ignition, fuel, and combustion systems, engine tune-up, and troubleshooting will be covered.
 
 
Questions, please call (716) 821 - 7502.