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Automotive Schools In N.Y.C.

Q. Dear Vincent Ciulla, I plan on retiring from NYC employment around 8/2005, at the age of 51. I have taken computer courses and made it through to networking, my final class, and relized I want to do what I really love to do and know how to, work on cars.

Automotive Schools In N.Y.C.

In my life time I was given a 1969 Ford Mach 1 and watched it be top end rebuilt where all the reading of the 4 stroke combustion engine finally became understandably clear, this was in 1976 or 1977. Since then I have worked on cars for gratis learning and love of doing it. I have done mostly top end work and clutch replacement and tranny swapping without any formalized instructional training.

I am interested in finding out from you any reputible auto training certificate issuing schools in the NY or Tri State area for me to persue a career. From reading your experience bibliography I would like to somewhat duplicate some of it for myself.

Thank you for your help,
C. G. Green

PS. With maybe missing 1 or 2 questions completely I got to the million mark.

A. I started learning auto mechanics in High School on Long Island. I went to the Nassau B.O.C.E.S. for four years starting with Small Engine Repair and finishing with Diesel Mechanics. (I also took a year of Offset Lithography too, but decided I didn't want to be a printer.) It's been a lot of years since I've been in New York (and I do miss it) so I may not be able to help you a lot.

Most of the SUNY collages offer degree courses in Automotive Technology. A few phone calls will get you information from them. There are many private collages that offer similar degree courses as well.

As far as trade schools go, I came up with four. You can contact them to get specific information.

New York Automotive and Diesel Institute

Apex Technical School
635 Avenue of the Americas
New York 10011
Tel. 212-645-3300

Bayside Automotive Technology Training Center
214-46 42nd Avenue
Bayside, NY 11361

Turner Trade School
35 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001

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