March 5, 2019
TO: The College Community
FROM: Louis J. Petrizzo, Executive Vice President, Administrator in Charge
SUBJECT: College to Host Second Annual Women in Automotive Symposium-Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Automotive Technology Building (AU) on the Ammerman Campus
The College’s Automotive Technology Program will again host a forum for participants to share their inspirational stories and professional experiences that occurred along their path to success in the automotive industry. This event has been organized by Assistant Professor Teresa Noto and is supported through the program’s Career and Technical Education Act (CTEA/Perkins IV) grant funds.
This year’s event includes a panel of speakers featuring four women in significant automotive dealership leadership positions here on Long Island. The panel will discuss career opportunities that are currently available in the field and will walk participants through a typical work day. Participants will also be able to ask questions, gather information and network in a friendly supportive environment.
The following leaders from Long Island’s automotive industry will be our guest speakers:
- Nancy Buzzetta: Managing Partner, Competition Auto Group
- Linda Garelli: Service Director, Sunrise Toyota & Sunrise Toyota North
- Dina Burns: Vice President, Burns Motor Company
- Stephanie Horn: CFO, Rallye Automotive Group
Please extend an invitation to students, faculty and administrators who might be interested in attending this event. As seating is limited, you are encouraged to RSVP by calling Liz Paterson at (631) 451-4900.
“In our region, experienced technicians can make upwards of $100,000 annually,” said David Macholz, Academic Chair and Director of Automotive Technology at Suffolk. While many graduates of the program often become technicians, many students also branch out into other areas, including service, finance, sales and more. A general manager at a Long Island-based dealership will often command a salary of $250,000, with some significantly higher, according to Macholz.
Suffolk County Community College offers multiple certificate and A.A.S. degree programs in Automotive Technology that are National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF) certified and designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians and professionals at automotive service facilities.
New Programs for fall 2019 include an Automotive Business A.A.S. Degree and Automotive Business Certificate options.
Suffolk’s automotive programs include academic classes and automotive classes that fulfill the requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree.
The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, the General Automotive ATAC, the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate and Automotive Business Certificate and A.A.S. programs.
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