“When I was a student at Smith High School, many years ago, we had a lot of antiquated equipment. Today, our students have access to equipment that some dealerships and our industry partners do not have. The training our students receive at A. E. Smith C.T.E. High School will allow them to be on par with the industry and will help them transition easily from our school to college or the work place.” - Rafael Guzman

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(718) 993-5000
Ever need a hand with a car emergency? Well, if you live in the NYC area, you’re in luck. There are 498 pairs of hands that can help you do everything from wheel alignment to engine repair at a fraction of the cost using state-of-the-art equipment at Alfred E. Smith CTE High School’s brand new automotive learning center.

Services Include:
Inspections, Oil Change, Tire Installation, Rotation & Balancing, Wheel Alignments, Suspension Replacement, Alternators, Batteries, Audio/Alarm Installation, Exhaust Systems, Performance Upgrades....and much more.

Partnership Opportunities
Interested in becoming a partner? Want to share your experience and resources with our students? Call to find out the benefits of becoming a Smith partner. 
Contact Rafael Guzman 
Assistant Principal C.T.E. 
at  (718) 993 - 5000

Program Description
Our N.A.T.E.F. (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified program offers students the rare opportunity to learn the Automotive service field in a real world setting. We train our students using the same equipment used in commercial service shops.This prepares our students for the competitive job market that they will face after graduation.11th and 12th grade students obtain internships at automotive dealerships across New York City and many of them gain employment upon completion of our program. ALL of our C.T.E. programs work collaboratively with the academic subjects to ensure that our students are provided with the necessary tools to become successful whether they choose post-secondary education or employment after graduation. 

*All of our C.T.E. Programs collaborate with our academic teaching professionals to ensure all students receive an integrated, cohesive learning experience that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

** All students are required to maintain good academic standings to participate in  C.T.E. programs.

 Areas of Instruction

9th Year
Introduction to the Automotive trade: Tools, Measurements, Hardware, Engine, Cooling Systems, Body Design & Construction, Tires & Rims.

10th Year
Brakes: Hydraulic Theory, Measurements, Disc & Drum Systems, Anti-lock Brakes, Brake System Electronics.
Steering and Suspension: 2 & 4 Wheel Drive Suspension, Front & Rear Wheel Drive Systems, Shock & Strut Service, 2 & 4 Wheel Alignment.

11th Year
Electrical Systems: Ohm's Law & Electrical Theory, Electrical Diagrams, 12 Volt Systems, Electrical Motors, Alternators, Resistors, Lighting Systems, Radios, Alarms & Accessories. 
Computer Controls: Fuel Injection, Computer Diagnosis, Sensors, Solenoids, Troubleshooting & Service.

12th Year
Live Automotive Repair: Provides an industry comparable setting where students work on automobiles from customers in the community. The course provides an overview of brake, suspension, steering, engine/drivetrain repair, as well as real world troubleshooting situations. The experience includes opportunities for customer relations, parts acquisition, inventory, and billing.

 Work-Based Learning Programs
"Training the Technicians of Tomorrow"

Youth Apprenticeship
Students and employers agree on a long-term plan of accumulating 2000 hours of on the job training at a participating dealership.

Cooperative Education
Students are released early from school to work part-time in a paid position of their related interest outside the school. Students must attend both academic and C.T.E. courses during the remainder of the day.

Short-term placement in an industry directly related to the student's program of study. 

Job Shadowing
Students "shadow" an employee at a workplace to learn about a particular occupation or industry. This assists students in refining their career objectives. 


Alfred E. Smith CTE HS has been ranked #2 in the Nation by AYES for Automotive Internships, as students are constantly placed in local automotive internships, including: BMW of Manhattan, Mercedes of Manhattan, Riverdale Chrysler, and Lexus of Queens. AES graduates readily fill specialized positions upon graduating high school and instantly become contributing citizens of our communities.

Student  Internships 2016   

      #        Grade   Location

      2          11      Pro Printing NY
      1          12      National Advertising 
      8          12      FDNY Fleet Services
      3          12      Chrysler Riverdale
      1          11       Lexus Manhattan
      1          11       Dept. of Transportation
      2          11       DCAS 
      8          11       NYPD
      2          10       GLB Towing
      2          11       La Sorsa Auto
      3          11       MTA

Alfred E. Smith CTE Auto Show Preview on Bronx Net
High School Annual Auto Show is coming up and students and a teacher join Christina Pagan for a closer look at their program and what we can expect.