Automotive Technology

*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.








Provides an industry comparable setting where students work on automobiles from customers in the community. 

The course provides an overview of 

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. 



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.

Need help? 

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.

Call us: 718-993-5000

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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


"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.