May 29, 2024  
2024-25 Curriculum Guide 
    
2024-25 Curriculum Guide

Automotive Technology: Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), AS (AUTO-AS-CAR)

Location(s): Gateway, Naugatuck Valley


This 2024-25 Curriculum Guide is intended as a reference for Fall 2024 registration. The complete 2024-25 Academic Catalog will be finalized on July 1, 2024.


The objective of the Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Degree Program is to educate those seeking employment in the field of automotive technology. It will prepare students for entry-level employment as Automotive Technicians. The Automotive Technician field has been in very high demand in the State, and it is growing! The intent of the program is to meet the growing need for technicians in Connecticut and the nation. This program furthers the college’s mission to “respond to the changing academic, occupational, technological needs” by offering “a broad range of credit (technical, career, and academic) programs and courses leading to employment, transfer, and lifelong learning.” The automotive curriculum is designed to meet all Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (A.S.E.) Accredited Training Program requirements for national accreditation.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the graduates should be able to:

  • Meet all the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (A.S.E.) Accredited Training Program required outcomes for Master certification.
  • Demonstrate workplace skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to resume preparation, seeking employment, maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment, demonstrating workplace ethics, and teamwork.
  • Apply knowledge of theory and safety to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation
  • Identify and use appropriate tools, testing, and measurement equipment to accomplish certain tasks related to the occupation
  • Use current reference and training materials from accepted industry publications and standards to accomplish specific tasks
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all fundamental automotive concepts as outlined by ASE Accredited Training Program requirements.

The Automotive Technician program at Naugatuck Valley Community College is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation as an ASE Accredited Training Program. This Program will prepare Students for the G1, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 & L1 ASE exams upon completion of work length time requirements. Students interested in continuing to a bachelor’s degree should pursue the Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Service Associates (CARS) of Applied Science Degree program which will prepare them for to prepare for C1 and P1 ASE exams.