Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Automotive Technology: Automotive Management, AS (AUTO-AS-AM)

Location(s): Gateway, Naugatuck Valley

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The complexity of the automobile requires more sophisticated technicians and specialists than ever before. The need for qualified personnel has expanded beyond the bay into service and shop management. Until now students had to decide whether to take the Automotive Technician Program Degrees or a Business Degree if they aspired towards Automotive Management. The Management Option creates a sensible way for employers to fill management positions.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Apply Language Arts and Communications skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to: reading, writing, and oral communication.
  • Use scientific methods and critical thinking to solve problems in Science related to the occupation, including but not limited to: electricity, chemical reactions, heat, motion, and hydraulics.
  • Demonstrate Workplace Skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to, preparing a resume, seeking employment, maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment, demonstrating workplace ethics and teamwork.
  • Apply knowledge of Computer Applications including word processing, spreadsheets, graphs and other software related to the occupation.
  • 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 certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Apply knowledge of general engine diagnosis and repair, including but not limited to the engines: cylinder heads, valve train, block, lubrication, and cooling system.
  • Apply knowledge of suspension and steering systems (including wheel and tire), diagnosis, service, adjustments, alignment and repair.
  • Apply knowledge of general disc and/or drum brake system, hydraulics, power assist, and ABS (antilock brakes), maintenance, adjustment, diagnosis, and repair.
  • Apply knowledge of general electrical/electronic systems, including but not limited to: starting, charging, lighting, wiring, accessories, diagnosis and repair.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of management, human resources, and organizational development in an entry-level management position.
  • Understand and practice the various functions of management as well as the nature and responsibilities of a manager.
  • Interpret management information from various sources such as financial statements, annual reports, and publications.
  • Demonstrate a responsible attitude in relationships with employers, fellow employees, working groups, and the macro-environment.