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

Automotive Technology: Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Certificate (AUTO-CC-CAR)

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 objective of the Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Certificate 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 at the Master Automotive Service Technician (MAST) level.

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 (MAST) Level.
  • 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 Technology: Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) program at Gateway 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.