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Automotive Technology: General Auto Service Certificate (AUTO-CC-GAS)

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 General Automotive Service program is designed to accommodate individuals desiring an understanding of engine operation and repair, along with knowledge of automotive electrical, brake, steering, and suspension systems.

Purpose:

  • To provide an understanding of automobile engine operation and repair.
  • To provide an understanding of automotive electrical theory and its application.
  • To provide in-depth theory of brake, steering, and suspension systems.
  • To provide an understanding of the relationship between scientific principles and their application in the automobile.

Target Population:

  • Individuals seeking entry-level employment opportunities in the automotive service field.
  • Individuals seeking to upgrade their technical skills.
  • Individuals preparing for career advancement opportunities in the automotive service field.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • 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: 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 certain tasks related to the occupation.
  • Apply knowledge of general engine diagnosis and repair, including but not limited to the engine’s: 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.

The courses in the program are accredited by Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (A.S.E.)

This Certificate will prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (A.S.E.) G1, A1, A4, A5, A6, A7 exams as well as additional automotive elective area selected.

Total Credits: 21