Sep 24, 2018  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog

Automotive Technology: Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), AAS


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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 the college service area. 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 transfer, employment and lifelong learning.” The automotive curriculum is designed to meet all ASE Accredited Training Program requirements for national accreditation. For more information, contact Scott McFarland, Program Coordinator at (203) 285-2405 or e-mail at (smcfarland@gatewayct.edu).

Program Outcomes

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

  • Meet all ASE Accredited Training Program required outcomes for MAST 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.

Suggested Course Sequence


Total Semester Credits: 15


Second Semester


Total Semester Credits: 12


Summer Semester


Total Semester Credits: 4


Third Semester


Total Semester Credits: 14


Fourth Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15-16


Total Program Credits: 60-61


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