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2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology: Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Certificate

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The objective of the Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Certificate 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 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 and career) 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.

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 guidelines.

Each student accepted into the program must purchase or possess the tools required for the program, have a valid driver’s license, and wear an automotive uniform while attending classes. For more information, call the Program Coordinator, Professor Scott McFarland at (203) 285-2405 or e-mail at (smcfarland@gatewayct.edu).

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