Through classroom and hands-on training, learn to inspect, service and repair motorized power equipment. The training covers safety, tools, fuel, chemicals, starting and charging; training in inspection, disassembly, reconditioning, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting; with regular hands-on practice on a variety of equipment. Taught by tenured automotive faculty member and master mechanic Scott McFarland. Tools and repair manuals will be available for use during class, provided by Connecticut's Manufacturing, Energy and Transportation (CT-MET) Initiative. You do not need to purchase your own tools or manuals to participate! Students are encouraged to seek out independent internship and employment opportunities in this field.
Schedule: Fall evenings 2014. Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 2 – December 18, 2014. 6-9 p.m. (No Class November 26)
Location: North Haven Campus, 88 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT
Tuition: $1,200 (Includes textbook)
Registration: Registrar's Office, Room N214, Downtown Campus, 20 Church Street, New Haven. Select Fall Term -- Course Name: Small Engine Repair & Technology – CRN # 4239. Registrar's Office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays (Except June & July).
Orientation: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 4 p.m. Room N102, Downtown Campus, 20 Church Street, New Haven. Please bring a current resume. For more information, contact program coordinator Ann Harrison at (203) 285-2309 or email AHarrison@gwcc.commnet.edu. For more non-credit course selections at Gateway Community College, search the Fall 2014 Catalog. A High School Diploma or GED is required for all workforce development programs.
This program is on the Eligible Training Program (ETPL) list for the CT Department of Labor if you are qualified for a training voucher. Veteran's Benefits may also apply. Visit your local CTWorks/American Job Center Career Center or Veteran's Affairs for information. As a non-credit program, traditional college financial aid does not apply. A Payment Plan is available.
Gateway Community College is an authorized testing site for the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) Certification(s) in 2-Stroke, 4-Stroke and Electrical exams. Instruction aligns with subject matter competencies. Test fees are $49 each are the responsibility of the student. EETC study guides are available via the EETC website.
This program is pending approval as related instruction for a small engine mechanic Registered Apprenticeship with the Connecticut Department of Labor. Other related instruction may include safety, math and blueprint reading. See program coordinator for details. A Registered Apprenticeship is an agreement between an employer and an employee. See www.ct.gov/dol for Apprenticeship guidelines.