Small Engine Repair & Technology

Classroom Training

Classroom and hands-on training to learn to inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment. Jobs in this field may include working as a small engine mechanic or technician on generators, snow blowers, lawn mowers, personal watercraft, marine engines garden tractors, or other small engines.

This 16-week course meets twice weekly at the North Haven facility and is taught by tenured Gateway Automotive Department faculty. Curriculum aligns with subject matter competencies under the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) Certification(s) in 2-Stroke, 4-Stroke, and Electrical. Gateway is an approved EETC testing site.

Course content includes:

  • Safety
  • Tools
  • Fuel
  • Chemicals
  • Starting and charging the equipment
  • Training in inspection, disassembly, reconditioning, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Hands-on familiarity with a variety of equipment.

Students are encouraged to seek out independent internship and employment opportunities in this field.

Tools and repair manuals will be available for use during class. 

For more information contact:
The GREAT Center
Gateway Community College
20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 285-2300 / email