Small Engine Repair & Technology

Small Engine Repair & Technology

Schedule: 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

Instructor: Scott McFarland

CRN: # 4239

Tuition: (Includes Text Book): $1,200

Orientation: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3 p.m. Room N102, Downtown Campus, 20 Church Street, New Haven. Please bring a current resume. High School Diploma or GED required. For more information, contact program coordinator Ann Harrison at (203) 285-2309 or email

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 a week 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; and 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, provided by Connecticut’s Manufacturing, Energy and Transportation (CT-MET) Initiative.

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 for Apprenticeship guidelines.

Industry Credentials

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. Test fees are $49 each are the responsibility of the student. EETC study guides are available via the EETC website.


For more information contact:
Ann Harrison
Continuing Education Coordinator/CT-MET
Gateway Community College
20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-285-2309 / email