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The Catonsville car shop that's a laboratory for students

The Catonsville car shop that's a laboratory for students

Evan Buchman's first car was as old as he was. When he was 15, he got a 1998 Volvo V70.

The Catonsville teenager had plenty of work to do to make sure it ran smoothly.

He realized he enjoyed learning new skills — being able to repair his car — and he's making a career out of it.

The first-year student at Community College of Baltimore County is one of about 80 full-time students in the school's three-decade-old automotive service technology degree program.

Based on the Catonsville campus, it is designed to provide training for the next generation of car service technicians and mechanics. The college also offers night and weekend classes, essentially a...

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