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AUT 111 - Intro to Auto Tech I

Credits: 6
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 6
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course starts with an introduction to occupations with a directed focus on automotive repair technology and related industries. Students use specialized equipment, service information and service bulletins. The course will develop student knowledge and skills in entry level tasks required when working in a repair related occupation.
Competencies
  1. Evaluate the Automotive Repair Industry.
    1. Investigate the evolution of the automobile.
    2. Identify automotive service related positions.
    3. Discuss how to prepare for a career in the automotive industry.
    4. Discuss the level of training and experience needed as a service technician.
    5. Explore the eight areas of ASE certification.
    6. Examine the process in becoming ASE certified.
    7. Investigate automotive related job trends using current BLS statistics.
  2. Examine environmental and hazardous materials.
    1. Investigate government agencies.
    2. Follow manufacturer’s warnings and government regulations.
    3. Define hazardous material.
    4. Complete S/P2 training and certification.
    5. Locate and demonstrate knowledge of material safety data sheets (MSDS).
  3. Perform proper shop safety procedures.
    1. Identify general shop safety rules and procedures.
    2. Utilize safe procedures for handling of tools and equipment.
    3. Identify and use proper placement of floor jacks and jack stands.
    4. Identify and use proper procedures for safe lift operation.
    5. Utilize proper ventilation procedures for working within the lab/shop area.
    6. Identify marked safety areas.
    7. Identify the location and the types of fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment; demonstrate knowledge of the procedures for using fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment.
    8. Identify the location and use of eye wash stations.
    9. Identify the location of the posted evacuation routes.
    10. Comply with the required use of safety glasses, ear protection, gloves, and shoes during lab/shop activities.
    11. Identify and wear appropriate clothing for lab/shop activities.
    12. Secure hair and jewelry for lab/shop activities.
  4. Explain various safety precautions related to vehicle service.
    1. Demonstrate awareness of the safety aspects of supplemental restraint systems (SRS), electronic brake control systems, and hybrid vehicle high voltage circuits.
    2. Demonstrate awareness of the safety aspects of high voltage circuits (such as high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, ignition systems, injection systems, etc.).
  5. Use automotive tools and equipment.
    1. Identify tools and their usage in automotive applications.
    2. Identify standard and metric designation.
    3. Demonstrate safe handling and use of appropriate tools.
    4. Demonstrate proper cleaning, storage, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
    5. Inventory personal hand tools.
    6. Complete a project using common hand tools.
    7. Elevate a car on a hoist.
    8. Raise a car with a floor jack.
    9. Support a car on jack stands.
  6. Analyze automotive service information.
    1. Using an owner’s manual, locate vehicle specific information.
    2. Utilize vehicle specific information using manufacturer’s service information.
    3. Locate vehicle specific information using generic service information.
    4. Analyze vehicle specific information using electronic service information.
    5. Locate service bulletins by vehicle application.
    6. Identify industry standard labor times using labor estimating guides.
    7. Locate and interpret vehicle service decals, warning labels, and component identification numbers.
    8. Interpret vehicle identification numbers (VIN).
  7. Assess Fasteners.
    1. Identify fasteners.
    2. Examine clamping force.
    3. Examine torquing methods.
    4. Interpret torque patterns and increments.
    5. Demonstrate proper thread repair in aluminum and steel.
    6. Perform common fastener and thread repair, to include: remove broken bolt, restore internal and external threads, and repair internal threads with thread insert.
  8. Perform mechanical measurements.
    1. Examine different measuring systems.
    2. Interpret common conversions.
    3. Use a straight edge and feeler gauge to make a measurement.
    4. Perform measurements using a dial caliper.
    5. Use an outside micrometer to make measurements.
    6. Make measurements using a split-ball gauge.
    7. Make measurements using a telescoping gauge.
    8. Perform measurements using a dial indicator.
    9. Measure rotating bearing preload torque.
    10. Measure shaft end play, determine necessary action.
    11. Generate measurements using other precision measuring tools.
  9. Evaluate dealership/repair facility organizational structure.
    1. Identify key personnel of dealership/repair facility.
    2. Investigate the responsibility of each element.
    3. Diagram the organizational structure of dealership/repair facility.
  10. Analyze the steps in preparing a vehicle for service.
    1. Identify information needed and the service requested on a repair order.
    2. Identify purpose and demonstrate proper use of fender covers, mats.
    3. Demonstrate use of the three C’s (concern, cause, and correction).
    4. Review vehicle service history.
    5. Complete work order to include customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concern, related service history, cause, and correction.
    6. Ensure vehicle is prepared to return to customer per school/company policy (floor mats, steering wheel cover, etc.).
  11. Analyze manufacturer’s warranties.
    1. Compare warranty procedures from model year to model year.
    2. Examine procedures for completing warranty forms.
    3. Determine warranty claim validity.
  12. Analyze the vehicle delivery process.
    1. Discuss customer expectations and satisfaction.
    2. Explain the importance of overall vehicle appearance prior to delivery.
    3. Perform new and pre-owned vehicle inspections.
    4. Discuss wind noise and water leak repair.
  13. Examine Tire and Wheel Service.
    1. Inspect tire condition; identify tire wear patterns; check for correct size and application (load and speed ratings) and adjust air pressure; determine necessary action.
    2. Rotate tires according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
    3. Install wheel and torque lug nuts to manufacturer specifications.
    4. Dismount, inspect, and remount tire on wheel; balance wheel and tire assembly (static and dynamic).
    5. Dismount, inspect, and remount tire on wheel equipped with tire pressure monitoring system sensor.
    6. Inspect tire and wheel assembly for air loss; perform necessary action.
    7. Repair tire using internal patch.
    8. Identify and test tire pressure monitoring systems (indirect and direct) for operation; verify operation of instrument panel lamps.
    9. Demonstrate knowledge of steps required to remove and replace sensors in a tire pressure monitoring system.



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