Automobile Services Assistor
270 clock hours
Course Description:This course prepares the student to perform a vehicle inspection and all basic vehicle service and maintenance procedures. This course also instructs on automotive industry operations, A.S.E. certification programs, service manual interpretation, and tire and wheel maintenance. Components include lecture/discussion, written assignments, and hands-on experience.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Fundamentals of Automotive Technology (bundle), 3rd Edition, (textbook, workbook, and 2-year Access Code), ISBN: 9781284271669.
Modern Automotive Technology (textbook), 10th ed., ISBN: 9781645646907.
These textbooks will be used in all subsequent AER courses.
See first-day handout.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
Automotive Technology focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the automotive industry, as outlined in the chart below.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Demonstrate knowledge of automotive industry operations, and the A.S.E. certification program by written assessments.
Perform a complete vehicle lubrication service/safety inspection.
Use electronic and printed manuals as guides to vehicle specifications and repair procedures.
Identify vehicles using the vehicle identification number, vehicle emission control information and the FMVSS labels.
Determine appropriate maintenance operations and intervals using the periodic maintenance chart, electronic and printed manuals, and the owners manual.
Perform all vehicle services and adjustments listed under periodic and emission control system maintenance in service manuals and owners manuals.
Demonstrate an understanding of basic electricity and electrical tests.
Use all appropriate hand and special tools to perform these services.Perform vehicle tire and wheel service.
AUT Outcome 1: Demonstrate mastery of Automotive Service Technology knowledge and skills.
AUT Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in an Automotive Service work setting.
AUT Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking and diagnostic skills as appropriate for Automotive Service Technicians.
AUT Outcome 4: Exhibit interpersonal and ethical skills as appropriate for Automotive Service Technicians.
AUT Outcome 5: Exhibit leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for Automotive Service Technicians.AUT Outcome 6: Students exhibit employability and/or entrepreneurship skills as appropriate for employees in an Automotive
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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
The course is competency-based and self-paced using handouts, videotapes, textbooks, computer-assisted instruction and instructor demonstrations.
- Attending classes, completing book and computer assignments along with laboratory work.
- Completing reading and homework assignments.
- Studying/maintaining handouts.
- Reading current publications from the automotive industry.
Student must demonstrate an understanding theory of operating principles prior to stating lab sheets. Have the instructor or lab assistant sign and verify your lab sheets after completing each lab assignment. Turn in your lab sheets to the instructor or lab assistant for grading and recording.
You will be assigned a specific lab station work area. The equipment you will use is rugged and reliable. However, with abuse or misuse, it will malfunction and become inoperable. Be careful and have the instructor/instructional aide demonstrate the use of the equipment before using it for the first time. Read all instructions carefully and ask questions prior to use. Keep your lab bench work area clean and orderly while performing assignments. Return all equipment/lab components to the proper storage area before departing at the end of the day. Lab and shop will be clean and secured at the end of each project or day whichever comes first. If a lab assignment will take more than one day notify the instructor and secure all parts and project at the end of the day.
The course examinations consist of written knowledge examinations and performance evaluations. A knowledge examination is given upon completion of each assignment on the course outline. If you take an exam and score less than 70%, you are allowed to retake the exam on the next class day. First, restudy your textbook, quizzes, lab experiments, etc. and make another attempt. If you have taken the exam three or more times to pass, your grade can never be more than 60. Performance evaluation must be mastered before proceeding to the next assignment. Student will be able to repeat performance evaluations till complete mastery is achieved. Students are encouraged to take the nationally and industry recognized Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam upon completion of each automotive area.
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