Special Topics in Automotive Service Technology
Course Code: AER0936V
Credit Hours: Various Clock Hours
Effective beginning: 2021-22
Course Description:This is a special course centering around current topics or special interests to meet the needs of the community.
John Gardner, Workforce Development Building “WD”, Room 134, Telephone 7182306, Fax 718-2304. College extension 2306. Office hours as posted. ASE Master Certified & A.S. degree Automotive Technology
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Fundamentals of Automotive Technology, Principles & Practice, Second Edition, Kirk VanGelder, Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, ISBN: 9781284182286
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
Technology focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the automotive industry: See chart below.
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Specific to the Special Topics Taught
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 Automtoive Service Technicians.
AUT Outcome 6: Students exhibit employability and/or entrepreneurship skills as appropriate for employees in an Automotive Service work setting.
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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.
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.
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