• Madison Career and Technical Center Automotive Service Course Syllabus

    Course Title: Automotive Service
    Instructor: Dale McCraw
    Contact: dmccraw@madison-schools.com
    601-859-6847
    Schedule: 8:40-11:35 AM Session and 12:20-3:15 PM Session

    I. Automotive Technology Philosophy:

    The Automotive Technology Programs Philosophy is to provide accessible quality educational opportunities that will supply individuals with the knowledge, technical skills, and aptitudes necessary to obtain entry-level employment in the Automotive and Light Truck Repair Profession. We strongly believe in program and individual certification through the ASE- Education Foundation industry standards for optimum success. This program is based on the ASE- Education Foundation and Mississippi Department of Education standards designed specifically for Automotive Service with these standards applied to both academics and hands on applications.

    We also feel very strongly that all students should be members of SKILLS U.S.A., our professional student organization which is an integral part of the program. This allows them to participate in contests, learn group cooperation, citizenship, and leadership skills. Additionally, our philosophy is that each student needs to become self-aware of their own strengths and weaknesses while retaining their individualism, self- respect, and personal values. Student participation in all facets of the program is encouraged as well as group participation, moral conduct, and personal responsibility.

    II. Course Description:

    The Automotive Service Program is based on a two-year program format devised under MLR/ASE- Education Foundation requirements and strategies in order to prepare the students with the necessary educational background and real-life training for entry level positions, continuing education, and ASE certification preparedness in the Automotive and Light truck repair profession.

    III. Prerequisites:

    The State of Mississippi Prerequisites for entry into the Automotive Service

    Programs are as follows:

    C or higher in English (the previous year)
    C or higher in Math (last course taken, or the instructor can specify the math.)
    Instructor approval and TABE reading score (eighth grade or higher)

    OR

    TABE reading score (eighth grade or higher) Instructor approval

    OR Instructor approval

    IV. Learning Objectives:

    YEAR ONE:

    A. To become familiar with the world of Automotive Service and the Governing bodies for certification and standards.

    B. To be able to identify any and all safety concerns that have to do with working in the Automotive Shop, including:

    Personal Safety/ PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Machinery Safety
    Equipment Safety
    Tool Safety

    Lift Safety and Concerns Work Habits/Shop Operations Fire Hazards
    Explosives
    Automobile Safety
    Driving Safety
    Health Concerns

    C. To be able to explain what OSHA (Occupation and Safety Health Administration) and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) do toward safety and health issues caused by the Automotive Service Industry. To understand and recognize all rules and regulations that applies from either entity in the automotive field.

    D. To become proficient in the following Service Areas in Academic application as well as diagnostics and repair:

    Introduction and Orientation Safety
    Tool
    Shop Operations Equipment Use

    Technical References (CDX on line, Today's class, All Data, Manuals and textbooks)

    Basic Automotive History
    Basic Automotive Maintenance and Repair Brakes
    Basic Electrical/ Electronic
    Basic Engine Performance

    E. To understand the ASE certification process and prepare yourself for testing in any of the eight core areas.

    YEAR TWO:

    A. To become familiar with the world of Automotive Service and the Governing bodies for certification and standards.

    Personal and Professional Development through Today's Class

    B. To be able to identify any and all safety concerns that have to do with working in the Automotive Shop, including:

    Personal Safety/ PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Machinery Safety
    Equipment Safety
    Tool Safety

    Lift Safety and Concerns Work Habits/Shop Operations Fire Hazards
    Explosives
    Automobile Safety
    Driving Safety
    Health Concerns

    C. To be able to explain what OSHA (Occupation and Safety Health Administration) and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) do toward safety and health issues caused by the Automotive Service Industry. To understand and recognize all rules and regulations that applies from either entity in the automotive field.

    D. To become proficient in the following Service Areas in Academic application as well as diagnostics and repair:

    Introduction and Orientation
    Safety (Review and Reinforcement)
    Shop Operations (Review And Reinforcement)
    Employability Skills
    Steering and Suspension
    Advanced Engine Performance
    Advanced Electrical/Electronics
    Introduction to other areas as time allows such as HVAC, Drive trains, and

    Transmissions.

    E. To understand the ASE certification process and prepare yourself for testing in any of the eight core areas.

    V. Teaching- Learning Strategies:

    Reading study materials
    Notes from lectures
    Text Review
    Class Discussion
    Written Examinations
    Classroom experiments
    Theory Testing and Academic Applications Video, DVD, and other media presentations

    On-line Learning through Today’s Class and ElectudeShop Assignments both individual and group
    Shop work on individual projects

    VI. Textbook:

    Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, CDX Automotive: by Kirk T. VanGelder

    & Ian W. Andrew Jones and Bartlett Learning Copyright 2015 Print

    VII. Course Content/Outline:

    The following is a mixture taken from LMR/ASE- Education Foundation and the Mississippi Board of Education Curriculum Guide which closely mirrors each other for the purpose of continuity between certified programs and programs seeking certification. Parts of the outline are mandatorily taught while others are used for supplementation in Ford AAA, Skills USA and testing.

    Automotive Service:

    Careers in the Automotive Industry History of the Automobile Workplace Skills
    Automotive Systems

    Hands Tools and Shop Equipment Automotive Jacking/ Lifts
    Diagnostic Equipment and Specialty Tools Working Safely in the Shop

    Personal Safety
    Preventive Maintenance and Basic Service Basic Theories and Automotive Math

    Engines
    Automotive engine design and diagnosis Engine disassembly and cleaning
    Lower end theory and service
    Upper end theory and service
    Engine sealing and reassembly Lubrication and cooling systems

    Electricity/Electronics

    Theory and Scientific Principals
    Basics of Electrical Systems
    Ohms Law
    General Electrical System Diagnosis and Service Batteries: Theories, Diagnosis, and Service Starting and Traction Motor Systems

    Charging Systems Lighting Systems

    AccessoriesInstrumentation Computer systems Restraint Systems

    Engine Performance

    Engine Performance Systems Detailed Diagnosis and Sensors Ignition Systems
    Fuel Delivery

    Fuel Injection and Metering Intake and Exhaust
    Emission Control
    Fuels and other energy sources

    Suspension and Steering

    Ackerman Theory Tires and Wheels Suspension Systems Steering Systems Wheel Alignment Drivability

    Brakes

    Pascal’s Law of Hydraulics Brake Systems
    Drum Brakes
    Disc Brakes

    Parking Brakes Antilock Brakes Traction Control Stability Control

    Passenger Comfort

    Laws of Changes of State Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis and Repair Service

    Manual Transmissions

    Gear Ratios
    Steering Axis Inclination
    Included Angles
    Ride Height
    Clutches
    Manual Transmissions and Transaxles Drive Axles and Differentials
    Transfer Cases
    All Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive

    Automatic Transmission and Transaxles

    Automatic Transmission and Transaxles Electronic Transmissions
    CV Transmissions

    VIII. Basis for Student Evaluation:

    A.Examinations: Each examination will be given as a cumulative recounting of the subject matter covered for the section which will vary in size and length depending upon the amount covered. Exams will be given in both academic and hands on formats in order to cover the different types of evaluations

    required in order to summate the retention in both the classroom and shop. The test questions will most often be given as multiple choice in order to reflect the ASE I ASE- EDUCATION FOUNDATION testing used in the profession. As well as quizzes and end of area exams there may also be semester and a Final CPAS exam with the point value reflecting length of test and number of questions.

    B. Notebooks: Students will be required to keep a three-ring binder in order to retain handouts, lecture notes, chapter work, competency profile information, and any other written assignments and information completed by the student or given by the instructor. These notebooks may be checked and graded by the instructor as a part of the student's grade.

    C. Participation: Every day that we are in the classroom a participation grade will be given in accordance with the student’s ability to complete the following expectations:

    Being on time
    All assignments completed

    Having all supplies required to work in the classroom (Writing utensil, paper, notebook, folders, etc.)

    Staying on task
    Participating in the daily work without disrupting the

    learning environment
    Students will be given a grading rubric reflecting the expectations.

    D. Written Assignments: Each individual module will or may contain any of the following written required areas of study which necessitates the need for the student to read and write during the completion of the assignments.

    Science and scientific theories Occupational and regular Mathematics Communication
    Journalin

    E. Specific Text Review: Each Module text will contain specific questions pertaining to the technical applications of the material in the form of:

    Key Terms Summaries Review Questions Area Quizzes

    Exit Testing

    F. Shop Assignments: All tasks, assignments, projects, or lessons given in the shop will be scored by a specific rubric that will coincide with each application allowing even scoring for all students. The individual points awarded may vary upon the complexity of the task or can be given as a daily score that will maintain its applicable value for each day spent in the shop. Shop scores will also contain individual scores applied for safety, participation, and clean up.

    IX. Basis for Student Evaluation: Part Two

    A. Grades will be determined by the following percentile formula:

    Classroom work (Assignments) 30% Lab work (Shop) 30% Participation (Daily Grades) 20% Tests (Unit, Semester, & Final) 20%

    B. Grading Scale for this course will be:

    A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 65-69 F 0-64

    I = Incomplete
    NG = No Grade
    NC= Inadequate Attendance

    X. Student Credit

    A. The student will receive Two hours of Credit for each year of completion based on a 180-day school year.

    XI. Student Expenditures:

    A. Class Fee $25.00- This fee will include the cost of Safety Glasses and incidentals

    B. Skills USA $15.00- This fee will pay for the student’s entry into the Skills USA professional student organization. While this fee is not mandatory it is highly recommended to each student so that they may participate in Skills meetings, events, field trips, and competitions.

    XII. Student Expectations:

    A. The students will be required to utilize reading, writing, math and science in order to understand the theories and applications for each area of the working automobiles systems and subsystems, maintenance, diagnostics, and repair.

    B. The student will need a three-ring binder, paper, a writing utensil, safety glasses, proper foot wear and clothing, and a ready to work attitude.

    C. The students should be ready to take notes, complete written assignments, read chapters, work on line, search out information, operate computer generated software, complete work orders, and make parts lists.

    D. The student needs to have or build a good work ethic and be prepared to work in the classroom or shop from the beginning bell to the end bell every day.

    E. When in the shop the student will need to be able to work independently or in groups of varied abilities, cultures, and beliefs. They will need to be able to identify tools and equipment and their proper use, storage, and upkeep. They will have to completely understand and pass qualifications for all machines, lifts, lathes, balancers, power tools, and specialty equipment and machinery. The student will have to pass a safety exam with 100% accuracy and easily observe, recall, notify, avoid, and correct any and all safety concerns. The student must observe all

    safety rules which includes wearing safety glasses at all times in the shop. The student must work in a mature and focused manner while being respectful and trustworthy. The student must respect and be trustworthy around customer's vehicles that are left in the shop for diagnostics and repair. After the work day is done the student must clean up any mess that they have created, store, account for, and maintain all tools and equipment, and participate in the general maintenance and cleanup of the shop.

    Course Description

    1st Year

    You will begin this year by becoming familiar with the world of Automotive Technology and the Governing bodies for certification and standards. You will also be introduced to the Skills USA professional organization which is an integral part of the program. During the first year you will become competent in the following areas: personal safety, machine safety, tool safety, lift concerns, work habits, fire hazards, automobile safety, explosives and combustibles, health concerns, orientation to
    auto tech, overall safety, tools, technical references, measurements, fasteners, basic automotive service, brakes, and basic electrical/electronic systems.
    Before entering the shop, you will pass a safety exam with 100% accuracy.

    2nd Year

    You will strive to develop your previous training skills to one of individual application and higher order thinking so that you can begin to apply the concepts, strategies, and data collection for skilled diagnostics and repair. You will be re- introduced to
    the previous year safety concerns and pass the safety exam with 100% accuracy. You will then become competent in the following areas: employability skills, advanced electronics/electrical systems, engine performance, steering and suspension with the possibility of entering other areas of concern depending upon time restraints.

    ASE Certifications

    ASE Adult Professional certification is a voluntary testing program. The ASE certification tests are offered every May and November at over 800 test centers in the U.S. and Canada. There is a $26 non-refundable registration fee per person and a $21 test fee for each test. Applicants may register for one or eight of the available tests. Student level ASE testing is provided so that students can achieve student level ASE accreditaion.

    Job Characteristics

    Work with power tools and equipment
    Persistently search for solutions to problems based on a client's description Work Independently
    Utilize computers in networks, diagnosis and system service

    Do extensive reading and research for system learning as well as precise diagnostics of multiple systems.

    Kinds of Jobs

    Entry-level employment is readily available in independent repair shops, automotive machine shops, automotive dealerships, specialty repair shops, and automotive
    parts stores.