Automotive Service Technology

      Below are some web links that will allow you to see the type and level of training required for Automotive Service, which may assist you in understanding these types of programs better. You must be registered through the class to utilize today's class online training program listed below.
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         Automotive Service Technology is a two-year class where you will complete 520 hours taught under the Mississippi Department of Education Curriculum Blueprint utilizing NATEF's MLR program.
         This class involves a lot of reading during which we learn about the terminology, parts, and systems that we will work on. It will involve a lot of science due to the close relationship between many scientific principles and properties by which automotive systems work. It will also require basic math skills for reading precision measuring equipment and the configuration of acceptable limits and wear of parts.
        The course outline was changed for 2022 and is as follows:
    1. Automotive Service Technology I- Course Code:997000
    2. Automotive Service Technology II - Course Code: 997001
    Automotive Service Technology I:
    This class will contain an introduction to shop operations, safety, tools and equipment, and preparing the vehicle for both service and the customer. The engine repair unit focuses on the overall internal combustion engine, cylinder and valve trains, and lubrication and cooling systems. Has an introduction to disc brakes and drum brakes. Electrical will include an introduction to electrical/ electronics, battery systems, terminology, theory, starting systems, and charging systems. The advanced Electrical will include lighting systems, gauge concepts, warning devices, driver information, horn, wiper washer, accessories, and diagnostics and repair. HVAC will include service and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and AC. 
    Automotive Service Technology II:
    This class will contain a review of shop operations and safety, tools and equipment, and vehicle prep for service and return to customers. Suspension and Steering will contain: theory, steering inspection, diagnosis and repair, concepts of the front, rear, and other systems, wheel/tire, and alignment concepts. Engine Performance will include fuel, air induction, and exhaust systems, emission control systems, and concepts of engine service. There will be an introduction to Automotive and Manual Transmissions along with drive trains and axles. Related brake systems, antilock brakes, and traction and stability systems. This course should only be taken after the first year of automotive has been completed.  
         We utilize the Electude online program so that we can provide the students a valid ASE Education Foundation based certificate of completion for each subject area passed. There are several other free websites listed in the previous, material that are great and can be accessed at home as well as our MOTO LOGIC shop manuals which are included in your Electrode program. 
         During the class, the student will learn how to use a large volume of shop equipment such as:
    1.  Different Car Lifts
    2.  Jacks and hoists
    3.  Front end alignment machine
    4.  Tire changer
    5.  Tire Balancer
    6.  Parts washer
    7.  Power tools: Air impacts, drills,torque wrenches, grinders, porta powers, brake tools, pullers, specialty tools and general hand tools
    8.  Transmission Jacks
    9.   Precision measuring instruments
    10. Brake Lathes
    11. Trainers
    12. Scan tools
    13. DVOM ( digital volt ohm meters)
    14. Electrical Test Equipment
    15. Strut spring compressors
         The MCTC Automotive Service Class also utilizes (MOTO LOGIC), which is a comprehensive online shop manual used for looking up basic information as well as repair-specific instructions, pictures, schematics, specifications, and guidelines. 
         The students are encouraged to take advantage of the shop and equipment while here in order to complete their personal vehicle maintenance, repairs, and personal projects once a work order and the proper paperwork is in place.
         Once the course is completed the student should be prepared for post-secondary automotive continued education or entry-level employment.
         (ASE) NO PROGRAM CAN PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL ASE CERTIFICATION- It is an individual testing format in which anyone can take the test once they have pre-registered and paid the fees. There are eight core areas of testing which cover all automotive systems. No ASE is granted to the person until they have two years of automotive work-related experience. Two years of automotive classes equals one year of experience. The MCTC, thanks to Dr. Brown, has however been able to provide ASE student testing for the last couple of years and students are able to achieve that student certificate if they pass. We hope to continue this opportunity if at all possible. 
         What each student takes away from this class is as much up to them as it is up to the instructor. Being here, showing up on time, coming to class with a positive attitude, and facing the day with the expectation of learning something great can go a long way towards a positive fulfilling year. I look forward to working with you and seeing you in my program in the near future.   Dale E. McCraw - Instructor
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