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ATE 117 - Toyota Advanced Maintenance and General Service (TECS Elite), Experimental

Credits: 6
6 Skills Lab Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the automotive industry by providing them with the basic skills and knowledge of an entry level technician. The course includes an introduction to shop safety, vehicle lift training, basic hand tool training and service preparation. Students will also be trained in Toyota specific multipoint inspections, maintenence procedures and fundamental electrical training.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate the safe and proper usage of hand tools and automotive shop equipment.
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of safety stands, floor jacks and vehicle lifts.
  3. Interpret service information and apply industry-accepted repair procedures.
  4. Describe the design and operation of all steering and suspension components.
  5. Perform a computerized 4-wheel alignment.
  6. Replace defective steering and suspension components.
  7. Demonstrate the steps used to dismount, remount and balance tires.
  8. Complete the removal and replacement of disc / drum brake components, including machining rotors and drums.
  9. Evaluate the necessity to overhaul or replace wheel cylinders, calipers, master cylinders and power brake units.
  10. Demonstrate how to bleed the hydraulic system.
  11. Identify cooling system components and functions.
  12. Demonstrate cooling systems pressure checks.
  13. Identify basic electrical circuit designs and critical components.
  14. Analyze voltage and amperage readings obtained during battery, starting and charging testing and diagnosis.
  15. Describe proper safety procedures working with vehicle electricity.
Listed Topics
  1. Shop safety
  2. Hybrid-electric vehicle safety
  3. Vehicle lift operation and safety
  4. Repair order documentation
  5. Basic hand tools
  6. Locate maintenence schedules
  7. Multipoint inspection process
  8. Oil services and express maintenance
  9. Tire repair, mounting and balancing
  10. Steering and suspension theory and operation
  11. Brake system service
  12. Cooling system operation and diagnosis
  13. Wheel alignment
  14. Electrical fundamentals
  15. Introduction to Hybrid-electric vehicle theory and operation
Reference Materials
TIC200A Advanced Maintenance and General Service
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

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