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ATE 103 - Automotive Systems/Minor Service

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

This course introduces students to shop operations that would be performed by an entry level technician. This includes an introduction to shop safety, the use of basic shop equipment, hand tools and service information for factory-recommended repair procedures. Students learn the use of measuring equipment including micrometers, calipers and dial indicators. The course includes service procedures for lubrication, routine maintenance, basic repairs, tire repair and new car pre-delivery inspection. Certain course sections are manufacturer-specific.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate the safe proper usage of hand tools and automotive shop equipment.
  2. Discuss the proper use of safety stands, floor jacks and vehicle lifts.
  3. Decode vehicle identification numbers for specific vehicle information.
  4. Interpret service information and apply industry-accepted repair procedures.
Listed Topics
  1. Shop safety
  2. Basic hand tools, battery chargers, battery testers, lubrication equipment, jacks and safety stands
  3. Basic shop equipment and vehicle lifts
  4. New and used car pre-delivery inspection
  5. Shop manuals and electronic service information
  6. Preventative maintenance and minor repairs
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
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:
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/25/2021
Last Reviewed: 3/25/2021

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