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ATE 103 - Automotive Systems/Minor Service

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

This course introduces the student 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. The student will 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 will be manufacturer specific.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Use hand tools safely and properly.
  2. Apply the practice of shop safety in the shop area.
  3. Discuss and practice the proper use of safety stands, floor jacks and vehicle lifts.
  4. Translate vehicle identification numbers.
  5. Interpret service information and apply industry-accepted repair procedures.
  6. Handle waste oils, used batteries and other hazardous materials according to current EPA and OSHA standards.
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. Computer system scan tools
  7. Preventative maintenance and minor repairs
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 12/21/2011

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