Students will learn and demonstrate safe use of basic hand tools, power tools lifts and equipment. Automotive measurements and related math.
- Automotive Maintenance
Understand fasteners, gaskets, seals, sealant, lubrication, service and recycling; perform vehicle maintenance and how to properly handle hazardous material.
- Engine Fundamentals and Repair
Areas of emphasis include engine technology, fundamentals, design, and classification; alternative engines; top end and bottom end engine construction; short block and front end service; engine reassembly, installation and break-in; mechanical problems; cooling technology, maintenance and repair; lubrication fundamentals, diagnosis, testing and repair. Students will perform an engine tear-down to reinforce topics covered.
- Electrical and Electronic Systems
Topics covered include electrical theory, circuit types, Ohmís Law, automotive electrical and electronic components; electrical tools and test equipment; wiring diagrams and repair; electrical diagnostics; computer system fundamentals; on-board diagnostics and scan tools; computer systems service; 12 volt and hybrid battery; battery service; engine starting systems diagnosis, testing and repair; charging system diagnosis, testing and repair; lights, instrumentation, wipers and horns operation and service.
- Engine Performance
Areas covered include system technologies; diagnosis, testing and repair; automotive fuels; combustion efficiency; fuel pumps, tanks, lines and filters; gasoline injection fundamentals, diagnosis and repair; diesel injection fundamentals, diagnosis, service and repair; exhaust system technology and repair; turbocharger/supercharger construction, operation and repair; emission control technology, system testing, service and repair; engine performance and drive-ability; advanced diagnostics; engine tune-up.
Includes instruction in brake system technology; brake system diagnosis, service and repair; anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control.
- Suspension and Steering
Students will learn tire, wheel and wheel bearing fundamentals; tire, wheel and wheel bearing diagnosis, service and repair; suspension system technology, diagnosis, service and repair; steering system technology, diagnosis, service and repair; and wheel alignment.
- Manual Drive Train and Axles
Includes instruction in clutch technology, diagnosis, service and repair; manual transmission technology, diagnosis, service and repair; drive shaft and transfer case technology; drive shaft and transfer case diagnosis, service and repair; differential and rear axle technology, service and repair; transaxle and front drive axle technology, diagnosis, service and repair.
- Automatic Transmission/Trasaxle
Includes instruction in automatic transmission technology; automatic transmission diagnosis, service and repair; transaxle and front drive axle technology diagnosis, service and repair.
- Introduction to Hybrid Technology
Reinforces elements of hybrid drive technology taught in other sections of the program. Includes additional instruction in hybrid drive diagnosis, service and repair; 28 Ė 12 volt and hybrid battery technology.
- Heating and Air Conditioning
Includes instruction in heating and air conditioning fundamentals; diagnosis, testing and repair.
- Automotive Technology Lab/Shop
Students gain real-world experience operating an automotive repair shop for three months. Students diagnose, service
and repair vehicles; write estimates; itemize invoices; provide customer service; and manage parts and time.