Syllabus
Introduction to Automotive Technology

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05/09/2011 08:49:25

Introduction to Automotive Technology

AUMT-1405

Summer 2011
05/23/2011 - 07/24/2011

Course Information

Section 003
Lecture
MT 5:00PM - 10:00PM
RRC5 5116.00
Stephan Davis
sdavis3@austincc.edu
(512) 223.6089

Office Hours

  • M T
    4 - 5
    Round Rock, Bldg 5000
    CLASSROOM 5116, Round Rock, Bldg 5000
    AND ANY TIME BY APPOINTMENT @ 512-736-1522

Course Requirements

 

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Automotive Technology

 COURSE: AUMT 1405

SECTION NUMBER: 28890

 CLASS HOURS: M-TH 5 – 10 pm

 Instructor: Stephan Davis

sdavis3@austincc.edu

 

CELL: 512-736-1522, ACC Tool Room: 512-223-0374

OFFICE HOURS: M-TH. 0 AM, 4:30-5 PM, 10 – 10:30 PM & BY APPOINTMENT

 

CLASSROOM 5116

Round Rock, Bldg 5000

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Summer Course Dates ------------- May 23, 2011 – August 8, 2011

Holidays --------------------------------- May 30, Memorial Day (College closed Mon.)

                                                           -------------- July 4, Independence Day (College closed Mon.)

Test Dates ------------------------------ June 6, June 27, July 19

Last day to withdraw ----------------- June 7 (Tues.) (25% refund)

Research paper is due ---------------- July 18

Notebook\Homework is due --------- July 19

Final Exam --------------------------------- July 19

Last day of class ------------------------ July 19

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

AUMT 1405 is a 9 week course which offers 4 credit hours per semester. Class time will be broken into 2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per class.  This course is an introduction to the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, fasteners, professional responsibilities, and automotive maintenance. Emphasis is on Automobile construction, major components, basic systems and their repair and maintenance.

 

PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OBJECTIVE

The objective of this course is to prepare students for entry-level employment and certification through ASE. By the end of this course you, the student, should have a basic knowledge of the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, fasteners, professional responsibilities, and automotive maintenance. Emphasis is on Automobile construction, major components, basic systems and their repair and maintenance.

TEXTS AND REFERENCES USED:

  1. Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, by Jack Erjavec, 5th Edition

ISBN # 978-1-4283-1149-7

  1. Manufacturer's service manuals.
  2. Selected films and charts from various sources.
  3. PowerPoint presentations.
  4. ONLINE.
  5. Library resources.
  6. Blackboard.

 

Required Supplies: Hand tools appropriate for the course. See the ACC student tool list in the tool room. 

Instructional Methodology:  Using a combination of computer based instruction, lecture, and faculty demonstration, students will practice towards mastery of all required NATEF tasks

Course Rational: Utilizing appropriate safety procedures, Demonstrate familiarity with historical development and career information on the automotive industry; demonstrate safe, professional, and responsible work practices; identify and demonstrate the proper use of shop equipment and tools; identify and describe functions of vehicle subsystems; demonstrate the use of service publications; identify various automotive fasteners used in industry; and perform automotive maintenance.

Common Course Objectives: To prepare students for entry-level employment and certification through ASE.

GRADING:

1.    Lab activities will constitute 70% and tests will make up 30% of total grade.
2   Homework assignments and pop quizzes will be given.  A student will not be given a passing grade, "D", without 100 per cent participation in pop quizzes and completion of homework assignments. *(1A-4, 1C-1,  2A-4)
3.   A passing grade, "D", will not be awarded to any student who has not achieved an       average letter grade of "C" or higher on exams. 
4.   A positive constructive attitude also plays an important part in the overall evaluation of the shop work and will be directly related to the shop grade. *(1C-1,2,4,5, 2A-4)  

Any withdrawals are the responsibility of the student. If the student fails to make the withdrawal by the drop date, an automatic grade of "F" will be awarded. *(1C-1,4,  2A-4)

 Detailed Grading Formula:

Tests:

Upon completion of each chapter, or section, tests will be challenged, by the  student, and count 30% of the final grade.

Shop Grade:

This grade is based on work completed in the shop, how well you work in the shop, attendance, how well you work with others and lab worksheets. The shop grade will count as 25% of your final grade.

There will be shop clean-up as needed.

Daily Grade:

This grade is based upon the student’s willingness to participate in class and out in the shop. Participation in the classroom and shop includes, but is not limited to, the student bringingtheir tools, textbooks and supplies every day. Daily grades count for15% of the final grade. Each day is worth 6.25 points multiplied by the total number of class days, (generally 16 days).

Research Paper:

Due on the 15th day of class. Counts 15% of the final grade. See your instructor for your paper topic. See research paper requirements below.

Notebook:

Your notebook will be graded on completeness including,Classroom and Shop Manual ASE-Style questions and for each chapter, and handouts + notes.  The notebook will count 15% of the final grade. Notebooks are due the last day of class.

Attendance:

The Austin Community College Automotive Program is designed to prepare students for the workforce. You may be dropped for 3 absences.  (See Administrative Withdrawals, pg 6)

Minus 1 point FINAL SCORE each UNEXCUSED TARDY

Minus 3 points FINAL SCORE each UNEXCUSED ABSENT

 

The Grading Scale:
    90-100 A
    80-89   B
    70-79   C
    60-69   D
    0-59 F

 

COURSE POLICIES:
 

1. Regular attendance is required. Only limited absences and tardies will be accepted if a grade better than a "D" is expected. *(1C-1,4, 2A-4)

2. Students are required to maintain a "C" average, or a grade point average of 2.00. This means that the average of all classes must be a "C" in order to obtain either a certificate of completion, or degree. Students who either arrive late for class, leave early, and/or bring no tools cannot expect to complete lab assignments in a timely manner and receive a grade better than "D". For further information see the sections on "graduation" and "Academic Suspension" in the Administration Information area of the current ACC Catalog. *(1A-1, 1C-1,2,4,5, 2A-4)

3. Students are expected to purchase their own tools. A list of the minimum type and number of tools are furnished at the beginning of each semester. Each student will have his/her own tools available for shop work at beginning of each class period. Loaning or borrowing of tools between students is discouraged. Specialty tools, tools not on the student tool list, are available from the Tool Room. The college will furnish tools for students who are enrolled in the Introduction to Automotive class. Failure to bring tools after the first month of enrollment in the Automotive Program subjects each student to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the program.*(1C-5, 2A-2)

4. Safety is always first. Common sense and our certifying agency, NATEF, require that all students wear safety glasses in the shop. Students without safety glasses will be prohibited from any shop activities.*(1C-2,4,5)

5. Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class. In any classroom situation that includes discussion and critical thinking, there are bound to be many differing viewpoints. These differences enhance the learning experience and create an atmosphere where students and instructors alike will be encouraged to think and learn. On sensitive and volatile topics, students may sometimes disagree not only with each other but also with the instructor. It is expected that faculty and students will respect the views of others when expressed in classroom discussions.

6. By applying to and registering at Austin Community College, students agree to abide by the Student Discipline Policy and Student Rights and Responsibilities regulations published in the ACC College Catalog and this Student Handbook. Acts prohibited by the college for which discipline may be administered include student profit associated with any lab project, scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, research or self expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper, projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework.  Prohibited acts include disruptive conduct of any kind. Disruptive conduct is defined as, but not limited to:  Behavior that significantly interferes with or disrupts any ACC teaching, research, administrative, disciplinary, public service or other authorized activity. Behavior that threatens the health or safety of members of the ACC community, visitors to ACC, or participants at ACC-sponsored events, or willful negligence in the performance of lab projects. The minimum penalty for violation of these policies is a grade of "F" for the course.

7. Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do this three weeks before the start of the semester.

Religious Holidays:

If you observe a religious holiday and miss class, you must notify your instructor in writing two weeks in advance to arrange to take a test or make up an assignment. A religious holiday is a holy day observed by a religion whose place of worship is exempt from property taxation under Section 11.20, Tax Code.

Administrative Withdrawals

Students may be dropped from a course after accumulating absences in excess of 12.5% of the total hours of instruction (lecture and lab). For a 4 credit-hour lecture/lab course meeting 5 hours per week (96 hours of instruction), you can be dropped after 12 hours of absence. Administrative drops are at the discretion of the instructor. Failure to withdraw officially may result in a grade of F in the course.

Make-Up Policy

All students that miss assignments must ask the instructor for make-up work. If make-up work is not asked for it will not be given. All assignments with no grade at the end of the grading period will receive a grade of 0 for that particular assignment. Make-up work may not be identical to the original assignment.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

At Austin Community College, we work to provide good educational opportunities for all students. To help you in your class this semester, please read these paragraphs to understand what you can expect from your instructor, and what your instructor expects from you.

You can expect the instructor to:

-Inform you in the first week of class of course content and grading procedures through the course syllabus. The course syllabus will contain information about dates of tests and assignments; make-up policies; late policies; the instructor=s office hours; the instructors telephone number; and the method of determining the course grade.

-Meet with you, either before class or after class, or by appointment.

-Discuss with you any problems that you have that relate to the class.

-Treat you with courtesy, even when there is disagreement.

 

The instructor expects you to:

-Be in class 100% of the time. If you are absent more than 12.5% of the class due to absence, or lateness, you may be dropped from the class.

-Find out about work you have missed. Keep a copy of the course syllabus. Arrange to make up work missed, if possible.

-Behave appropriately in class. This means:

***not speaking with other students while the instructor is lecturing

***not leaving the classroom during class except when absolutely necessary

***not entering class late or leaving early, except in emergencies

***not working on other class work during class lecture or discussion time

***not bringing children to class

***not bringing PHONES or BEEPERS into class

***not bringing food or drinks into areas where they are forbidden

Disruptive behavior will result in Security being called. Disruptive students will be removed from class.

 

Students are also expected to:

-Purchase required textbooks and other equipment during the first week of class.

-Discuss with the instructor problems that you are having with the class before asking others for help in resolving the situation.

-Check on your grades often and discuss concerns early -- do not wait until the last week of the semester.

-Treat the instructor with courtesy, even when there is disagreement. Also, treat other students with courtesy.

The college expects you to:

Read the catalog and handbook to inform yourself of all policies.

AUTOMOBILES FOR SHOP WORK:

Although cars are always needed for shop, whose car and which car is worked on first is not considered an important part of the course.  All cars being worked on in the shop must first be approved by the instructor.  Even though emergencies occur with cars breaking down, we are not here to schedule work as a garage would.  Time schedules will not be considered or given as related to repair work of any given automobile.  Only work related to the course will be considered.  No work will be performed on a car if the subject has not first been covered in the classroom.

If you experience any problems with your class, please discuss the problem with your instructor, Stephan Davis, at 736-1522.  If this is impossible please contact the Automotive Administrative Assistant Cleo Moore at 223-6099.

CARE AND CLEANING OF TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND SHOP AREA (including class room).

All students will be expected to participate in shop and classroom cleanup at the end of each class period.  Ample time will be allotted by the instructor for this purpose.  All tools will be cleaned and put in the proper place before class will be dismissed. *(1A-4,  2B-1, 2A-2)

NATEF

The Board of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the responsible body for the Automobile Technician Training Certification Program.  The Certification Program is under the direct supervision of the Board of Trustees of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  The purpose of the Automobile Technician Training Certification Program is to improve the Quality of training offered at the secondary and post-secondary levels.  Austin Community College is currently certified in all automotive areas.

 

HOMEWORK DUE EACH WEEK IS THE REVIEW QUESTIONS FROM THE BACK OF EACH ASSIGNED CHAPTER.

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

SECTION 1: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY - CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 7
                        Safety
                        Basic tools & equipment
 
SECTION 2: ENGINES - CHAPTERS 8 THROUGH 13
                        Engine designs
                        Components
                        Engine tools
 
SECTION 3: ELECTRICITY - CHAPTERS 14 THROUGH 23
                        Electrical basics
                        Ohms law
                        Test equipment
                        Circuit components
                        Batteries, starting, & charging systems
 
SECTION 4: ENGINE PERFORMANCE - CHAPTERS 24 THROUGH 34
                        Ignition systems
                        Fuel systems & fuel injection
                        Emission systems
                        OBD systems
 
SECTION 5: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES - CHAPTERS 35 THROUGH 38
                        Clutches
                        Trans. types
                        Service          
 
SECTION 6: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES - CHAPTERS 39 THROUGH 41
                        Types
                        Torque converters
                        Service
 
SECTION 7: SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS - CHAPTERS 42 THROUGH 45
                        Tires & wheels
                        Alignment
                        Steering
 
SECTION 8: BRAKES - CHAPTERS 46 THROUGH 49
                        Components
                        Repair
 
SECTION 9: PASSENGER COMFORT - CHAPTERS 50 & 51
                        Air conditioning
                        Heating
                        Service

 

 

RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS

1. PAPER MUST BE TYPED

2. YOU MAY PARAPHRASE, YOU MAY NOT PLAGIARIZE

3. PAPER WILL HAVE A MINIMUM LENGTH OF 500 WORDS

4. PAPER MUST BE IN PARAGRAPH FORM WITH AN OPENING AND CLOSING  PARAGRAPH

5. EACH PAGE WILL BE NUMBERED

6. PAPER WILL HAVE A COVER SHEET

7. THE COVER SHEET WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN THIS ORDER:

A. YOUR NAME

B. PAPER TITLE / SUBJECT

C. CLASS NAME ex. AUMT 1405

D. CLASS TIME ex. M-TU 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

E. INSTRUCTOR NAME - MR. STEPHAN DAVIS

8. PAPER SHOULD BE PROOF READ

9. PAPER IS DUE ON THE 17th DAY OF CLASS.  (You may turn in earlier.)

 


 

 

NOTEBOOK REQUIREMENTS

1. COVER SHEET                                                                20 points

2. SYLLABUS                                                                       20 points

3. NOTES                                                                              20 points

4. HANDOUTS                                                                     20 points

5. CHAPTER STUDY QUESTIONS                                   20 points

 

The cover sheet will have the following items to receive all points:

1. Your name

2. Class name: Introduction to Automotive Technology

3. Class number; ex. AUMT 1405

4. Instructor name: Stephan Davis

5. Time and days of class. Ex. Sat. 7:30 a.m.-12:40p.m

 

Notes will be as complete as possible. I will be looking for notes taken from every class discussion and from every chapter. For example, we may talk about a particular subject for more than one day. Your notes should be dated and include the particular chapter being discussed. To earn 20 points in this area, students must take copious notes from all discussions in all chapters.

All handouts that will fit in your notebook must be in your notebook to receive all twenty points. If you don’t know if you should keep something ask your instructor.

ASE style Chapter Quiz homework questions at the end of each chapter must be included in your notebook. To get all 20 points, the questions must be answered completely and thoroughly. They must also be in order by chapter.

All notebooks must be neat and in order as stated above and by chapter and date. For example, points will be taken off if the chapters are out of order or the notes are out of order according to the date or out of the order as stated above.