Syllabus
Introduction to Automotive Technology

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01/14/2013 16:36:59

Introduction to Automotive Technology

AUMT-1405

Spring 2013
01/14/2013 - 05/12/2013

Course Information

Section 010
Lecture
M 4:40PM - 10:10PM
SMG1 115
Albert Terrazas
aterraza@austincc.edu
(512) 223.6089

Office Hours

  • M
    3 - 4
    smg

Syllabus 2013 Introduction

Automotive Technology
Albert Terrazas
Introduction to Automotive
AUMT 1405 Section 010 Synonym 20406
E-Mail albert.terrazas@gmail.com
Phone 512-223-6092
Tool Room 512-223-6094
Office Hours: m 3pm-4pm
M 4:50pm-10:20pm
COURSE SYLLABUS
AUMT 1405 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (4-3-3).
An introduction to the automotive industry, including automotive history, safety practices,
shop equipment and tool, vehicle subsystems, service publications, fasteners, professional
responsibilities, and automotive maintenance
PREREQUISITES: None
LABORATORY FEE: Yes
TEXTS AND REFERENCES USED:
1. Automotive Technology, Delmar, 5th Edition , Jack Erjavec
2. Manufacturer's Service Manuals
3. Selected Films and Charts from Various Sources
4. Automotive books can be found in the RVS bookstore located downstairs in Bldg. G,
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.
CLASS AND LAB 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. 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 ACCsponsored
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.
GRADING:
1. Lab activities will constitute 30% , tests and quizzes will make up 30%, a research paper
will make up 20%, and a notebook 20% for a total grade
1. Homework assignments and pop quizzes. A student will not be given a passing grade,
"D", without 100 per cent participation in pop quizzes and completion of assignments. *(1A-
4, 1C-1, 2A-4)
2. A passing grade, "D", will not be awarded to any student who has achieved an average letter
grade of "C" or higher on exams.
3. A positive constructive attitude, also plays an important part the overall evaluation of the
shop work and will be directly related to the shop grade. *(1C-1,2,4,5, 2A-4)
4. Any withdrawals are the responsibility of the student. If student fails to make the withdrawal
by the drop date, an automatic grade of "F" will be awarded. *(1C-1,4, 2A-4)
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.
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 postsecondary
levels. Austin Community College is currently certified in all automotive areas.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Auto 1405 is a course which offers four credit hours per semester. Instruction will be
broken down into two lecture hours and four hours per week. Students will be presented with the
basic design, function and operation of the automobile, covering all components on a light basis.
Upon completion of the course, the student will good basic understanding of the various systems
and components incorporated into the automobile, and will be ready to further his/ technical
ability through study of individual systems as provided in AUTOMOTIVE CURRICULUMS and
DEGREE PROGRAM. The student will also shown the correct application, function and use of
the various tools available in the automotive toolroom that are incorporated with such automotive
work.
SCANS SKILLS
Notated and identified * with activities throughout this syllabus are the generalized
Scans Skills. A complete explanation of these headings are found in the GUIDELINES FOR
INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS IN WORKFORCE EDUCATION by the Texas Coordinating
Board.
1. FOUNDATION SKILLS
A. BASIC SKILLS:
I. Reading
II. Writing
III. Arithmetic and Mathematical Operations
IV. Listening
V. Speaking
B. THINKING SKILLS:
I. Creative Thinking
II. Decision Making
III. Problem Solving
IV. Visualize
V. Reasoning
C. PERSONAL QUALITILES
I. Responsibility
II. Self-Esteem
III. Sociability
IV. Self-Management
V. Integrity and Honesty
2. WORKPLACE COMPETENCIES
A. RESOURCES:
I. Time
II. Money
III. Material and Facilities
IV. Human resources
B. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
I. Participate and Member of a Team
II. Teach Others New Skills
III. Serve Clients/Customers
IV. Exercise Leadership
V. Negotiate
VI. Work with Diversity
C. INFORMATION
I. Acquire and Evaluate Information
II. Organize and Maintain Information
III. Interpret and Communicate Information
IV. Use Computers to Process Information
D. SYSTEMS:
I. Understand Systems
II. Monitor and Correct Performance
III. Improve or Design Systems
E. TECHNOLOGY
I. Select Technology
II. Apply Technologies to Task
III. Maintain and Troubleshoot Equipment