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    Course title:                      AUTO one

    Department:                             Industrial Technology

    Length of Course:           Semester

    Grade Level(s):               10th-12th                

    Instructor:                      Jon Dorr

    Office :                           Room K 5

                                                    Telephone: 634-3521  ext. 5404        


    Text book:                      Provided in class



    Course description:


    Students will explore the field of Transportation and Energy Technology.

    They will develop a knowledge and understanding of the principles upon which an automobile operates.  They will understand how specific tools and equipment are used to perform maintenance and repair operations.


    Goals:  Upon completion of this course the student will:

              Demonstrate knowledge of safety and health practices in the shop.

              Demonstrate ability to use and apply technology to access, organize, and evaluate information needed to diagnose, service and repair vehicles.

              Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage and understand the use of  automotive procedures, tools, and equipment.

               Demonstrate the ability to work independently and effectively with others.

               Demonstrate job seeking skills that serves as a foundation for employment  opportunities.





                                                    COURSE OBJECTIVES


    Standard 1: SAFETY

    Students will understand safety in the transportation industry that includes mechanical and toxic hazards.  They will operate and use equipment in the shop safely and efficiently, develop an awareness of environmental hazards, and discuss ways of dealing with health and safety concerns.




    Students will understand how specific tools and equipment are used to perform maintenance and repair operations.  They will select and use the correct tool or equipment required to perform diagnostic and repair procedures in the shop.



    Standard 3: APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES       

    Students will understand physical, chemical, environmental, mechanical, and     electrical principles used in transportation.  They will use basic mechanical principles to analyze and explain the function possibilities and design of vehicle and energy systems.



    Standard 4: POWER AND ENERGY

                Students will understand how power is developed from mechanical and     alternative energy sources.  They will explain energy conversion from    electrical to mechanical as relates to transportation vehicles. 




    Students will understand how maintenance procedures, service manuals, research procedures, troubleshooting and resolution are integrated to diagnose and repair transportation and energy systems.  They will use various types of information retrieval systems in a systematic approach to determine specifications, repair and service procedures.  They perform and document maintenance procedures in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer specifications.


    Samples of specific activities or tasks that give the student the opportunity to demonstrate that they can meet the standards:



           Engine Systems (test and inspect)

    A. Charging system, basic automotive circuits, battery, alternator, voltage regulator, and fan belt operations

                            B.   Ignition system

                            C.  Compression system

                            D.  Fuel system         

                            E.  Starting system


         Cooling System (test and inspect)

                            A.  Radiator, hoses, for leaks

                            B.  Radiator cap for proper sealing

                            C.  Coolant condition and level

                            D.  Water pump for leaks and wear

                            E.  Fan belts adjustment and condition


         Suspension system (test and inspect)

                            A.  Ball joints for excessive wear

                            B.  Shock absorbers for leaks and control

                            C.  Upper and lower control arms and bushings

                            D.  Stabilizer bushings



           Steering System   (test and inspect)

                            A.  Tie rod ends for wear

                            B.  Idler arm for wear

                            C.  Steering box for wear and adjustment

    D.  Power steering pump



           Wheel Alignment   (test for proper)

                            A.  Caster adjustment

                            B.  Camber adjustment

                            C.  Toe set



           Brake System (test and inspect)

                            A.  Disc pads and rotors for wear

                            B.  Shoes and drums for wear

                            C.  Master cylinder and wheel cylinders

                            D.  All break hoses and lines

                            E.  Wheel bearings

                            F.  Adjust brakes



           Tires   (test and inspect)

                            A.  Tread depth

                            B.  Uneven wears

                            C.  Proper inflation

                            D.  Balance



         Lights   (test and inspect)

                            A.  Headlights for proper operation and adjustment

                            B.  Tail lights, brake lights, turn signals, parking lights, blinkers



         Gasoline Engines   (test and inspect)

                            A.  Power loss or poor acceleration

                            B.  Cranks and fails to start

                            C.  Back-firing

                            D.  Miss-fires

                            E.  Idles rough

                            F.  Oil consumption

                            G.  Oil pressure

                            H.  Service in general




    Samples of specific activities or task that give the students the opportunity to demonstrate that they can meet the standers:




         Score 100% grade on Safety test


         Demonstrate knowledge of classroom standard


         Demonstrate knowledge disaster-emergency drills


         Demonstrate knowledge of business practices


         Demonstrate ability to use service and labor manuals


         Demonstrate ability to safely operate hydraulic lifts


         Demonstrate ability to safely operate hydraulic jacks


         Demonstrate ability to safely operate hand floor jacks


         Demonstrate ability to safely operate hand air tools


         Demonstrate ability to safely operate hand wrenches


         Demonstrate ability to prepare a technician’s work order


         Demonstrate ability to prepare a list of replacement parts


         Demonstrate ability to conduct general automobile inspections


         Demonstrate ability to perform oil, filter change, and lubrications

    Other Important Info

    For The Shop



    The students are required to take the safety test every year they are in the shop and get a 100% every time. 

    The students are required to provide and wear safety glasses at all times in the shop.

                When students are in the shop no lanyards or ear phones are to be worn.          

    Working on cars:

              Students may only drive a car into the shop with a valid driver’s license.

    Students that will be working on their own cars or family cars will need to have written permission to do all work.

    Student projects on personal cars need to be completed in one class period unless worked out ahead of time with teacher.

    Students will need to provide all parts and supplies for working on project as well as any specialty tools that they will need.

    The teacher will not approve projects that will make the vehicle out of legal driving compliance, or create an unsafe situation.


    Warnings about the shop:

    Even though we do not use aerosol spray chemicals, there are chemicals in the shop from past use that are known to cause birth defects in lab animals as per the California health code. 

    This shop is dangerous, I do my best to keep students safe but if rules are broken and students get off task they can get hurt.

    It is the intent of the teacher to watch all students all the time but theft is always a possibility, there are lockers for personal items available, the teacher is not responsible for theft or vandalism to personal items.


    Student expectations:

    Students are expected to work in a professional manner, be able to follow directions, and have self discipline.

                Students will be able to work independently and in a group setting.

    Students will work in a professional manner on projects that are not their own when asked to help, including other students cars and other staff members cars that we sometimes work on.



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