ROP Auto research paper


    Due date: November 21, 2019


    History of Cal OSHA, current regulations, things that could shut a shop down.


    Your opinion of the agency.


    A story of an actual accident or investigation looked at by

    Cal OSHA. And your opinion of event.


    Site your sources. 

    Must be 2 pages.



    Industry Standard Assignment


    The object of this assignment is so that you will have a better understanding of what is really going on when you take your car in for service.  Including where they get their prices from, how long each job should take, what the wages are for the workers doing the work, and how much the parts actually cost.



    Pick ONE car and situation to do this project on.


    1. 2001 Ford F150 has brakes that are squeaking when the pedal is pushed.  The driver also complains that the truck pulls to the left when breaking.  After inspection of the brakes you find that the front right caliper is wet.
    2. 1995 Toyota Corolla is complaining that when going over speed bumps there is a really bad squeaking and when braking the car dips down in the front and becomes hard to steer.  After inspection the bounce test shows 4 bounces in the front and 3 in the back.
    3. 1990 Buick Regal Will Not pass smog.  The guy at the smog shop is saying that everything is ok but the EGR valve is not working.  Diagnose where it is and how to replace it.


    Assignment Questions:


    Dealer questions

    1. Diagnose and tell how to fix the problem. 
    2. Find out the cost of the parts.
    3. Find out the Job time.
    4. find out the overall price per hour and overall cost estimate
    5. Starting pay for a technician

    Job Shop

    1. Compare the cost of the parts from a Napa OR other parts store(list the location)
    2. Compare the price per hour and overall cost.
    3. Compare the starting pay of a technician


    This is Due May 26th.  Typed out and turned in during class. 


     Research paper for ROP Auto Due March 3rd

    Do a two page paper on a person or car for any time in the automotive industry.

    Must have one Reference book or magazine article.  ( can be photo copied) Must have a second reference from another source.

    Must be typed.

    Must include facts about the car or person and your opinion about it.


    Welcome to Advanced ROP Auto


    Course title:           R.O.P. ADVANCED AUTO

    Department:                             Industrial Technology

    Length of Course:           Semester

    Grade Level(s):               11th-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.

    At this level students will improve skills by actual practice in servicing and repairing automobiles, gaining experience in a wide variety of different makes of automobiles, using hand tools and modern analyzing equipment of the trade.





    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.



                Students will understand the operating principles of internal and external    combustion engines. They will diagnose and analyze internal and  external combustion engine performance.



    Students will understand the basic principles of hydraulic and pneumatic power.  They will explain applications of both hydraulic and pneumatic power to generate electricity, mechanical movement and force  multiplication.


    Standard 6: 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.




                Students will understand the application of electrical elements (volts, amps, ohms, watts) in vehicle circuits and equipment.  They will use tools such as meters and schematic diagrams to diagnose, service and repair circuits and components in various types of electronic devices and systems.





    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

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    •       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



    Examples of the types of work students should be able to perform to meet the standards:


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    ·<!--[endif]-->Students prepare a technicians work order: Prepare cost estimates using industry pricing and repair codes to identify the Work in accordance with Bureau of Automotive regulations.

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    ·<!--[endif]-->Students verify the customer complaints: Diagnose problems,

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->·<!--[endif]-->Prepare a list of replacement parts, machine work, sublet services,

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->·<!--[endif]-->Revise the initial cost of estimate.

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->·<!--[endif]-->They will contact the customer for their continued approval as cost changes,

    As required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair requirements.

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->·<!--[endif]-->Students will remove the parts from the vehicle, disassemble, clean

    Components, perform precision measurements to determine component’s


    <!--[if !supportLists]-->·<!--[endif]-->Repair or replace parts as needed.

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->·<!--[endif]-->Reassemble, adjust and reinstall the parts to industry standards.


    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.



    Parent signature:___________________________________Date:_______




    ROP Auto research paper


    Due date: Thursday August 27th


    History of Cal OSHA, current regulations, things that could shut a shop down.


    Your opinion of the agency.


    A story of an actual accident or investigation looked at by

    Cal OSHA. And your opinion of event.


    Site your sources. 

    Must be 2 pages.

    Resueme project due March 14th

    Start with researching the business

    What are you really going to be doing at that job?

    Put that information in the introduction/ objective



    Specific to the Job or good for showing determination or attentiveness to a task: 

               Things you can do

               Things that you are good at doing

    Things you have done for a long    period of time



         What have you done?

    Anything will help, it shows dedication to a task


    Honors / Awards

     Anything at school

    Anything at church or community

    Elementary school even will help

    Work history


    Jonathan James Dorr

    3832 N. Cleo Ave.

    Fresno CA, 93722

    (559) 977-1111





    To obtain a position were I might be able to use my technical training and skills to become a quality control manager.


    Work Experience

    • Working full time for one year as a welder for Full Throttle Suspension.
    • Assisting a Fresno State instructor in presenting lectures and instructing labs.
    • Framing and construction site experience, working with and around heavy machinery.
    • Teachers’ assistant in the Metals class for three semesters at San Dieguito Academy High school.



    Basic knowledge of ISO certification process

    Knowledge of quality control practices

    Computer literate

    Basic woodworking knowledge

    Basic knowledge in automotive repair and maintenance

    Arc welding, Certified in 60/13 1inch steel, vertical up.

    Mig welding

    Tig welding

    Oxy-acetylene welding,

    Oxy-acetylene cutting

    Plasma torch cutting

    Blue print reading

    AutoCad drafting

    Design and layout



    • Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology at California State University Fresno, emphasizing Transportation Systems Management, December 2005.
    • Associate in Arts Degree in Welding Technology at Palomar Community College, San Marcos, California, 2001.
    • Graduation from San Dieguito Academy High School, Encinitas, California, June 1999.



    • President (elect) of the Ski and Snowboard Club at California State University Fresno, 2003.
    • Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America, February 1999.
    • Third place in California State Fair for metal fabrication of a Jr. Dragster, 1999.
    • First place and Special Recognition in Del Mar Fair for Jr. Dragster, 1999.


    References available upon request


    Term paper
    This is to be done and have the rough draft done by
    This paper is going to be on anything from the auto industry; a person, event, car engine, time in history that changed the industry.   

    To turn this paper in use this email address:  

    Make sure that you put your name and period on the "save as" so I can give you a grade!!!!!!  And in the subject line of the email.



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