AUTO 50 Intro to Automotive Mechanics (9)
Lec-140, Lab-70, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Orientation to the automobile: history, design aesthetics, cultural relativism, technical vocabulary, scientific physical principles, systems, components, safety procedures, measuring systems, and proper use of appropriate tools and equipment; workplace hands-on skills, will include basic maintenance and repair of the automobile in accord with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Examine, appraise, and demonstrate safety procedures, appropriate tool and equipment handling, and the use of automotive technology.
- Outcome 2: Interpret and solve measurement and conversion problems relating to measuring tools, equipment, specifications, and the application of the principles of Physics.
- Outcome 3: Analyze and evaluate automotive history, cultural contexts, design, and systems development.
- Outcome 4: Assess professional best practices, ethics, problem solving, career opportunities, and interpret diagnostic reference materials, and information management.
- Outcome 5: Evaluate overall vehicle condition and perform maintenance and light repair of major systems in accordance with the National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF) certification standards.