PCC/ CCOG / AM

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AM 203

Course Number:
AM 203
Course Title:
Auto Shop Lab III
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
85
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Final capstone course in which students work on approved customer vehicles and perform maintenance, repair and/or drivability work in a live shop setting. Third class in a three course sequence. This class may be repeated one time for credit. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is designed for students with no previous industry experience. Students will develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to perform, with limited supervision, the appropriate procedures involved in engine maintenance, problem diagnosis, repair and adjustments on cars, pickups and vans. This course will provide the opportunity to practice learned skills on customer and school controlled vehicles in a €œlive shop€ setting. This will begin the skill level necessary for employment at an apprentice level.

The course material will be presented in a lecture/laboratory format and include videos, handouts and hands-on lab experience in the shop. Students are required to read assigned materials, take notes, complete homework assignments and research information in service manuals and with electronic service information systems.
 

Intended Outcomes for the course

? Perform comprehensive vehicle inspection, maintenance, diagnosis and repairs with limited supervision.
Communicate effectively with employers, customers and co-workers.
Access and utilize repair information in a rapidly changing technology.
Implement strategies and processes to solve vehicle repair problems.
Perform comprehensive vehicle diagnosis and repair to professional and ethical standards.
 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1.  Students will demonstrate effective work with fellow technicians in the following ways:

  • Attendance requirements include penalties for excessive days missed and lates.
  • Lecture participation requirements include bringing textbooks to class, being prepared to take notes and remaining attentive in class.
  • Laboratory participation requirements include demonstrating good craftsmanship, using time wisely, treating equipment properly, using procedures properly, demonstrating acquired skills and correct use of tools.

2.  Demonstrate preparedness for ASE testing by achieving a passing score on all written exams and completing homework assignments.
3.  Successful completion of laboratory work in the following areas:

  • Perform complete engine performance inspection and evaluation on school owned vehicles and/or customer owned vehicles.
  • Perform engine performance maintenance, repairs and drive-ability diagnosis.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 4

Outcomes:

1.  Perform comprehensive vehicle inspection, maintenance, diagnosis and repairs with limited supervision.
 

Activities:

Students compare vehicle test results to manufactures specifications

Communication
Hours: 11

Outcomes:

1. Communicate effectively with employers, customers and co-workers.
2.  Implement strategies and processes to solve vehicle repair problems.
 

Activities:

Students will make two written reports on a pre-arranged topics related to engine performance diagnostics/service/repair.
Students document repairs and service work performed daily on an electronic repair order including investigating customer complaints, researching systems via Alldata and Mitchell.
Students write repair and diagnostic information and verbally explain what parts/repairs/service is needed to customer service person

Human Relations
Hours: 23

Outcomes:

1. Perform comprehensive vehicle diagnosis and repair to professional and ethical standards.
 

Activities:

Students work in teams to perform engine performance service and repair on school owned and customer cars.
Students work with lab partners, staff members, and their instructor to bring customer/school cars in /out of the shop for class lab projects.