PCC/ CCOG / AM

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AM 280A

Course Number:
AM 280A
Course Title:
Cooperative Education: Automotive Service
Credit Hours:
1-12
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Includes automotive service work in a live shop setting performing diagnostic and repair work under the supervision of an automotive technician. Emphases independent learning and workplace skills with limited instruction. Work is mastered at an automotive repair facility. May be taken three times for credit. Department permission required.

Addendum to Course Description

Automotive coop students apply automotive course and/or program outcomes in an authentic work environment and further develop automotive skills on vehicles and in situations not experienced at school. Coop often leads to permanent employment or future employment references. Prerequisites: Department permission is required. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students having successfully completed this course will be able to:

· Perform basic 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 basic vehicle repair problems.
· Perform basic vehicle diagnosis and repair to the highest professional and ethical standards.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Students will be hired based on employer assessment. Students will apply job finding skills developed in CG209 and perform job interviews. Employers will provide feedback to the ASRT program when students need improvement. 
  2. At the beginning of each coop", students will select technical outcomes from courses they have completed, which can be performed in their chosen job site. These technical outcomes must be sufficiently challenging and represent significant steps toward becoming an apprentice technician. The employer will evaluate students on the achievement of these outcomes. 
  3. Students must document samples of their work performed and hours worked during completion of coop outcomes. This is done in a student co-op workbook. 
  4. Coop employers will assess students on the following ASRT professional outcomes and workplace skills:
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The student performs repairs using all available repair information resources
  • Student uses service manuals                                   
  • Student uses TSBs                   
  • Student uses computer resources                     
  • Student seeks help when appropriate
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The student communicates effectively with customers", employer and coworkers
  • Student is courteous and helpful with public/customers     
  • Student is able to understand and follow directions  
  • Student asks questions when appropriate 
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The student performs repairs to the highest professional & ethical standards
  • Student uses time effectively
  • Student keeps busy", looks for work to do                                                                           
  • Student works well with others
  • Shares in work load                
  • Student is on time for work.                          
  • Student remains until required hours are completed              
  • Student alerts supervisor if absent or late for work                                                                      
  • Student plans ahead to rearrange work schedule                                                                      
  • Student uses care with equipment and materials                                                                      
  • Student is respectful of customer property
  • Student dresses appropriately for job setting                          
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Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 1

Outcomes:

· Perform basic vehicle inspection, maintenance, diagnosis and repairs with limited supervision.
 

Activities:

Student calculates hours worked and pay rate and compare it to
gross pay.

Communication
Hours: 3.5

Outcomes:

· Communicate effectively with employers, customers and co-workers.
· Access and utilize repair information in a rapidly changing technology.
 

Activities:

Students complete an interview with employer to set up details of
CO-OP.
In the co-op work book, students document twelve repair jobs
and do a self evaluation for each one.
Student completes an employer evaluation in co-op work book
when finished with co-op.
Student€™s employer completes an overall CO-OP evaluation and
reviews the evaluation with the student.

Human Relations
Hours: 8

Outcomes:

· Communicate effectively with employers, customers and co-workers.
· Perform basic vehicle diagnosis and repair to the highest professional and ethical standards.

 

Activities:

Students work with co-workers and/or supervisor to complete
assigned work projects.