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CCOG for AM 100 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
AM 100
Course Title:
Intro to Automotive Systems
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
80
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Introduces automotive tools, fasteners, precision measurement, service information systems/manuals and shop procedures. Includes basic automotive service, inspection, and measuring procedures and the practical application of mathematics for the automotive trade. Corequisites: AM 161 and AM 162. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is designed to orient the student to appropriate shop protocol as well as to guide students in tool purchase and use. Students will begin performing basic required service procedures: vehicle inspection, oil change and vehicle hoisting. Students gain exposure to varieties of vehicles and service fluid types. Students begin practicing precision measuring skills needed to successfully complete the automotive program.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Use various hand and power tools related to the automotive field and recognize the differences in manufacturer types.
  2. Perform basic measurements using standard and metric precision tools according to industry standards.
  3. Communicate professionally with employers, customers and co-workers using industry standard language and following industry standard protocols.
  4. Access and utilize repair information in a rapidly changing technology.
  5. Develop and implement strategies and processes to handle hazardous materials in accordance with current industry standards.
  6. Perform basic vehicle maintenance to professional and ethical standards.
     

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate the course outcomes for Automotive 100 by completing the following tasks:

  1. Completing test and worksheet on hazardous waste and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS/SDS) Information
  2. Following appropriate jacking and hoisting procedures
  3. Completing vehicle inspection, oil and filter change lab
  4. Completing various lab practice activities:
    • Repair order
    • Measuring lab
    • Block project
    • Applied math practice activities
    • Torque lab
    • Fasteners
  5. Accessing information systems via repair manuals and electronic service information systems
     

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will recognize and appreciate the importance of proper shop procedures and the potential hazards of shop chemicals.

Students will also recognize the importance of vehicle maintenance as an integral component of automotive repair. As part of this introductory class, students will become familiar with basic tool application, Metric and English measurement and practice both precision measuring and basic math skills.

  • Tap and die use
  • Use of files and hack saws
  • Thread repair
  • Identification of proper jacking and hoisting points
  • Safe jacking and hoisting procedure
  • Proper disposal of hazardous wastes
  • Use of electronic service information systems
  • Use of MSDS/SDS
  • Identification of proper safety procedures
     

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 15

  1. Perform basic measurements using standard and metric precision tools according to industry standards.

Students learn, review, and test basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals).
Students use precision measuring tools including but not limited to: inch/metric micrometers, rulers, dial bore gauge, dial indicators, calipers.

Assessment:  Feedback is immediate, direct and pass/no pass for classroom or lab assessed activities.  Homework and exams are “A-F” grades with direct feedback delivered within 1 week.

Communication
Hours: 6

  1. Communicate professionally with employers, customers and co-workers using industry standard language and following industry standard protocols.
  2. Develop and implement strategies and processes to handle hazardous materials in accordance with current industry standards.

Students work in teams to communicate with staff to check out tools, school cars, and have repair orders written for lab projects.
Students present a verbal report to the class on a subject of their choice related to current industry employment opportunities, environmental standards, technical advances, innovations, safety standards, and/or diagnostic or trouble shooting procedures.

Assessment:  Feedback is immediate, direct and pass/no pass for classroom or lab assessed activities.  Homework and exams are “A-F” grades with direct feedback delivered within 1 week.

Human Relations
Hours: 15

  1. Perform basic vehicle maintenance to professional and ethical standards.

Students receive instruction in appropriate protocol for working in a diverse environment through classroom discussion and homework reading/assessment.
Students work in teams to complete assigned lab projects.  Team work is focused on working in a diverse cultural environment, being sensitive to Others needs and diffusing difficult situations in a calm and respectful manner. 
Students work with lab partners, staff members, and their instructor to bring customer/school cars in /out of the shop for class lab projects.

Assessment:  Feedback is immediate, direct and pass/no pass for classroom or lab assessed activities.  Homework and exams are “A-F” grades with direct feedback delivered within 1 week.