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Course Number:
AM 183
Course Title:
Engine Performance III
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
80
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers advanced use of automotive scan tools, lab scopes, and electronic test equipment. Emphasizes advanced engine performance theory and practice through diagnosis and repair of electronic ignitions, fuel delivery and emission control systems in a shop environment. This is the third course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: CG 209. 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 performance diagnosis and adjustments on cars, pickups and vans. This course will prepare students for the Auto Shop Lab capstone courses which provide the opportunity to practice learned skills on customer and school controlled vehicles in a “working 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

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Perform engine performance inspection, maintenance, diagnosis, and repairs relating to engine performance systems at an advanced level.
  • Access and utilize repair information in a rapidly changing technology.
  • Develop and implement strategies and processes to solve engine performance problems.
  • Perform diagnosis and repair of engine performance systems to professional and ethical standards.
  • Communicate professionally with employers, customers, and co-workers using industry standard language and following industry standard protocols.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Students will demonstrate effective work with fellow technicians in the following ways:
    • Attendance requirements include penalties for excessive days missed and late arrivals.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrate preparedness for ASE testing by achieving a passing score on all written exams and completing homework assignments.
    • Demonstrate understanding of course material through successful diagnosis, repair and case study of vehicles with engine performance failures in a working shop setting.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Discuss exhaust emission control systems.
  • Define and discuss federal, state laws and I/M programs.
  • Utilize the exhaust gas analyzer for diagnosis and repair.
  • Evaluate properly working exhaust emission control systems and repair failures.
  • Define and discuss On Board Diagnostic systems II
  • Perform correct service, testing and replacement procedures of ignition, fuel deliver and emission control systems.
  • Evaluate diagnostic trouble codes and make repairs.
  • Diagnose drivability complaints and make appropriate repairs in a working shop setting.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 15

  • Perform engine performance inspection, maintenance, diagnosis and repairs relating to engine performance systems at an advanced level.
  • Develop and implement strategies and processes to solve engine performance problems.

Students measure engine performance (fuel system) components using voltmeters, lab scopes, and scan tools, and compare results with manufactures/industry specifications.  Apply Ohm’s Law theory to injector system circuit analysis including frequency, resistance, pulse width, on time, etc...

Students perform engine performance (fuel system) analysis/testing, using voltmeters, lab scopes, fuel pressure gauges, etc…, and compare readings to manufacturers/industry specifications.

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: 4

Communicate professionally with employers, customers, and co-workers using industry standard language and following industry standard protocols.

Students work in teams to communicate with staff to check out tools, school cars, and have repair orders written for lab projects.

Students verbally explain to instructor methods and reasoning behind various types of testing procedures performed as hands on lab activities.


Students present a verbal report to the class on a subject of their choice related to current industry technical advances, innovations, safety standards, and/or diagnostic or trouble shooting procedures related to fuel systems.

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

Perform diagnosis and repair of engine performance systems to professional and ethical standards.

Students build on previous course work in human relations to continue the practice of human relations introduced through class discussions and homework.
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.