Automotive Technology 1 is a comprehensive course over the ASE Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) accreditation program. Course subject material covers the theory and operation of vehicle Brakes: identifying the major components of the disc brakes, drum brakes, anti-locking brake systems, the machining of brake rotors and drums, Pascal`s law, principles of diagnosing the brake system, maintenance, service procedures and repairs. Steering and suspension: identifying the major components of the current steering and suspension systems used by manufacturers, mounting and balancing wheels and tires, four-wheel alignments, hydraulics, required maintenance and the principles of diagnosing steering and suspension. Electrical systems: theory of automotive electrical systems, Ohm`s Law, series and parallel circuits, general automotive electrical components, vehicle batteries, starting systems, charging systems, diagnostics and repairs. Engine Performance: theory and operation of fuel systems, ignition systems, four stroke theory, engine sensors, engine control modules, understanding drivability issues, on board diagnostics, and required maintenance and services. Students will be required to take the Entry-Level ASE Tests. Students will learn and follow strict automotive shop safety procedures. This course covers employability skills such as; professional dress, punctuality, how to behave in a professional environment, and job interview skills. The focus of this course is to prepare the student for an automotive technical school. Other material and supply fees may be required. $25 Lab fee, $35 ASE testing fee, Black button up "Dickies" style work shirt, black "Dickies" style work pants, Z87 rated safety glasses. Offered at TECC-E only.
Prerequisite & Recommendations:
Recommended: Algebra, Chemistry, Physics, IPC