Automotive Technology I #17032 Elective 11-12 2 Credits
This course is one half of a two part, two year program designed to prepare a student for entry level employment in the Automotive field or advanced placement in a Technical College Automotive Program. This part of the program is focused on Brake Systems, Transmissions and Drive Trains, Suspension Systems, and Steering Systems and is aligned with those ASE and NDCTE Standards.
Automotive Technology II #17037 Elective 11-12 2 Credits
This course is one half of a two part, two year program designed to prepare a student for entry level employment in the Automotive field or advanced placement in a Technical College Automotive Program. This part of the program is focused on Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Electrical and Electronic Systems, and HVAC Systems and is aligned with those ASE and NDCTE Standards.
Foundations of Automotive #17029 Elective 9-10 1/2 Credit
This course is designed to prepare students to understand the features, care, cleaning, and basic maintenance of motor vehicles. It instructs students in shop safety procedures, as well as proper care and use of hand tools and equipment found in a typical shop. It also introduces the student to career opportunities in the automotive field.
The objective of the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Program and James Valley Area Career and Technology Center is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the NATEF areas.
Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional service technician. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills. Students study safety, tools, equipment, shop operations, basic engine fundamentals, and basic technician skills.
There are minimum time standards set by NATEF. Additional time may be spent in these areas if needed. It is your responsibility to complete all required class and shop assignments, test, and task sheets.
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Curriculum Outline
(sequence is flexible)
1.0 Auto Shop and Personal Safety (7 wks. or until completed)
1.1 Auto Shop Safety Practices and Safety Equipment Orientation
1.2 Automotive Tool Applications and Proper Usage
1.3 Service Information and Retrieval Systems
1.4 Customer Concerns and Proper Vehicle Service Preparation
1.5 Quality Control Issues While Preparing the Vehicle for the
1.6 Vehicle Maintenance and Inspection Techniques
2.0 Suspension and Steering (9 wks. or until completed)
2.1 Steering and Suspension Systems
3.0 Brakes (9 wks. or until completed)
3.1 Brake Components, Inspections, and Repair
4.0 Electrical/Electronic Systems (14 wks. or until completed)
4.1 Electrical and Electronic Systems, Measurement and Testing
5.0 Engine Performance (9 wks. or until completed)
5.1 Engine Performance and Diagnostic Tasks
6.0 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (3 wks. or until completed)
6.1 Automatic Transmission Maintenance Procedures
7.0 Engine Repair (9 wks. or until completed)
7.1 Engine Maintenance Procedures
8.0 Heating and Air Conditioning (8 wks. or until completed)
8.1 Air Conditioning System Components and Temperature Diagnosis
9.0 Manual Drive Train and Axles (4 wks. or until completed)
9.1 Manual Driveline System Maintenance
NOTE: The automotive shop will run on industry standards and therefore correct clothing and safety glasses will be required.
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