Saturday, December 20, 2014

Automotive Technology I Syllabus


Have the right combination of academic skills and a strong mechanical aptitude. Be able to utilize applied math and algebra. Be able to read and understand technical information and follow directions. Be willing to operate technical equipment, work independently and in group participation. Be willing to get involved in tasks that require concentration, problem solving and logical reasoning.
* Minimum age = 16 (due to the severity of power equipment used in the program and the nature of the work)

Course Objectives / Expectations:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Master specified academics and technical content in the automotive field (Understanding diagrams and illustrations. Problem-solving and trouble shooting, Working within tolerances, Understanding and using electronics equipment, Using hand tools, power tools, and power equipment). Students will practice effective communication skills. (Working well with customers, sometimes in difficult situations, Working with computers, Reading and comprehending technical writing), develop ability to solve problems and think skillfully, they will practice skills required for working within a system. Students will learn to manage resources and information and practice skills required for being a responsible person. (Auto safety)

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Class Format:

Classroom instructions will include Video's, movies, DVD's, CD Rom?s, transparencies, power point presentations, actual automotive components, discussions, feedback along with students providing presentations on assigned subjects. In the classroom, students will study automotive theory. Students are responsible for completing all assignments and exercises on time. The theory portion will be put into practice in the auto-lab. Student will be given demonstration by the auto instructor to enhance their learning procedures. The shop portion will include shop safety, testing and troubleshooting various auto systems of the vehicle, servicing and repairing of wheel bearings, tires and wheel balancing, steering and suspension service, engine repair, brakes and brake service, fuel systems service, equipment and general auto shop procedures.

Rules and Regulations:

Students are expected to adhere to all school rules and policies that are outlined in the student handbook. Some classroom rules and guidelines will be developed with the class the first week of class. These will include the following:

Each class day will start in the classroom

Hats are not to be worn in the classroom

Dark shades are not to be worn in the classroom

We do not curse or tease others

We are respectful

We are responsible

We are prepared for class with textbook, paper and pencil daily.


Homework assignment (overnight) will be given when class time is shorten. Every day student will have an assignment on the chalkboard. Pop quizzes will be given unannounced. There will be a weekly test each Friday and a nine week test each nine weeks.

Reading Assignments:

Required Text(s): Automotive Technology A System Approach
3rd Edition
Jack Erjavec

AYES Automotive Curriculum

Supplemental reading: Automotive News, Motor Trend, USATODAY


Grading: In the occupational programs, grades for tests, skill performance and demonstrations, quizzes, homework, projects, notebook assignments, and/or any other activities that measure competency level will account for 40% of the marking period grade. The remaining 60% will be determined by the student's workplace skills grade.

  • Test and shop worksheet/job sheets counts 25%.
  • Assignment, homework, exercise sheets and quizzes count for 15%.
  • Student Workplace Skills (Soft-skills) 60%
  • Notebook and special projects counts 05%.

Grading Scale

90 - 100 A
80 - 89  B
70 - 79  C
60 - 69  D
0 - 59 F

Student Supplies:

The following items, supplies and materials are a requirement for success in the auto-tech program.

2 Pair of coveralls Approximately................$35-40.00

1 Pair of work shoes, (steel toe opt.)app......$35-74.00

1 Three ring binder notebook Approximately...... $4.00

Skills/USA Activity Fee.....................................$12.00

1 Pair Of Safety Glasses Approximately..............$3.00

1 Student Work book (optional) Approximately...$32.00

The following material are offered at no cost to the student:

Textbook (Jack Erjaveck 3rd edition, Automotive Service Technology a system approach)

AYES Website Curriculum

Toolbox (Students are responsible for damaged or lost items)
PDP 1 & 2 (AYES)

Safety Requirements:

OSHA guidelines for industry