ATEC1020 Basic Skills for Automotive Mechanics

This course is for students entering the Automotive Technology program who have not worked in the trade, and have little or no experience in basic mechanics. The course will cover basic skills including tool selection and usage, basic electricity, jacking and hoisting cars. We will also cover threaded fastener ID and service, and shop safety. Students can gain confidence and improve their performance in the Automotive Technology Program.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

None

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify threaded fasteners
Adjust tire pressure
Select the correct tool for the job
Check for system voltage with a test light
Jump start a dead battery
Torque threaded fasteners
Perform component removal with correct tools
Use a hoist to lift a car for service
Perform shop procedures according to industry safety standards

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2

lab:

0