Course Number and Title: AUT 101 Intro to Automotive Technology
This course provides an overview of the automotive repair field. Students are introduced to basic automotive maintenance and repair procedures as well as tools, measuring devices, and diagnostic equipment.
- Explain the functions of the major systems of motor vehicles. (CCC 1, 5; PGC 2)
- Demonstrate safe practices within the automotive shop environment. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Apply proper use of related service information sources. (CCC 1; PGC 2)
- Explain and operate commonly used tools and equipment found in the automotive industry. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Demonstrate basic automotive service procedures. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Demonstrate simulated automotive shop procedures. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Explain the functions of the major systems of motor vehicles.
- Identify and explain the various automotive components and subsystems.
- Identify body style construction types of various vehicle manufacturers.
- Demonstrate safe practices within the automotive shop environment.
- Use equipment and tools following standard safety protocol.
- Identify hazardous materials and proper procedures per local, state, and/or federal regulations.
- Identify fire safety equipment, and describe the proper uses.
- Recognize typical shop equipment, and explain its function.
- Locate, read, and interpret material safety data sheets (MSDS).
- Locate and identify fire control equipment within the shop.
- Locate and use typical shop equipment in a safe manner.
- Apply proper use of related service information sources.
- Use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) printed and electronic information.
- Use after-market service information.
- Identify and use internet service-related materials for assigned tasks.
- Identify and use standard operation procedures to locate service information.
- Explain and operate commonly used tools and equipment found in the automotive industry.
- Use Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and metric hand tools.
- Use related power tools.
- Use measuring devices as needed.
- Demonstrate basic automotive service procedures.
- Change all under hood fluids and perform preventative maintenance procedures.
- Perform a complete tire and wheel service.
- Demonstrate simulated automotive shop procedures.
- Follow simulated shop rules for proper attire, including eye protection.
- Exhibit punctuality in a simulated shop lab.
- Check out, maintain, and return tools to simulate real shop practices.
- Demonstrate proficiency using the strategy-based diagnostic procedure.
- Follow simulated shop rules and procedures for the Environmental Protection Agency.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Summative - Minimum 3 Exams (equally weighted)
Summative - Minimum 10 Quizzes (equally weighted)
Summative/Formative– Minimum 10 Repair Orders/Worksheets (equally weighted)
Summative – Minimum 2 Practical Assessments (equally weighted)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Use appropriate automotive diagnostic and service equipment, hand tools, and precision measuring devices to determine and perform the proper repair as necessary.
- Interpret automotive electronic service information, service manuals, and diagnostic charts.
- Document service repair procedures that accurately reference the 3Cs.
- Customer complaint verification
- Correct the problem
- Complete the repair.
- Employ proper automotive industry service facility safety practices.
- Practice professional conduct as required in the automotive industry.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.