PTT302: Auto Technology I (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Auto Technology I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
About the Program:
Auto Technology I prepares students for careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics industry. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals in Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance as well as pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: The automotive mechanics course is designed to provide students with entry-level job skills for occupations in the automotive service trade. The emphasis is on the service and repair of the following types of systems: transmission; ignition; fuel; cylinder block; cylinder head; brake; suspension, and electrical.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities used in an automotive laboratory setting will provide hands-on experiences with automotive tools, equipment, and materials related to the course content. Students will: complete automotive servicing and repair activities; investigate content-related occupations; make visits to information centers and automotive-related industries; present ideas and information orally and in writing; and assume leadership roles within the framework of the classroom setting. Emphasis will be placed on self-concepts, values, decision-making skills, employer expectations, and work skills.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to pass laboratory safety tests as well as content- and process-related tests. Automotive service and repair activities will be evaluated for completeness and accuracy. Written and oral reports will be evaluated for content and form. Class participation will be evaluated using criteria such as working conscientiously on a project, using materials properly, conscientiously assisting others, working independently, offering solutions to problems, and completing projects.