Sep 26, 2020  
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Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AU 239 - Ford ASSET Cooperative Work Experience


Credit Hours: 1.5

Theory and instruction received in previous ASSET courses, taught with a Ford emphasis, are applied to work in the sponsoring dealership.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • inspect the automobile heating system and related components to ensure proper operation;
  • inspect the automobile air conditioning system and related components to ensure proper operation;
  • inspect and where needed repair or replace heating or air conditioning components;
  • following Ford Motor Co. procedures flush the cooling system and refill with proper coolant;
  • following Ford Motor Co. procedures the student will evacuate/refill or charge the A/C system using approved refrigerant;
  • use appropriate service manuals/software to assist in diagnosis and repair of the air conditioning/heating system;
  • roadtest a vehicle to assist in determining if a drivability problem is related to steering or suspension systems;
  • perform a pre alignment inspection to determine if parts or components of the steering/suspension system need to be adjusted or replaced;
  • properly replace worn o defective parts or components of the steering/suspension systems;
  • replace tires and balance as required. Where necessary replace wheels that after testing prove to be defective;
  • properly perform front wheel and where needed rear wheels alignments to correct drivability problems;
  • use appropriate service manuals/software to assist in the diagnosis and repair of problems associated to the suspension/steering systems;
  • perform a New York State Inspection on a vehicle brought to the dealer for yearly inspection;
  • perform the necessary repairs and adjustments as required by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles;
  • write up the appropriate paperwork for a vehicle that has either passed or failed inspection; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the NYS Inspection manual and it contents as far as performing a proper and legal inspection.

All Ford ASSET co-ops are conducted with the student working with an "A" grade technician. All the above objectives would be performed under the guidance of a professional to aid the student in the learning process as well as ensuring that all repairs and inspections are performed properly and at the level expected of the manufacturer.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training Program (ASSET).
Corequisites: AU 215, AU 220, AU 221, AU 222, AU 223
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