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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

AU 100 - Ford ASSET Introduction to Automotive Technology

Credit Hours: 2

A study in the advancements in the automotive industry, use and maintenance of equipment, safety in the shop and introduction to automotive systems.

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

  • have a working knowledge of shop safety and procedures to prevent accidents in the shop by scoring a minimum of 65% on an exam;
  • given a vehicle, the New Vehicle Preparation for and the service Manual: Identify under hood, under vehicle, body interior and body Exterior problems and determine the appropriate action. Competency will be based upon the completion of activity worksheets and the New Vehicle Preparation Report;
  • given a vehicle and service manual: The student will identify the battery state of charge, adjust tire pressure, identify the paint codes, calibrate the compass(as required), A/C doors and set radio stations.  Competency will be based upon completion of Activity Worksheets;
  • given a vehicle and a service manual: The student will locate the proper lifting points for the vehicle, remove tie down brackets, protective shipping covers and placement of the Ignition Off Draw (I.O.D) device. Competency will be based upon completion of the Activity Worksheets; and
  • given the IDS or the PDS scan tool(s),a vehicle description or VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): the student will identify all programmable electronic features and all TSB's (Technical Service Bulletins) that apply to the vehicle. Competency will be based on the students' ability to enable/disable all the programmable features as well as being able to get into OASIS and list recalls and TSB's.

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