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2022-2023 Catalog 
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AO 100 - Introduction to Automotive

Credit Hours: 2

This lecture/lab course will introduce students to the foundational knowledge and skills which are necessary for employment in an automotive repair facility.  Topics will include multipoint vehicle inspections, safe working practices, lifting and jacking, basic automobile maintenance, tool usage, and welding and cutting techniques.     

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

  • List and describe safe working habits in the automotive industry.
  • Identify the possible areas of employment within the automotive field and utilize this information to determine a career objective.
  • Prepare an industry acceptable resume.
  • Explain the mission of the ASE, and the benefits of certification.
  • Visually identify various hand tools and shop equipment. Describe proper use and required maintenance of industry tools.
  • Demonstrate proper handling and use of the oxy-acetylene torch.
  • Identify and categorize numerous fasteners used in the automotive trade areas.
  • Outline strategies and describe the various methods used for broken fastener extraction.
  • Access the available online information system to produce vehicle specific Information requested by the instructor.
  • Locate manufacturer’s service schedules, explain their importance, and describe the procedures involved in fluid maintenance.

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