Jun 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

AO 160 - Automotive Co-Op 2

Credit Hours: 1

This co-op work experience will provide opportunities to apply the knowledge and practice the skills that were gained in AO140 and AO150 within a registered automotive repair facility.  Students will log their experiences and receive feedback from their mentors, managers, and instructor.

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

  • Perform wheel alignments on vehicles with current steering and suspension designs.
  • Diagnose the following power steering system concerns: lack of assist, looseness, or binding.
  • Remove and install power steering system components.
  • Follow manufacturers’ diagnostic processes to determine the condition of a vehicle’s suspension system.
  • Remove and install suspension components according to manufacturers’ procedures.
  • Display a working knowledge of safety concerns while repairing chassis systems and powertrains.
  • Test drive a vehicle to determine if there is a problem with the engine or chassis system.
  • Diagnose an antilock brake or stability control malfunction indicator lamp.
  • Demonstrate the ability precisely measure engine components.
  • Extract a diagnostic trouble code from and engine controller and follow the diagnostic process to correctly assess the cause of concern.
  • Perform a leak diagnosis of an engine using industry approved methods.
  • Replace failed gaskets, seals, or sealants on a leaking engine.
  • Recommend the need for maintenance, diagnosis, or repair of an engine or chassis system.
  • Identify that ethical choices are made during each diagnosis and repair of automotive engines and chassis systems.

Prerequisites: AO-130 - Automotive Co-Op 1
F/S (S)