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2022-2023 Catalog 
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AO 115 - Automotive Maintenance and Shop Operations

Credit Hours: 4

This lecture/lab course will introduce students to common automotive maintenance procedures which are necessary for employment in an automotive repair facility.  Topics will include multipoint vehicle inspections, oil change/filter maintenance, transmission/driveline services, fuel/induction services, and HVAC and battery maintenance/services. 

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

  • list and describe safe working habits in the automotive industry;  
  • perform multi-point inspections on several types of vehicles;  
  • prepare an industry acceptable parts list for maintenance services;  
  • complete oil and filter change services; including fluid top off, wiper replacement, and body/chassis lubrication;  
  • visually identify different types of cooling systems and perform maintenance services on them; 
  • perform various HVAC air delivery deodorizing and cabin air filter services.; 
  • demonstrate different types of transmission and driveline fluid exchange services;  
  • outline strategies, describe the various methods used, and perform fuel and induction system services.; 
  • perform basic battery inspection, diagnosis, and service procedures according to manufacturer’s specifications or industry standards; and 
  • locate manufacturer’s service schedules, explain their importance, and describe the benefits involved in fluid maintenance.