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 Course Title:   Automotive Parts Specialist

 Title Abbreviation:   AUTO PARTS SPECIALIST

 Department:    AT

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to basic parts, cataloging, procedures and sales. Includes fundamentals of using a computer for automotive parts searches.


Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107 and OFTEC 99.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Prepare a parts receipt.
  2. Use a parts catalog - both print and online.
  3. Understand and establish proper telephone and communication skills.
  4. Sell related parts.
  5. Understand customer service and how it relates to different cultures.
  6. Understand the importance of teamwork in an industry setting.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. How to use a parts catalog.
  2. Using engine codes.
  3. Industry abbreviation codes.
  4. Parts numbering systems.
  5. Parts interchanging systems.
  6. Selling techniques.
  7. Competent application of correct information.
  8. Customer relations.
  9. Invoicing orders.
  10. Inventory.
  11. Cultural attitudes related to customer service.