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 Course Title:   Light Maintenance I

 Title Abbreviation:   LIGHT MAINTENANCE I

 Department:    AT

 Course #:    107

 Credits:    8

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    8.75

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to basic automotive maintenance on engines, batteries, charging systems, electrical systems, tires, lube/oil change and general service. Includes terminology, safety in the workplace, tools, repair information and customer service.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 55

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform maintenance in the areas of engines, basic wiring, batteries, starters, and charging systems.
  2. Define automotive technology.
  3. Explain basic fundamental operations of all major automotive systems.
  4. Understand customer service and how it relates to different cultures.
  5. Understand the importance of teamwork in an industry setting.
  6. Begin to understand service manuals.
  7. Work safely on a vehicle without injury to themselves or others, and be aware of the hazards inherent in some operations and hazardous materials used in some processes.
  8. Understand the operation of the shop, employee and employer responsibilities.
  9. Understand safety and the hazards of the automotive industry, lifting, fire, hazardous waste, and how to react to them.
  10. Perform basic maintenance.

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 . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

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.

Course Contents

  1. Shop safety.
  2. Tools and equipment.
  3. Engine systems.
  4. Electrical and service.
  5. Battery, starting, and charging diagnosis.
  6. Lubrication systems and service.
  7. Cooling systems and service.
  8. Brakes and tire service.