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 Course Title:   Automotive Fundamentals


 Department:    AT

 Course #:    100

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    470604

 EPC:    712

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to automotive vehicle systems, maintenance, tool usage, and safety practices. Exploration of career opportunities and industry certifications included.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, 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 basic maintenance.
  2. Define automotive terminology.
  3. Use tools safely.
  4. Explain basic fundamental operations of all major automotive systems.
  5. Begin to understand service information.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.2 Identify the strengths and limitations of different fields of study.
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

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. Module 1: Careers and Certification in the Automotive Service Area
  2. Module 2: Safety, Environmental, and Health Concerns
  3. Module 3: Tools, Shop Equipment and Hardware
  4. Module 4: Vehicle Service Information and Routine Maintenance
  5. Module 5: Automotive Engines Basics
  6. Module 6: Engine Support Systems Basics
  7. Module 7: Automotive Electrical Fundamentals Basics
  8. Module 8: Fuel Systems, Hybrids and Alternative Fuel Vehicles Basics
  9. Module 9: Ignition Systems and Emission Controls Basics
  10. Module 10: Brake Systems Basics
  11. Module 11: Suspension Systems Basics