ATEC 105 : Basic Automotive Engines

An ASE/NATEF course designed to familiarize the student with methods, construction, working principles, theory, and aspects used in reconditioning and servicing the internal combustion engine. Classroom theory, along with hands-on experiences utilizing precision measuring tools, torque wrenches, and machining equipment and special tools will be discussed. The theories of levers, pressure/volume, expansion, momentum, inertia, leverage, and the operation of cams are stressed.

Course Outcomes

  1. Explain the duties and responsibilities of an automotive technician.
  2. Demonstrate and discuss safe working practices.
  3. Demonstrate the correct use of the hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring equipment used by the automotive technician.
  4. Demonstrate proper component cleaning procedures.
  5. Demonstrate proper machine set-up and reconditioning techniques on lab projects listed on student task sheet.
  6. Know how to disassemble, inspect and measure assigned engine in the proper sequence.
  7. Demonstrate how to properly clean individual engine components.
  8. Demonstrate the correct assembly procedures of individual engine components.
  9. List and identify faults, and factory specifications of assigned engine using the NATEF worksheet.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to write a college level business style letter and report on the condition and recommendations of the assigned engine.
  11. Read with understanding in order to perform competently as an Automotive Technician.
  12. Convey ideas in writing in order to perform competently as an Automotive Technician.
  13. Communicate effectively to perform competently as an Automotive Technician.
  14. Use math to solve problems and communicate to fulfill responsibilities of an Automotive Technician.
  15. Understand the expectations of the workplace, the responsibilities of an Automotive Technician and the methods of securing employment within the field.
  16. Demonstrate professionalism in workplace appropriate dress and conduct.
  17. Demonstrate the ability to work as a productive member of a team.
  18. Demonstrate the ability to use technology effectively in the workplace.