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AMM 104
Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care


Credits: 1- 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 45

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:15    Lab Hours:30


Description
Introduction to auto mechanics for anyone who is unfamiliar with basic auto maintenance and repair. Topics include vehicle basics, safety, fluids, wheels and tires, changing tires, emergency equipment, tools, brakes, and vehicle shopping tips/tools. The intent is to provide the consumer with the knowledge to make economic decisions and to take preventative measures to enhance owner satisfaction. (The class will not perform major vehicle repairs.) Dress in comfortable work clothes. This class is taught by ASE Certified instructors.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify basic automotive industry history.
  • Discuss basic automotive purchasing practices.
  • Learn automotive expenses required of vehicle ownership.
  • Demonstrate basic automotive safety.
  • Demonstrate automotive care methods and procedures.
  • Check vehicle fluid levels.
  • Understand basic electrical systems operation.
  • Perform basic electrical tests.
  • Perform basic lubrication services.
  • Perform basic fuel system maintenance.
  • Perform cooling system maintenance.
  • Understand ignition theory.
  • Perform basic ignition system tests and repair procedures.
  • Inspect Steering and Suspension components for wear.
  • Perform brake service and repair.
  • Understand drivetrain operation.
  • Understand exhaust and emission system operation.

  • Course Topics
  • Basic automotive industry history
  • Basic automotive purchasing practices
  • Basic automotive safety
  • Automotive care methods and procedures
  • Vehicle fluid levels
  • Basic electrical systems operation
  • Basic electrical tests
  • Basic lubrication services
  • Basic fuel system maintenance
  • Cooling system maintenance
  • Ignition theory
  • Basic ignition system tests and repair procedures
  • Steering and Suspension components for wear
  • Brake service and repair
  • Drivetrain operation
  • Exhaust and emission system operation

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AMM 104
    Winter 2007
    0212
    James Haun


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.