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Automotive Technology

Mr. Motes
Mr. Motes


Instructor: Cliff Motes

Concentration: 1620 Automotive Technology

Program Brochure

Program Syllabus

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Courses:

1631 - Fundamentals of Automotive Technology
1623 - Basic Engine Concepts
1625 - Brakes
1637 - Suspension and Steering

Elective Courses:
1627 - Electrical/Electronic Systems
1633 - Heating and Air Conditioning
1629 - Engine Performance

Program of Study Description:
The Automotive Technology Program of Study focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the automotive industry. Skill set standards for Career Preparation Skills, Safety, Leadership Development and Customer and Personal Service have been integrated throughout the Program of Study. Student skills sets will be acquired for Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair in the areas of Automotive Service Consultant, Tire Repair and Replacement, Maintenance Services, Electrical System Diagnosis and Repair, Engine and Engine Performance Diagnosis and Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis and Repair, Brake System Diagnosis and Repair, Suspension and Steering Diagnosis and Repair, and
Driveline Diagnosis and Repair. Students will have the opportunity to acquire hours towards industry certification and be exposed to skills to develop positive work ethics.

Course Descriptions:

1631 Fundamentals of Automotive Technology
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills as they relate to the field of Automotive Technology. In the Automotive Technology MLR-1 class areas of study include Automotive Service Consultant, Career Opportunities and Practices, Shop and Personal Safety, Tools and Equipment, Preparing Vehicle for Service, Electrical-General Electrical System Diagnosis, Electrical-Diagnosis and Service of Batteries, and Engines-Lubrication and Cooling Systems Diagnosis and Repair. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged
to become active members of the student organization, SkillsUSA West Virginia. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets

1623 Basic Engine Concepts
Automotive Technology MLR-2 continues as students are exposed to skills sets in areas such as Steering and Suspension-Diagnosis and Repair of Wheels and Tires, Brakes-Diagnosis and Repair of Hydraulic Systems, Brakes-Diagnosis and Repair of Drum Brake Systems, Brakes-Diagnosis and Repair of Disk Brake Systems, Brakes-Diagnosis and Repair of Power Assist Units, BrakesDiagnosis and Repair of Miscellaneous Automotive Items, Brakes-Diagnosis and Repair of Antilock Brake Systems and Steering and Suspension-Diagnosis of Steering & Suspension Systems, Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world
learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1625 Brake Systems
Automotive Technology MLR-3 build student skill sets in the areas of Electrical-Demonstrate Starting System Diagnosis and Repair, Electrical-Demonstrate Charging System Diagnosis and Repair; Electrical-Demonstrate Lighting System Diagnosis and Repair, Electrical-Demonstrate Accessories System Diagnosis and Repair, Engines, General Engines, Engines-Diagnosis and Repair of Cylinder Head and Valve Train, and Engine Performance-General Engine Diagnosis.  Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1637 Suspension and Steering Diagnosis
Automotive Technology MLR-4 completes the Program of Study with skills sets in the areas of Engine Performance-Computerized Engine Controls; Engine Performance-Fuel, Air Induction, and Exhaust Systems Diagnosis and Repair; Engine Performance-Emissions Control Systems Diagnosis and Repair; Automatic Transmission and Transaxle-Diagnosis Maintenance, and Adjustment; Manual Drive Train and Axles-Diagnosis, Maintenance, and Adjustment; and Heating and Air Conditioning-Diagnosis, Maintenance, and Adjustment. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding
of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1627 Electrical/Electronic Systems
The Skill Sets in Automotive Technology AST-4 will introduce students to the skills, technology, and service of Automatic Transmission and Transaxle-Diagnosis, Maintenance, Repair and Adjustment; Manual Drive Train and Axles-Diagnosis, Maintenance, Repair and Adjustment; and Heating and Air Conditioning-Diagnosis, Maintenance, Repair and Adjustment. This course is recommended as an Elective in Automotive Technology.

1633 Heating and Air Conditioning
The Skill Sets in Automotive Technology AST-2 will concentrate on the skills sets related to Steering and Suspension; and Brakes. This course is recommended as an Elective in Automotive Technology.

1629 Engine Performance
The Skill Sets in Automotive Technology AST-1 will introduce students to the skills sets related to Electrical-Electrical/Electronic System Basics; and Alternative Fuels-Hybrid Vehicles; NAFTC Program or Additional electrical Tasks from NATEF MAST Program. This course is recommended as an Elective in Automotive Technology.

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