AUTC 101 - Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety
(3,3) 4 Credits
Prerequisite(s): Placement into MATH 020 Elementary Algebra and ENGL 060 Introduction to College Reading and Composition II .
A grade of C or better in AUTC 101 is required to continue in the Automotive program. This course will provide an overview of basic theory and functions of all automotive systems. This course will also introduce students to automotive industry standard practices including shop safety, use of chemicals, documenting repair estimates and work orders, identifying careers in the auto industry, and learning employability skills. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the tools, service procedures, and safety customary to the automotive field. This course will prepare students for OSHA 10 hour certifications in general industry safety.
In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy using different types of lifting equipment, perform basic maintenance of the shop, and learn how to use a variety of hand tools, power tools, and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes. Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.
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