Automotive Technology (330 required hours)
This course is an introduction to the basic uses of our automotive shops. Instruction is given in shop safety and hazardous materials handling and disposal. Also instruction is given in proper use of the torque wrench, correct and accurate use of all automotive measuring tools, and proper safe operations using jacks, jack stands, and vehicle hoists.
Students in this course are introduced to the basic theory and function of modern engine technology, automatic and manual transmission/transaxles, and basic electrical fundamentals. Students will maintain and service engines and drivetrain systems, and practice electrical testing procedures.
ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair II is a continuation of ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair I and carries you forward in basic theory and function of suspension and steering systems, braking systems and heating ventilation and air conditioning fundamentals. During this course, you will continue to explore maintenance and servicing of engines and drivetrain systems.
Students apply the correct mathematical operation to solve practical problems. Students use whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents to solve practical problems. Students are introduced to the basics of measurement, geometry, averages, probability, patterns and simple equations.
Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.
Automotive Technology (270 required hours)
ASE Steering and Suspension I offers detailed training in aspects of diagnosis and repair of automotive Suspension and Steering systems as part of a three course series. Throughout this course, you will be introduced to diagnosing and replacement of suspension components.
In this course, students will receive training in all aspects of diagnosis and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems. Instruction will be given in alignments, diagnosing and replacement of steering components, diagnosis of tire wear, and alignment related problems. This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards.
This is the first part of a two-course series. Throughout this course, students will study general inspection and will diagnose automotive brake systems. The function, diagnoses, and repair of the hydraulic brake system is emphasized in this class.
This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards. ASE Brake Systems II explores all aspects of diagnosis and repair of automotive brake systems. Throughout this course, you will be introduced to brake functions, anti-lock brake functions, diagnosing of all aspects of brakes, and proper service of brake and their related components. This is the second part of the three course series. This part focuses on inspection, adjustment, and repair of drum and disc brakes.
ASE Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning II is the second course in a two-course series. In this course, you will study diagnosis, operation, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems including operation and repair of air conditioning systems and related controls. You will explore safe handling, recovery and recycling of refrigerants. This course conforms to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards. In order to successfully complete the course, you must pass the Section 609 Certification.
ASE Heating, ventilation, and Air Conditioning I is the first course in a two-course series. In this course, you will practice diagnosing, operating, and repairing automotive heating and air conditioning systems, as well as safe handling, recovering, and recycling refrigerants. This course conforms to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.
Automotive Technology Special Project I provides the opportunity to practice previously learned skills. You will complete approved and supervised in-class work experiences as you prepare for work in the automotive technology industry.
Automotive Technology Special Project II provides the opportunity to practice previously learned skills. You will complete approved and supervised in-class work experiences as you prepare for work in the automotive technology industry.
Automotive Technology Special Project III provides the opportunity to practice previously learned skills. You will complete approved and supervised in-class work experiences as you prepare for work in the automotive technology industry.
The Automotive Technology externship experience helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a professional setting. This experience takes place under the supervision of a qualified site supervisor and includes skill practice and evaluation. Davis Tech program faculty periodically visit the externship site to evaluate your progress and performance. All program course work must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.
Machining for Manufacturing emphasizes the basic procedures and machining operations encountered in the machine shop. During this course, you will study topics including instruction in Machine safety, basic measuring tools, shop math, speeds and feeds, and metal identification. You will also operate Engine Lathe and Vertical Mills.
Job Seeking Skills explores how to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. During this course, you will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.
Automotive Technology (0 required hours)
Students in this course will receive assistance with essential reading, math, or computer skills to supplement their program study.
Students will learn to use effective study habits and strategies for remembering information found in their textbooks and heard in-class lectures. Students will also learn to use a strategy for reading and taking notes from textbooks, taking notes in class, and learn effective strategies for taking the five types of tests most frequently given by teachers.