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Orientation & Foundational Skills 

• Demonstrate the knowledge of the role that safety plays in equipment and auto engine repair

• Demonstrate the use and care of appropriate personal protective equipment

• Add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers with and without a calculator

• Demonstrate workplace ethics

• Identify various careers related to equipment and auto engine repair and the expectations for each

• Know and interpret MSDS sheets

• Understand fires and extinguishing methods

• Maintain OACES minimum attendance standards

• Shop safety

Basic Work Skills

• Understand and use terms connected with automotive technologies

• Identify and use measuring and calibrating tools

• Identify the basic hand tools used in automotive technologies

• Demonstrate the safe use of industry related hand tools

• Identify and use industry related power tools

• Identify and use common fasteners

Technical Skills

• Understand and use parts management, inventory control and service orders

• Recognize and understand various engine designs

• Recognize and analyze components and operation of 4-stroke engines

• Recognize and use various parts of cooling systems

• Identify and use various parts of the fuel and lubrication system

• Identify and use basic parts of the governor system

• Identify, test and replace various parts of the electrical system

• Identify, test and replace various parts of the ignition system

• Complete oil and tire changes.


4-Stroke Engines

• Define 4-stroke engine terminologies

• Know and use basic engine principals of operations of a 4-stroke engine

• Identify 4-stroke engine parts

• Diagnose 4-stroke engine problems

• Disassemble a 4-stroke engine

• Inspect components to verify that the correct problem has been identified

• Repair/service failed components identified during the inspection

• Reassemble a 4-stroke engine

• Test a 4-stroke engine

Basic Welding Competencies

• Identify and use basic welding tools and safety equipment

• Identify and use various types of welding simulators

• Identify and use MIG, TIG and Stick welders

Disc and Drum Braking System

The training includes the following components:

• Handbrake assembly

• Diagonally split hydraulic circuit

• Master cylinder

• Brake fluid reservoir

• Brake pedal and light

• Front hubs, discs and calipers

• Rear hubs and drums

4, 6 and 8 Cylinder Gasoline Engine Training

The training includes the following:

• The position and mounting of all engine components

• The operation of crankshaft and pistons

• The operation of inlet and exhaust valves

• The timing relationships between engine components

Steering and Suspension System Training

The training offers the following:

• Inspect steering shaft universal joint, flexible coupling, collapsible column, lock cylinder mechanism, and steering wheel.

• Disassemble, inspect, and reassemble rack and pinion steering gear.

• Inspect power steering fluid levels and condition.

• Diagnose power steering fluid leakage.

• Remove, inspect, and replace power steering pump, mounts, seals, pump belt, pump pulley, and pump belt.

• Remove, inspect, and install coil springs and spring insulators.

Certifications/Instructional Outcomes

• Lincoln Welding Safety

• Basic Welding Competencies

• Automotive Technologies – Level I

• Automotive Technologies – Level II