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 1
  • Automotive Technologies – Level 2