AST 102 - Introduction To Automotive Service
3 credits (Hrs: 3 Lec & Lab)
15 weeks This class will provide the students with the theory and hands on experience on live vehicles as a foundation for advanced automotive courses including: Shop Safety, common hand tools, basic shop equipment, basic diagnostic equipment, measuring systems and tools, fasteners, service information, preventive maintenance, tire and wheel assembly service, sell-up theory, basic theory’s and math, common automotive industry terms and industry standards.
Workplace Skills Training is in direct response to industry needs for students to possess the basic skills indicative of certified professionals. The course design encourages students in developing life skills necessary to locate gainful employment in the automotive industry. Instructional focus includes: seeking and applying for employment, preparing resumes, filling out applications, interviewing techniques, attending to personal appearance and communication skills. Furthermore, emphasis is placed upon the skills required to retain industry employment including: punctuality, regular attendance, following directions, general shop practices, productivity, hourly and flat rate compensation, time clock management, problem solving, employee loyalty and responsibility, employee professionalism and good customer service skills.
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