Course Map for

Basic Automotive Mechanics

Course # 867300

Teacher: Alan Gatenby
Grade Level: 11-12
Last updated on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Month Content Skills Assessment



2 Safety

Safety Test

4 Tools, Fasteners, Measuring Devices

11 Lubrication and Cooling

Demonstrate: safe shop practices

Demonstrate: oil change, fluid check and chassis lubrication

Demonstrate: Cooling system tests, hydrometer and pressure testing

Assignment: Safety chapter

Safety test

Determine correct wrench for fastener

Perform oil change and cooling system testing iaw standard

October 6 Engine Fundamentals

14 Electrical/ Electronics

Demonstrate: Compression test, VAT 40 Perform compression test

Practical Exercise

November 15 Starting and Charging Systems

18 Ignition Systems

19 Ignition System Service

Demonstrate: VAT 40 torque wrench use Perform electrical system test with the VAT 40

Correctly use a torque wrench

Practical Exercise

December 20 Fuel System

23 Emission Systems

Demonstrate: Fuel system testing with gauge Perform fuel system tests using the gauge

Practical Exercise

January 35 Brake Systems

36 Drum Brakes

37 Disc Brakes

Demonstrate: Brake evaluation, resurface drum and disc, install components. 

Demonstrate: Flat rate accounting

Perform brake service

Practical Exercise

Correctly record flat rate repair and service

February 37 Disc Brakes

32 Ties & Wheels

Demonstrate: Tire balance, tire changer, patching Flat rate record due at mid-term

Practical Exercise

March 33 Suspension System   Flat rate record due at end of third term

Practical Exercise

April 34 Steering and Alignment   Flat rate record due at mid term

Practical Exercise

May-June 38 Heating & Air Conditioning

39 Safety and Security Equipment

  Practical Exercise

Flat rate record due at end of fourth term

Assignments consist of correctly answering questions/statements at the end of each assigned chapter in sentence form. Assignments must be submitted on or before date posted on the white board. No late assignments will be evaluated.