Automotive Maintenance
Course Number 866000       Teacher: Alan Gatenby

Last updated on August 20, 2008



Skills and Knowledge

Assessment (Requirements for Grade)


1)      Introduction  to the history of automobiles

2)      Job market associated with automotive

3)      Safety for Auto-Shop

4)      Tools and Equipment

5)      Tire Care (Repair / Balancing / Tire specifications)

6)      Servicing (The proper oil change)


1)      Knowledge of the evolution of automobiles

2)      Knowledge of how many jobs relate to the field of automotive

3)      Knowledge of safe work practices and the dangers involved with shop and machinery.

4)      Knowledge of tool names and uses.



1)      Class participation. (journal, notebook)

2)      Complete written assignment on occupation of choice relating to field of automotive. Report must include why chosen, educational requirements, wage expected to earn, and job requirements. 

3)      Written safety test must be passed or explained with 100% accuracy.

4)      Tool identification test



7)      Engine Performance                         (EP Chapter 1)

A)    How Engine Operates

B)    Overview of Ignition Systems

C)    Lubricating Systems

D)    Cooling Systems

E)     Exhaust Systems

A)    Knowledge of the function of the internal combustion engine.

B)    Knowledge of what the ignition does.

C)    Knowledge of  the importance of lubrication

D)    Skill to examine cooling system and identify problems.


A)    Journal entry

B)    Assignment drawing and explanation

C)    Class activity on friction. (Participation)

D)    Students will identify what coolant is used and test freezing point

E)     Student will successfully identify components in an exhaust system and briefly describe what they do



8)      Electrical Systems    

    (EL Chapter 1)

A)    The Nature of Electricity

B)    Batteries

C)    Starters / Alternators

D)    Symbols / Circuits / Diagrams

A)    Knowledge on electricity and how it functions

B)    Skill to test a battery

C)    Skill to diagnose a starter and alternator Problem.

D)    Skill to reading electrical schematic.

A)    Students will measure resistance, and voltage

B)    Students will use test equipment and identify battery state.

C)    Students will use test equipment and identify starter and alternator condition.

D)    Students will successfully identify an electrical component by looking at a schematic.


9)      Brake Systems     

          (BR Chapter 1)

A)    Types of Brakes

B)    Friction Materials

C)    Servicing Brake Systems


A)    Knowledge of the different types of braking systems.

B)    Knowledge of different types of materials used in the braking system.

C)    Skill to remove and replace a set of brakes.

A)    Journal entry explaining the different types of brakes

B)    Students will do an experiment on different types of materials used in brake lining.

C)    Students will successfully replace disc brakes and drum brakes.


Open shop work days until semester end


Grading cards Due