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AUTO 100 - Automotive Service Technicial Level 1

This course will provide all of the areas of study that an automotive apprentice requires to obtain First Year Technical Training Certification. Curriculum is determined as per the Industry Training Authority.


Hours: 210 (Lecture Hours: 105; Shop Teaching Kitchen: 105)


Total Weeks: 7



Level 1 Registered Apprentice with the Industry Training Authority
OR proof of successful completion of related Foundation Trades Training courses.


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Line A Workplace Safety
- A1 WorkSafe BC Regulations
- A2 W.H.M.I.S. Regulations
- A3 Safe Vehicle Operation
- A4 Safe Work Practices
Line B Employability Skills
- B1 Business Practices
- B2 Communication Skills
Line C Tools and Equipment
- C1 Hand Tools
- C2 Measuring Instruments

- C3 Power Tools
- C4 Fasteners
- C5 Shop Tools and Equipment
- C6 Reference Resources
Line D General Automotive Maintenance
- D1 Lubricants and Fluids
- D2 Belts, and Hoses
- D3 Exterior Lamps
- D4 Body Trim and Hardware
- D5 Tires and Wheels
- D6 Non Friction Bearings
- D7 Spindles and Hubs
Line E General Automotive Practices
- E1 Diagnostic Procedures
- E2 Welding Techniques
Line F Electrical / Electronic Systems
- F1 Principles of Electricity
- F2 Electrical Test Equipment
- F3 Principles of Electronics
- F4 Wiring Systems
- F5 12 Volt Batteries
- F6 Scan Tools
Line G Brake Systems
- G1 Brake Tubing and Fittings
- G2 Brake Hydraulic Systems
- G3 Drum Brake Systems
- G4 Disc Brake Systems
- G5 Power Assist Systems
- G6 Anti-lock Brake Systems
Line H Steering Systems
- H1 Steering Gears
- H2 Passenger Restraint Systems
- H3 Steering Columns
- H4 Steering Linkage
- H5 Power Steering Systems
- H6 Wheel Alignment
Line I Suspension Systems
- I1 Frame Types
- I2 Suspension Geometry
- I3 Suspension Components
- I4 Suspension Systems
- I5 Electronic Suspension Systems


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the apprentice should be able to work in an automotive shop safely and perform correct repair procedures typical of a first year apprentice including:
- Describe WorkSafe BC Regulations
- Describe W.H.M.I.S. Regulations
- Demonstrate Safe Vehicle Operation
- Demonstrate Safe Work Practices
- Describe Business Practices
- Demonstrate Communication Skills
- Use Hand Tools
- Use Measuring Instruments
- Use Power Tools

- Use Fasteners
- Use Shop Tools and Equipment
- Use Reference Resources
- Select Lubricants and Fluids
- Describe Belts, and Hoses
- Describe Exterior Lamps
- Describe Body Trim and Hardware
- Service Tires and Wheels
- Service Non Friction Bearings
- Service Spindles and Hubs
- Describe Diagnostic Procedures
- Demonstrate Welding Techniques
- Describe Principles of Electricity
- Use Electrical Test Equipment
- Describe Principles of Electronics
- Service Wiring Systems
- Service 12 Volt Batteries
- Use Scan Tools
- Service Brake Tubing and Fittings
- Service Brake Hydraulic Systems
- Service Drum Brake Systems
- Service Disc Brake Systems
- Inspect Power Assist Systems
- Service Anti-lock Brake Systems
- Service Steering Gears
- Disarm and Rearm Passenger Restraint Systems
- Inspect Steering Columns
- Service Steering Linkage
- Service Power Steering Systems
- Perform Wheel Alignment
- Describe Frame Types
- Describe Suspension Geometry
- Describe Suspension Components
- Service Suspension Systems
- Describe Electronic Suspension Systems


Use initiative to identify tasks


Use time productively at all times

Select and use appropriate tool.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:
- Students will sign and adhere to the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.

- 11 End-of-Module Exams


- Coveralls
- Footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection
- CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses
- Learning modules
- Notebooks

- Calculator


Keys to Success:
- Attendance
- Class participation
- Maintaining a professional attitude
- Successful study habits
- Receiving a minimum of 70% on all practical and theoretical quizzes and tests


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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