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National Park, AR · NPC High School Technology Center · HSTECH Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Lab I

  • Section
  • 01/13/2021 to 05/15/2021
  • Modified 01/12/2021

Class Information

Course Description

Automotive Lab I is designed to expose the student to live automotive repair under the supervision of certified master automotive technicians. Various automotive repair procedures will be covered with emphasis placed on engine performance and/or automotive electrical/electronics. The student will learn from hands on experience in the areas of repair, parts identification, use of shop manuals, and parts ordering. Safety training and shop management will also be stressed.

Objectives

General Education Purpose and Objectives

Purpose

National Park College (NPC) is committed to its mission statement, "Learning is our focus, student success is our goal."  NPC is dedicated to helping all students develop as communicators, critical thinkers, and professionals who behave ethically and recognize the diversity of the world around them. The General Education Objectives are designed to be an integral component of all courses at NPC.

General Education Objectives (GEO)

It is the expectation that upon successful completion of a certificate or degree program at National Park College, the student will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively using oral, written, and electronic methods.
  2. Use critical and analytical thinking skills.
  3. Demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  4. Exemplify professional demeanor, ethical behavior, and respect for diversity.

Automotive Service Technology Program

It is the mission of high school Automotive Service Technology at National Park Technology Center to instruct students to be competitive in the work force so they can succeed in the 21st century.

The course is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and introduces the student to the fundamentals of repair, tune-up, and maintenance of today’s automobiles. Upon completion of the course, a student may work as a lube tech in an independent automotive shop, a dealership, or may enter the postsecondary course for further training.

Automotive Services Technology Program Purpose and Objectives

Purpose

The mission of the Automotive Service Technology program is to assist students in gaining employment in new car agencies, independent repair facilities, automotive supply stores, service stations and as fleet mechanics. The program is certified through the ASE Education Foundation.

Program Level Objectives (PLO):

Students who successfully complete the program of study in Automotive Service Technology will be able to:

  1. Identify problems effectively and efficiently using available resources. (GEO 2,3,4)
  2. Evaluate situations creatively using critical thinking skills. (GEO 1,2,3)
  3. Research using the internet, manuals, and other appropriate sources to find needed information. (GEO 1,2,3)
  4. Demonstrate work ethics and interpersonal skills congruent with industry standards. ( GEO 1, 4)
  5. Evaluate safe, ethical, and environmentally sound work procedures (GEO 2,4)
  6. Employ proper repair procedures (GEO 2,3,4) 

Course Level Objectives (CLO) for AST 1223 -- Automotive Maintenance

Students enrolled in and successfully completing this component of the course will be able to:

  1. Identify automotive maintenance system components and operation (PLO 1, 2, 3)
  2. Select proper automotive maintenance procedures and techniques (PLO 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
  3. Diagnose automotive maintenance problems and related concerns (PLO 1, 2, 3, 5)
  4. Choose relative service information (PLO 1, 2, 3, 6)
  5. Provide appropriate and ethical customer service (PLO 4, 5, 6)

Course Level Objectives (CLO) for AST 1603 - Engine Repair

Students enrolled in and successfully completing this component of the course will be able to:

1. Identify automotive engine system components and operation (PLO 1,2,3)
2. Select proper automotive engine repair procedures and techniques (PLO 1,2,3,5,6)
3. Diagnose automotive engine problems and related concerns (PLO 1,2,3,5)
4. Choose relative service Information (PLO 1,2,3,6)
5. Provide appropriate and ethical customer service (PLO 4,5,6)

 

Course Level Objectives (CLO) for AST 1203 - Brakes

Students enrolled in and successfully completing this component of the course will be able to:

1. Identify automotive brakes system components and operation (PLO 1,2,3)
2. Select proper brake system repair procedures and techniques (PLO 1,2,3,5,6)
3. Diagnose automotive brake system problems and related concerns (PLO 1,2,3,5)
4. Choose relative service information (PLO 1,2,3,6)
5. Provide appropriate and ethical customer service (PLO 4,5,6)

Course Level Objectives (CLO) for AST 1106 - Automotive Lab I

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Identify failed vehicle system components (PLO 1, 2, 3)
2. Diagnose customer complaints and related concerns (PLO 1, 2, 3, 5)
3. Select relative service information (PLO 1, 2, 3)
4. Apply proper automotive service repair methods (PLO 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
5. Perform appropriate and ethical customer service techniques (PLO 2, 4, 5, 6)
6. Develop proper work ethics and procedures (PLO 4, 5, 6)
7. Practice industry standard safety procedures (PLO 3, 5, 6)

Required and Recommended Materials

Course Activities

Grading Policy

At the end of the course, the overall numerical grade will be converted from a numerical scale to the following letter grade scale as indicated in the Grading Scale.

Course Policies

NPC Policies

Board Policy 6.600 -- NPC Attendance Policy

Instructions to Students regarding attendance:

  1. Students are responsible to know and comply with syllabus attendance and coursework guidelines in each of their courses.
  2. Students are expected to meet all attendance requirements and engage in coursework as outlined in the course syllabus. Failure to maintain satisfactory course participation is the equivalent of excessive absenteeism and may result in the student being dropped. To maintain good-standing in online courses, students are expected to submit assigned coursework in a timely manner per instructor requirements.
  3. Students participating in athletics or a college-sponsored extracurricular activity are required to communicate scheduled absences ahead of time and to make arrangements with their instructors regarding missed coursework, including exams. The instructor determines how academic work associated with a college-sponsored absence(s) can be completed by the student.
  4. Failure to meet a course’s attendance policy does not mean a student will be automatically withdrawn from a course. Students seeking to withdraw from a course should do so either online through the student’s account or in person by visiting Student Affairs.
  5. Students who do not withdraw from a course by the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date will receive an earned grade.
  6. A faculty member may administratively withdraw a student from a course, including online courses, any time during the semester up to the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date if attendance does not meet syllabus guidelines.
  7. Students will not be administratively withdrawn by faculty after the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date except in life-changing circumstances or as a result of military orders.
  8. The withdrawal of a student from all courses may require the student to repay all or a portion of the financial aid received as calculated by the Financial Aid Office in accordance with government grant guidelines.
  9. Only in extraordinary circumstances may a student earn a grade of IP (In Progress) to defer course completion. Please see the Incomplete Grades policy in the Student Handbook located at www.np.edu.

The full attendance policy is available by clicking on this link to the Board Policy

Academic Honesty Policy

National Park College considers honesty and integrity as essential qualities of any learning institution. The faculty and staff strive to live up to these qualities in all aspects of their lives and encourage their students to do the same. Integrity and moral values will carry over in to their professional lives and careers. NPC’s goal is to successfully prepare all students for their futures and equip them to handle whatever challenges they may face; therefore, NPC considers academic dishonesty as unacceptable.

Any NPC students who display dishonesty in their behavior while attending classes at NPC will be subject to disciplinary action to help the student first and foremost, but to also protect the rights, dignity, and property of others while maintaining an environment that fosters success and learning.

Violations of the Academic Honesty Policy will not be tolerated on the campus. Violations may range from receiving an “F” on the assignment in question up to permanent removal from the College.

  1. Technology manipulation
  2. Collusion
  3. Deception
  4. Misrepresentation and Lying
  5. Cheating
  6. Plagiarism
  7. Fabrication and Falsification
  8. Stealing, Defacing, and Destruction of Property

Please take time to read the entire policy, which can be found by clicking on this link to the Academic Honesty Policy.

LMS Policy

Brightspace by Desire to Learn (D2L) is the official learning management system (LMS) for the College.  Below you will find various policies relating to the LMS.

Privacy Policy:  Links to the privacy policies for all external tools used in the course are provided in the LMS. You can find the various privacy policies by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.

Accessibility Statement:  Links to the accessibility statements for all technologies required in the course are provided in LMS. You can find the various accessibility statements by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.

Netiquette Policy:  The netiquette policy for this course is located in your course in the LMS. You can find the Netiquette policies by clicking on the Netiquette Link by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.

Flexibility Clause:  The aforementioned requirements, assignments, policies, evaluation procedures, etc., are subject to change. Learners’ experiences and needs, as well as emerging knowledge, will be considered in modifying this course syllabus.

ADA Statement

National Park College (NPC) believes in providing equal access and opportunity to qualified persons with disabilities in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. It is our goal to ensure equal and comprehensive access to College programs, services, and campus facilities. It is the policy of NPC that no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, and advantages or accommodations at the College. National Park College’s ADA statement may be accessed by clicking on this link to ADA statement.

The Disability Services office is located in Room 240 of the Gerald Fisher Campus Center Building. You are also welcome to call us at (501) 760-4227 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. Students with disabilities should visit our website using this link to disability services for more information.

Student Resources

Computer Services Department

The Computer Services Department provides computing resources for students including password resets. Visit our webpage at this link to the Computer Services Department.

NPC Library

The NPC Library provides a wide variety of services to students. Visit the NPC Library website.

LMS Support

Support for the LMS is available through NPC Online by email to [email protected], phone at 501-760-4292, or visit Charlotte Phelps Room 204.

Testing Center

The Testing Center provides test support for students and faculty. To learn more about the testing center visit our webpage at Testing Center.

Class Schedule

The schedule for this course will be made available in the LMS.  The instructor reserves the right to modify the schedule as the semester progresses.

Course Evaluations

Students will be asked to evaluate their instructor and course near the end of the semester. These student evaluations are very important to the improvement in the quality of instruction and course materials. All results are anonymous and shared with the faculty only after the semester is over and grades have been posted.

Legal Disclaimer

The schedule, policies, and assignments in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances or by mutual agreement between the instructor and the students. The instructor will always inform the students of any changes in a timely manner.

In the event of a community crisis the college reserves the right to change the mode of instruction for any or all classes.

NPTC Attendance Policy

Please see the NPTC Attendance Policy in the NPTC Handbook for specific information relating the the attendance policy.