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Course Syllabus

Course: AUTO 1000

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Transportation Technology
Title: Automotive Basics and Safety

Semester Approved: Spring 2019
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2024
End Semester: Summer 2024

Catalog Description: This course provides proper knowledge and practices in safety to help establish working habits that would reflect industry standards and result in a safe working environment. This course is for Automotive and Diesel Technology students.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 15
Offered for Non-Credit: Yes

Justification: This course is required for ASE Education Foundation certification and accreditation. This is a core course for the Automotive and Diesel AAS degrees. It is approved by the program's Advisory Council.

General Education Outcomes:
1: A student who completes the GE curriculum will have a fundamental knowledge of human cultures and the natural world, with particular emphasis on American institutions, the social and behavioral sciences, the physical and life sciences, the humanities, the fine arts and personal wellness.  

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn safety by viewing online videos of General Shop Safety, Hazardous Waste, Under-car Safety, Under-hood Safety, Hybrid Vehicle Safety.  Students will be assessed by completion of appropriate quizzes.

Students will learn location's and proper usage of fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, first aid stations, and exhaust handling equipment.  Students will be assessed by completion of handouts and worksheets.

Students will learn proper usage of hand tools and Metric and (US) Standard measuring tools.  Students will be assessed by completion of handouts and worksheets.

Personal Safety and Proper Lifting Procedures Occupational Rules and Regulations Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Proper usage of Hand and Power Tools Hazardous Waste Handling Safety Precautions with running vehicles inside a building Understanding Metric and (US) standard measuring systems

Key Performance Indicators:
Students will be graded on quizzes, worksheets and agreement forms.

Quizzes 70 to 85%

Worksheets and handouts 10 to 20%

Agreement forms 5 to 10%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Instructor provided

Pedagogy Statement:
This online course will be taught using reading materials, worksheets, and videos.

Instructional Mediums:


Maximum Class Size: 60
Optimum Class Size: 40