Total Automotive Care

Instructor:  Tony Villelli

Course Syllabus

Total Auto Care

 Technology 1, I.S.D. 917, #817-050


This year long course is designed to provide technical and practical information in the field of automotive maintenance and light repair. Students will receive this information through study and hands on application in the classroom and shop environment. They will learn the knowledge and skills to perform in 11 units.

Course Units.

 The following units will be covered as part of this course

• 817-1100 Automotive shop safety

• 817-1200 Automotive maintenance/ Tires and Wheels

• 817-1300 Theory and repair of brake systems

• 817-1400 Theory and repair of suspension, steering and alignments systems

• 817-1500 Set up and performance of oxy/acetylene and wire feed welding

• 817-1600 welding and metal fabrication in Auto body

• 817-1700 Dent removal, and applying plastic filler

• 817-1800 Patch repairs and metal finishing.

• 817-1900 Application of primers and paints including mixing.

• 817-2000 Automotive Reconditioning and Detailing

• 817-2100 Theory and repair of heating and air conditioning systems.

Course Outcomes

After completion of the course students will have developed knowledge and skills in theAutomotive industry to get an entry level technician position or be better prepared to advance their automotive training

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Instructional Methods

Students will leam through lectures, handouts and hands on training in both the classroom and automotive shop environment

Student Assessments

The instructor will assess work submitted by the students in a variety of ways. Typically assignments will have either a point value or a pass/no pass designation which will be shared as each assignment is assigned. Most assignments will be evaluated on a list of criteria. These criteria are typically given to the student when each assignment is given. These criteria specify the method and emphasis in which the instructor will assess the quantity and quality of your work.


Course Grading

Course grading is clearly outlined on page 16 of the student handbook. Professionalism will be assessed as 20 points a day and points will be removed for absences, tardy ness, poor behavior and class participation. Points will also be given for tests, quizzes, handouts and projects. An accumulation of these points will be calculated into the student's final grade.

100-90% A

89-80% B

79-70% C

69-60% D

59-0% F

Student Portfolio

Students can receive a portfolio that shows the completion of worked performed. This portfolio can be used as evidence of work completed when they are advancing their schooling or getting a position in the automotive field.

Course Fees

No student fees are required for supplies or materials to complete the educational requirements of this program. If, however you undertake a project above the minimum requirements and it becomes your personal property, you must pay for the materials before you start the project. Materials can be furnished by the student or purchased from the program Instructor.

Statement of Academic Integrity

The students are expected to practice the highest standard of ethics, honesty and integrity in all their academic work. Any form of academic dishonesty as outlined on pages 9-11 in the student handbook may result in disciplinary action. Possible disciplinary actions may include failure of part of the course or suspension.

Alternative Formats. Materials for this course are available in alternative formats. Please contact the Instructor for additional information.



Course Schedule

Classroom 2-606, Monday & Tuesday

Auto shop room 1-804, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

(Schedule subject to change)