INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES

  • Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Introduction to the Transportation Trades
  • Course #: ATEC1050
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This class is designed for the student who is interested in the transportation trades, or is entering the Auto Mechanics program. This course is suitable for students with little or no mechanical or shop experience. Students will receive information about the trade, safety and shop operations, and will also get hands-on practice using common hand tools and shop equipment.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify common hand tools
Perform precision measurements
Describe shop safety requirements
Find vehicle information using Alldata
Demonstrate vehicle lifting and jacking procedures
Demonstrate safe usage of shop equipment

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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