BASIC SKILLS FOR AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS

  • Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Basic Skills for Automotive Mechanics
  • Course #: ATEC1020
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is for students entering the Automotive Technology program who have not worked in the trade, and have little or no experience in basic mechanics. The course will cover basic skills including tool selection and usage, basic electricity, jacking and hoisting cars. We will also cover threaded fastener ID and service, and shop safety. Students can gain confidence and improve their performance in the Automotive Technology Program.

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 threaded fasteners
Adjust tire pressure
Select the correct tool for the job
Check for system voltage with a test light
Jump start a dead battery
Torque threaded fasteners
Perform component removal with correct tools
Use a hoist to lift a car for service
Perform shop procedures according to industry safety standards

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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