Automotive Technology 11 (AT11) 4 credit Applied Skills
Prerequisite: Gr. 11 or 12 student
Introductory course designed to enable students to achieve a good understanding of fundamental concepts of the automobile. Students will be required to achieve a basic competency in the fundamental skills of automobile repair and maintenance. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will be useful to future courses as well as everyday situations. It is intended that this course will give an insight into the basic construction and repair of the automobile that will prove invaluable in later life. Where possible students will work on their own vehicles. Theory work accounts for about 50% of the year’s work.
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Ladies, take control of your car service!!! Don’t get ripped-off by a slick salesman or mechanic. Learn what it takes to service and repair cars, find trustworthy specialty shops and more. You will learn the basics in car maintenance including oil changes, tune-ups, brakes, tires, exhaust and computer diagnostic testing. Yes you need to get a little dirty at times, but that’s part of the process. Also part of car care maintenance includes washing and detailing cars and maybe applying some stickers from the Vinyl Graphics room. Theory work accounts for about 50% of the semester’s work and the rest is all shop. Students are encouraged to work on their own or parent’s vehicles when possible. We start with the basics in shop safety and tools and move up from there, so if you know absolutely nothing then you’re at the right place. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will be useful to future courses as well as everyday situations. You might even choose to become an Automotive Technician like many previous Mouat students, but at the least you will know the inside workings of your car and become your car’s best friend.
Detailed instruction concentrating on specific procedures and processes of automotive repair and maintenance. Students will learn the function and repair of components of the automobile. Emphasis is placed on mastery of specific skills, stressing quality as well as work habits. Students are expected to work independently and to undertake a major project during the semester. Because of the practical nature of this course considerable emphasis is placed on participation. Theory work accounts for about 30% of the year’s work. Topics to be covered include:
Practical and theoretical experience in Engine Rebuilding. This project-driven course spends extensive time on disassembly, measuring, machining and reassembly of automotive engines. Engines will be supplied for student projects, or students may supply own. Because supplied engines are pre-sold; ONLY students with a serious work ethic should apply. Guest speakers from a few professional trades will be giving presentations. Time permitting, students might be involved in engine replacement.
Designed for students who wish to continue learning automotive mechanics, but don't have space in their daily schedule. Also for students who wish to take more than one block of mechanics. This course will involve EXTENSIVE hands-on in shop work and the opportunity to visit career related businesses and shows. Emphasis is placed on mastery of specific skills, stressing quality as well as work habits. Where possible students will work on their own vehicles. The school's involvement in motorsports with its dragster program will also be a part of the course. Possible special guest visits from Automotive Specialists and Race Teams. Because of the extensive practical work, ONLY students with a serious work ethic should apply.