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Automotive Repair Program Curriculum

Ashworth College's auto mechanic school helps you prepare for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Tests!

But that's not all. Our program is tailored to help you transform your lifelong passion for cars into a successful career—and you can do it in a way that fits your busy life.

Lesson Group 1 – Introduction to Learning at Ashworth

Lesson: Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson Group 2 – Introduction to Automotive Repair

Lesson: Introduction to Auto Repair  

In today's fast moving society, millions of people rely on trained Auto Repair Technicians to keep them on the go.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the employment possibilities available in the auto repair field.
  • List and describe the steps needed to attain National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in the auto servicing field.
  • Name and describe the eight repair areas and operating systems in a vehicle.
  • Define the bore and stroke of an internal combustion engine.
  • Describe the basic operation of a four-stroke cycle internal combustion engine.
  • Define the terms for how engines are rated: torque, horsepower, displacement, and compression ratio.
Lesson: Automotive Engines: Lower-End Assembly  

The most important component in any car is the engine. It’s also the most serviced component. A complete understanding of engine components and operation is the first step toward engine repair.

Objectives:

  • Name and identify the components of the lower-end assembly of an internal combustion engine.
  • Explain the functions of the components of an internal combustion engine and how they work together to create power for a vehicle.
  • Discuss the impact that lower-end assembly component composition and design has on engine performance and cost.
Lesson: Automotive Engines: Upper-End Assembly  

The components and systems that you’ve already learned about work in conjunction with the ones you'll learn in this lesson.

Objectives:

  • Name and identify the components of the upper-end assembly of an internal combustion engine.
  • Explain the functions of the components of an internal combustion engine and how they work together to create power for a vehicle.
  • Discuss the impact that upper-end assembly component composition and design has on engine performance and cost.

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Program Description

The Automotive Technician program prepares students for entry-level employment in the automotive vehicle repair and maintenance industry. The Automotive Technician program covers the operation, performance standards and inspection procedures of automobile systems.

Program Objectives

After completing the Automotive Technician program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the hand and power tools, lift equipment, and diagnostic equipment used to evaluate, repair, and maintain automobiles and explain the procedures required for the safe use of each item.
  2. Describe the various engine types, body styles, and drive systems that are used to classify cars and light trucks.
  3. List the steps that must be followed during a standard vehicle inspection and describe the specifications that determine safe-vehicle conditions during each step.
  4. Identify and describe the standard parts of the engine, lubrication and cooling system, electrical/electronic system, and steering and suspension systems for standard automobiles and light trucks.
  5. Describe the parts, tools, and processes used to disassemble, rebuild, and reassemble an automobile or light-truck engine.

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Ashworth College API Program Name Career Diploma program help you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

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