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Automotive Technician (ASE)


automotive training courseProgram Duration: 6 Months
Course Contact Hours: 440
Student Tuition: $2,999.99

This Automotive Technician (ASE) series addresses automotive theory as well as the service and repair of various systems of the automobile. This Auto Mechanic training course prepares students for a successful career as an Automotive Technician by detailing the automotive industry, the role of the Automotive Technician, and measures for diagnosing and also servicing all automobile systems. Learn essential understanding to obtain employment in the automotive industry with up-to-date material featuring electronic automatic transmissions, preventive maintenance, and hybrid vehicles. Our automotive training course is everything a student needs to know in order to diagnose, service, and maintain automotive systems.

After completing this training program, you should have the ability to:

  • Comprehend the role of the automotive technician and effective workplace skill-sets.
  • Recognize automotive tools and equipment and how they are used safely.
  • Identify techniques for preventive automotive maintenance.
  • Understand automotive engine design, assembly, and service.
  • Understand the principles of lower end and upper end theory and service.

Outline

Automotive Technology Level 1 Module 1
The Automotive Industry

  • Job Classifications
  • ASE Certifications
  • Working as a Technician
  • Communications
  • Professionalism
  • Solving Problems
  • Critical Thinking
  • Automotive Systems
  • Design Evolution
  • Engine Systems
  • Electronic Systems
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning
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Automotive Technology Level 1 Module 2
Tools, Equipment & Safety

  • Hand Tools
  • Measuring Systems
  • Shop Equipment
  • Power Tools
  • Jacks & Lifts
  • Diagnostic Equipment
  • Engine Repair Tools
  • Suspension & Steering Tools
  • Brake System Tools
  • Personal Safety
  • Tool & Equipment Safety
  • Work Area Safety

Automotive Technology Level 1 Module 3
Preventive Maintenance

  • Basic Services
  • Repair Orders
  • Vehicle Identification
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • PM Checks
  • Basic Math Theories
  • Matter
  • Energy & Force
  • Electricity & Electromagnetism
  • Motion
  • Liquids & Gases
  • Chemical Properties

Automotive Technology Level 1 Module 4
Automotive Engines

  • Introduction to Engines
  • Engine Designs
  • Engine Classifications
  • Measurement & Performance
  • Engine Diagnostics
  • Noise Diagnosis
  • Diesel Engines
  • Evaluating Engine Condition
  • Removing an Engine
  • Disassembly & Inspection
  • Cleaning Engine Parts
  • Crack Detection

Automotive Technology Level 1 Module 5
Lower/Upper End Theory & Service

  • Short Block Disassembly
  • Cylinder Block
  • Camshafts
  • Crankshaft
  • Piston & Piston Rings
  • Oil Pumps
  • Cylinder Head
  • Combustion Chamber
  • Intake & Exhaust Valves
  • Valve Stern Seals
  • Reconditioning Valves
  • Assembling the Cylinder Head

Automotive Technology Level 1 Module 6
Engine Sealing & Lubricating Systems

  • Torque Principles
  • Gaskets
  • Specific Engine Gaskets
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Oil Seals
  • Engine Reassembly
  • Installing the Engine
  • Cooling Systems
  • Engine Lubrication Diagnosis
  • Lubrication System Service
  • Testing for Leaks
  • Cooling System Inspection & Diagnosis

Automotive Technology Level 2 Module 1
Electrical Systems

  • Basics of Electricity
  • Electrical Terms
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Circuits
  • Electrical Problems
  • Testing Basic Electrical Components
  • Connector & Wire Repairs
  • Battery Theory
  • Battery Ratings
  • Common Types of Batteries
  • Servicing & Testing Batteries
  • Jump Starting

Automotive Technology Level 2 Module 2
Starting, Charging & Lighting Systems

  • Basics of Electromagnetism
  • Starting Motors
  • Starter Circuit
  • Starting System Testing
  • High-Voltage Motors
  • Alternating Current Charging
  • AC Generator Operation
  • Voltage Regulation
  • AC Generator Service
  • Lamps
  • Headlights
  • Interior Light Assemblies

Automotive Technology Level 2 Module 3
Computer Systems & Restraint Systems

  • Electrical Instrumentation
  • Gauges & Indicators
  • Capacitors & Semiconductors
  • Computer Basics
  • Electrical Accessories
  • Windshield Wipers/Washers
  • Sound Systems
  • Power Lock System
  • Power Windows
  • Seat Belts
  • Air Bags
  • Other Protection Systems

Automotive Technology Level 2 Module 4
Engine Performance Systems

  • Ignition Systems
  • Fuel System
  • Air Induction System
  • Emission Control System
  • Engine Control Systems
  • Diagnosing OBD-I/II Systems
  • Using Scan Tool Data
  • Symptom-Based Diagnosis
  • Switches
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Pressure Sensors
  • Computer Outputs & Actuators

Automotive Technology Level 2 Module 5
Ignition Systems

  • Basic Circuitry
  • Ignition Components
  • Spark Plugs
  • Triggering & Switching Devices
  • Engine Position Sensors
  • Electronic Ignition Systems
  • Misfires
  • Ignition System Diagnosis
  • No-Start Diagnosis
  • Ignition Timing
  • Distributor Service
  • Secondary Circuit Service

Automotive Technology Level 2 Module 6
Fuel Delivery Systems

  • Basic Fuel System Diagnosis
  • Fuel System Service Safety
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Fuel Pumps & Filters
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Throttle Body Injection
  • Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems
  • Diesel Fuel Injection
  • Preliminary Checks
  • Basic EFI System Checks
  • Injector Service
  • Electronic Throttle Controls

Automotive Technology Level 2 Module 7
Intake & Exhaust Systems

  • Vacuum Systems
  • Air Induction System
  • Forced Induction Systems
  • Turbochargers
  • Superchargers
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Emission Control
  • Pollutants
  • I/M 240 Test
  • Testing Emissions
  • Fuels & Other Energy Sources
  • Gasoline & Alternatives to Gasoline

Automotive Technology Level 3 Module 1
Manual Transmissions & Transaxles

  • Clutches
  • Clutch Service & Maintenance
  • Clutch Problem Diagnosis
  • Transmission vs. Transaxle
  • Basic Gear Theory
  • Transmission Power Flow
  • Lubricant Check
  • Cleaning & Inspection
  • Assembly of Transmission/Transaxle
  • Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) Axles
  • Types of CV Joints
  • Differentials & Drive Axles

Automotive Technology Level 3 Module 2
Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles

  • Torque Converter
  • Hydraulics in Transmissions
  • Pressure Boosts
  • Hybrid Transmissions
  • Testing of Inputs & Actuators
  • Basic Diagnostics
  • Fluid Leaks
  • Road Testing Vehicles
  • Vacuum Control Systems
  • Four-Wheel Drive Systems
  • Transfer Case
  • Interaxle Differentials

Automotive Technology Level 3 Module 3
Suspension & Steering Systems

  • Tires & Wheels
  • Tire Ratings & Designations
  • Tire/Wheel Assembly Service
  • Suspension System Components
  • Independent Front Suspension
  • Active Suspensions
  • Power-Steering Systems
  • Steering Systems Diagnosis
  • Four-Wheel Steering Systems
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Alignment Equipment & Machines
  • Performing an Alignment

Automotive Technology Level 3 Module 4
Brakes

  • Brake Systems
  • Friction
  • Hydraulic Systems Service
  • Drum Brakes
  • Brake Shoes & Linings
  • Wheel Cylinder Inspection
  • Disc Brakes
  • Caliper Inspection & Service
  • Rotor Service
  • Antilock Brake
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control Systems

Automotive Technology Level 3 Module 5
Passenger Comfort

  •  Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Refrigerants
  • Compressors & Condensers
  • Evaporator
  • Service Precautions
  • Initial System Checks
  • Performance Testing
  • Leak Testing
  • Emptying the System
  • Recharging the Systems
  • Climate Control Systems

Materials
Materials Included:

  • Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach by Jack Erjavec

System Requirements: 

Internet Access

  •  Broadband or high-speed internet access is strongly recommended. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware

  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X 10 and higher
  • Web Browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3 (previous versions will work also)
  •  Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8
  • Safari is not currently recommended as it cannot display certain Moodle editing menus for both students and instructors
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media-click on the links below to download the latest versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)