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EATON REGIONAL EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY CAREER PREPARATION CENTER

2015/2016

AUTOMOTIVE
TECHNOLOGY
Students in this program will cover the four National
Institute for Automotive Service Excellence requirements
for training in auto service and brakes. An introduction to
basic shop procedures is also provided. Students must
have a valid drivers license in order to operate vehicles in
the lab. Students in this program will also study steering
and suspension and electrical theory including the
diagnosis and repair of malfunctioning circuits. Students
returning for a second year will have the opportunity to
participate in an internship experience. If college level
work is attained, and Section A and Section B are
completed, students may earn up to 25 LCC credits over
the course of two years. Successful students will have the
opportunity to take the State of Michigan certification
exam in Brakes, Steering and Suspension and Electrical.
Student learning outcomes include but are not limited to:

Program Location:
LCC West Campus
Session Offered: AM/PM
Average Lecture Days/Week: 2-3 days
Average Lab Days/Week: 2-3 days
Homework: Weekly
Required reading:
College level textbooks
Workbooks
Less than 25 pages/week
LCC Credits Available: 12 (section A)
13 (section B)
(If college level work is attained)
ACCUPLACER to receive LCC Credit:
Reading: 3
Writing: 2
Math: 3

Safety in the work environment


Engine maintenance and diagnostics operations
Service management
Hydraulic system diagnosis and repair
Drum brake diagnosis and repair
Disc brake diagnosis and repair
Power assist units
Wheel bearings, parking brakes, and electrical components
Standard and anti-lock brake system diagnosis and repair
Suspension systems diagnosis and repair
Front and rear suspensions
Wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair
Wheel and tire diagnosis and repair
Basic electrical/electronic theory
Automotive battery, starter and charging systems theory, operation and diagnosis
Access wiring diagrams
Diagnose and repair malfunctioning circuits in vehicles
Advanced lighting systems and electronic instrumentation
Electronic chassis control and accessory systems
Passive restraint systems.

Eaton RESA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Civil Rights
Coordinators are located at 1790 E. Packard Hwy, Charlotte Michigan to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination polic ies. Telephone
(517) 543-5500.

2015/2016
EATON REGIONAL EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY CAREER PREPARATION CENTER

HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE CREDIT


The primary focus of the Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center is to enhance a students high school
curriculum by providing an opportunity to learn a technical trade and/or to obtain a head start on a
post-secondary education.
All students completing an Eaton RESA Career Center program at Lansing Community College have the
opportunity to earn either direct or articulated college credit while completing their high school
program if specific criteria are met.
LCC credit is awarded to a student who: a) completes the high school career and technical education
course with the minimum grade point average; b) meets the performance objectives for a specific
Lansing Community College course; and, c) passes the college course final examinations, if one is
required. These credits are shown as numerical grades on the students LCC transcript. Transcripts may
be requested through Lansing Community College Enrollment Services Department by August following
course completion.
The courses listed below show the possible LCC college credits that may be available to high school
students taking an Eaton RESA Career Preparation Program.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Students will have the opportunity to receive NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation)
certified training and college credit in the following areas.
Courses and curriculum are currently in development and may be subject to change.
SECTION A
AUTM 101
Automotive Shop Safety
2 LCC Credits
This course will cover shop safety, tool safety, personal safety and automotive career exploration. You will be
familiarized with shop policies and procedures including hazardous waste disposal, along with laws and
regulations that affect automotive repair facilities.
AUTM 120
Manual Trans and Driveline
1 LCC Credit
This course covers introduction to inspection and fluid testing of many manual transmissions, transfer cases,
differentials, and the inspection and replacement of axle shafts and its components. This course meets NATEF
Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) standards for manual transmissions.
AUTM 121
Automatic Transmissions I
1 LCC Credit
This course covers introduction to inspection and fluid testing of many automatic transmissions and transaxles.
The theory of continuously variable transmissions will also be examined. This course meets NATEF Maintenance
and Light Repair (MLR) standards for automatic transmissions.
AUTM 130
Engine Mechanical Repair I
2 LCC Credits
This course introduces the student to inspection and maintenance of gasoline internal combustion engines. This
course meets NATEF Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) standards for engine repair.
AUTM 140
Brakes Systems and ABS I
2 LCC Credits
This course introduces the student to inspection and maintenance of hydraulic, mechanical and electrical braking
systems. This course meets NATEF Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) standards for braking systems.
AUTM 170
Drivability Fundementals
2 LCC Credits
This course introduces students to basic fuel, emissions and electronic control of todays modern vehicles. This
course meets NATEF Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) standards for engine performance.
AUTM 240
Brakes Systems and ABS II
2 LCC Credits
This course covers theory, operation and service of conventional disc and drum braking systems and other related
brake system components. Students will diagnose and service anti-lock brake systems, traction control systems
and other brake electrical circuits. This course meets NATEF Automotive Service Technology (AST) and Master
Automotive Service Technology (MAST) standards for brake systems.