Automotive Life Skills 11 & Automotive Technology 12
This course will focus on learning and understanding most of the major components of an automotive vehicle. To be able to troubleshoot and maintain different types of vehicles as well as learning how to think critically and solve problems in a workplace. Additionally, this course will provide you with the basic knowledge to perform maintenance and repair on your own personal vehicle in the future. Students will become familiar with the social, legal, and ethical responsibilities associated with vehicle operation. Furthermore, students will also develop a competence for working with manual and power tools.
Advanced levels of Automotive Technology will focus on more intricate topics while further developing the ability to solve problems in a self-directed environment. Some of the additional topics covered will include engine systems, electrical systems, welding, emissions controls, diagnostics, ABS systems, and more. Students will also work on personal projects including personal vehicle work and tutorial/video editing.
- SAFETY is always the most important factor in education. There will be times when tools/machinery is used and it is crucial to ensure that you are properly instructed when using said tools. Furthermore, we like to ensure that all students feel safe in our classroom. There is no tolerance for physically/emotionally harmful behaviour. There is zero tolerance for intentional unsafe behaviour, this will result in removal from the shop.
- Devices (phones, computers, headphones) MUST be put away when there is a lesson or when students are working in the shop. Inappropriate device usage can lead to hazardous work environments. Safety is 100% top priority. Students should know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate device usage.
- Due diligence is mandatory when servicing and maintaining vehicles. It is the responsibility of students and the instructor to ensure that every service job is done correctly and safely. Customer safety and student safety is priority number one.
- RESPECT is a two way street. Respect the teacher and your peers as you would like to be respected in return. This expectation also applies to all the CARS.
- SAFETY is 100% top priority with any automotive endeavor. Hazards present themselves all the time and it is crucial to be able to identify these hazards and prevent serious bodily harm
- EVERY student must participate in clean up. Respect the class you are in. If I don’t see you cleaning I will assign you a cleaning task. Clean up duties will be assigned within the first week of class. This year there are additional cautions and risks attached to cleaning. Please ensure that the proper amount of time and care are taken when cleaning the tools, equipment, and shop. If for any reason, time and care cannot be taken, please let me know.
- Be nice
- Be on time
- Try your best
- Cleanup after yourself and others
- Planning and problem solving
- Creative and critical thinking
- Designing skills
- Understanding and troubleshooting basic automotive problems
- Technical competence
- Safety glasses
- Coveralls (can be purchased through shop)
Grading will be based on the following four criteria:
- 20% Employability skills (weekly reflections, cleanup duties, etc.)
- 10% Assignments
- 10% Quizzes/Tests
- 60% Labs
- Automotive Life Skills (32 labs)
- Unit 1: Safety
- Unit 2: Wheels and Tires
- Unit 3: Basic Maintenance
- Unit 4: Braking Systems
- Unit 5: Cooling Systems
- Unit 6: Steering and Suspension
- Unit 7: Autobody Repair
- Automotive Technology 12 (12 labs)
- Unit 1: Safety
- Unit 2: Precision Measurement
- Unit 3: Vehicle Maintenance
- Unit 4: The Engine
- Unit 5: Welding
- Unit 6: Drivetrain
- Unit 7: Emissions Control
I can be contacted through email and will usually respond within 24 hours. Parents/guardians play a big role in your education process. They will be contacted within the first week in order to establish a line of communication.