Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework



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2015 – 2016

Florida Department of Education

Curriculum Framework




Program Title: Automotive Service Technician

Career Cluster: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics





CCC

CIP Number

0615080301

Program Type

College Credit Certificate (CCC)

Standard Length

24 credit hours

CTSO

SkillsUSA

SOC Codes (all applicable)

49-2096 – Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

49-3093 – Tire Repairers and Changers

49-3023 – Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

49-9098 – Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers



CTE Program Resources

http://www.fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/career-tech-edu/program-resources.stml



Purpose

This certificate program is part of the Automotive Service Management Technology AAS degree program (0615080300).


A College Credit Certificate consists of a program of instruction of less than sixty (60) credits of college-level courses, which is part of an AS or AAS degree program and prepares students for entry into employment (Rule 6A-14.030, F.A.C.).
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster.
The content includes but is not limited to instruction in diagnosis of malfunctions in the repair of electrical, brake systems, steering and suspension systems; air conditioning system; troubleshooting skills; and servicing, maintaining and repairing all mechanical systems on gasoline automobiles including electrical, cooling, brake, suspension and related systems. The course content should also include training in communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills; and safe, efficient work practices. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Automotive Service industry; planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.
Additional Information relevant to this Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is provided at the end of this document.

Standards

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:




  1. Demonstrate an understanding of automotive mechanics.

  2. Apply electrical and electronic skills in diagnosing/troubleshooting malfunctions of electrical/electronic components.

  3. Demonstrate proficiency in servicing steering, suspension and wheel systems.

  4. Demonstrate proficiency in servicing automotive brake systems.

  5. Demonstrate proficiency in servicing cooling, air conditioning and heating services.

  6. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

  7. Demonstrate appropriate math skills.

  8. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of basic science.

  9. Demonstrate employability skills.


2015 – 2016

Florida Department of Education

Student Performance Standards




Program Title: Automotive Service Technician

CIP Number: 0615080301

Program Length: 24 credit hours

SOC Code(s): 49-2096; 49-3093; 49-3023; 49-9098





This certificate program is part of the Automotive Service Management Technology AAS degree program (0615080300). At the completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of automotive mechanics--The student will be able to:

    1. Identify general shop safety rules and procedures.

    1. Utilize safe procedures for handling of both hand and power tools and equipment.

    1. Identify and use proper placement of floor jacks and jack stands.

    1. Identify and use proper procedures for safe lift operation.

    1. Utilize proper ventilation procedures for working within the lab/shop area.

    1. Identify marked safety areas.

    1. Identify the location and the types of fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment;

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the procedures for using fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment.

    1. Identify the location and use of eye wash stations.

    1. Identify the location of the posted evacuation routes.

    1. Comply with the required use of safety glasses, ear protection, gloves, and shoes during lab/shop activities.

    1. Identify and wear appropriate clothing for lab/shop activities.

    1. Secure hair and jewelry for lab/shop activities.

    1. Demonstrate proper use of precision measuring tools (i.e. micrometer, dial-indicator, dial-caliper).

    1. Demonstrate awareness of the safety aspects of supplemental restraint systems (SRS), electronic brake control systems, and hybrid vehicle high voltage circuits.

    1. Demonstrate awareness of the safety aspects of high voltage circuits (such as high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, ignition systems, injection systems, etc.).

    1. Locate and demonstrate knowledge of material safety data sheets (MSDS).

    1. Locate and demonstrate knowledge of fasteners such as screws and bolts, screw extractors, thread repair inserts and thread cutting taps and dies.

    1. Identify tools and their usage in automotive applications.

    1. Apply basic math skills.

    1. Identify, use and apply standard and metric measurement skills.

    1. Demonstrate safe handling and use of appropriate tools.

    1. Demonstrate proper cleaning, storage, and maintenance of tools and equipment.

    1. Identify information needed and the service requested on a repair order.

    1. Identify purpose and demonstrate proper use of fender covers, mats.

    1. Demonstrate use of the three C’s (concern, cause, and correction).

    1. Review vehicle service history.

    1. Complete work order to include customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concern, related service history, cause, and correction.

    1. Ensure vehicle is prepared to return to customer per school/company policy (floor mats, steering wheel cover, etc.).

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of lubrication requirements.

    1. Inspect and/or replace automatic belt tensioners if applicable.

    1. Perform vehicle safety inspection.

    1. Demonstrate use of technical manuals, specification handbooks, charts, and electronic service information (ESI).

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of steering and suspension systems.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of manual and power steering system operation.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of drum brake system operation.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of disc brake system operation.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of heating and cooling systems.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of air conditioning systems.

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of external and internal engine components.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of ignition and fuel systems.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of differential action.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of drive shaft operation.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of automatic transmission/transaxle operation.

    1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of manual clutch operation systems.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of manual transmission operation.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of overdrive operation.

    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of electricity and electronic theory.

    1. Lubricate and/or adjust door hinges and striker plates as needed.

    1. Locate, identify, and/or correct rattles and noises.

    1. Demonstrate basic understanding of passenger restraint systems.

    1. Check and adjust specified fluid levels.

    1. Inspect and replace wheel studs.

    1. Check and refill diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

  1. Apply electrical and electronic skills in diagnosing/troubleshooting malfunctions of electrical/electronic components--The student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate proper use of a digital multimeter (DMM) when measuring source voltage, voltage drop (including grounds), current flow and resistance.

    1. Check operation of electrical circuits with a test light.

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the causes and effects from shorts, grounds, opens, and resistance problems in electrical/electronic circuits.

    1. Research applicable vehicle and service information, vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins.

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of electrical/electronic series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits using principles of electricity (Ohm’s Law).

    1. Check operation of electrical circuits with fused jumper wires.

    1. Use wiring diagrams during the diagnosis (troubleshooting) of electrical/electronic circuit problems.

    1. Diagnose the cause(s) of excessive key-off battery drain (parasitic draw); determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect and test fusible links, circuit breakers, and fuses; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect and test switches, connectors, relays, solenoid solid state devices, and wires of electrical/electronic circuits; determine necessary action.

    1. Replace electrical connectors and terminal ends.

    1. Repair wiring harness.

    1. Perform solder repair of electrical wiring.

    1. Check electrical/electronic circuit waveforms; interpret readings and determine needed repairs.

    1. Repair CAN/BUS wiring harness.

    1. Perform starter current draw tests; determine necessary action.

    1. Perform starter circuit voltage drop tests; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect and test starter relays and solenoids; determine necessary action.

    1. Remove and install starter in a vehicle.

    1. Inspect and test switches, connectors, and wires of starter control circuits; determine necessary action.

    1. Differentiate between electrical and engine mechanical problems that cause a slow-crank or a no-crank condition.

    1. Perform battery state-of-charge test; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect interior and exterior lamps and sockets including headlights and auxiliary lights (fog lights/driving lights); replace as needed.

    1. Remove, inspect, and re-install generator (alternator).

    1. Perform charging system output test; determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) charging system for causes of undercharge, no-charge, or overcharge conditions.

    1. Perform charging circuit voltage drop tests; determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) the causes of brighter-than-normal, intermittent, dim, or no light operation; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect interior and exterior lamps and sockets including headlights and auxiliary lights (fog lights/driving lights); replace as needed.

    1. Aim headlights.

    1. Identify system voltage and safety precautions associated with high-intensity discharge headlights.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) incorrect operation of motor-driven accessory circuits; determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) causes of incorrect wiper operation; diagnose wiper speed control and park problems; perform necessary action.

    1. Inspect and test gauges and gauge sending units for causes of abnormal gauge readings; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect, adjust, or replace generator (alternator) drive belts; check pulleys and tensioners for wear; check pulley and belt alignment.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) causes of incorrect horn operation; perform necessary action.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) the causes of incorrect operation of warning devices and other driver information systems; determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) windshield washer problems; perform necessary action.

    1. Verify operation of instrument panel gauges and warning/indicator lights; reset maintenance indicators.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) incorrect operation of cruise control systems; determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) radio static and weak, intermittent, or no radio reception; determine necessary action.

    1. Describe the operation of keyless entry/remote-start systems.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) incorrect electric lock operation (including remote keyless entry); determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) supplemental restraint system (SRS) problems; determine necessary action.

    1. Disable and enable an airbag system for vehicle service; verify indicator lamp operation.

    1. Remove and reinstall door panel.

    1. Check for module communication errors (including CAN/BUS systems) using a scan tool.

    1. Verify windshield wiper and washer operation, replace wiper blades.

    1. Diagnose (troubleshoot) body electronic system circuits using a scan tool; determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose the cause(s) of false, intermittent, or no operation of anti-theft systems.

    1. Describe the process for software transfers, software updates, or flash reprogramming on electronic modules.

    1. Confirm proper battery capacity for vehicle application; perform battery capacity test; determine necessary action.

    1. Maintain or restore electronic memory functions.

    1. Inspect and clean battery; fill battery cells; check battery cables, connectors, clamps, and hold-downs.

    1. Perform slow/fast battery charge according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

    1. Jump-start vehicle using jumper cables and a booster battery or an auxiliary power supply.

    1. Identify high-voltage circuits of electric or hybrid electric vehicle and related safety precautions.

    1. Identify electronic modules, security systems, radios, and other accessories that require reinitialization or code entry after reconnecting vehicle battery.

    1. Identify hybrid vehicle auxiliary (12v) battery service, repair, and test procedures.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in servicing steering, suspension and wheel systems--The student will be able to:

    1. Diagnose suspension problems.

    1. Diagnose wheel/tire vibrations, shimmy and tramp.

    1. Diagnose steering problems.

    1. Lubricate suspension, steering gear and linkage.

    1. Inspect steering systems.

    1. Inspect suspension systems.

    1. Inspect and test shock absorbers and struts.

    1. Check power steering fluid level and condition.

    1. Inspect, repair and replace tires and wheels.

    1. Rotate wheels and tires.

    1. Balance wheels.

    1. Service wheel bearings and grease seals on nondrive axles/spindles.

    1. Remove and replace spindles and ball joints.

    1. Remove and replace shock absorbers and strut assemblies.

    1. Measure and adjust torsion bar height

    1. Remove and replace coil springs/torsion bars

    1. Remove and replace control arms and bushings

    1. Remove and replace steering linkage components.

    1. Remove and replace steering dampers

    1. Remove and replace manual/power steering gear assemblies.

    1. Check and perform two-wheel alignment.

    1. Remove and replace power steering pumps.

    1. Check and perform four-wheel alignment.

    1. Disable and enable supplemental restraint system (SRS)

    1. Remove and replace steering wheel; center /time supplemental restraint system clock spring

    1. Test and diagnose components of electronically-controlled steering systems using a scan tool; determine necessary action

    1. Identify and test tire pressure monitoring system (indirect and direct) for operation; calibrate system; verify operation of instrument panel lamps.

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of steps required to remove and replace sensors in a tire pressure monitoring system.

    1. Determine proper power steering fluid type; inspect fluid level and condition

    1. Inspect for power steering fluid leakage; determine necessary action

    1. Dismount, inspect, and remount tire on wheel equipped with tire pressure monitoring system sensor

    1. Remove and reinstall press fit power steering pump pulley; check pulley and belt alignment

    1. Inspect rear suspension system leaf spring(s), bushings, center pins/bolts, and mounts

    1. Diagnose vehicle wander, drift, pull, hard steering, bump steer, memory steer, torque steer, and steering return concerns; determine necessary action

    1. Perform prealignment inspection and measure vehicle ride height; perform necessary action

    1. Inspect tire condition; identify tire wear patterns; check for correct tire size and application (load and speed ratings) and adjust air pressure; determine necessary action

    1. Dismount, inspect, and remount tire on wheel; balance wheel and tire assembly (static and dynamic).

    1. Repair tire using internal patch

    1. Reset steering angle sensor

    1. Inspect electric power-assisted steering.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in servicing automotive brake systems--The student will be able to:

    1. Diagnose brake system problems.

    1. Diagnose combination valve malfunctions.

    1. Perform operational inspections.

    1. Inspect brake assemblies.

    1. Remove and replace calipers and rotors

    1. Refinish rotors

    1. Refinish brake drums

    1. Replace drum brake shoes and disc pads

    1. Identify anti-locking braking systems (ABS) principle and components.

    1. Inspect and replace brake lines and hoses

    1. Adjust brake shoes

    1. Adjust parking brakes.

    1. Replace/repair wheel cylinders

    1. Remove and replace wheel cylinders

    1. Bleed hydraulic brakes

    1. Repair or replace parking brake cables and linkage

    1. Remove and replace master cylinders

    1. Remove and replace hydraulic power boosters.

    1. Flush brake systems

    1. Service and repair power assist and brake control systems.

    1. Service and repair front and rear disc brakes.

    1. Replace vacuum brake boosters; perform necessary action.

    1. Inspect, diagnose and repair anti-locking brake systems.

    1. Describe importance of operating vehicle to burnish/break-in replacement brake pads according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

    1. Fabricate brake lines using proper material and flaring procedures (double flare and ISO types)

    1. Identify components of brake warning light system

    1. Inspect, test, and/or replace components of brake warning light system

    1. Test, diagnose, and service electronic brake control system speed sensors (digital and analog), toothed ring (tone wheel), and circuits using a graphing multimeter (GMM)/digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) (includes output signal, resistance, shorts to voltage/ground, and frequency data).

    1. Diagnose electronic brake control system braking concerns caused by vehicle modifications (tire size, curb height, final drive ratio, etc.).

    1. Describe the operation of a regenerative braking system

    1. Identify and inspect electronic brake control system components; determine necessary action.

    1. Bleed the electronic brake control system hydraulic circuits.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in servicing cooling, air conditioning and heating systems--The student will be able to:

    1. Diagnose overheating problems.

    1. Check radiator coolant level.

    1. Test and add coolant

    1. Pressure test cooling systems

    1. Test radiator caps

    1. Inspect, remove and replace radiator and heater hoses

    1. Remove, test and replace thermostats.

    1. Flush cooling systems and replace coolant.

    1. Remove and replace radiators

    1. Remove and replace water pumps.

    1. Diagnose basic air conditioning system problems.

    1. Inspect and performance test air conditioning systems.

    1. Identify, recover, evacuate and charge basic air conditioning systems; add refrigerant and oil as needed.

    1. Leak test basic air conditioning systems.

    1. Service air conditioning electrical circuits.

    1. Service vacuum circuits.

    1. Remove and replace components in basic air conditioning systems.

    1. Remove and replace engine fan clutches and electric cooling fan and controls.

    1. Remove and replace blower motors.

    1. Remove and replace heater cores, control units and cables.

    1. Diagnose and repair electronic air conditioning controls.

    1. Determine procedure to remove and reinstall evaporator; determine required oil quantity.

    1. Remove, inspect, and reinstall condenser; determine required oil quantity.

    1. Determine procedure to remove, inspect and reinstall heater core.

    1. Identify Hybrid vehicle A/C system electrical circuits and service/safety precautions.

    1. Using a scan tool, observe and record related HVAC data and trouble codes

    1. Determine need and procedure for flushing A/C system and determine need for an additional A/C system filter; perform necessary action.

    1. Diagnose temperature control problems in the HVAC system. Determine PCM ability to interrupt system operation; determine necessary action

    1. Inspect and test heater control valve perform necessary action

    1. Inspect condition of refrigerant oil removed from A/C system; determine necessary action.

    1. Determine recommended oil and oil capacity for system application

    1. Inspect, test, service or replace A/C compressor clutch components and or assembly; check for clutch air gap; adjust as necessary

    1. Identify refrigerant type; select and connect proper gauge set; record temperature and pressure readings.

    1. Perform correct use and maintenance of refrigerant handling equipment according to equipment manufacturer’s standards.

    1. Identify proper procedures to recycle, label, and store refrigerant.

  1. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills--The student will be able to:

    1. Write logical and understandable statements, or phrases, to accurately fill out forms/invoices commonly used in business and industry.

    1. Read and understand graphs, charts, diagrams, and tables commonly used in this industry/occupation area.

    1. Read and follow written and oral instructions.

    1. Answer and ask questions coherently and concisely.

    1. Read critically by recognizing assumptions and implications and by evaluating ideas.

    1. Demonstrate appropriate telephone and computer communication skills.

  1. Demonstrate appropriate math skills--The student will be able to:

    1. Solve problems for volume, weight, area, circumference and perimeter measurements for rectangles, squares, and cylinders.

    1. Measure tolerance(s) on horizontal and vertical surfaces using millimeters, centimeters, feet and inches.

    1. Add, subtract, multiply and divide using fractions, decimals, and whole numbers.

    1. Determine the correct purchase price, to include sales tax for a materials list

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of federal, state and local taxes and their computation.

  1. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of basic science--The student will be able to:

    1. Understand molecular action as a result of temperature extremes, chemical reaction, and moisture content.

    1. Draw conclusions or make inferences from data.

    1. Identify health related problems which may result from exposure to work related chemicals and hazardous materials, and know the proper precautions required for handling such materials.

    1. Understand pressure measurement in terms of P.S.I., inches of mercury, and K.P.A.

  1. Demonstrate employability skills--The student will be able to:

    1. Conduct a job search.

    1. Secure information about a job.

    1. Identify documents which may be required when applying for job interview.

    1. Complete a job application form correctly.

    1. Demonstrate competence in job interview techniques.

    1. Identify or demonstrate appropriate responses to criticism from employer, supervisor or other employees.

    1. Identify and adopt acceptable work habits.

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of how to make appropriate job changes.

    1. Demonstrate acceptable employee health habits.

    1. Describe "Right-to-Know" Law as recorded in (29 CFR-1910.1200).


Additional Information




Laboratory Activities

Laboratory investigations that include scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, emerging technologies, tools and equipment, as well as, experimental, quality, and safety procedures are an integral part of this career and technical program/course. Laboratory investigations benefit all students by developing an understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills required to manage, operate, calibrate and troubleshoot equipment/tools used to make observations. Students understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data. Equipment and supplies should be provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.



Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

SkillsUSA is the intercurricular career and technical student organization for providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills. Career and Technical Student Organizations provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction offered. The activities of such organizations are defined as part of the curriculum in accordance with Rule 6A-6.065, F.A.C.



Accommodations

Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities to meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Postsecondary students with disabilities must self-identify, present documentation, request accommodations if needed, and develop a plan with their counselor and/or instructors. Accommodations received in postsecondary education may differ from those received in secondary education. Accommodations change the way the student is instructed. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and schedules, learning environment, assistive technology and special communication systems. Documentation of the accommodations requested and provided should be maintained in a confidential file.



Additional Resources

For additional information regarding articulation agreements, Bright Futures Scholarships, Fine Arts/Practical Arts Credit and Equivalent Mathematics and Equally Rigorous Science Courses please refer to:


http://www.fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/career-tech-edu/program-resources.stml




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