Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework



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2015 – 2016

Florida Department of Education

Curriculum Framework



Program Title: Dealer Service Technician

Career Cluster: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics





CCC

CIP Number

0647060419

Program Type

College Credit

Standard Length

27 credit hours

CTSO

SkillsUSA

SOC Codes (all applicable)

49-3023 – Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

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 Dealer-Specific Automotive Technology AAS degree program (0647060407).


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; troubleshooting skills; and servicing, maintaining and repairing all mechanical systems on gasoline automobiles including electrical, 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; technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, and health, safety, and environmental issues.
The content includes but is not limited to a written business plan that establishes a partnership agreement between the educational institution and the automotive industry.
Additional Information relevant to this Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is provided at the end of this document.

Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 27 credit hours.



Standards

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




  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the equipment skills and safety regulations relating to the automotive industry.

  2. Demonstrate proficiency in appropriate math skills.

  3. Demonstrate proficiency in appropriate understanding of basic sciences.

  4. Demonstrate proficiency in employability skills.

  5. Demonstrate proficiency in appropriate communication skills.

  6. Demonstrate proficiency in acceptable employee behavior in the automotive industry.

  7. Demonstrate proficiency in routine maintenance and consumer services.

  8. Demonstrate proficiency in engine theory and repairs.

  9. Demonstrate proficiency in the operation of steering and suspension systems.

  10. Demonstrate proficiency in the operation and servicing of automotive brake systems.

  11. Demonstrate proficiency in diagnosing/troubleshooting electrical/electronic components as related to power train.


2015 – 2016

Florida Department of Education

Student Performance Standards




Program Title: Dealer Service Technician


CIP Numbers: 0647060419

Program Length: 27 credit hours

SOC Code(s): 49-3023





This certificate program is part of the Dealer-Specific Automotive Technology AAS degree program (0647060407). At the completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the equipment skills and safety regulations relating to the automotive industry--The student will be able to:

    1. Apply shop safety rules, EPA and OSHA standards.

    1. Identify and initiate appropriate emergency response procedures.

    1. Identify, use and maintain hand and power tools properly.

    1. Identify and practice using appropriate precision measuring tools and torque methods.

    1. Identify and describe the proper procedure to apply and remove automotive fasteners, to include thread repair.

    1. Identify and use metric and English measurement skills.

    1. Use computer and operate keyboard.

    1. Identify automobiles according to engine location, cylinders, type of drive system, purpose, etc.

    1. Identify and describe typical automotive lubricants and lubricant properties.

    1. Interpret the Florida 'Workers Right To Know Law'.

    1. Identify and describe typical automotive seals and gaskets.

    1. Identify and use the proper procedures required for cutting tubing and double and ISO flaring.

    1. Utilize flat rate manuals, service manuals, service bulletins, parts manuals and electronic service information.

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification and other applicable certifications.

    1. Describe and identify supplemental restraint systems (SRS).

    1. Disable supplemental restraint systems (SRS) in accordance with manufacturers' procedures.

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

    1. Read and interpret measuring devices.

    1. Solve number word problems.

    1. Solve percentage problems.

    1. Operate a calculator.

    1. Use metric units related to auto industry.

    1. Convert inches to millimeters and millimeters to inches.

    1. Solve problems of length, area, volume and weight to include the circumference of a circle, the area of a rectangle, and the volume of a cylinder.

    1. Measure size within a specified tolerance.

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

    1. Identify various types of gears and interpret the meaning of a gear ratio number.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in appropriate understanding of basic sciences--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 proficiency in employability skills--The student will be able to:

    1. Identify employment requirements for an automotive career.

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

    1. Complete a job application form correctly.

    1. Identify and adopt acceptable work habits.

    1. Identify acceptable employee health habits; including infection control of blood borne pathogens.

    1. Demonstrate appropriate telephone/communication skills.

    1. Conduct a job search.

    1. Demonstrate competence in job interview techniques.

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

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

    1. Identify and define payroll deductions (taxes, insurance, social security) employee benefits and pay systems.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in 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 follow written and oral instructions.

    1. Answer and ask questions coherently and concisely.

    1. Identify and use critical thinking methodologies and techniques.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in acceptable employee behavior in the automotive industry--The student will be able to:

    1. Explain the effects of chemical/substance abuse.

    1. Identify principles of stress management.

    1. Identify and define career opportunities in the automotive service industry.

    1. Demonstrate acceptable industry dress code.

    1. Identify and demonstrate proper customer relations skills.

    1. Identify principles of time management.

    1. Identify acceptable customer relations.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in routine maintenance and consumer services--The student will be able to:

    1. Inspect, test head lamps, tail lamps and stop lamps. Aim headlights.

    1. Observe dash warning lamps during bulb check.

    1. Locate and interpret vehicle and major component identification numbers (VIN, vehicle certification labels and calibration decals).

    1. Perform product specific service procedures.

    1. Demonstrate retrieving stored diagnostic trouble codes.

    1. Reset product specific service indicator.

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturer policies and procedures.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific engine systems.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific automatic transmission systems.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific manual transmission systems.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific electrical and electronic systems.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific heating and A/C systems.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific steering and suspension systems.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific brake systems.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific audio systems.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific safety systems.

    1. Identify and maintain product specific accessories.

    1. Perform charging system test.

    1. Inspect passenger restraint system, repair if needed.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in engine theory and repair--The student will be able to:

    1. Service product specific engine systems.

    1. Interpret and verify complaint; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect engine assembly for fuel, oil, coolant, and other leaks; determine necessary action.

    1. Listen to engine noises; determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose the cause of excessive oil consumption, unusual engine exhaust color, odor, and sound; determine necessary action.

    1. Perform engine vacuum tests; determine necessary action.

    1. Perform cylinder power balance tests; determine necessary action.

    1. Perform cylinder compression tests; determine necessary action.

    1. Perform cylinder leakage tests; determine necessary action.

    1. Remove engine (front-wheel drive); prepare for disassembly.

    1. Reinstall engine (front-wheel drive).

    1. Remove engine (rear-wheel drive); prepare for disassembly.

    1. Reinstall engine (rear-wheel drive).

    1. Identify hybrid vehicle internal combustion engine service precautions.

Cylinder Head and Valve Train Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Remove cylinder head(s); inspect cylinder head(s) for cracks; check gasket surface areas for warpage and leakage; check passage condition.

    1. Install cylinder heads and gaskets; tighten according to manufacturer’s specifications and procedures.

    1. Inspect and test valve springs for squareness, pressure, and free height comparison; replace as needed.

    1. Inspect valve spring retainers, locks, and valve grooves.

    1. Replace valve stem seals.

    1. Inspect valve guides for wear; check valve guide height and stem- to-guide clearance; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect valves; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect valve seats; determine necessary action.

    1. Check valve face-to-seat contact and valve seat concentricity (run out); determine necessary action.

    1. Check valve spring assembled height and valve stem height; service valve and spring assemblies as needed.

    1. Inspect pushrods, rocker arms, rocker arm pivots and shafts for wear, bending, cracks, looseness, and blocked oil passages (orifices); repair or replace.

    1. Inspect hydraulic or mechanical lifters; replace as needed.

    1. Adjust valves (mechanical or hydraulic lifters).

    1. Inspect and replace camshaft drives (including gear wear and backlash, sprocket and chain wear, overhead cam drive sprockets, drive belts, belt tension, and tensioners).

    1. Inspect camshaft for run out; measure journals and lobes for wear.

    1. Inspect and measure camshaft bearings for wear, damage, out-of round, and alignment; determine necessary action.

    1. Verify camshaft(s) timing according to manufacturer’s specifications and procedure.

    1. Service product specific cam drive systems.

    1. Perform product specific valve adjustments.

    1. Remove and replace valve cover gaskets.

Engine Block Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Inspect and replace pans, covers, gaskets, and seals.

    1. Inspect engine block for cracks, passage condition, core and gallery plug condition, and surface warpage; determine needed repairs.

    1. Inspect internal and external threads; repair as needed.

    1. Remove cylinder wall ridges.

    1. Inspect and measure cylinder walls for damage and wear; determine necessary action.

    1. Deglaze and clean cylinder walls.

    1. Inspect and measure camshaft bearings for wear, damage, out-of-round, and alignment; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect crankshaft for surface cracks and journal damage; check oil passage condition; measure journal wear; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect and measure main and connecting rod bearings for damage, clearance, and end play; determine necessary action (includes the proper selections of bearings).

    1. Identify position and bearing wear patterns that include connecting rod alignment and main bearing bore problems; inspect rod alignment and bearing bore condition.

    1. Inspect, measure, service or replace pistons.

    1. Inspect, measure, and install piston rings.

    1. Inspect, repair or replace crankshaft vibration damper (harmonic balancer).

    1. Inspect flywheel or flexplate and ring gear for cracks and wear; measure run out; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect, remove, and replace crankshaft pilot bearing or bushing (as applicable).

    1. Reassemble engine components using correct gaskets and sealants.

    1. Inspect auxiliary (balance, intermediate, idler, counterbalance or silencer) shaft(s); inspect shaft(s) and support bearings for damage and wear; determine necessary action; reinstall and time.

Lubrication and Cooling Systems Diagnosis and Repairs

    1. Prime engine lubrication system.

    1. Perform oil pressure tests; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect oil pump gears or rotors, housing, pressure relief devices, and pump drive; replace as needed.

    1. Perform cooling system tests (pressure, combustion leakage, and temperature); determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect, replace, and adjust drive belts and pulleys.

    1. Inspect and replace engine cooling and heater system hoses.

    1. Inspect, test, and replace thermostat and housing.

    1. Inspect coolant; drain, flush, and refill cooling system with recommended coolant and bleed air as required.

    1. Inspect, test, remove, and replace water pump.

    1. Inspect and test radiator, pressure cap, and coolant recovery system; remove and replace radiator.

    1. Clean, inspect, and test fan(s) (electrical or mechanical), fan clutch, fan shroud, and air dams.

    1. Inspect and test electrical fan control system and circuits.

    1. Inspect auxiliary oil coolers; replace as needed.

    1. Inspect, test, and replace oil temperature and pressure switches and sensors.

    1. Perform oil and filter change.

    1. Service product specific water pumps.

    1. Service product specific belt drive and tensioner systems.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the operation of steering and suspension systems--The student will be able to:

    1. Disable supplemental restraint system (SRS) in accordance with manufacturer’s procedures.

    1. Diagnose steering column noises, looseness, and binding problems (including tilt mechanisms); determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose power non-rack and pinion steering gear binding, uneven turning effort, looseness, hard steering, and fluid leakage problems; determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose power rack and pinion steering gear vibration, looseness, and hard steering problems; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect and replace steering shaft universal-joint(s), flexible coupling(s), collapsible column, lock cylinder mechanism, and steering wheel.

    1. Adjust manual or power non-rack and pinion worm bearing preload and sector lash.

    1. Remove and replace manual or power rack and pinion steering gear; inspect mounting bushings and brackets.

    1. Adjust manual or power rack and pinion steering gear.

    1. Inspect and replace manual or power rack and pinion steering gear inner tie rod ends (sockets) and bellows boots.

    1. Inspect manual and power steering fluid levels and condition.

    1. Flush, fill, and bleed power steering system.

    1. Diagnose power steering fluid leakage; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect, replace, and adjust power steering pump belt.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace power steering pump, pump mounts, pump seals, and gaskets.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace power steering pump pulley; check alignment.

    1. Perform power steering system pressure test; determine needed repairs.

    1. Inspect and replace power steering hoses and fittings.

    1. Inspect and replace pitman arm, relay (centerlink/intermediate) rod, idler arm and mountings, and steering linkage damper.

    1. Inspect, replace, and adjust tie rod ends (sockets), tie rod sleeves, and clamps.

    1. Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair or replace components of electronically-controlled steering systems.

    1. Diagnose, inspect, repair or replace components of variable-assist steering systems.

    1. Service product specific power assisted steering systems.

    1. Service product specific variable assisted steering systems.

Suspension Systems Diagnosis and Repair; Front Suspensions

    1. Diagnose short and long arm suspension system noises, body sway, and uneven riding height problems; determine necessary action.

    1. Diagnose MacPherson strut suspension system noises body sway, and uneven riding height problems; determine necessary action.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace upper and lower control arms, bushings, shafts, and rebound bumpers.

    1. Remove, inspect, replace, and adjust strut (compression/tension) rods and bushings.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace upper and lower ball joints on short and long arm suspension systems.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace steering knuckle assemblies.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace short and long arm suspension system coil springs and spring insulators.

    1. Remove, inspect, replace, and adjust suspension system torsion bars; inspect mounts.

    1. Remove, inspect and replace stabilizer bar bushings, brackets, and links.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace ball joints on MacPherson strut suspension systems.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace MacPherson strut cartridge or assembly, strut coil spring, insulators, and upper strut bearing mount.

    1. Lubricate suspension and steering systems.

    1. Service product specific suspension systems.

Rear Suspensions

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace coil springs and spring insulators.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace transverse links, control arms, bushings, and mounts.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace leaf springs, leaf spring insulators (silencers), shackles, brackets, bushings, and mounts.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace MacPherson strut cartridge or assembly, strut coil spring, and insulators (silencers).

    1. Service product specific suspension systems.

Miscellaneous Service

    1. Inspect, remove, and replace shock absorbers.

    1. Remove, inspect, and service or replace front and rear wheel bearings.

    1. Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair or replace components of electronically-controlled suspension systems.

    1. Service product specific ride height control systems.

Wheel Alignment Diagnosis, Adjustment, and Repair

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

    1. Measure vehicle riding height; determine necessary action.

    1. Check and adjust front and rear wheel camber; determine needed repairs.

    1. Check and adjust caster; determine necessary action.

    1. Check and adjust front wheel toe; adjust as needed.

    1. Center steering wheel.

    1. Check toe-out-on-turns (turning radius); determine needed repairs.

    1. Check SAI (steering axis inclination) and included angle; determine necessary action.

    1. Check and adjust rear wheel toe.

    1. Check rear wheel thrust angle; determine necessary action.

    1. Check for front wheel setback; determine necessary action.

    1. Check front cradle (subframe) alignment; determine needed repairs.

Wheel and Tire Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Diagnose tire wear patterns; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect tires, diagnose tire wear patterns; check and adjust air pressure.

    1. Diagnose wheel/tire vibration, shimmy, and noise problems; determine necessary action.

    1. Rotate tires according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

    1. Measure wheel, tire, axle, and hub run out; determine needed repairs.

    1. Diagnose tire pull (lead) problem; determine corrective actions.

    1. Balance wheel and tire assembly (static and dynamic).

    1. Dismount, inspect, repair, and remount tire on wheel.

    1. Reinstall wheel; torque lug nuts.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the operation and servicing of automotive brake system--The student will be able to:

    1. Measure and adjust pedal pushrod length and pedal height.

    1. Check master cylinder for internal and external leaks and proper operation; determine necessary action.

    1. Remove, bench bleed, and replace master cylinder.

    1. Diagnose poor stopping, pulling or dragging caused by problems in the hydraulic system; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect brake lines and fittings for leaks, dents, kinks, rust, cracks or wear; tighten loose fittings and supports.

    1. Inspect flexible brake hoses for leaks, kinks, cracks, bulging or wear; tighten loose fittings and supports.

    1. Fabricate and install brake lines (double flare and ISO types); replace hoses, fittings, and supports as needed.

    1. Select, handle, store, and install brake fluids to proper level.

    1. Inspect, test, and replace metering (hold-off), proportioning (balance), pressure differential, and combination valves.

    1. Inspect, test, replace, and adjust height (load) sensing proportioning valve.

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

    1. Bleed (manual, pressure, vacuum or surge) brake system; flush hydraulic system.

Drum Brake Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Diagnose poor stopping, noise, pulling, grabbing, dragging or pedal pulsation problems; determine necessary action.

    1. Remove, clean (using proper safety procedures), inspect, and measure brake drums; service or replace as needed.

    1. Mount brake drum on lathe machine braking surface.

    1. Remove, clean, and inspect brake shoes, springs, pins, clips, levers, adjusters/self-adjusters, other related brake hardware, and backing support plates; lubricate and reassemble.

    1. Remove and reinstall wheel cylinders.

    1. Pre-adjust brake shoes and parking brake before installing brake drums or drum/hub assemblies and wheel bearings.

    1. Reinstall wheel, torque lug nuts, and make final checks and adjustments.

Disc Brake Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Diagnose poor stopping, noise, pulling, grabbing, dragging or pedal pulsation caused problems; determine necessary action.

    1. Remove caliper assembly from mountings; clean and inspect for leaks and damage to caliper housing.

    1. Clean and inspect caliper mounting and slides for wear and damage.

    1. Remove, clean, and inspect pads and retaining hardware; determine needed service.

    1. Disassemble and clean caliper assembly; inspect parts for wear, rust, scoring, and damage; replace seal, boot, and damaged or worn parts.

    1. Reassemble, lubricate, and reinstall caliper, pads, and related hardware.

    1. Clean, inspect, and measure rotor with a dial indicator and a micrometer; follow manufacturer’s recommendations in determining need to machine or replace.

    1. Refinish rotor according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

    1. Adjust calipers with integrated parking brake system.

    1. Fill master cylinder with recommended fluid and seat pads; inspect caliper for leaks.

    1. Reinstall wheel, torque lug nuts, and make final checks and adjustments.

    1. Remove and replace rotor.

Power Assist Units Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Test pedal free travel with and without engine running; check power assist operation.

    1. Check vacuum supply (manifold or auxiliary pump) to vacuum-type power booster.

    1. Inspect the vacuum-type power booster unit for vacuum leaks; inspect the check valve for proper operation; repair or replace parts as needed.

Miscellaneous (Wheel Bearings, Parking Brakes, Electrical, Etc.) Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Diagnose wheel bearing noises, wheel shimmy, and vibration problems; determine necessary action.

    1. Remove, clean, inspect, repack, and reinstall wheel bearings and replace seals; reinstall hub and adjust wheel bearings.

    1. Check parking brake cables and components for wear, rusting, binding, and corrosion; clean, lubricate, and replace as needed.

    1. Check parking brake operation; adjust as needed.

    1. Check operation of parking brake indicator light system.

    1. Check operation of brake stop light system; adjust and service as needed.

    1. Replace wheel bearing and race.

Anti-Lock Brake System

    1. Inspect, test, and service anti-lock brake system (ABS) hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical components.

    1. Diagnose poor stopping, wheel lock-up, abnormal pedal feel or pulsation, and noise problems caused by the anti-lock brake system (ABS); determine necessary action.

    1. Observe anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light(s) at startup; determine if further diagnosis is needed.

    1. Diagnose anti-lock brake system (ABS) electronic control(s) and components using self-diagnosis and/or recommended test equipment; determine necessary action.

    1. Depressurize high pressure components of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) following manufacturer’s recommended safety procedures.

    1. Fill the anti-lock brake system (ABS) master cylinder with recommended fluid following manufacturer’s procedures; inspect system for leaks.

    1. Bleed the anti-lock brake system’s (ABS) front and rear hydraulic circuits following manufacturer’s procedures.

    1. Perform a fluid pressure (hydraulic boost) diagnosis on the high pressure anti-lock brake system (ABS); determine necessary action.

    1. Remove and install anti-lock brake system (ABS) electrical/electronic/hydraulic components following manufacturer’s procedures and specifications.

    1. Service, test, and adjust anti-lock brake system (ABS) speed sensors following manufacturer’s recommended procedures.

    1. Diagnose anti-lock brake system (ABS) braking problems caused by vehicle modifications (tire size, curb height, final drive ratio, etc.).

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

    1. Service product specific anti-lock brake systems.

    1. Service product specific traction control systems.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in diagnosing/troubleshooting electrical/electronic related components--The student will be able to:

    1. Use wiring diagrams during diagnosis of electrical circuit problems.

    1. Check electrical circuits with a test light; determine necessary action.

    1. Check voltage and voltage drop in electrical/electronic circuits using a digital multimeter (DMM); determine needed repairs.

    1. Check current flow in electrical/electronic circuits and components using an ammeter; determine necessary action.

    1. Check electrical circuits using jumper wires; determine necessary action.

    1. Find shorts, grounds, opens, and resistance problems in electrical/electronic circuits; determine necessary action.

    1. Measure and diagnose the cause(s) of abnormal key-off battery drain; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect and test fusible links, circuit breakers, and fuses; replace as needed.

    1. Inspect and test switches, connectors, relays, and wires of electrical/electronic circuits; repair or replace as needed.

Battery Diagnosis and Service

    1. Perform battery state-of-charge test; determine needed service.

    1. Perform battery capacity (load, high-rate discharge) test; determine needed service.

    1. Maintain or restore electronic memory functions.

    1. Inspect, clean, and replace battery.

    1. Perform slow/fast battery charge.

    1. Inspect and clean battery cables, connectors, clamps, and hold-downs; repair or replace as needed.

    1. Start a vehicle using jumper cables using a battery 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.

Starting System Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Perform starter current draw and circuit voltage drop test; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect and test starter relays and solenoids; replace as needed.

    1. Remove and replace/reinstall starter.

    1. Perform starter bench tests; determine necessary action.

    1. Inspect, test, and repair or replace switches, connectors, and wires of starter control circuits.

    1. Disassemble, clean, inspect, and test starter components; replace as needed.

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

Charging System Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Diagnose charging system problems that cause an undercharge, a no-charge or an overcharge condition.

    1. Inspect and adjust alternator drive belts; replace as needed.

    1. Inspect and test voltage regulator; replace as needed.

    1. Remove, inspect, and replace/reinstall alternator.

    1. Perform charging circuit voltage drop tests; determine needed repairs.

Lighting Systems Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Diagnose brighter than normal, intermittent, dim or no light operation.

    1. Inspect, replace, and aim headlights and bulbs.

    1. Inspect and diagnose incorrect turn signal or hazard light operation; repair or replace as needed.

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

Gauges, Warning Devices, and Driver Information Systems Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Diagnose intermediate, high, low or no gauge readings.

    1. Test gauge circuit voltage regulators (limiters); replace as needed.

    1. Inspect and test gauges and gauge sending units; replace as needed.

    1. Inspect and test connectors, wires, and printed circuit boards of gauge circuits; repair or replace as needed.

    1. Diagnose incorrect operation of warning devices and other driver information systems.

    1. Diagnose intermediate, high, low or no readings on electronic instrument clusters.

    1. Inspect and test sensors, sending units, connectors, and wires of electronic instrument circuits; repair or replace as needed.

Horn and Wiper/Washer Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Diagnose incorrect horn operation; repair as needed.

    1. Diagnose incorrect wiper operation; diagnose wiper speed control and park problems; repair as needed.

    1. Diagnose incorrect windshield washer operation; repair as needed.

Accessories Diagnosis and Repair

    1. Diagnose incorrect operation of motor-driven accessory circuits; repair as needed.

    1. Diagnose incorrect heated glass operation; repair as needed.

    1. Diagnose incorrect electric door and hatch/trunk lock operation; repair as needed.

    1. Diagnose incorrect operation of cruise control systems; repair as needed.

    1. Diagnose supplemental restraint system (SRS) problems; repair as needed. (NOTE: Follow manufacturer’s safety procedures to prevent accidental deployment.)

    1. Diagnose radio static and weak, intermittent, or no radio reception.

    1. Service product specific electrical/electronic systems.

    1. Perform product specific diagnostic procedures.

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

    1. Remove and reinstall door panel.


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.



Special Notes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment and/or specialized training in the automotive industry. The program provides specialized corporate/association job preparatory training.


Automotive Technology Programs sponsored by automobile manufacturers require an internship at a dealership.
The program must be NATEF Master Certified and have a business plan approved by the appropriate industry affiliated organization. Instructors must be ASE Certified in all areas that they teach in addition to being certified in Engine Performance and Electrical/Electronic Systems. ASE Master Technician and Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE Certification is preferred. Instructors must meet the specific product certification as specified in the business plan.
Program must meet the equipment and specialty tool requirement as specified in the business plan. Must offer Federally recognized refrigerant-recycling certification training.

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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