Introduction to Automotive Technology

Introduction to Automotive Technology


Summer 2011
05/23/2011 - 07/24/2011

Course Information

Section 002
WTh 17:00 - 21:40
RVSB 4209
Daniel Lomas

Office Hours

  • M T W Th
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    RVS Room 4229
    By appointment

Course Requirements



Course Name: AUMT 1405 Introduction to Automotive Technology



Section: AUMT 1407.002


Class Hours: Mon-Thur. 5:00 pm till 9:40pm


Instructor Name: Daniel Lomas


Office Hours: Mon-Thur; 12:00 pm -1:00 pm by appt.


Office Location: RVS room 4229


Phone: Office 512-223-6079 Cell 361-563-8549 Email:                  



AUMT 1405

            An overview of Basic automotive systems including topics in safety, automotive tools, basic engine operational systems, lubrication and cooling systems, basic electrical, diagnosis, and repair of batteries, charging and starting systems, fundamentals wheels, brakes & suspension. Will prepare students for ASE certification testing.  Laboratory fee.





 1.   Delmar  Cengage/Automotive Technology 5th ed. Jack Erjavec. ISBN-978-1-4263-1147-7

    2.  Manufacturer's service manuals.

    3.  Selected films and charts from various sources.

    4.  Automotive books can be found in the RVS bookstore located downstairs in Bldg. G


Instructional Methodology:

Lecture / Lab

Using a combination of computer based instruction, lecture, and faculty demonstration, students will practice towards mastery of all required NATEF tasks


Common Course Objectives/Outcomes:

To introduce students to the automotive industry and prepare them for entry-level employment and certification through ASE.


Grading System:

Test average..........................................20%

Daily participation and attendance....50%

Final Test Grade...................................25%

Notebook .................................................5%


A positive constructive attitude also plays an important part the overall evaluation of the shop work and will be directly related to the shop grade. *(1C-1,2,4,5, 2A-4)


Any withdrawals are the responsibility of the student. If student fails to make the withdrawal by the drop date, an automatic grade of "F" will be awarded. *(1C-1,4, 2A-4)


  • There will be a total of 16 tests which will be completed on Blackboard. The test will be available a total of 2 week each.  The tests average will constitute 20% of the final grade.  


  • There will also be a grade given for participation during the class day. There will be 16 of these (one for every class day), they cannot be made up. The daily grade will constitute 50% of the final grade. This grade is derived from both your actions and the time you spend in the class and in the shop ...... if you arrive late or leave before dismissed it will affect the grade by 1.5 points off total grade for each occurrence. If you don’t attend class it will affect your final grade by 3 points of your final grade for each day missed.


  • There is no mid-term test but there will be a final. This final is mandatory and will be comprehensive and make up 25% of the final grade so it is very important.


  • You can earn a bonus 5 points added to the final test grade by turning in 500 word essay about Alternate Energy, must have cited page.


  • 5% of the final grade given for a well kept, organized and complete notebook,


The notebook should be constructed as follows:


Cover sheet (name, course name and number, section number,)


Daily review questions


NATEF Handout (Completed)



            Although cars are always needed for shop, whose car and which car is worked on first is not considered an important part of the course.  All cars being worked on in the shop must first be approved by the instructor.  Even though emergencies occur with cars breaking down, we are not here to schedule work as a garage would.  Time schedules will not be considered or given as related to repair work of any given automobile.  Only work related to the course will be considered.  No work will be performed on a car if the subject has not first been covered in the classroom.



            All students will be expected to participate in shop and classroom cleanup at the end of each class period.  Ample time will be allotted by the instructor for this purpose.  All tools will be cleaned and put in the proper place before class will be dismissed. *(1A-4, 2B-1, 2A-2)  


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