AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE......ATO 2270
4 CREDITS......SPRING 2013
121 Automotive Building
M 7:30 - 8:00 & 12:00 - 12:30 & 5:30 - 6:00 M 12:30 - 1:20
T 7:30 - 8:00 & 10:00 - 10:30 W 8:00 - 12:50 (lab)
W 7:30 - 8:00 & 1:00 - 2:00
Th 7:30 - 8:00 & 11:30 - 12:30
This course is designed to provide an on-the-job type experience to the advanced automotive student. The student will be given selected vehicles to diagnose and repair using knowledge acquired from previous automotive classes. The student may choose to specialize in one area or perform services in all areas much like a general automotive technician. This course will prepare the student for an entry-level job in the automotive service industry.
Your final grade will be computed from the classroom (20%) and the lab (80%) .
1. Student Log* 50
2. Quizzes* 100
3. Participation in class discussion 25
4. Attend all demonstrations 25
1A. Student Log Book
The student is required to keep a student Log Book. In this Log Book the
student will be required to keep maintain a record of the following for each lab
2. Vehicle(s) worked on
3. Repair or Maintenance performed on each vehicle
4. Problems encountered
5. Flat Rate time for each Repair/Maintenance procedure performed
There will be three announced quizzes. Make-up quizzes must be done within
one week of your absence during the instructor's office hours.
If not, zero points will be marked down for your score.
This class is a warm-up for the student and is an on-the-job type experience. Therefore, for every two times the student is late it will count as a missed day! This tardiness policy is in effect for classroom sessions, lab sessions and lunch breaks Note: Each student is only allowed to miss 4 days total. See Attendance Policy below.
Attendance is required for all classroom (lecture) and lab meetings.
Students will be dropped/withdrawn from this course on their 5th absence.
Drivers License Policy:
Each student is required to show proof of a valid driverís license before the first lab session. If the student cannot provide the instructor with proof of a valid drivers license, he/she will not be allowed to drive any customer vehicles (This includes moving vehicles in and out of the shop, on to and off of racks and test drives).
After each working day the student will be given a score for that days work. The instructor will use the 0 to 4 scale below:
0 = No Credit or Absent
1 = Poor Performance
2 = Fair Performance
3 = Good Performance
4 = Excellent Performance
Each student will be graded on each of the following areas:
3. Work Habits
4. Safety & Safety Practices
5. Ability to Produce Quality Work
6. Quantity of Work (productivity)
7. Time Use Effectiveness (efficiency)
9. Ability and Willingness to Follow Directions
10. Appearance and Relationships
Each student must bring his/her tools and safety glasses to class everyday! Students who do not have their tools or safety glasses will not be allowed to work that day and will be marked absent. These absences will count against the four absences the student can have before he/she is dropped from the class.
Clean-up is the responsibility of all students in ATO 2270. No-One will be dismissed for the day until the entire shop is clean and all the tools/equipment are properly put away. If a student leaves before being dismissed by the instructor or if tools/equipment that the student was using is not put away properly, the student will receive a ZERO for the day.
D. Final Grade:
1. Classroom 200
2. Lab 800
A = 1,000 to 900 points (90%)
B = 899 to 800 points (80%)
C = 799 to 700 points (70%)
D = 699 to 600 points (60%)
F = 599 and below
If you need support or assistance because of a disability, you may be eligible for academic accommodations through the Special Populations office. Stop by office B-204 or call (815) 224-0284
Financial Aid Statement:
Withdrawal from a course can affect financial aid. Students who receive financial aid should see an advisor in the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course.
Important Dates: (Mark your calendar)
January 21..................College Closed (Martin Luther King Jr. B-Day)
February 1..................Last day to apply for spring graduation
February 18 ...............College Closed (All President's Day)
March 8......................College Closed (Faculty Development Day)
March 11 - 15.... ........College Closed (Spring Break)
April 1.........................Summer Semester Registration Begins
April 11.......................Last Day for Student withdrawal
May 1.........................Final Exam