Applied Skills » Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Students will learn:
  • basic small engine theory
  • basic design in aerodynamics
  • production of paper rockets
  • production of CO2 propelled dragsters
The aim of this course is to study the evolution of simple to complex machines with an understanding of sources and uses of energy. Students will be provided with a thorough working knowledge of small gasoline engines. They will also develop proficiency in the use of precision measuring tools.
The course will include:
  • source and history of power;
  • fuel and general systems;
  • tools - proper names, use and prices
  • bearings and lubrication, cooling
  • fastenings
  • transmission of power
  • internal combustion engines - 2 and 4 stroke
  • theory of operations; disassembly and assembly
  • inspection and measurement
No prerequisite is required, both male and female students are welcome.
Objectives – student will:
  • demonstrate ability to select and use tools in a correct manner;
  • develop an orderly system of disassembly and reassembly of machines;
  • demonstrate ability to make accurate measurements/compare manufacturer's manuals;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the operation of the internal combustion engine;
  • 60% course time is theory.
No prerequisites are necessary for this course, just a curiosity and passion for mechanical systems
The Mechanics 10 course emphasizes student safety throughout the course as students learn to use both hand and power tools in a safe and proper manner.
Projects that students work on could be an appropriate piece brought in by the student or something provided by the instructor.
Students who have successfully completed Mechanics 9 will be equipped to work on more advanced projects than students taking this course for the first time.
Reducing energy use and waste and the effect of power and transportation systems on society and the environment will be recognized throughout the course.
Students will learn the following:
  • Internal and external combustion engines, components, construction and systems
  • Engine terminology
  • Hand and power tools for mechanical repair and maintenance
  • Disassembly and assembly sequences
  • Fasteners and fittings
  • Troubleshooting maintenance
  • Alternate non-fuel energy sources
Prerequisite: Mechanics 10 preferred
This course introduces students to the mechanics of the automobile and service of the various systems. This will be done by projects the student brings in from home and various technical demonstrations throughout the semester. Emphasis is put on student effort, participation and safe work habits. Technical demonstrations will include lifting and supporting, brake systems and service, wheel bearings, cooling systems, ignition and electrical, heads and valves, clutches, wheels and tires.
Prerequisite: AT 11
This course is a continuation of Automotive Technology 11. More emphasis is put on service procedures and rebuilding engines. Projects are to be brought in by students. Effort, participation and safe work habits continue to be most important.