VTM-101 Introduction to Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Course Description: Cover safe working habits in the automotive repair industry, manual handling and mechanical lifting, the use of shop equipment and tools, measuring and identifying fastener types, use of sealants and adhesives, bench fitting, and four stroke cycle operation.

  • Prerequisite Course(s): By admission and Program Instructor’s approval.

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLO’s):
The student will be able to:

  1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the specific trade area being studied.
  2. Use specified hand and power tools.
  3. Read and interpret information from technical drawing related to the respective trade.
  4. Perform hand skills in their respective trade.
  5. Participate in their respective trade.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)- GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform safe, professional, and responsible work practices.
  2. Carry out competent work activities in bench fitting, identification and use of fasteners, adhesives and sealants.
  3. Explain and demonstrate two and four stroke cycle operation of an engine.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

1

I

D

 

D

M

2

I,D

D

D

M

M

3

M

M

D

M

 

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO’s)-SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1: Perform safe, professional, and responsible work practices.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

1.1 Explain the use of shop equipment and the hazards associated with it.

Written test or short answer questions

1.2 Explain hazards associated with manual lifting and mechanical handling and demonstrate safe procedures.

Written test or short answer questions, practical exercises and/or test

1.3 Demonstrate safety procedures to all areas at all times and follow workshop rules.

Practical exercises and/or test

1.4 Demonstrate competency in identifying and safely using proper hand tools for the job. 

Practical exercises and/or test

General SLO 2: Carry out competent work activities in bench fitting, identification and use of fasteners, adhesives, and sealants.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

2.1 Identify fastener types and their applications.

Multiple choice questions and/or short answer questions

2.2 Demonstrate the ability to use automotive measuring instruments (ruler, vernier caliper, and micrometer) and interpret readings.

Practical exercises and/or tests

2.3 Competently use fastener extraction tools.

Practical exercises and/or tests

2.4 Demonstrate competently the use of drilling machines and carry out tap and die thread cutting operations.

Practical exercises and/or tests

2.5 Carry out competent workmanship in bench fitting activities: sawing, filing, chiseling, punching, and fastener torque specifications.

Practical exercises and/or tests

2.6 Demonstrate the proper use of adhesives and sealants.

Practical exercises and/or tests

General SLO 3: Explain and demonstrate two and four stroke cycle operation of an engine.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

3.1 Identify major engine parts and explain the design, function, and operation of each.

Short answer questions

3.2 Explain and identify various engine configurations.

Short answer questions

3.3 Define bore and stroke and demonstrate how to measure piston displacement.

Short answer questions, practical exercises and/or tests

3.4 Explain and demonstrate the two and four-stroke cycle.

Short answer questions, practical exercises and/or test

D. COURSE CONTENT

  1. Orientation and shop safety
    Cover topics on introduction to shop equipment, manual lifting and mechanical handling, workshop safety, and use of basic hand tools.
  2. Automotive measurements, basic bench fitting, fasteners, sealants and adhesives.
    Fasteners types and applications, measuring instruments: pitch gauge, calipers, micrometer, fastener extraction tools, drilling, tap and die operation, basic bench fitting tasks: sawing, filing, thread cutting, chiseling, punching, fastener torque specifications, and adhesives and sealants.
  3. Two and four-stroke cycle engine operation
    Engine main parts, design, function and operation, basic engine configuration, bore, stroke and engine displacement, and the four stroke cycle
E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
  1. Computer Aided Instruction
  2. Practical/Experimentation
  3. Lecture/Demonstration

F.  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Calculator
Halderman, J. and Mitchell, C., (2002) Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, 2nd Edition, published by Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, U.S.A (or most recent edition).
Toolkit

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
Halderman, J. and Mitchell, C., (2002) Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, 2nd Edition, published by Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, U.S.A. (or most recent edition).
Videos and animated graphics from various sources such as:
CDX Automotive Resource Kit (2006), Jones & Bartlett Learning, 40 Tall Pine Drive Sudbury, MA, 01776 USA,  http://www.cdxglobal.com/products/topiclist_ark.html

How stuff works, http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car.htm

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION
Students must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” grade to pass this course.

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

 

This website and all COM-FSM Internet based services are best viewed with Firefox 3.0 or better.
© Copyright 2014 College of Micronesia-FSM | Site Disclaimer
P. O. Box 159, Kolonia, Pohnpei, 96941 - (691) 320-2480
College of Micronesia-FSM is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges,
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Bldv., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234,
an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org

feedback