VTM-102 Fuel, Engine Cooling, & Standard Power Train Systems

Course Description:
This course cover the design, function and operation of automotive fuel systems, engine cooling, manual transmission, transaxle, and final drive that includes diagnosis, service, and maintenance.

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 (SLO’s) - GENERAL:        
The student will be able to:

  1. Explain the design, function, and operation of carburetors and basic fuel injection systems.
  2. Differentiate engine cooling systems types, identify their major components, and explain their functions.
  3. Identify major parts of the standard power train (manual transmission) systems and explain their operation and function.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to access and understand instructions from service manuals and publications.
  5. Demonstrate general maintenance of the fuel, engine cooling and manual transmission systems.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

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I

D

 

 

2

 

 

D

D

D

3

 

D

D

D

 

4

 

 

DM

M

 

5

M

M

 

 

M

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

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

General SLO 1: Explain the design, function, and operation of carburetors and basic fuel injection systems.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

1.1 Explain the principles of carburetion.

Written test or short answer questions

1.2 Trace fuel system layout and explain function of related components.

Written test or short answer questions, practical exercises / test

1.3 Define fuel injection and explain function of related parts.

Practical exercises/test

General SLO 2: Differentiate engine cooling systems types, identify their major components, and explain their functions.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

2.1 Explain why there’s a need for regulating operating temperature of the cooling system.

Multiple choice questions / short answer questions

2.2 Enumerate the types of engine cooling systems used, and explain their operation.

Short answer questions

2.3 Explain the function of cooling system’s major components.

Practical exercises / tests

General SLO 3: Identify major parts of the standard power train systems and explain their operation and function.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

3.1 Draw out a block diagram of the various power train designs and trace its power flow.

Short answer questions, Practical exercises / tests

3.2 Enumerate parts and explain function and operation of the drive lines and differentials used in automobiles.

Short answer questions, Practical exercises / tests

General SLO 4: Demonstrate the ability to access and understand instructions from service manuals and publications.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

4.1 Interpret instructions from service manuals.

Short answer questions, Practical exercises / tests

4.2 Access internet-based vehicle recalls, publications and service information.

Short answer questions, Practical exercises / tests

General SLO 5: Demonstrate basic maintenance of the fuel, engine cooling and power train systems.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategy

5.1 Perform basic cooling systems maintenance.

Practical exercises / tests

5.2 Perform basic power train systems maintenance.

Practical exercises / tests

5.3 Perform basic fuel systems maintenance.

Practical exercises / tests

 D. COURSE CONTENT

  1. Fuel system
    Design, function, and operation of carburetors, components related to the fuel system, such as the fuel pump, filters and fuel lines, and basic fuel injection system.
  2. Standard power train system
    Design, function, and operation of various transmissions, drive lines and differentials used in an automobile.
  3. Engine cooling system
    Cover the regulation of operating temperature of cooling systems, cooling system types, and function of various components in the system.
  4. Service manuals and publications
    Manufacturer’s (service) manuals and vehicle recalls and publications
  5. Basic maintenance
    Engine cooling, fuel, and manual transmission and drive train systems

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Computer Aided Instruction
Practical/Experimentation
Lecture/Demonstration

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

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
Videos and animated graphics from various sources such as:
CDX Automotive Resource Kit, 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

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