VTM-150 Cooperative Education

Course Description: This is a semester long course designed to introduce students to all facets of motor vehicle repair and maintenance setting through internship. The course will place the student in the work place to experience working in a real life scenario. Students will be expected to seek internships and fulfill 180 hours of On-the-Job-Training (OJT) before the semester ends. Application of knowledge acquired from lecture and lab instruction to gain relevant practical on-the-job experiences to repair vehicles in an actual automotive service facility. The apprentice will be supervised by an experienced service individual within the sponsoring business who will work with the automotive program coordinator in evaluating student progress, performance and grading. Internship is required to complete certificate program requirements.

  • This course also meets PLO#(s) 5 of Career Education
  • Prerequisite Course(s): VTM 101,VTM 102, VTM 103 and VTM 104 with a grade of “C” or better..

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
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; and
  5. Participate in their respective trade.

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

  1. Demonstrate technical knowledge of his/her trade and apply the same to the directed work experience.
  2. Demonstrate proper work ethics typically expected at the workplace; and
  3. Complete given tasks as appropriate to his/her trade.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

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ID

2

 

 

 

 

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ID

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

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

General SLO 1. Demonstrate technical knowledge of his/her trade and apply the same to the directed work experience.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Perform automotive service-related jobs as directed by supervisor.

 

Worksheet completed by student or supervisor from sponsoring company.

1.2 Report work carried out.

General SLO 2.  Demonstrate proper work ethics typically expected at the workplace.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Show proper work ethics in the following areas:

  • Work attitude
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Quality of work
  • Quantity of work
  • Personal growth
  • Alertness
  • Safe work habits
  • Appearance
  • Attendance

 

 

Supervisor’s evaluation of student during the on-the-job training from the Work Experience and Training Evaluation form

General SLO 3.  Complete given tasks as appropriate to his//her trade.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Complete a worksheet signed by supervisor.

Worksheet or timesheet completed by student or supervisor from sponsoring company stating number of hours worked each day including jobs carried out.

3.2 Complete 180 hours of on-the-job training.

 D. COURSE CONTENT
      None

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

      Experiential learning carried out at the workplace.

F.  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
None

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
Halderman, JD.  Automotive Technology : Principles, Diagnosis, and Service. 3rd ed.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2009 (or most recent edition).

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION
Students will be evaluated according to the Work Experience and Training Evaluation form
filled in by the sponsoring company supervisor and the number of hours worked during the
internship period. Program instructor will monitor and review student’s performance and
calculate student’s grade by the following:

Work Experience & Training Evaluation from Supervisor: 60%
Number of hours worked: 40%
Total:100%
J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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