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AST 1055 - Automotive Service

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 2
Course Description: This course covers all of the tasks that are required for a person starting in the automotive field. Topics include automotive tools and equipment, perform tire service, lubrication, safety inspection, aim headlights, exhaust repair, drill and tap threads, install a helicoil, and interpret numbers associated with automotive repairs. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1065 , AST 1075 , AST 1085 , and AST 1095 . Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950  or above or completion of RDNG 0900  with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 0090  or above or completion of ENGL 0080  with a grade of C or higher; Arithmetic assessment score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra assessment score of 76 or higher OR assessment score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above OR completion MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math assessment retesting or registering for a MATH course.

Major Content
  1. Hand tools
  2. Aim headlights
  3. Tires Change Repair Balance
  4. Vehicle safety inspection
  5. Vehicle lubrication
  6. Vehicle oil change
  7. Exhaust repair
  8. Drill and tap threads
  9. Install helicoil
  10. Interpret numbers
  11. Discuss safety steps and precautions in each of the above

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. follow all safety procedures and precautions.
  2. aim headlights.
  3. perform vehicle safety inspection
  4. perform lubrication and oil change.
  5. repair exhaust systems.
  6. drill and tap threads.
  7. install helicoils.
  8. perform automotive-related mathematical functions by hand.
  9. perform NATEF tasks related to this course.
  10. use automotive hand tools correctly.
  11. change, balance, and repair a tire.

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