Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AUT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Service Operation and Shop Practices

Course Description

This introductory course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and skill in automotive service operations and shop practices. The student will interact with various automotive service organizations, dealerships, and independent service and repair contractors. Proper handling, parts departments, job classifications, training for a career in the automotive service and repair industry, and other automotive business related topics will be addressed. This course presents instruction in automotive terminology, use of service manuals, diagnostic equipment, use of shop tools, hand tools, and power tools in relation to shop practices and safety. Accident prevention practices, first aid tools and equipment, and personal environmental safety practices and procedures will be stressed throughout the course. In addition, an overview of the automotive engines system, its major components, delivery units, preventive maintenance, and basic mathematics will be covered.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Demonstrate personal and environmental safety practices.
Apply basic first aid procedures. Identify tool and equipment nomenclature.
Apply and utilize tool safety regulations.
Explain Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
Utilize service manuals/electronic media.
Identify all data informational systems.
Perform basic mathematical calculations.
Identify the major components of the automobile.
Perform calculations using the metric system.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2