ERIC Number: ED242902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Auto Mechanics Curriculum Guide. Michigan Trade and Industrial Education.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Inst.
This task-based curriculum guide is intended to help secondary teachers provide relevant training for an entry-level job in auto mechanics. Introductory materials include background information on trade and industrial education and program goals and safety information. Descriptions follow of the construction trades program, vocational cooperative education, work experience/unpaid work experience, work experience and career exploration programs, and vocational work study. This job information is then provided: job titles and a task inventory for auto mechanics. Tasks are grouped under 21 duties in the following categories: practicing automotive safety; practicing shop-related skills; using employability skills; practicing Michigan Auto Repair Act; and certification in engine tune-up, electrical systems, brakes, front end and steering systems, engine repair, manual transmission--front and rear axles, automatic transmissions, heating and air conditioning, and cooling systems. Duty tabs comprise the largest portion of the curriculum guide. Each task in the listing is presented in a one-page format that provides this information: duty, task, achievement indicators, criteria, tools and equipment, and resources. Other components of the curriculum guide include tool and equipment lists, a student achievement record, a class achievement record, and a glossary of vocational terms. (YLB)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, Employment Potential, Engines, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Motor Vehicles, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Task Analysis, Trade and Industrial Education
Michigan Vocational Education Resources Center, 133 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Vocational-Technical Education Service.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Inst.