ERIC Number: ED473422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Automotive Technology. 2002 Revision.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
This document examines the origins and content of Ohio's Automobile Technician Training Certification Program, which is designed to improve the quality of training offered at secondary and postsecondary schools throughout Ohio. The document begins with a brief overview of the certification program, which is under the oversight of the Board of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and under direct supervision of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. The remainder of the document lists the competencies and key indicators of the 11 units of study comprising the automotive technician program. The unit titles are as follows: (1) orientation to the automotive industry; (2) basic shop and safety practices; (3) preventive maintenance; (4) suspension and steering; (5) brakes; (6) electrical and electronic systems; (7) engine performance; (8) engine repair; (9) automatic transmission and transaxle; (10) manual drive train and axles; and (11) heating and air conditioning. Units 3-11 address the specific competencies required for inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing or replacing defective vehicle parts. Units 1 and 2 address more generic competencies, including the following: define the industry; determine skills needed to work in the automotive industry; use personal safety equipment; maintain a safe work environment; protect workers from ergonomic injuries; access needed information using available references and resources; and provide customer service. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Education, Air Conditioning, Auto Mechanics, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, Electrical Systems, Electronic Equipment, Employment Qualifications, Engines, Equipment Maintenance, Evaluation Criteria, Heating, Instructional Materials, Job Performance, Job Skills, Motor Vehicles, National Standards, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Professional Associations, Secondary Education, Skilled Occupations, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Technology Education, Units of Study, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/ctae/teacher/fastrak/list.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio