This course is designed to teach the student the fundamental skills of complete chassis and roll cage fabrication. Major topics include principles of layout, bending, bead rolling, riveting and welding processes. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development to build race cars.
Lecture sessions cover most areas of the automobile except engine and drive train repairs. Designed to update and bring together earlier training with emphasis on diagnosing sophisticated drivability and emission-related problems. This is an extremely critical area with enhanced Inspection programs and OBDII systems.
Theory of operation and repair procedures of gasoline engine valve systems, crankshaft and bearings, connecting rods, cylinders, and pistons, diagnosis of engine malfunctions repair procedures, cooling system repairs and diagnosis, cylinder boring, piston pin fitting, connecting rod reconditioning, valve guide resizing and replacement, valve seat replacement, and other machine work and service procedures.
This course is designed to teach scheduled preventive maintenance procedures as they apply to trucks and heavy equipment. Vehicle system checks include air brakes, tires, critical fluids and lubrication points. Training is focused on ensuring safety and reliability between scheduled Preventive Maintenance checks.
This unit of instruction is designed to train high school graduates and adult learners in the service and diagnosis of automotive brake and suspension systems as they relate to collision repair. Vehicle alignment, tire balancing, and vibration diagnosis are included. Students will be trained to operate a variety of brake, suspension, and alignment equipment while performing actual repairs, adjustments, and diagnosis. In addition, identification and analysis of structural damage, as well as frame and body measuring techniques are covered.
The students will become proficient in diagnostics and repair of ignition systems, fuel systems, charging and starting systems, electrical & computer applications, emission systems, and complete engine diagnostics.
Designed to acquaint trainee with the proper process of reconditioning a vehicle before customer delivery. Students will learn how to remove and install seat upholstery as well as interior trim panels and hardware.
This course covers welding methods used for securing body sheet metal including the thinner, high-strength, low alloy steels. Some of the methods covered in depth are: arc, oxy-acetylene, MIG, and TIG welding. Emphasis is placed on proficiency in repairing steels found in panels and vehicle frames, the use of heat as a straightening medium is investigated, and choosing welding equipment for a body shop, sheet metal fabrication and fuel tank repairs are included.