House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

AUMT-1305-01 (Intro Auto Tech)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorHarriman, Daniel O.
Phone(409) 984-6414
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:M-T 7:30-8:00 & 11:45 - 1:15, WR 7:30 - 8:00 & 12:45 - 1:15, F 7:30 - 8:00 & 11:35 - 1:05
Building:Automotive Technology Center (PAME)
Room #:104
Course Information
Course ID #10502
Course Subject-Number-SectionAUMT-1305-01
Course TitleIntro Auto Tech
Course Description An introduction to the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, fasteners, professional responsibilities and automotive maintenance. May be taught manufacturer specific.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks utomotive Technology, A Systems Approach; 5th ed; ISBN 13: 978-1428311497; Jack Erjavec; Delmar Cengage Learning
Learning Objectives The successful student will be able to safely raise vehicles on lifts. Using industry wide safety procedures, the student will be able to do basic maintenance services such as oil, lube, and filter changes, check for undercar problems and concerns, properly identify all the tools in the shop and tool room, and properly use tools to service and repair vehicles.

Major Assignments In the theroy portion of the class, there will be six chapter tests and homework assignments, and one final.

In the lab portion of class, the students will learn shop safety, safely lift vehicles with lifts and jacks, learn proper workplace skills, learn the proper use of hand tools, and perform basic maintenance on automotive vehicles.

Discussion Topics Topics of discussion will be careers in the automotive field, workplace skills, automotive systems, hand tools and shop equipment, safe work practices, and basic preventive maintainance and services.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Five and six absences will result in grade demotion of one letter grade, seven to eight a second letter grade demotion, nine or more absences may result in failure of course.
Determination of Final Grade There are two parts to this class, theory and lab. The grade on the theory part will be 50% test scores, 25% final, 15% homework, and 10% class participation. There will be two chapter tests, two chapter homework assignments, two quizzes, and one final for this class. The lab part will be determined solely on the total of points obtained by work performed in lab. The points come from the labor guide of Shop Key, the software we use as the service manual, repair order writer, and labor guide. The labor hours Shop Key uses to define how long it takes to complete a certain job will be turned into points that will be used to obtain the shop grade. The final class grade will be determined by adding the totals of both the theory and lab scores, and dividing by two.
Final Exam Date May 13, 2011 - 9:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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