All Automotive Technology courses will provide an introductory look into the world of cars and transportation. Students will learn safety, tool recognition and power theory. The hands-on practical component includes working on cars needing minor repairs or preventative maintenance. Systems of a vehicle are covered. Tropics will range from historic cars of the old to new electric and autonomous vehicles of the future.
Students in the Auto program should come to class with a positive work ethics and a cooperative attitude. Having a great time in Auto is mandatory. However, if you feel that this is an easy ‘A’ and that you know everything, perhaps you may find fulfillment in another program. A majority of the activities will require students to work together in close cooperation. If you find this to be difficult, please reconsider your selection.
See Mr. Yu for specific information regarding any Auto courses.
A Coverall/Overall/Jumpsuit is required to participate in the ‘Hands On’ learning for this course. If the student does not have one at home or does not want to purchase a new one, please see Mr. Yu to purchase a used/washed coverall or to discuss alternative options.
The family may choose to buy a brand new overall from the stores if the student is going to keep on taking Auto mechanics going forward. I recommend the Marks Work Warehouse or Canadian Tire. They may charge anywhere from $50 to $150 depending on the style and type of fit.
Power Mechanics 9/10
For the academic year of 202/2023, all four courses will be combined into a modified Automotive class. Students will have the opportunity to learn using a variety of learning opportunities to accommodate the needs of the multilevel learners within this dynamic class. Topics will include Shop safety, Emergency Procedures (on the road), Basic Operation of an automobile, identify basic troubles, adhere to a maintenance schedule, Wheels and Tires, Basic Oil Change, Steering and Alignment, Braking control and maintenance, Car Appearance, Power Train Operation, Fuel consumptions, and Alternative Vehicles.
Learn and Understand:
- ‘Simple Stuff’
- Science of Cars/Evolutions of Cars
- Improve/Enhance Car Performance
- Learn about Engine, Transmission, Suspension, and Braking System
- Learn about Motorcycle
- Lawnmower Engine
Students will Do:
- Basic Maintenance
- Oil Change
- Spark Plugs – removal and replacements
- Tires – rotation, removal, balance, and reinstallation
- Washing/Detailing Cars
Extra Learning Opportunity (when available): Driver License Program in B.C. – understanding the basics. Students should be able to apply their learning to take the written exam at the motor vehicle branch for a Learner’s Permit.