Instructors:

Andy Kavanagh

Osseo Senior High

Know Your Car; Automotive Technology A, B, C; Advanced Automotive A, B, C

(763) 391-8500

Patrick Mulcahy

Maple Grove Senior High

Small Gas Engine

(763) 391-8700

Sample Careers:

  • Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Automotive Technician
  • Truck Driver

Courses:

Know Your Car

Course Description:

This class is focused on providing students with a basic consumer level of knowledge of the automobile. Students will learn and practice on real vehicles. Students will learn about and perform basic maintenance, roadside emergency repairs, common problems, basic repairs, consumer purchasing choices, mechanical language, checking fluid levels, auto care and cleaning, and basic engine operation. Students will demonstrate safe working habits and exhibit classroom work habits and ethics consistent with occupational standards. Information will be presented through lecture, demonstration, online text and videos, and service manuals.

Course Prerequisites: None

Assignments:

Students will be assigned work that will need to be completed both at-home and in the lab at OSH. Students are expected to work on the at-home assignments on their own time and come to class with them completed and be ready to work on the in-class/lab portion of the activity.

Course Goals:

The following goals will be addressed in this course:

  • Demonstrate safe practices and procedures
  • Demonstrate emergency roadside repairs
  • Demonstrate checking and adjusting fluid levels
  • Demonstrate basic repairs and testing
  • Demonstrate proper car care procedures

Automotive Technology A, B, C

Course Description:

In this course students will be exposed to the basics of an electrical system in an automobile. They will learn how a basic electrical circuit operates and how to apply it to diagnosing and repairing electrical problems with a vehicle. Other topics include battery testing and service, starting system and charging system testing and service. This course covers some of the maintenance & light repair tasks from the NATEF task list. This course has college articulation credit. In order for the student to receive credit, he or she must pass the course with a B or better, score a B or better on the final exam, and score a 3 or better on all NATEF tasks. Students will have the opportunity to work on their own vehicles or vehicles they bring in. Prior permission from the instructor is required. Information will be presented through lecture, demonstration, text, online, and service manuals.

College Articulated Credit:

If a student recieves a B grade or better in the class, a B or better on the final test, and a score of 3 out of 4 on all NATEF tasks, this course has articulated college credit with the following institutions:

  • Hennepin Technical College – (General Automotive program and Ford ASSET program)
  • Anoka Technical College
  • St. Cloud Technical College

Course Prerequisites: Know Your Car 

Advanced Automotive A, B, C

Course Description:

In this course, students will continue their education and training by studying advanced topics. Students will be exposed to more involved engine, transmission, drive train inspections, servicing, and repairs. This course covers some of the maintenance and light repair tasks from the NATEF task list. This course has college articulation credit. In order for the student to receive credit, he or she must pass the course with a B or better, score a B or better on the final exam, and score a 3 or better on all NATEF tasks. Students will have the opportunity to work on their own vehicles or vehicles they bring in. Prior permission from the instructor is required. Information will be presented through lecture, demonstration, text, online, and service manuals.

College Articulated Credit:

If a student recieves a B grade or better in the class, a B or better on the final test, and a score of 3 out of 4 on all NATEF tasks, this course has articulated college credit with the following institutions:

  • Hennepin Technical College – (General Automotive program and Ford ASSET program)
  • Dunwoody College of Technology(General Auto, Chrysler CAP, Honda/Acura Pact, Toyota T-TEN)
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Cloud Technical College

Refer to ctecreditmn.com for the most current list and specific classes.

Course Prerequisites: Automotive Technology A, B, C

Industrial Certification: NATEF

Small Gas Engine

Course Description:

Students will be given the opportunity to further develop their skills in small gas engines. The hands-on coursework will be developed by the student in conjunction with the instructor. The student and the instructor will create a contract with detailed objectives for the student to follow throughout the course. The student will be expected to work independently, using the instructor as a guide. All lab materials will be supplied by the student along with some tools if needed.

Course Standards:

  1. Students will be able to apply the understanding of safety rules involved with operating tools and machinery in an automotive shop.
  2. Students will be able to identify appropriate tools and their specified use in small engine maintenance and repair.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of two and four-stroke engine theory.
  4. Students will communicate the processes and systems of fuel and ignition in small engines.
  5. Students will be able to explain the principles of carburation.
  6. Students will demonstrate problem-solving skills to effectively troubleshoot problems relating to engine theory.