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2017-2018 Catalog Year
AUTO-101: Introduction to General Mechanics

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to General Mechanics
  • Discipline: Automotive Mechanics
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobiles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of various systems.
Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

II: Course Objectives

  • Introduce students to the principles, design, construction, and maintenance of automobiles.
  • Provide students with knowledge of safety, the use of manuals, the selection and use of hand tools and hand held test instruments.
  • Provide and overview of general maintenance of a variety of different systems.

III: Course Linkage

This is a required course in the Associate of Applied Science Automotive Mechanics Program and the Automotive Mechanics Certificate of Achievement.

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Mechanics is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the current automotive environment.

This course addresses the following AAS degree student learning outcomes of ensuring that students:

  • Know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.
  • Acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career enhancement.
  • Present themselves effectively to a potential employer.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computation skills appropriate to the chosen occupational field.
  • Utilize appropriate resources to remain current in the chosen occupational field.

Scheduled AUTO-101 classes:

Fall 2017