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Mechanics 10, 20, 30

5-10 Credits per course

Mechanics students have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills related to the maintenance of motor vehicles and the impact of the automobile on our environment, our economy and our social well-being. Whether a student plans to prepare for a work-related role in the automotive industry, or simply wants to be an informed owner/operator of a vehicle, mechanics is a great educational opportunity.

The introductory level focuses on explaining how the major parts of the automobile fundamentally work, and provides students with generous hands-on activity designed to enable them to explore activities such as basic car maintenance, oil changes, small engine repair, transmission exploration, electrical repair and testing, automotive hand tool and equipment operation, and much more.

At the intermediate level, students investigate and repair a wide variety of drivetrain components such as transmissions, differentials, clutches and drive shafts. Students also explore the operation and repair of brake systems, steering systems and suspension systems. As a bonus, students learn how to operate Mig welders, plasma cutters and cutting torches safely. At the senior level, students learn about the operation and function of car engines and how to overhaul them. Students also investigate how various other engine related systems work, including: fuel, ignition, lubrication, cooling, air conditioning, and more.

Prerequisite:  10 is a prerequisite for 20; 20 is a prerequisite for 30. Course Fee:  $40.00 for 10, $80.00 for 20, $80.00 for 30.

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