2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Automotive Technology II (8507/36 weeks, 280 hours)
All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL TASKS
Lab/Shop and Personal Safety
- Identify general lab/shop safety rules and procedures.
- Utilize safe procedures for handling tools and equipment.
- Identify and use proper placement of floor jacks and jack stands.
- Identify and use proper procedures for safe lift operation.
- Use proper ventilation procedures for working in the lab/shop area.
- Identify marked safety areas.
- Identify the location and the types of fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment; demonstrate knowledge of the procedures for using fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment.
- Identify the location and use of eye wash stations.
- Identify the location of posted evacuation routes.
- Comply with the required use of safety glasses, ear protection, gloves, and shoes during lab/shop activities.
- Identify and wear appropriate clothing for lab/shop activities.
- Secure hair and jewelry for lab/shop activities.
- Demonstrate awareness of the safety aspects of supplemental restraint systems (SRS), electronic brake control systems, and hybrid vehicle high-voltage circuits.
- Demonstrate awareness of the safety aspects of high-voltage circuits such as high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, ignition systems, and injection systems.
- Locate and demonstrate knowledge of safety data sheets (SDS).
- Install engine covers using gaskets, seals, and sealers as required.
- Verify engine mechanical timing.
- Verify operation of the instrument panel engine warning indicators.
- Inspect engine assembly for fuel, oil, coolant, and other leaks; determine necessary action.
- Perform common fastener and thread repair, to include: remove broken bolt, restore internal and external threads, and repair internal threads with thread insert.
Cylinder Head and Valve Train
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLE
Off-Vehicle Transmission and Transaxle
MANUAL DRIVE TRAIN AND AXLES
Drive Shaft, Half Shafts, Universal Joints, and Constant-Velocity (CV) Joints (Front, Rear, All, and Four-wheel Drive)
- Inspect, remove, and/or replace bearings, hubs, and seals.
- Inspect, service, and/or replace shafts, yokes, boots, and universal/constant-velocity (CV) joints.
- Inspect locking hubs.
- Check for leaks at drive assembly and transfer case seals; check vents; check fluid level; use proper fluid type per manufacturer specification.
Differential Case Assembly
SUSPENSION AND STEERING SYSTEMS
Electronic Brakes, Traction Control, and Stability Control Systems
- Research vehicle service information, including vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins.
- Demonstrate knowledge of electrical/electronic series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits using principles of electricity (Ohm’s law).
- Identify lane departure and radar cruise systems.
- Use wiring diagrams to trace electrical/electronic circuits.
- Demonstrate proper use of a digital multimeter (DMM) when measuring source voltage, voltage drop (including grounds), current flow, and resistance.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the causes and effects from shorts, grounds, opens, and resistance problems in electrical/electronic circuits.
- Check operation of electrical circuits using a test light.
- Use fused jumper wires to check operation of electrical circuits.
- Measure key-off battery drain (parasitic draw).
- Inspect and test fusible links, circuit breakers, and fuses; determine necessary action.
- Repair and/or replace connectors, terminal ends, and wiring of electrical/electronic systems (including solder repair).
- Perform battery state-of-charge test; determine necessary action.
- Confirm proper battery capacity for vehicle application; perform battery capacity and load test; determine necessary action.
- Maintain or restore electronic memory functions.
- Inspect and clean battery; fill battery cells; check battery cables, connectors, clamps, and hold-downs.
- Perform slow/fast battery charge according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Jump-start vehicle using jumper cables and a booster battery or an auxiliary power supply.
- Identify safety precautions for high-voltage systems on electric, hybrid-electric, and diesel vehicles.
- Identify electrical/electronic modules, security systems, radios, and other accessories that require reinitialization or code entry after reconnecting vehicle battery.
- Identify hybrid vehicle auxiliary (12V) battery service, repair, and test procedures.
- Perform starter current draw test; determine necessary action.
- Perform starter circuit voltage drop tests; determine necessary action.
- Inspect and test starter relays and solenoids; determine necessary action.
- Remove and install starter in a vehicle.
- Inspect and test switches, connectors, and wires of starter control circuits; determine necessary action.
- Demonstrate knowledge of an automatic idle-stop/start-stop system.
- Perform charging system output test; determine necessary action.
- Inspect, adjust, and/or replace generator (alternator) drive belts; check pulleys and tensioners for wear; check pulley and belt alignment.
- Remove, inspect, and/or replace generator (alternator).
- Perform charging circuit voltage drop tests; determine necessary action.
Lighting, Instrument Cluster, Driver Information, and Body Electrical Systems
- Inspect interior and exterior lamps and sockets, including headlights and auxiliary lights (fog lights/driving lights); replace as needed.
- Aim headlights.
- Identify system voltage and safety precautions associated with high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights.
- Disable and enable supplementary restraint system (SRS); verify indicator lamp operation.
- Remove and reinstall door panel.
- Describe the operation of keyless entry/remote-start systems.
- Verify operation of instrument panel gauges and warning/indicator lights; reset maintenance indicators.
- Verify windshield wiper and washer operation; replace wiper blades.
HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
Refrigeration System Components
- Inspect and replace air conditioning (AC) compressor drive belts, pulleys, and tensioners; visually inspect AC components for signs of leaks; determine needed action.
- Identify hybrid vehicle AC system electrical circuits and the service/safety precautions.
- Inspect AC condenser for airflow restrictions; determine necessary action.
Heating, Ventilation, and Engine Cooling Systems
Operating Systems and Related Controls
- Research vehicle service information, including fuel type, vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins.
- Perform engine absolute manifold pressure tests (vacuum/boost); document results.
- Perform cylinder power balance test; document results.
- Perform cylinder cranking and running compression tests; document results.
- Perform cylinder leakage test; document results.
- Verify engine operating temperature.
- Remove and replace spark plugs; inspect secondary ignition components for wear and damage.
Computerized Engine Controls
Fuel, Air Induction, and Exhaust Systems
- Replace fuel filter(s) where applicable.
- Inspect, service, or replace air filters, filter housings, and intake duct work.
- Inspect integrity of the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipes, muffler(s), catalytic converter(s), resonator(s), tail pipe(s), and heat shields; determine necessary action.
- Inspect condition of exhaust system hangers, brackets, clamps, and heat shields; determine necessary action.
- Check and refill diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).