DNHS Transportation

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pathways in Transportation

Systems diagnostics Service and Repair

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The Systems Diagnostics, Service, and Repair pathway prepares students for postsecondary education and employment in the transportation industry, which includes but is not limited to motor vehicles, rail systems, marine applications, and small-engine and specialty equipment.

Course Sequence

This course will cover basic shop safety, proper use of tools, types of repair shops, basic car service information, basic shop operations and an introduction to tools used including hand and power tools, electronic test equipment and basic automotive service and vehicle care. Students will also explore the various careers available in the auto industry and the post secondary options for training after high school. Students can expect two to three days of class lecture, textbook and service manual reading. Students are expected to bring a pencil and paper to class daily. Grades are based on student lecture participation, small group participation and shop participation daily. This course is NOT a project course for students to bring in cars to work on. Minor maintenance projects may be permitted, such as oil changes, filter, tune-ups, tire rotation, and brake service. Small engines and auto engines are the materials used for instruction.  

In this course students will learn how to use service information, engine principles and systems, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, tire and wheel balance and rotation, drive-train, brake systems and service, suspension systems and steering systems. Students will also explore the various careers available to them in the auto industry as well as post-secondary options for additional training and experience.  Students are expected to learn these principles through lecture, reading of the textbook, hands-on application in the shop, group and individual work. This course is NOT a project course for students to bring in cars to work on. Minor maintenance projects may be permitted, such as oil changes, filter, tune-ups, tire rotation, and brake service.