Shop Safety, Measurement, And Math
In this course, the student will acquire an in-depth knowledge of shop equipment, processes, and procedures for operating equipment so that the student and others remain safe in a working automotive repair center. Truck and passenger lifts, safety data sheets, chemicals, and tire machines will get more emphasis. Students will learn mathematics such as slopes, volumes, areas, percentages, variables, bar graphs, line charts, and their relationship to volts, ohms, current, capacitance, transformers, diodes, transistors, and temperature-pressure-speed. Students will learn customary and metric measuring systems, conversion charts, and safety rules.
Brake Systems And Master Cylinders
Students taking this course will gain theoretical knowledge of the entire braking system. Master cylinder, brake lines, hoses, calipers, brake line fittings, brake pads, safety measurements, wheel cylinders, and the brake system operation form an integrated system. The course will allow every student to learn the function and application of master cylinders, how and when to check for leaks, replacement, and unique failure modes. In addition, this course will allow the student to have a well-rounded understanding of the master cylinder and its use for stopping vehicles on the road and how air over hydraulics work.
Suspension & Alignments Fundamentals
In this course, the student will understand how suspension components operate, function, fail, replace, and maintain safety. They will learn about various car suspension types, shocks, struts, front and rear suspension, foreign and domestic vehicles on cars and trucks. They will assemble and disassemble suspension components, perform routine maintenance, understand how to perform first-stage suspension diagnosis checks and alignments. They will perform over 20 alignments by the end. They will inspect, report any failures, repair failed vehicles, and perform alignments as required by dealer specification on the Hunter Hawkeye alignment machine.
PA Emission And Safety Inspection
Students will learn about the Pennsylvania Emissions Inspection, all theories, and practices in repair centers. Documenting the evidence of PA Emissions, fraud prevention, and how to explain inspection results to management and customers alike will get emphasis. Students need to pass a PA State Emissions Licensing Exam and obtain a PA State Emission License critical to securing a job in the automotive repair industry. PTTI will help to schedule the PA State Emissions Licensing Exam. They will become proficient at performing Pennsylvania (PA) State Safety Inspections for Pass/Failure of automobiles and light-duty repair on vehicles.
Electrical & Systems Troubleshooting
Students will learn ohm’s law and apply it to perform primary electrical diagnosis for engine component wiring, shorted or open circuit wiring, and determine why power is not getting to various electrical sub-systems in a vehicle. They will learn how to use volt-ohm meters to diagnose wiring failures on the vehicle. Students learn how to utilize computerized diagnosis scanners using AllDatapro and Mitchell “On Demand” software to perform a primary diagnosis to vehicle engine sensors, transmission, and body control systems. They will diagnose problems related to the vehicle’s engine, transmission, and body control operations.
Exhaust, Tires, And Tire Systems
Students will diagnose exhaust problems, determine corrective actions, use an oxy-acetylene torch for heating and cutting, remove and install exhaust components such as catalytic converters, flex pipes, resonators, under the axle, mufflers, and tailpipes. Students will learn how to remove exhaust sections without destroying components before and after the operation. Students will perform the actual work themselves with hands-on training and gain proficiency. They will learn about tires and their relationship to rims, how tires are mounted to rims, high-speed wheel balancing, and repairs to tires within the specified legal limits.