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AGC 269 Systems Diagnostics & Reconditioning Lab
Credit Hours:  3.0
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 9 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
Cross-Listed:


Description: Hands on application of the principles discussed in Systems Diagnostics and Reconditioning. Schematics and service literature will be used as a source to assist in problem solving. Proper methods of correcting malfunctions are discussed. Safety is stressed. Apprentice is required to acquire 96 hours on the job working with supervisor to meet this requirement.


Prerequisites: Must be sponsored by an AGC Contractor to enroll in course.

Corequisites:

Recommendations: The AGC Mechanic Apprentice Program was developed to provide a plan of approved training that will equip apprentices for profitable employment as skilled mechanics in the construction industry. Each apprentice is sponsored by a participating AGC member firm.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Engine:
1. On three assigned engines explain the complete engine systems operation in detail, and how to trouble shoot each component.
2. Demonstrate proper measuring tools and or technical literature needed to diagnose engine systems.
3. Use correct procedures to use when removing or replacing, disassembling or reassembling engine systems components to make repairs to correct problem.
Drive Trains:
4. Point out the complete drive train systems operation in detail
5. Demonstrate the use of proper measuring tools and or technical literature.
Drive Systems:
6. Use correct procedures when removing, replacing, disassembling, or assembling drive trains systems or components when making repairs to correct problem.
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Systems:
7. Recognize the different types of brake systems and how to trouble shoot them.
8. Demonstrate how to manipulate slack adjusters on an air brake system.
9. Explain the adjustment procedures on inner axle brake assembly.
10. Explain and demonstrate on three assigned machines how the brake system works.
11. Demonstrate how to troubleshoot a wheel vehicle steering system and what adjustments need to be made.
12. Demonstrate how to check alignment.
13. Point out the critical points on a suspension system.
Electrical / Electronic:
14. Trace the complete electrical / electronic systems.
15. Demonstrate the use of proper measuring tools and technical literature needed to diagnose electrical / electronic systems.
16. Use correct procedures when disassembling and repairing electrical/electronic systems or components.
Hydraulic:
17. Trace the hydraulic fluid flow through three different machines.
18. Demonstrate the use of proper measuring tools and or technical literature needed to diagnose hydraulic systems.
19. Use correct procedures when disassembling and repairing hydraulic systems or components.
Mobil Air Conditioning:
20. Trace the entire air conditioning system.
21. Demonstrate proper measuring tools and or technical literature needed to diagnose air conditioning systems
22. Use correct procedures when disassembling and repairing air conditioning systems or components.
Periodic Maintenance:
23. Locate various maintenance intervals in technical literature.
24. Point out all service points and identify when service should be performed.
25. Perform all periodic service and maintenance on assigned machines.
26. Point out all critical areas requiring extra service if needed depending on working conditions.

(Available machines are used-motor Backhoe-Bull Dozer-Excavators-Graders-Scrapers-Water truck & Dump Trucks)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Satisfactorily complete lab repair and maintenance to meet the manufacturerÂ’s written specifications.
2. Receive a rating greater than two on the course performance standard check sheet. (Approved by the AGC Mechanics Training Committee)
3. Submit a signed work log documenting 96 hours of systems diagnostic and reconditioning work verified by the apprenticeÂ’s supervisor.