Jul 18, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog-EXPIRED 

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TR 181 - Internship in Automotive Technology - I

Credits: 4
Contact Hours: 8
Prerequisites: TR 102 and TR 110 and TR 147 and TR 148

Corequisites: None

College Level Prerequisites: None
Description: This course provides opportunities for supervised, work-based training and experience in the field of automotive technology. The work setting will focus either on vehicle maintenance and repair or on specialized work in the automotive industry. This paid or unpaid internship experience emphasizes the roles and responsibilities of an entry-level automotive technician or specialist. Safe, ethical shop policies and procedures are emphasized. Students are responsible for securing their own internship site. A list of potential approved types of internship sites is available through the Automotive Technology Department Head. Each internship site and position must receive prior approval from the Automotive Technology Department Head before the start of the semester. Basic hand tools and a tool-storage box may be required by the employer for participation in an internship. Students should work a minimum of 20 hours/week, for a total of at least 120 hours within the semester. Students must also attend the scheduled meetings with the faculty coordinator. Classroom-meeting requirements include an internship-orientation meeting and a session of ASE Student Certification testing. The faculty coordinator will visit the internship site during the internship to assess both the student and the site. Recommended Skills: Students in Automotive Technology courses must be able to read and interpret complex written service information and instructions.

Department Consent: None
General Education Distribution Category Met: None

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