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Intro to Engine Performance

Syllabus for Winter of 2014

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AU3.314   CRN# 35989    Major Code 5306

Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:50pm in ATTCA-112   

Grading System:
You will earn grading points in these 6 categories:
1) Professional Work Habits
2) Lab Assignments
3) Written Assignments 
4) NC3 – Snap-on Scan Tool Certification
5) Research on Future Employment
6) ASE style Final Exam

The Professional Work Habits grade will be based on punctuality, lab reports, safety, cleanliness, professional appearance, use of service data, attention to detail in vehicle service. 

Lab Assignments must be completed with instructor supervision and submitted within one class period of completion. 

Written assignments more than one week late will not be eligible for grading without prior arrangements.

Scan Tool Certification and your Research on Future Employment must be completed prior to 3/18/2014. 

The ASE style Final Exam will be held on Tuesday March 18th at 1:00 P.M. 
Alternate final time and/or date may be arranged in advance.  You may also take the Final Exam at 2:30 P.M. if you have any conflicting final tests for any other LBCC class.

The lowest scoring of the above six grade categories will not be averaged into your final grade.

5 of the 6 grade categories will be averaged and your final grade will be... 
A = 91 - 100%   B = 81 - 90%   = 71 - 80%   = 61 - 70%   = Below 61% 

Class Calendar and Important Dates:

Tuesday 1/7/14 – First class meeting. 

Monday 1/13/14 – Last day to withdraw with tuition refund

Friday 2/21/14 – Last day to withdraw with no tuition refund

Tuesday 3/18/14 - ASE Style Final Exam – Last day to submit any materials for grading.

Your Instructor is Phil Krolick at (541) 917-4602 e-mail  

My Office Hours are from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  I am happy to arrange a meeting time other than my normal office hours.  Please feel free to contact me for any reason

There is No Required Textbook.  All readings will be from online sources or books available in the classroom or library.

You will spend many hours completing lab activities in an active vehicle repair shop.  For this class you must supply these Required Lab Materials: safety glasses, safety shoes and a uniform consisting of the specified Snap-on shirt with black pants.

To ensure Lab Safety: No equipment is to be used, or work performed, unless an instructor is present. You will wear safety glasses while in the active lab environment. Contact lenses are not safe, even under safety glasses, and are not allowed.
The instructor may ask you to leave the lab if you exhibit any unsafe behaviors.

LBCC has many Learning Resources designed to help you succeed.

The Automotive Technology website is at

Links to Resources for all LBCC students is at

The Learning Center can help you improve your lifelong learning skills and is a great place to study. They have computers, tutoring services, study skill resources, and a very helpful staff.

Counseling Services are available at the Lebanon Center and at the Albany Campus.  To schedule an appointment for the Lebanon Center contact Jan Wright at  (541) 259-5801.  To schedule at the Albany Campus call (541) 917-4780

Many learning activities in this class require a computer with a high speed internet connection.  You are encouraged to use computers at the ATTC. Computer Labs are also available in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home. 

If you have emergency medical information for your instructor, need special arrangements to evacuate campus, or have a documented disability, please meet with Phil Krolick, no later than the first week of the term, to discuss your needs.

If you have a documented disability that will impact you at college and you seek accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS).

ODS may be reached from any LBCC campus/center by email to or by calling 917-4789. Letter pickup is available at each LBCC campus/center.

The LBCC community is enriched by diversity. Everyone has the right to think, learn, and work together in an environment of respect, tolerance, and goodwill. I actively support this right regardless of race, creed, color, personal opinion, gender, sexual orientation, or any of the countless other ways in which we are diverse.


Other pages in this section: Engine Performance Articles | Final Exam Information | How to Disable an Engine | Intro to Engine Performance Assignments | Introduction to Engine Performance | Lab Assignments | NC3 - Snap-on Certification | Notes for Mid-Term and Final | Spark Plugs Removal and Replacement | Storage | Written Assignments
Other sections in this website: Syllabi | Electrical Systems & Engine Performance | Applied Electrical | Mechanical Processes | HV3.297 Electrical & Electronic Systems | AU3.296 Steering Suspension & Brakes | Introduction to Braking Systems | AU3.316 Drive Train Service

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