• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
    ADV Power Mechanics
    Instructor: James Johnston


    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    Mr. Johnston's Class Rules and Expectations


    ¨ Be respectful and responsible. We will be having various discussions in this class. We all have different view-points, perspectives, questions and answers. You need to listen and accept other classmates' ideas and thoughts even if they do not correspond with your own. This classroom will be a safe and comfortable place. With that in mind, you have to take responsibility for the words you say.

    ¨ Come to class ready and prepared. This means arriving to class on time with all necessary materials for the class. I do not want to hear you forgot your book, or you did not have time to go to your locker in between classes.

    ¨ Tardy Policy: You need to be in the classroom and in YOUR assigned seat when the bell rings. Class begins when the bell rings. If you are not in the classroom and not in your seat, you will receive a tardy.

    ¨ ID's: You are required to wear your student ID at all times. This is not just in my classroom, but for the entire day. The ID's are to be attached to a lanyard and warn around your neck. This does not mean tucked away in your book-bag, purse, or pocket.

    ¨ Pirate Planner: You should have YOUR pirate planner with you at all times. Not only is it a good way to stay organized and write down your assignments and things to do, but I will not write a pass for you without it. If you have used up your passes, then you should forget about asking me for that pass.

    ¨ Food and Beverages: They are simply not allowed in this classroom. If you bring any food or drink into the room, it will be confiscated and disposed.

    ¨ Electronic Devices: Again, they are simply not allowed in this classroom. Cell phones, ipods, PSP units, cameras, or any other electronic device should be left at home or at least in you locker. I will take them away. So, for your own benefit, leave them out of my sight.

    ¨ Talking in class: If you have something to contribute to the class or a question to ask the teacher or classmate(s), you need to raise your hand and wait to be called upon. It is not necessary and will not be tolerated to shout out in the middle of class. This can be disruptive to the class, the teacher, and yourself.

    ¨ Absence Policy: You are responsible for yourself when you are absent. I will not approach you when you return. You need to find out what you missed and complete the necessary assignments in the appropriate time-frame. Quizzes and tests will need to be taken either before or after school.

    ¨ Late Work: Your assignments are given a due date. For each day you are late with this assignment, you will be deducted points (the amount of points depends on the assignment). Late work and absent work are two different cases. If you are suspended, then you will be required to turn in all missed work the day you return. Also if you are suspended, you will

    ¨ Bathroom and Locker Use: Bathroom use needs to be done during passing period not during class. You need to also use your locker during passing period. This is part of being prepared for class.

    ¨ Sleeping: There is NO sleeping in this class. You do not even need to put your head down. If you feel you are having difficulty staying awake, then stand-up in the back of the classroom.

    ¨ Grooming: Personal grooming needs to be taken care of at home before school or in the bathroom during passing periods. This is not to be done in the classroom. It is a classroom for learning, not a beauty salon. This can be very distracting to other students.

    ¨ Outside of Room Behavior: In the event we leave the classroom whether it is to go to the computer lab, a fire alarm or special event, I expect each and every one of you to walk quietly and act responsibly. You are young adults, and I know you can act this way.

    Course Description


    Automotive Services Technology includes classroom and laboratory experiences that incorporate training in service and repair work on all types of automotive vehicles.  Included in the course is training in the use of service/repair information and a variety of hand and power tools.  Instruction and practice provides opportunities for students to diagnose malfunctions, disassemble units, perform parts inspections, and repair and replace parts.  Course content should address NATEF/ ASE standards leading to certification in one or more of the following areas:  steering and suspension; brakes; engine performance; manual transmissions and differential; automatic transmissions; electrical systems; air conditioning; and, engine repair. Mathematical skills will be reinforced through precision measuring activities and cost estimation/calculation activities.  Scientific principles taught and reinforced in this course include the study of viscosity, friction, thermal expansion, and compound solutions.  Written and oral skills will also be emphasized to help students communicate with customers, colleagues, and supervisors.

    ·         Grade Levels: 12

    ·         Prerequisites: Transportation Processes A & B with a minimum grade of 75%

    ·         Credits: 1 trimester course for 2 credits (2 periods per trimester)

    ·         Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

    ·         A Career Academic Sequence, Career-Technical program, or Flex Credit course.

    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    organization-discussion of the syllabus  class rules and expectations tornado/fire procedures
    handouts and lab assignments discussion of the world of automotive
    3-ring notebook 20% of final grade wk 1-12
      voc.#1 words introduction to basic tire tread practicals next 3 weeks
    worksheets ch. readings  tire tread units
    quizes   notebook check #1
    .10  1.13   1.7
    voc. #2 lab act. next 4 weeks
    1.0  1.13   1.7
    voc.#3  words    spark plug practicals next 2 weeks
     practicals  ch. readings
    voc.#4 words
    tool identification   ch. readings
    tool test
    voc# 5  words
    notebook check  ch. readings
    6-week grade
    1.10  1.9
    voc.#6 words  troubleshooting maintenance
    ch. readings   tune-ups 
    voc. #7 words suspension service
    ch. readings  worksheets  suspension part identification practicals
        quizes  drawings   notebook check
    1.12  1.9
    voc.#8 words  diagnosis equations
    ch. readings    suspension problems
    quizes  lab grade
    1.12  1.10
    voc.  #9 words engine review    rpm problems
    ch. readings  rpm equations engine part post
    engine test
    1.4  2.7
    voc. 10 word review  clean lab ready  for summer 
    poster project engine&tool pictures
    poster grade
    final review
    study guides
    final exam           notebook grade