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					N.A.T.E.F.

 Certification
  Guidebook
Dear Instructor and School Administrator,


I have designed this guide to assist schools with Automotive Technology, Collision
Repair & Refinish Technology, and Medium/Heavy Truck Technology programs
seeking to become industry certified by NATEF/ASE.

My goal is to help you, the program instructor or administrator, to develop or locate
the documentation that is required for the evaluation process.

These suggestions are based on my personal experiences assisting in actual
NATEF/ASE evaluations at Community Colleges, private technical colleges,
and public schools.

My comments are designed to assist you in making the evaluation process as easy
as possible, both for your own institution and for the evaluation team.

This document is NOT intended to be all encompassing, nor a stand-alone guide
to certification, but as an aid to be used along with the documents from
NATEF/ASE or other agencies during the evaluation process.

Please note: The suggestions provided in this document are based on my
experiences with NATEF Evaluation Team Leaders. ASE or NATEF does
not endorse these suggestions. Other procedures or strategies may achieve the
same results and are equally acceptable. Also, please remember that NATEF
does not certify or approve any computers, trainers, simulators, curriculum, tools,
equipment or companies.


Yours truly,
Randie Lee Van Ness
                                        Table of Contents


Standards Preparation ................................................................................................... 3
Minimum Requirements ................................................................................................. 4
Auto Program ................................................................................................................. 4
Collision.......................................................................................................................... 5
Med/Heavy Truck ........................................................................................................... 6
Delegating Work Assignments ....................................................................................... 7
General Suggestions ...................................................................................................... 8
Documenting Tasks and Hours………………………………………………………………..9
FAQ’s……………………………………………………………………………………………10
STANDARD 1: Purpose ............................................................................................... 11
STANDARD 2: Administration ...................................................................................... 13
STANDARD 3: Learning Resources ............................................................................                      18
STANDARD 4: Finances ..............................................................................................              21
STANDARD 5: Student Services .................................................................................                   26
STANDARD 6: Instruction ............................................................................................             26
STANDARD 7: Equipment ...........................................................................................                37
STANDARD 8: Facilities...............................................................................................            41
STANDARD 9: Instruction ............................................................................................             46
STANDARD 10: Cooperative Agreements ...................................................................                          49
Appendix .....................................................................................................................   50
Standards Preparation

The NATEF guidelines require that the on-site evaluation be conducted while classes
are in session. In order to conduct classes without the worry of interruptions during
instruction, I suggest you develop a file system to which the NATEF evaluation team
can refer readily. The information in the files should address the issues the evaluation
team members will be focusing on concerning your program. Thus, they will be able to
secure the answers they need without interrupting your classroom instruction. If your
institution is SACS or COE certified, most of the information to build your standards will
be found in those files.

For your convenience, I have available as an electronic file, all the information in this
book. It is available to you at no charge.

Save your files! Some years later, when you perform a self-evaluation or a re-
certification of your program(s), you will need only to update and/or add the relevant
information to comply with the standards then in effect.
Minimum Requirements
Your program must meet minimum requirements in order to become certified, as
described below. The program must include laboratory/shop (co-op) experience and
classroom instruction. In many cases, programs may meet some requirements for
certification through an articulation agreement with another institution.



AUTOMOBILE TRAINING PROGRAM
(Per 2002 NATEF standards)

In order to have your program certified, ASE requires that your school offer instruction
in at least four of the eight ASE specialty areas. The first four specialty areas listed
below, indicated in bold face, are required. The number of contact hours for each area
(encompassing classroom instruction and shop time) is indicated at the right.

Specialty Area                                         Contact Hours
  a. Brakes                                                 105
  b. Electrical/Electronic Systems                          230
  c. Engine Performance                                     220
  d. Suspension & Steering                                    95
  e. Automatic Transmission & Transaxle                     120
  f. Engine Repair                                          120
  g. Heating & Air Conditioning                               90
  h. Manual Drive Train & Axles                             100

The NATEF task list is divided into three priority areas. The following guidelines must
be followed:

      95% of all Priority 1 (P-1) items must be taught in the curriculum

      80% of all Priority 2 (P-2) items must be taught in the curriculum

      50% of all Priority 3 (P-3) items must be taught in the curriculum
COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISH
(Per 2003 NATEF standards)

ASE defines five specialty areas in Collision Repair and Refinish. The minimum number
of classroom/shop/laboratory contact hours in each area is indicated at the right.

Specialty Area                                          Contact Hours

   a.   Structural Analysis and Damage Repair                  2601
   b.   Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair              2601
   c.   Mechanical and Electrical Components                   240
   d.   Painting and Refinishing                               350

Schools may apply for certification in (1) all five specialty areas, (2) Painting and
Refinishing only, or (3) Structural Analysis and Damage Repair. If certification in
Structural Analysis and Damage Repair is sought, it is imperative that instruction be
provided in two other specialty areas as well, from the above list.

The task list is divided into two priority areas. The following guidelines must be followed:

        HP-G High Priority  Group: These are defined as tasks that can be taught
        through the use of video, demonstration, etc. where students should be tested
        on the information presented, but are not required to demonstrate hands-on
        competency.

        HP-I High Priority  Individual: These are defined as tasks that require students
        to demonstrate hands-on competency to the instructor.


                  1- 100 hours of GMAW (mig) welding required.
MEDIUM/HEAVY TRUCK
(Per 2004 NATEF standards)

In order to have your program certified, ASE requires that your school offer instruction
in at least five of the eight ASE specialty areas. The first five specialty areas listed
below, indicated in bold face, are required. The number of contact hours for each area
(encompassing classroom instruction and shop time) is indicated at the right.

Specialty Area                                          Contact Hours

   a.   Diesel Engines                                          205
   b.   Suspension and Steering                                  90
   c.   Brakes                                                  105
   d.   Electrical/Electronic Systems                           225
   e.   Preventive Maintenance Inspection                       105
   f.   Gasoline Engines                                          0
   g.   Drive Train                                             105
   h.   Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning                  90
   i.   Hydraulics                                               95

All areas except Gasoline Engines are required for Master Certification designation.

The task list is divided into three priority areas. The following guidelines must be
followed:

        95% of all Priority 1 (P-1) items must be taught in the curriculum

        70% of all Priority 2 (P-2) items must be taught in the curriculum

        25% of all Priority 3 (P-3) items must be taught in the curriculum
                       Delegating Work Assignments
                        For NATEF Self-Evaluation
Performing the self-evaluation is normally considered to be the most important
component of the ASE/NATEF certification process. You can ensure a successful self-
evaluation by developing an organized approach, delegating responsibilities to specific
individuals, and establishing a time line for completion.

Listed next to each standard heading are our Recommendations for delegation of
work. This is a suggestion of who may be the best individual(s) to most efficiently
evaluate each NATEF standard and gather the associated support documentation.

This information is intended to serve as an example and may not completely fit your
school or program structure.
                             GENERAL SUGGESTIONS
BEFORE THE SELF-EVALUATION

    Read the entire NATEF Manual on ASE Certification prior to beginning the self-
    evaluation. Do not jump right into the forms without having a complete
    understanding of the policies, procedures and standards.
    Involve as many people as possible in the entire evaluation process.


BEFORE THE ON-SITE VISIT

    Re-read the entire NATEF Manual on ASE Certification to refresh your
    understanding about the information that the Evaluation team will be seeking. If
    there are any last-minute modifications you wanted to make, or areas that needed
    extra attention such as cleaning or organization, now is the time to get that done.

    Make it as easy as possible for the on-site evaluation team to do their job.
    Organization is the key to success.

    Communicate with the Evaluation Team Leader (ETL) to see what you can do to
    help him/her to be prepared for the on-site visit. Consult the NATEF Certification
    Manual for the materials you must send to the ETL prior to the on-site visit. Make
    sure the ETL and team has a clear understanding (overview) of your program.

   Except for the GO/NO-GO items, the average score for the entire standard
   determines compliance with each standard. Therefore, you do not have to meet
   every criterion of every standard. The strong items can offset the weaker items. If
   your self-evaluation score for a standard is lower than a 4, look at all the criteria of
   that standard to see where you can make improvements.

   PREPARING THE DOCUMENTATION

    Organize support documentation in a central location. Many schools use a three-
    ring binder or portable hanging file to organize their self-evaluation and to display
    the small items used to document responses. Items too large for the binder can be
    placed in labeled folders with references to them. Of course, some documentation
    is verified by visiting the lab, classrooms and other facilities.
    Provide documentation for every response. Where helpful, provide a narrative
    comment to explain a little information about the documentation or where to locate
    verification of a statement.
    If referencing information within a document such as a college catalog, reference
    the page numbers, tab the pages with sticky notes, and highlight the appropriate
    information.

    Pay particular attention to the Go/No-Go items in the standards. A non-compliance
    on one of these items will keep the program from achieving certification no matter
    how good everything else is.
DOCUMENTING TASKS AND HOURS

  It is very important to organize materials well, to demonstrate that the minimum
  numbers of tasks are being taught in your program. There are many ways to do this.

  Cross-reference information such as the NATEF task list and indicate where the
  minimum required hours for each area are accounted for.

  Student tracking instruments are great for showing that a NATEF task is included in
  the curriculum. Individual student job sheets and lesson plans that are cross-
  referenced to the NATEF task list are also good methods to demonstrate that the
  tasks are taught.

  Program hours are exact. 55 minutes in a class is 55 minutes, not an hour. If on a
  block schedule and there are two 55 minute classes and the students remain in
  class during a 10 minute class change that is 55 + 55 + 10 = 120 minutes.
FAQ’s

1-Who needs to certify?

ALL automotive programs in the State of Florida must be industry certified before July
1, 2007. NATEF is the only certifying agency at present.

2-Do all the instructors need to be ASE certified?

ALL instructors must be ASE certified in the areas they will be teaching. Teacher’s
aides do not. If the instructor(s) are not certified DO NOT wait to begin the certification
process. The certifications can be achieved during the NATEF process.

3-What happens if my school policy does not comply with the NATEF standard?

The evaluation team can only suggest changes that conflict with Federal, State, County
and School polices. They cannot change them, nor should anyone without approval
from the agency.

4-Some of the standards just say “The evaluation team will inspect the…..

Some standards do state that. In folder for that standard, make a simple statement of
the description of that item or procedure. Empty folders do not look good to the
evaluation team.

5-What if I do not have separate rest room and changing facilities?

Remember, this is not a go/no go item. Too many instructors and administrators are
concerned about this matter. Simply state the procedure of how students gain access to
the rest room and changing facilities. You are rated on a 1 to 5 score here.
Documentation, as always, will help.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:

STANDARD 1 - PURPOSE                          Recommendations for delegation of work
The Automobile, Collision Repair &            Administrator/Guidance Counselor/Office of
Refinish, or Medium/Heavy Truck               Institutional Research or designated person
technician training program should
have clearly stated program goals,
related to the needs of the student
and the employers served.

1.1 Employment Potential
The employment potential for Automobile, Collision
Repair & Refinish, or Medium/Heavy Duty Truck
technicians, trained to the level for the specialty or
general areas outlined in the program goals, should
exist in the geographic area served by the program.

A. What percentage of those who                Conduct a follow-up of graduates employed in
   complete the program obtain                  their fields of study within six months of program
   employment in the Automobile,                completion.
   Collision Repair or Medium/Heavy            Some states require a follow up of students. Refer
   truck industry within six (6) months         to this document if available, or this information
   of program completion?                       may be available from the counselor or other
                                                individual responsible for tracking students.
                                               Provide documentation (in the notebook) of the
                                                percentage of graduates entering into their fields
                                                of study, within six months after graduation.

B. Rate the administration and use of          Develop, distribute, collect and tabulate a survey
   an annual survey of employers to             of those employers who hire your program
   determine the needs of their                 graduates. Assign someone to be responsible for
   potential employees.                         following-up on employers who do not respond to
                                                the survey.
                                               Provide documentation (in the notebook) of the
                                                employer survey. Include both a blank sample of
                                                the survey form and completed forms from the
                                                current year.


1.2 Program Description/Goals
The written description/goals of the
program should be shared with
potential students and include
admission requirements,
employment potential, area(s) of
specialty training offered and cost
of all tuition and fees. Technical
qualification of the faculty and the
overall goal(s) of the program
should also be included.

A. Rate the program material(s) available (brochure or            Refer to the school catalog or
   catalog) on the inclusion of the following:                     brochure for the written
   1. Admission requirements                                       description/goals and objectives
                                                                of the program.
   2. Employment potential                                     Are the prerequisites specified,
                                                                e.g., age, grade level, entry
                                                                examination, etc.?
                                                               Include in the notebook: The
   3. Areas of specialty training offered                       employer surveys, Advisory
                                                                Committee minutes on the topic,
   4. Cost of tuition and fees                                  local employment information
                                                                (classified ads or newspaper
                                                                articles), etc.
                                                               List (in the notebook) any
                                                                specialty classes taught in your
   5. Technical qualifications of the instructional staff       program.
                                                               List (in the notebook) the cost of
                                                                tuition and fees for your program,
                                                                if any. Provide a copy of the
                                                                institution catalog and identify the
                                                                page in the catalog which states
   6. Overall goals of the program                              the tuition and fees. Include the
                                                                cost of personal tools and
                                                                association dues.
                                                               Provide (in the notebook) copies
                                                                of each instructor’s qualifications
                                                                and educational background.
                                                                Include ASE certifications and
                                                                state endorsements or
                                                                certifications.
                                                               Prominently displayed ASE
                                                                certificates are impressive and
                                                                keep reminding the students that
                                                                certification in the field is
                                                                desirable.
                                                               In the notebook, identify the
                                                                page(s) of the institution
                                                                documentation or catalog where
                                                                the goals or the mission
                                                                statement of the program are
                                                                stated.

B. Rate the availability of program          In the notebook, explain how the students and
   materials for students prior to            potential students receive the program materials.
   enrollment.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:

STANDARD 2 - ADMINISTRATION                   Recommendations for delegation of work:
Program administration should                 Program Administrator
ensure that instructional activities
support and promote the goals of
the program.

2.1 Student competency certification
The certificate or diploma a student receives upon
program completion should clearly specify the
area(s) of demonstrated competency.

A. Rate the certificate or diploma a           Does the diploma or certificate your institution
   student receives upon program                grants contain a listing of the ASE areas of
   completion on clearly specifying the         certification (e.g.: Brakes, Engine Performance,
   area(s) of demonstrated                      Suspension Systems, etc.), which have been
   competency.                                  completed by the student? (This list can be
                                                printed on the back of the certificate or diploma.)
                                               If the diploma or certificate does include this
                                                listing, provide a sample copy of the diploma in
                                                the notebook.
                                               If the diploma or certificate does not include this
                                                listing, ask your administration if you can develop
                                                an additional diploma/certificate for your program,
                                                or if you can have the opportunity to imprint the
                                                relevant information on the back of the existing
                                                diploma/certificate for each graduating student.

2.2 Chain of command
An organizational chart should be used to indicate
the responsibilities for instruction, administration
and support services.

A. Rate the organizational chart on the        Include a copy of the school’s organization chart
   clarity of designating the                   or statement defining the chain of command.
   responsibilities and authorities of          (Procure this information from your school
   program personnel.                           administrator.)
                                               Edit the chart or statement, if necessary, to
                                                include responsibilities at each level.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials    Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:

2.3 Administrative Support
Positive administrative support from institutional and
governing bodies should be demonstrated. Indicators
of administrative support would include: support for
staff in-service training; provision of appropriate
facilities; up-to-date tools, equipment and training
support materials.

A. Rate the provisions made for                 Provide copies of in-service training session
   instructors to return to industry for         overview materials and certificates from update
   planned in-service and update                 classes attended.
   training on a regular basis.                 Provide a statement from the school (if available)
                                                 regarding school support for continuing education
                                                 of the instructors. A copy of an instructor’s contract
                                                 may be appropriate.
    Note: the team in the shop and tool room evaluates Items B through E. A physical tour of the
          laboratory is required. An inventory list of equipment and supplies will assist the team in
          determining if your program meets the tool and equipment requirements.

B. Rate the training stations available         The evaluation team will inspect the lab/shop for
   in terms of the type and number               compliance on this standard.
   required for specialty areas
   described in the program goals.

C. Rate the availability of tools and           The evaluation team will inspect the lab/shop for
   equipment needed for training in              compliance on this standard.
   the lab/shop area.

D. Rate the quantity of tools and               The evaluation team will inspect the lab/shop for
   equipment in terms of efficient and           compliance on this standard.
   effective instruction.

E. Rate the tools and equipment used in         The evaluation team will inspect the lab/shop for
   the training program in                       compliance on this standard.
   Terms of meeting industry standards.

F. Rate the current general and technical       Include a list of magazines, trade journals and
   Automotive, Collision Repair & Refinish       service information (Technical Service Bulletins) in
   or Medium/Heavy Truck magazines               the notebook. Indicate where these items can are
   and papers available for student and          stored for convenient reference.
   instructor use.

G. Rate the extent to which the annual          Include in the notebook an explanation of how the
   budget is prepared by the program             school arrives at the programs budget, and if and
   faculty in conjunction with the               how the instructors are involved in the preparation
   institution Administration.                   of the budget.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:

2.4 Written Policies
Written policies should be adopted by the
administration and policy board for use in decision
making situations and to provide guidance in
achieving the program goals. Policies regarding
safety, liability and lab/shop operation should be
written and prominently displayed as well as
provided to all students and instructors.

A. Rate the extent to which written            Obtain a copy of the institution’s policies and
   policies regarding student and               procedures manual. Cite in the notebook the page
   institutional responsibilities have          number(s) with information on the governing
   been approved by the                         body’s procedure for approval of policies.
   administrative and/or policy board.

B. Rate the written policies regarding         In the notebook, explain where the safety rules are
   safety, liability and lab/shop               displayed prominently in the lab/shop area. Also
   operation in terms of being                  state where the liability policies are displayed.
   prominently displayed in the
   lab/shop area.

C. Rate the policies in terms of being         Provide a copy of such policies and explain how
   provided to each student and                 they are distributed to each student and instructor.
   instructor.                                  (Provide a copy of your school’s student manual.)
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:



                                                                  Go/No Go Item!
2.5 Advisory Committee
An Advisory Committee, consisting of at least five (5)
members, must convene at least two times a year and
be utilized to provide counsel, assistance and
information from the community served by the
training program. This Committee should be broadly
based and include former students, employed
technicians, employers and representatives for
consumers’ interests.

A. Does the Advisory Committee                 Your Service Advisory Committee MUST meet at
   convene a minimum of two working             least twice a year. If a joint committee is in place, the
   meetings per year?                           committee must meet at EACH campus once a year.
                                                Include in the notebook the written minutes of
                                                meetings as well as a list of the members present.

B. Rate the input of Committee                 Include the written minutes of past Advisory
   members as indicated in the                  Committee meetings (within the last year).
   minutes.

C. How many members are on the                 Include in the notebook a list of all members of your
   committee?                                   Advisory Committee. Include names, titles, company
                                                or school affiliations, addresses, and phone
                                                numbers.

D. Rate the number of committee                Prepare a summary sheet, indicating which
   members in terms of being                    members represent which group. It is possible that
   representative of the following              an individual may represent more than one group,
   groups:                                      but they do not count as multiple attendees.
   1. Members employed in the
      technical field for the program.
   2. Local employers
   3. Consumer groups (ex: American
      Automobile Assoc., Better
      Business Bureau, etc.)
   4. Former students
   5. Others (trainers, parents, etc.)
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:

2.6 Public/Community Relations
An organized plan should be used to provide the
community at large information regarding the training
program, its graduates, its plans, and any services
provided to the community.

A. Rate the distribution of public             Include in the notebook a copy of information
   relations materials on a regular             pamphlet, brochure or news releases produced by
   basis.                                       the district, school or program. Also include any
                                                newspaper articles that have appeared regarding
                                                the program, and/or summary information regarding
                                                any other kinds of media exposure, such as local
                                                radio or television interviews or public service
                                                announcements.

2.7 Live Work Accounting
A systematic method of collecting, documenting and
disbursing live work repair receipts should be used.
Instructional staff should not be required to collect
payment for live work repairs.

A. Rate the system used to collect,            Include in the notebook copies of a repair order and
   document, and disburse live work             a description of the procedure used to disburse live
   repair receipts.                             work receipts. Include your school’s definition of
                                                what constitutes Live Work Vehicles.

B. Rate the use of support staff to            Include in the notebook your schools written policy
   collect payment of live work repairs.        regarding how payment is collected for live work
                                                performed. (Support staff should carry out this
                                                responsibility.) Have original receipts available for
                                                inspection by the team.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:

STANDARD 3                                    Recommendations for delegation of work
Instructional Development Services            Instructor/Librarian
Support material, consistent with
both program goals and
performance objectives, should be
available to staff and students.

3.1 Service Information
Service information with current manufacturers’
service procedures and specification data for
vehicles manufactured with the last ten (10) years
should be available. This information should be
accessible to students while working in the lab/shop
area.

A. Rate the availability of service            In the notebook, state where the factory or after-
   information with procedures and              market service manuals are located in the
   specifications for vehicles                  classroom, tool room or lab/shop area. If service
   manufactured within the last 10              information is on compact disks (CDs), identify
   years by the major manufacturers.            the location of the computer(s) for inspection.
                                                (This information should be easily accessible by
                                                students and go back at least 10 years.)

B. Rate the availability of the                Include in the notebook a statement describing
   manufacturer’s specification data in         the location of factory information in relation to
   terms of location to the lab/shop            the lab/shop area. If service information is on
   area.                                        CDs, identify the location of the computer(s) for
                                                inspection.

3.2 Multimedia
Appropriate up-to-date multimedia materials such as
video equipment, transparencies, etc. should be
readily available and utilized in the training process.

A. Rate the use of appropriate, up-to-         Place an inventory list in the notebook
   date multimedia materials such as            referencing the multimedia materials, their age,
   video equipment, transparencies,             location (in the classroom, instructor’s office,
   etc. in the training process.                storage room, etc.), including transparencies,
                                                videos, CDs and other audio-visual materials.

B. Rate the availability of multimedia         Provide a list of materials (inventory) in the
   materials for instructional purposes.        notebook for the evaluation team's review. State
                                                where these items may be found, for inspection
                                                by the evaluation team.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:
3.3 Instructional Development Services
The services of professional instructional
development personnel should be used when
available. At a minimum, equipment and supplies
should be available for duplication or copying printed
materials and transparencies. Instructional
development personnel should conduct in-service
and/or training in curriculum and media development.
A. Rate the use of specialists to              Include a statement in the notebook, which
   provide media development                    describes how instructional materials are
   services for instructional staff.            reproduced for classroom use. Document how
                                                assistance is provided, if available, and which
B. Rate the availability of equipment
                                                personnel perform the task of photocopying
   and supplies for faculty use in
                                                materials for your program. Specify the location
   duplicating materials and producing
                                                of the photocopier.
   overhead transparency materials,
   etc.
3.4 Periodicals
Current general and technical automobile, collision
repair & refinish, or medium/heavy truck magazines
and newspapers available for student and instructor
use.
A. Rate the general and technical              Include a statement in the notebook listing the
   automotive, collision repair &               relevant periodicals to which your program is
   refinish, or medium/heavy truck              subscribing. Indicate where they are stored: in
   magazines and newspapers                     the classroom, instructor’s office, library, or shop
   available for student and instructor         area.
   use in terms of being current.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:

3.5 Student Materials
Necessary instructional texts or pertinent material
should be available for each student to satisfy the
objectives of the mode of instruction used. Basic
textbooks should have copyright dates that are not over
six (6) years old; specialized textbooks should have
copyright dates that are not over six (6) years old.

A. Rate the instructional texts or             Include in the notebook a list of the textbooks and
   pertinent material available for             other instructional materials used in your
   each student in terms of satisfying          program. Also list any specialty books available to
   the objectives of the mode of                the students. Include the names of the publishers
   instruction used.                            and the copyright dates, no more than 6 years
                                                old.
B. Rate the specialty textbooks in
   terms of having copyright dates no
   more than six (6) years old.

C. Rate the basic textbooks in terms
   of having copyright dates no more
   than six (6) years old.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:

STANDARD 4 – FINANCES                         Recommendations for delegation of work
Funding should be provided to                 Administrator
meet the program goals and
performance objectives.

4.1 Program Training Cost
The enrollment in the program or program area
should be sufficient to keep the per-student training
costs to a realistic figure.

A. Rate the per-student training cost          Include class lists for all classes taught and the
   in terms of realistically achieving          budget available to the program.
   instructional goals.                        To attain a per-student cost, divide the total dollars
                                                expended by the number of students enrolled.
                                               One method used by some programs is to show
                                                the cost reimbursed by governmental entities or
                                                other means to obtain the cost per student.

4.2 Budget
An adequate annual budget should be developed,
allocated and used for the operation of the program.

A. Rate the development of an                  Note: It is not necessary to show the Evaluation
   annual budget for program                    Team the actual budget dollars.
   operation.                                  Provide documentation (meeting minutes) to show
                                                that the budget was discussed with the Advisory
B. Rate the budgeted funds allocated            Committee, and/or summary reports regarding
   to and used by the program.                  meetings with the school’s administration when
C. Rate the funding in terms of being           budget allocations were discussed, based on
   adequate for the program                     program needs or student load.
   operation.

4.3 Budget Preparation
The budget should be prepared by the institutional
administration in conjunction with the program
faculty.

A. Rate the annual budget in terms of          In the notebook, explain the budget development
   being prepared by the institutional          process. Be sure to discuss the role the program
   administration in conjunction with           faculty and administrators have in making
   the program staff.                           recommendations and providing feedback.

4.4 Status Reports
Budget status reports should be made available to
program staff, at least quarterly.

A. Rate budget status reports                  In the notebook, describe the process for
   provided to instructional staff.             feedback from your administration concerning
                                                what your budget balance is at any point during
                                                the school year.

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STANDARD 5 – STUDENT                          Recommendations for delegation of work
                 SERVICES                     Guidance Counselor/ Instructor
Systematic pre-admission testing,
interviews, counseling services,
placement and follow-up
procedures should be used.

    Note:         Evaluate this area very carefully. Some secondary schools do not rate well
                  in areas 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. This would be an excellent time to add
                  or revise these important areas. This could greatly affect the overall rating.

5.1 Skills Accessment
A formal pre-testing program should be used to
assess a student's abilities in reading, mathematics
and mechanical aptitude to evaluate and assure the
student a reasonable probability of success as an
automobile technician. Testing procedures and how
the test results will be used (e.g., placement,
assessment of student’s developmental needs, etc.,
should be stated in program explanatory material
and justification for all requirements should be
available.

A. Rate the use of a pretest in the            Explain how and when pre-testing is done.
   following areas prior to student             Include a copy of the pre-testing instrument(s).
   enrollment.                                 If there is no student pre-testing for your program,
   1. Reading                                   the possibility of implementing this procedure
   2. Mathematics and science                   should be discussed with the school’s
   3. Mechanical aptitude                       administration and the Advisory Committee.

B. Rate the documentation of testing           Include a statement in the notebook, explaining
   procedures and how the results               how the results of the pre-testing process are
   will be used in the program                  used. Indicate how the pre-testing identifies areas
   explanatory material and its                 in which students need remediation, and describe
   availability to all interested parties.      how such assistance is offered to students when
                                                they enter the program.

C. Rate the availability of written            Insert into the notebook a brief statement
   justification for all requirements.          explaining the rationale for the program
                                                prerequisites.
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5.2     Pre-Admission Counseling
Prior to program admission, a student should be
interviewed and approved for admission.

A. Rate the use of student interviews          Include in the notebook an explanation of the
   and notification of acceptance to            nature of the pre-admission interview. Discuss
   the program prior to program                 when this is done, indicate who is responsible to
   admission.                                   interview the student, and describe the evaluation
                                                criteria. Include the process for notifying the
                                                student regarding the results of the interview.
                                               Include a copy of the interview checklist or
                                                evaluation form.

5.3    Student Records
Permanent records of all students, former and
current, should be available, preferably in one
central location, and kept confidential.

A. Rate the system used to maintain            Identify where the permanent student records are
   the permanent records of current             located and how long are they maintained.
   and former students.

5.4 Placement
A systematic student placement system should be
used to assist program graduates to obtain
employment in the automobile, collision repair &
refinish or medium/heavy truck industry.

A. Rate the placement system used              In the notebook, include an explanation of how
   to assist students in obtaining              students are assisted in finding employment.
   employment in the automotive,                Indicate who provides placement assistance,
   collision, repair & refinish or              describe the resources that individual utilizes to
   medium/heavy truck industry upon             place students, and identify where are job
   graduation.                                  postings displayed.
                                               Have examples of job postings or other materials
                                                available for the Evaluation Team’s inspection.
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5.5 Annual Follow-up
A follow-up system should be used to determine
student’s employment location and for feedback
regarding the efficiency, effectiveness and
appropriateness of training. The follow-up procedure
should be designed to assure feedback regarding
needed additions or deletions to the training
curriculum, program, tools and equipment. Follow-
up of graduates employed outside of the automobile,
collision repair & refinish or medium/heavy truck
industry should indicate reasons for non-
automobile, collision repair & refinish or
medium/heavy truck employment. When applicable,
this information should be used to modify the
training quality and/or content.
A. Rate the formal follow-up system            In the notebook, provide an explanation of the follow-
   used to determine students’                  up system used to identify where students are
   employment location.                         employed after graduation. Indicate who performs the
                                                follow-up, and discuss when and how students are
                                                contacted (e.g., by phone, written survey, etc.).
B. Rate the follow-up procedure used           In the notebook provide a discussion of the process
   to obtain student assessment of              for obtaining students’ qualitative assessment of their
   the efficiency and effectiveness of          training.
   the training.                               If a questionnaire is used, describe when and how it is
C. Rate the follow-up procedure in              distributed to current and former students, and how
   terms of obtaining feedback                  the questionnaires are collected and tabulated.
   regarding needed additions or                Include a copy of the questionnaire.
   deletions to the training:
   1. Curriculum
   2. Program
   3. Tools and equipment
D. Rate the follow-up system used to           In the notebook, provide an explanation of how
   obtain information from program              feedback is obtained from students employed outside
   graduates who are employed                   of the industry.
   outside of the industry.                    If a questionnaire is used, describe when and how it is
                                                distributed, and how the questionnaires are collected
                                                and tabulated. Include a copy of the questionnaire.
                                               Indicate how graduates are surveyed regarding the
                                                reasons for their seeking/finding employment outside
                                                of the industry.
E. Rate the use of the information             In the notebook, provide a description of how
   from follow-up procedures to                 feedback results are reviewed, evaluated and utilized
   modify the training program.                 to modify the program.
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5.6 Legal Requirements
The training program should meet all applicable
local, state and federal requirements.
A. Rate the training program in terms          Include in the notebook an explanation of how
   of compliance with applicable                your institution maintains compliance to all
   local, state, and federal                    applicable local, state, and federal requirements.
   requirements.                                  List the certifying agencies and provide
                                                     copies of certifications, provide a copy of
                                                     teacher(s) certificate(s), etc.
STANDARD 6 - INSTRUCTION                  Recommendations for delegation of work
Instruction must be systematic and        Instructor, Curriculum Specialist, Advisory
reflect program goals. A task list        Committee, Academic Instructor, Guidance
and specific performance                  Counselor
objectives with criterion-referenced
measures must be used.
6.1 Program Plan
The training plan should progress in logical steps, provide for alternative
sequences where applicable, and be made available to each student.
A. Rate the training         Insert a training plan into the notebook. This could be a copy of
   program in terms of        a degree plan, brochure, catalog, or the state sequence of
   being logically            courses for your program, which outlines the different classes
   sequenced.                 offered by your institution.
6.2    Student Training Plan
A training plan for each student should be used, indicating the student's training
goal(s) and specific steps needed to meet that goal. Students should be given
copies of their training plans.
A. Rate the specific training plan         Insert into the notebook a degree plan or schedule
   used for each student in terms of        of classes which identifies the process a student
   stating the student goals and steps      would complete in order to graduate from your
   needed to meet those goals.              program.
B. Rate the emphasis placed on             In the notebook, describe the occasions upon
   giving students a copy of their          which each student is provided with a copy of the
   training plan.                           training plan. Identify who is responsible to discuss
                                            this information with the student.
6.3 Preparation Time
Adequate time should be provided
for teacher preparation and
program development.
A. Rate the instructor’s schedule in       Insert into the notebook a copy of each instructor’s
   terms of providing adequate time         daily schedule. The schedule should detail class
   for planning.                            times, office hours available for student assistance
                                            and preparation time. Include every hour of the
                                            workday (including the lunch period).
6.4 Teaching Load
The instructor/student ratio and
class contact hours should allow
time for instruction on a one-to-one
basis.
A. Rate the current instructor/student     Insert into the notebook any documentation of
   ratio in terms of being                  guidelines provided by the state or other certifying
   educationally sound.                     organization.
                                           Identify the student/instructor ratio for each class
                                            in the program.
B. Rate the average instructor/student     Provide a copy of last year’s class lists in the notebook.
   ratio for the past year in terms of     Note: The evaluation team is looking for changes
   being educationally sound.               between last year’s instructor/student ratio and the
                                            current ratio.
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                                                                Go/No Go
6.5 - Curriculum

(Refer to the NATEF certification material for each
specific program for a discussion of the task priorities.)

Instruction on the legal aspects and responsibilities
                                                                Item!
of the automobile, collision repair & refinish or
medium/heavy truck technician in areas such as
Environmental Protection Agency regulations, safety
regulations, OSHA regulations, and other
appropriate requirements should be included in the
curriculum. Instruction and practice in filling out
order forms, ordering parts, and basic record
keeping should be a part of the training program.

Tools and equipment must be available to perform
the tasks in each of the areas for which certification
is requested.
A. Do the following areas provide            Your curriculum should incorporate the tasks from
   theory and hands-on training?             the NATEF task list.

   (Refer to the NATEF evaluation            We recommend that the tasks listed in the curriculum
   materials for specific items and          lesson plans be worded as they are in the NATEF
   level of inclusion)                       task list, and identified with the same task numbering
                                             and lettering system for easy identification by the
   *Rate only those areas in which           Evaluation Team.
   you are applying for certification at
   this time.                                A program's task list takes considerable time to
                                             verify. It's very important that the Evaluation Team be
                                             able to identify easily where each task is taught in
                                             the curriculum. In short, make it easy for the Team
                                             members to find the information they're looking for!

                                             Your program's curriculum must be submitted to
                                             the Evaluation Team Leader at least two weeks
                                             prior to the on-site evaluation. Be aware that
                                             curricula are available that incorporate all the
                                             documentation required.
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B. Rate the tools and equipment for            The evaluation team will inspect tools and
   each program area.*                          equipment for compliance with this standard.

   (Refer to the NATEF evaluation
   materials for specific listing of
   program areas.)

   *Rate only those areas in which
   you are applying for certification at
   this time.
C. Rate the use of the Advisory                Include the Advisory Committee meeting minutes,
   Committee to review and approve              or other summary report, relative to one or more
   additional tasks.                            discussions on tasks included in (or to be added
                                                to) the curriculum. Be sure to highlight that section
                                                or otherwise point it out for the convenience of the
                                                Evaluation team.
D. Rate the curriculum in terms of             Provide documentation of instruction in OSHA
   including instruction on:                    regulations, environmental agency regulations and
   1. OSHA regulations the student              other appropriate requirements.
       may encounter upon                      Provide a copy of instructional units and tests
       employment                               regarding the identification and use of tools, test
   2. Legal responsibilities of the             equipment and measuring/precision measuring
       technician regarding                     devices, and the use of service manuals.
       environmental protection
       agency regulations.
   3. Other appropriate
       requirements which may affect
       their on-the-job activities.
   4. Identification and use of
       appropriate tools and test and
       measurement equipment.
   5. Use of current service
       information and industry
       publications.
E. Rate the inclusion of competency            Provide documentation of instruction in filling out
   in filling out work order forms,             relevant paperwork and performing associated
   ordering parts, and recording the            tasks. Be sure to emphasize the way(s) in which
   time spent on tasks in the                   students are required to demonstrate their skills.
   curriculum.                                 Include copies of work order forms used, and
                                                other relevant forms.
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6.6 Student Progress
A record of each student’s progress should be
maintained through the use of a progress chart
other recording device. The record should indicate
tasks required for mastery in the area those tasks
the student has mastered.
A. Rate the use of a progress chart or         In the notebook or separate folder, place copies of
   other record keeping tool (with              student progress charts or other method of
   specific tasks) to indicate students’        tracking how students meet the task list
   progress.                                    requirements for the evaluation team’s review.
6.7     Performance Standards
All instruction should be performance based, with
an acceptable performance standard for each task.
These standards should be shared with students
and potential employers. Students should
demonstrate hands-on competency or mastery of a
task before the instructor verifies a student’s
performance.
A. Rate the use of a stated                    Write a set of performance standards for each
   performance level required for                               item on the task list. The standard
   each task.                                                   should state the task, the minimum
                                                                achievement level to attain
                                                                competency, and the achievement
                                                                level to attain mastery.
B. Rate the availability of standards          Once developed, these performance standards
   given to students and potential              should be provided to, and discussed with, the
   employers.                                   students.
                                               These performance standards should also be
                                                provided to potential employers of your program’s
                                                graduates.
                                               Include in the notebook a statement about when
                                                and how this information is provided to students
                                                and potential employers.
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C. Rate the requirement for students           From time to time within your classes, the students
   to demonstrate hands-on                      should be required to demonstrate their ability to
   competency or mastery of a task              perform tasks, so their achievement levels can be
   before the instructor verifies a             assessed. Students should be rated on a scale of
   student’s performance.                       1-to-4:
                                                1 = No exposure; no experience or knowledge in
                                                      this area
                                                2 = Not mastered; requires instruction and close
                                                      supervision
                                                3 = Requires supervision; student can perform
                                                      job completely with limited supervision
                                                4 = Mastered; student can work independently
                                                      with no supervision
                                               Provide in the notebook a statement describing
                                                when and how students are called upon to
                                                demonstrate their ability to perform tasks.
6.8     Safety Standards
Safety instruction should be given prior to lab/shop
work and be an integral part of the training program.
a safety test should be included in the training
program. Students and instructors should comply
with personal and environmental safety practices
associated with clothing; eye protection; hand tools;
power equipment; and the handling, storage and
disposal of chemicals while in the lab/shop area.
A. Rate the safety instruction given           In the notebook, provide a brief discussion of the
   prior to lab/shop work.                      safety education provided before students begin
                                                hands-on work in the lab. Also discuss the way
B. Rate the importance placed on
                                                safe shop procedures are incorporated into the
   safety instruction as a part of the
                                                technical education for each specialty area.
   training program.
                                               If applicable, provide a copy of the lesson plans
                                                that describe the safety education provided.
C. Rate the importance of including            Insert a copy of the safety test, which a student
   safety tests in the training                 must pass with a score of 100% in order to
   program.                                     continue in the program.
D. Rate the emphasis placed on                 Display appropriate safety posters and warning
   complying with safety practices in           signs near machinery. Mark safety areas with
   the lab/shop area.                           highly visible red or yellow lines on the floors
                                                and/or walls. Make sure that fire extinguishers and
                                                exits are clearly marked, and that no clutter is
                                                allowed to accumulate that would impede access
                                                to them.
                                               Insist on student use of safety glasses when in the
                                                lab/shop area.
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6.9 Personal Characteristics
All training activities and instructional material
should emphasize the importance of maintaining
high personal standards.
A. Rate the emphasis placed on the             In the notebook, insert a copy of the curriculum,
   following in all training activities         covering instruction of personal characteristics.
   and instructional materials:                 (Suggestion: write a reference to the location of
   1. The importance of maintaining             such instruction, within the curriculum.)
       good relationships with fellow          If your school has an active chapter of VICA
       employees.                               (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America), and if
   2. Respect for fellow students’              your program’s students participate, you may want
       tools and other property.                to reference the VICA Personal Development
   3. The development of good                   Program materials. Explain how they are
       customer relations.                      incorporated into the curriculum.
   4. Appropriate clothing similar to
       that found in local shops.
   5. Student cleanliness to ensure
       seats, steering wheels, etc., is
       not greasy or damaged after the
       job is complete.
   6. The use of fender covers.
6.10 Work Habits/Ethics
The training program should be organized in such a
manner that work habits and ethical practices
required on the job are an integral part of the
instruction.
A. Rate the degree to which the                In the notebook, insert a copy of the curriculum
   training program is organized so             covering instruction of work habits/ethics.
   that appropriate work habits                 (Suggestion: Include commentary in the notebook
   developed in the training program            that identifies the location of such instruction within
   are similar to work habits required          the curriculum.)
   on the job.
B. Rate the emphasis placed upon
   ethical practices.
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6.11 Provisions for individual differences
The training program should be structured in such a
manner that students with different levels of
cognitive and psychomotor skills can be
accommodated.
A. Rate the structure of the training          Include a statement in the notebook explaining
   program to accommodate students              how the school complies with the A.D.A.
   with different levels of cognitive           (Americans with Disabilities Act) or accommodates
   and psychomotor ability.                     learning-disabled students. Such a statement may
                                                already be in your school’s policies and
                                                procedures manual.
6.12 Related instruction
Instruction in related mathematics, communication
and interpersonal relations should be provided and
coordinated with ongoing instruction in the training
program. A qualified instructor should provide this
instruction.
A. Rate the degree to which related            Insert a copy of your institution’s catalog indicating
   mathematics, science,                        academic courses relating to your program or list
   communication and interpersonal              of requirements for graduation.
   relations instruction are                   Insert a statement in the notebook to the effect
   coordinated with on-going                    that basic math functions are taught in areas like
   instruction in the training program.         front end alignment, engine overhaul and electrical
                                                meter interpretation; English skills are taught in the
                                                writing of a service order, reports on study topics,
                                                etc.
B. Rate the use of qualified                   In the notebook, provide a statement describing
   instructors for related instruction.                                        how instructors are
                                                                               obtained to teach
                                                                               related instruction
                                                                               for your program
                                                                               and the
                                                                               qualifications they
                                                                               need. (Related
                                                                               instruction refers to
                                                                               math, science,
                                                                               English, etc.)
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6.13 Testing
Both written and performance-based tests should be
used to validate student competency. Students
should be encouraged to take certification tests that
are publicly recognized indicators of capabilities.
A. Rate the use of written tests to            Insert samples of written tests into the notebook.
   evaluate task performance.                   Ideally, these samples will demonstrate that
                                                various kinds of written tests are used, e.g multiple
                                                choice, essay, fill in the blank and true/false.
B. Rate the use of performance tests           Insert copies of the student task sheets into the
   to evaluate task performance.                notebook. Include an explanation of how students
                                                are tested and graded when demonstrating
                                                performance tasks.
C. Rate the use of go/no-go level of           In the notebook, explain how Go/No Go task
   performance in performance tests.            performance is used in performance tests.
                                                (Example: task is to install wiper blades. They are
                                                either installed correctly or not, thus go or no-go)
                                                Include a statement on how this task performance
                                                requirement is conveyed to students.
D. Rate the degree to which students           In the notebook, include a statement explaining
   are encouraged to take                       when and how students are encouraged to take
   certification tests that are publicly        certification tests. Cite the location of any ASE
   recognized indicators of                     advertisements, signs, etc. within the lab/shop,
   capabilities.                                classroom or other location that would promote
                                                ASE certification (if applicable).
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6.14 Evaluation of Instruction
Instructional procedures should be evaluated in a
systematic manner. This evaluation should be
through regular reviews by students and the
administration. Self-evaluation of instruction should
also be utilized on a systematic and regular basis.
This system should include input from former
students and the Advisory Committee members.
Instructional procedures should show a
responsiveness to the feedback from these
evaluations.
  Note:      It is important that you are able to document the evaluation process and any
             changes to your program.
A. Rate the use of a systematic                Provide an explanation in the notebook of how the
   program evaluation system to                 program is evaluated. Include blank copies of
   make decisions about program                 evaluation forms and/or minutes from Advisory
   efficiency, effectiveness and                Committee evaluations.
   content.
B. Rate the use of student input in the        In the notebook, provide a brief statement on how
   evaluation process.                          and when students are invited to evaluate your
                                                program. If a student evaluation form is used, be
                                                sure to include a blank copy of it.
C. Rate the use of instructor(s)               In the notebook, insert a blank copy of the form
   evaluations in the evaluation                used by instructor(s) to evaluate the program.
   process.                                     Additionally, explain who evaluates the
                                                instructor(s) and how often.
D. Rate the use of self-evaluation of          Explain how the program is evaluated by the
   instruction in a regular basis in the        instructor, Advisory Committee, etc. on a regular
   evaluation process.                          basis. Include copies of any forms used. Explain
                                                also how an instructor self-evaluation is
                                                performed.
E. Rate the use of student follow-up           Provide an explanation of how the information
   data in the evaluation process.              derived from the student follow-up system is
                                                considered in the program evaluation process.
                                                Cite specific examples in the last several years, if
                                                applicable.
                                               Include a blank copy of the student follow-up form
                                                used. (Refer also to Standard 5.5)
F. Rate the use of the Advisory                Provide an explanation of how Advisory
   Committee review in the evaluation           Committee recommendations regarding the
   process.                                     program are reviewed and considered in the
                                                evaluation process. Cite recent examples, if any.
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6.15    On Vehicle Service and Repair Work
Live work should be scheduled to benefit the student and
supplement ongoing instruction on items specified in the
NATEF task list. a student should have had instruction
and practice on a specific repair task before live work
requiring that task is assigned. Donated vehicles by the
manufacturers or other sources, customer-owned
vehicles, and other training vehicles may be used as the
primary source of live work. Automobile, Collision Repair
& Refinish or Medium/Heavy Truck training program
student-owned vehicles, school buses, and other vehicles
owned and operated by the governing body of the school
should not be the primary source of live work vehicles. All
vehicles in the lab/shop should have a completed
industry-type work order attached to or on the vehicle.
A. Rate the degree to which all live           Provide your program’s definition of live work.
   work benefits the student and               Describe how vehicles are accepted as live
   supplements on-going instruction.            projects: Is class instruction tailored to match the
                                                available vehicles, or are specific vehicles sought
                                                to correspond to the class instruction? Also
                                                explain how students’ involvement with live work
                                                benefits the participating students.
                                               Provide real work orders from past projects.
B. Rate the degree to which a student          In the notebook, briefly explain how students
   had instruction and practice on a            demonstrate their task ability before being
   specific repair task before a live           assigned to work on live vehicles. Do the students
   work job requiring this task is              work on mock-ups, school-owned vehicles, other?
   assigned.
C. Rate the degree to which the                Provide a statement regarding your policy on
   program policies do not allow the            sources for live work. (This may be in the school’s
   following as the primary source of           or your program’s policies and procedures
   live work projects:                          manual.) Include an estimate of the proportion of
   1. Students in the Automobile,               live work derived from appropriate sources, and
        Collision Repair & Refinish or          the proportion of work done from other sources.
        Medium/Heavy Truck training             Describe the safeguards in place to assure that
        program working on their own            student-owned or school-owned vehicles do not
        vehicles.                               become the primary source of live work.
   2. School buses or other vehicles
        owned and operated by the
        governing body of the school.
   (Note: Vehicles donated by
   manufacturers or other sources
   are acceptable as the primary
   source of live work projects.)
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D. Rate the use of a written, industry-        Provide a blank sample of the work order form
   type work order attached to or               used in your program.
   placed inside the vehicle.                  Provide a brief explanation of your source for the
                                                form. How do you know that the form you use
                                                meets industry standards?
6.16 Articulation
Agreements between programs with equivalent
competencies should be used to eliminate
unnecessary duplication of instruction.
A. Rate the articulation agreements            In the notebook, include copies of all articulation
   used between programs with                   agreements with area schools, if such agreements
   equivalent competencies to                   exist. (NATEF can provide you with its guidelines
   eliminate unnecessary duplication            for articulation agreements, if desired.)
   of instruction.                             NOTE: If you are articulating with another school
                                                to obtain your certification, copies such
                                                agreements are submitted with the on-site
                                                evaluation documents for review by NATEF.
STANDARD 7 - EQUIPMENT                    Recommendations for delegation of work
Equipment and tools used in the           Instructor/Advisory Committee
Automobile, Collision Repair &
Refinish, or Medium/Heavy Truck
technician training program must
be the type and quality found in the
repair industry and must also be
the type needed to provide training
to meet the program goals and
performance objectives.
7.1 Safety
Equipment and tools used in the training
program must have all shields, guards and other         Go/No Go Item!
safety devices in place, operable, and used. All
students, instructors, and visitors in the
lab/shop area must wear safety glasses while
lab is in session.
A. Rate the degree to which all            The Evaluation Team will inspect the laboratory for
   shields, guards and other safety         compliance with this standard. This will include
   devices are in place, operable and       observation of student activity during lab/shop
   used.                                    sessions.
B. Rate the degree to which all            The Evaluation Team will observe the level of
   students, instructors and visitors       compliance with this standard while class is in
   wear safety glasses in the               session.
   lab/shop area while lab is in           Be sure to have a number of spare safety glasses
   session.                                 readily available to offer to the members of the
                                            Evaluation Team, and any other visitors, upon
                                            their arrival at your shop area.
7.2 Quantity and Quality
The tools and equipment used in
the training program should reflect
the program goals and
performance objectives. Sufficient
tools and equipment should be
available for the training offered.
The tools and equipment should
meet industry quality standards.
A. Rate the availability of the tools and equipment          Include in the notebook a
   needed for instruction in the lab/shop area.               statement describing your
                                                              program’s policies regarding
                                                              student access to tools and
                                                              equipment.
                                                             Include a sample of any tool
                                                              inventory forms used.
                                                             Allow the Evaluation Team to
                                                              inspect the tool room.
B. Rate the tools and equipment in         Include in the notebook a statement describing
   terms of the quantity needed for         your program’s policies regarding the quantity of
   efficient and effective instruction.     tools provided, relative to the number of students
                                            enrolled in the program. Indicate how often this
                                            policy is evaluated, and by whom. Describe the
                                            process for ordering additional tools.
C. Rate the tools and equipment used       Include in the notebook a statement describing
   in terms of meeting industry quality     how your program administrators decide on the
   standards.                               tools to be procured. Explain how they determine
                                            that the tools and equipment used meet industry
                                            quality standards.
                                           If your Advisory Committee has addressed this
                                            issue, include a copy of the meeting minutes or
                                            other summary document that shows their
                                            involvement.
7.3 Consumable Supplies
Sufficient consumable supplies
should be readily available to
assure continuous instruction.
A. Rate the consumable supplies in terms of availability     The Evaluation Team will
   to assure continuous instruction.                          inspect your lab/shop area for
                                                              compliance to this standard.
                                                              Allow the Evaluation Team to
                                                              inspect the supply storage area.
                                                             Include a statement in the
                                                              notebook regarding who
                                                              determines when supplies are
                                                              needed, and how supplies are
                                                              ordered.
    As stated in the NATEF
    Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:
    7.4 Maintenance
    A preventive maintenance schedule should be used
    to minimize equipment down-time.
a   A. Rate the use of a preventive                In the notebook, provide a copy of the preventive
       maintenance program to minimize              maintenance schedule for the equipment located
       equipment down time.                         in the shop.
                                                   Include a brief statement on who is responsible to
                                                    ensure that maintenance is performed in
                                                    accordance with the schedule.
    7.5 Replacement
    A systematic schedule for replacement should be
    used to maintain up-to-date tools and equipment at
    industry and safety standards. Student follow-up and
    Advisory Committee input should be used in this
    system.
    A. Rate the use of a systematic                In the notebook, provide a statement of your
       replacement schedule to maintain             institution’s approach to equipment and tool
       up-to date tools and equipment at            replacement. Cite recent examples (if any) of how
       industry and safety standards.               suggestions provided by the Advisory Committee
                                                    or former students were considered in making
    B. Rate the use of student follow-up
                                                    purchase decisions.
       information and local Advisory
       Committee input in the                      Include relevant Advisory Committee meeting
       replacement schedule.                        minutes (if available), and a copy of the student
                                                    follow-up survey questionnaire, which should
                                                    include questions about equipment and tool
                                                    replacement.
    7.6 Inventory
    An inventory system should be used to account for
    tools, equipment, parts and supplies.
    A. Rate the use of an inventory                Provide a copy of the school’s current inventory list
       system to account for tools,                 of tools, equipment, parts and supplies.
       equipment, parts and supplies.              Write an explanation of how inventory is
                                                    maintained at your institution. (How often is
                                                    inventory checked? Who is responsible? What
                                                    security measures are in place to prevent
                                                    pilferage?)
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:
7.7 Parts Purchasing
A systematic parts purchasing system  from work
order to parts specialist to jobber  should be used.
Task performance should not be unreasonably
delayed due to lack of replacement parts.
A. Rate the use of a systematic parts          Provide an description in the notebook about how
   purchasing system  from work                the program purchases parts from work order to
   order to parts specialist to jobber.         delivery at the laboratory.
B. Rate the impact of a lack of parts          In the notebook, provide a statement that
   in delaying task performance.                describes how a delay of part purchases affects
                                                the delivery of instruction.
7.8 Hand Tools
Each student should have a basic hand tool set
comparable to tools required for employment. The
students should be encouraged to purchase a hand
tool set during the period of instruction, appropriate
to the automobile, collision repair & refinish or
medium/truck specialty area(s) in which they are
receiving training.
A. Rate the availability of hand tool          Include a statement in the notebook describing the
   sets for students, comparable to             policy (if any) requiring that a student purchase
   the tolls that will be required for          personal hand tools, or the ways in which your
   employment.                                  school encourages the student to purchase tools.
                                                If your Advisory Committee helps to underwrite
B. Rate the emphasis placed on
                                                tools, or if your school negotiates agreements with
   encouraging students to purchase
                                                employer/sponsors of students, be sure to include
   a hand tool set (during the period
                                                copies of such agreements.
   of instruction) which is appropriate
   to the specialty areas in which they        Include a copy of any agreement your school may
   are being trained.                           have with a tool vendor to provide tools to your
                                                students.
C. Rate the quantity of hand tools (not        The Evaluation Team will inspect the laboratory for
   sets) available for student use              compliance to this standard.
   during lab/shop instruction.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:
STANDARD 8 – FACILITIES                       Recommendations for delegation of work:
The physical facilities must be               Instructor/Advisory Committee
adequate to permit achievement of
the program goals and
performance objectives.
8.1 Training Stations
Training stations (bench and live work) should be
available in the type and number required for the
performance of tasks outlined in the program goals
and performance objectives.
A. Rate the training stations available        The Evaluation Team will inspect the
   in the type and number required              shop/laboratory for compliance. It will assess the
   for task performance as outlined in          number of training stations relative to class size
   the program goals and                        and the specialty area involved.
   performance objectives in terns of:
   1. Adequate bench space
   2. Adequate lab/shop space
8.2 Safety
The facilities should meet all applicable safety
standards and an emergency plan should be in place
and posted in all classrooms and lab/shop area.
A. Rate the identification of                  The Evaluation Team will inspect the laboratory for
   hazardous areas (painting,                   compliance with Standard 8.2.
   welding, etc.) with signs.                  In the notebook, specify where your emergency
B. Rate the fire extinguishers in terms         plan is posted in the shop and classroom area.
   of having regular, current                   (This information should be available from your
   inspection tags attached and                 building administrator.)
   meeting fire codes for different
   types of fires.
    C. Rate the availability of an
       electrical disconnect system to
       shut down all outlets in the
       case of an emergency.




D. Rate the lighting in terms of being
   adequate for task performance
   and safety.
E. Rate safety inspections in terms of
   being regularly held.
F. Rate the degree to which all other
   applicable safety standards are
   met.
G. Rate the identification of vehicle
   traffic areas.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:
8.3 Maintenance
a regular facilities maintenance program should be
used to ensure facilities are suitable when required
for instruction.
A. Rate the use of a regular facilities        In the notebook, provide an explanation of how the
   maintenance program to ensure                class and laboratory are maintained, e.g.,
   that facilities are suitable for             changing lights, maintaining the air conditioning
   instruction.                                 system, air compressor, heating system, etc.
8.4 Housekeeping
The classroom(s), lab/shop and support area(s)
should be kept clean and orderly.
A. Rate the classroom and lab/shop             The Evaluation Team will inspect the laboratory,
   areas for being kept clean and               classroom and support areas for compliance.
   orderly.
B. Rate the parking and storage
   areas for being kept clean and
   orderly.
8.5 Office Space
An area separate from the lab/shop should be
available and convenient for the instructor(s) use as
an office.
A. Rate the availability of an area            The Evaluation Team will inspect the instructor’s
   separate from the lab/shop for the           office for compliance.
   instructor’s use as an office.
8.6 Instructional Area
A classroom convenient to, but separate from, the
lab/shop area should be available for instruction and
other non-lab/shop activities.
A. Rate the availability of an area            The Evaluation Team will inspect the classroom
   convenient to, but separate from,            and laboratory for compliance.
   the lab/shop for theory instruction
   and other non-lab/shop activities.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:
8.7 Storage
Storage areas for tools, parts, supplies and
automobiles should be sufficient to support the
activities outlined in the program goals and
performance objectives. Security should be provided
to prevent pilferage and vandalism.
A. Rate the storage area for                   The Evaluation Team will inspect the storage
   specialized tools in terms of being          areas for specialized tools, parts, supplies,
   adequate to support the activities           vehicles, and student toolboxes to determine if the
   outlined in the program goals and            amount of available space is adequate and if
   performance objectives.                      security measures are sufficient to prevent
                                                pilferage and vandalism.
B. Rate the storage area for parts and
   supplies in terms of being                  Include in the notebook a statement on your
   adequate to the activities outlined          program’s policies and procedures relative to
   in the program goals and                     security. Indicate when areas are locked, how
   performance objectives.                      many keys are available, and who has custody of
                                                the keys.
C. Rate the storage area for vehicles
   in terms of being adequate to the
   activities outlined in the program
   goals and performance objectives.
D. Rate the storage area in terms of
   being provided for student
   toolboxes.
E. Rate the security from pilferage
   and vandalism of the storage
   areas.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:
8.8 Support Facilities
Restrooms, clean-up areas and lockers should be
provided for both male and female students and be
convenient to the instructional area.
A. Rate the area provided for clean            The Evaluation Team will inspect the various
   up after lab/shop activities in terms        facilities for compliance to this standard.
   of being conveniently located.
B. Rate the lockers for both male and
   female students in terms of being
   conveniently located.
C. Rate the restrooms for both male
   and female students in terms of
   being conveniently located.
8.9 Ventilation
An adequate exhaust fume removal system should
be in place and operational. When appropriate,
heating and cooling systems should be used to
provide sufficient comfort for learning.
A. Rate the exhaust fume removal               The Evaluation Team will inspect the fume
   system in terms of being in place            removal system for compliance.
   and operable.
B. Rate the heating and cooling                If heating and/or cooling systems are in place in
   systems in terms of providing                the classroom and/or shop, the Evaluation Team
   sufficient comfort for learning.             will assess their adequacy in providing a
                                                comfortable environment to facilitate learning.
8.10 First Aid
A First Aid kit should be in place and comply with
local regulations.
A. Rate the availability of a First Aid        The Evaluation Team will assess the availability,
   kit for the program.                         visibility and adequacy of the First Aid kit.
B. Rate the First Aid Kit in terms of          In the notebook, provide a statement regarding the
   being clearly identified.                    school’s policies or other provisions for providing
                                                first aid to an injured student.
C. Rate it in terms of being equipped
   with basic, up-to-date first aid
   supplies.
As stated in the NATEF
Certification and Self-Evaluation Materials   Our suggestions on where to look or what to do:
8.11 Facility Evaluation
The Advisory Committee should conduct an annual
evaluation of the facilities to assure adequacy to
meet program goals.
A. Rate the use of the Advisory                In the notebook, provide administrative
   Committee to conduct an annual               documents, such as minutes of an Advisory
   evaluation of the facilities to              Committee meeting, covering evaluation of the
   assure adequacy in meeting                   program facilities.
   program needs.                              Provide a statement indicating how Advisory
                                                Committee recommendations are forwarded to the
                                                appropriate administrative body for consideration.
                                                If applicable, cite examples of recommendations
                                                made by the Advisory Committee and the
                                                subsequent actions that were taken.




STANDARD 9 – INSTRUCTION                      Recommendations for delegation of work
The instructional staff must have          Instructor/Administrator
technical competency and meet all
state and local requirements for
certification.

9.1    Technical Competency
Instructors must hold current ASE certification in the
automobile, collision repair & refinish or
                                                               A Go / No
medium/heavy truck areas they teach and are being
evaluated for program certification.                           Go Item!
(Rate each instructor in the program and attach an
additional sheet, if necessary)
A. Number of years full-time work           For each instructor, prepare a brief curriculum
   experience as a general automotive,       vitae statement indicating the work experience in
   collision repair & refinish or            years; number of years teaching a specialty area,
   medium/heavy truck technician.            if any; educational background, etc.
B Number of years work experience as
  an automotive, collision repair &
  refinish or medium/heavy truck
  technician in the area(s) taught.
C Number of years of education (or
  degrees earned) beyond high school
  that have been completed by the
  instructor.
D. Do instructors hold current ASE          In the notebook, provide copies of each
   certification in the automotive,          instructor’s ASE certificates.
   collision repair & refinish or
   medium/heavy truck area(s) they
   teach?
9.2     Instructional
        Competency/Certification
Instructors should meet all state
certifying requirements.
A. Rate the degree to which all instructors meet all state      For each instructor, place
   certifying requirements.                                      copies of federal, state or local
                                                                 teacher certification, as
                                                                 applicable, in the notebook.
9.3 Technical Updating
Faculty members should be
provided technical materials
required to maintain their
competency. 20 hours a year MUST
be provided for instructors to
return to industry on a regular
basis for in-service and skill
upgrading.
A. Rate the availability of automotive, collision & refinish    In the notebook, provide a list of
   or truck trade publications, service bulletins, and           the trade periodicals to which
   other materials needed to maintain technical                  the program subscribes, and
   competence for the instructional staff.                       indicate where they are stored.
                                                                 Also indicate the types of
                                                                 technical service bulletins
                                                                 received and where they are
                                                                 stored.

B. Rate the opportunities provided for      For each instructor, write a statement explaining
   instructors to return to industry for     how he or she maintains technical skills. Indicate
   planned in-service and skill              the type and dates of training received.
   upgrading on a regular basis.            Place copies of relevant training certificates in the
                                             notebook.
                                            If applicable, include a copy of the relevant section
                                             of an instructor’s contract discussing
                                             administrative support for continuing training.
9.4 First Aid
The program should have a written
policy, approved by the
administrator of the school, on First
Aid procedures.
A. Rate the availability of a written policy approved by       In the notebook, insert a copy of
   the school administration on First Aid administration        the school policies for
   and procedures.                                              administering first aid to an
                                                                injured person, or otherwise
                                                                providing medical attention
                                                                when needed.
9.5 Substitutes
A systematic method of obtaining
substitute instructors should be
used to assure instructional
continuity. An orientation session
for substitutes should be held on a
regular basis. The substitute
should be a competent automobile
instructor.
A. Rate the use of a systematic method to obtain    In the notebook, provide a statement
   substitute or supply instructors.                 explaining how the school acquires
                                                     substitutes for instructors who are ill or
                                                     absent. Indicate the nature of the
                                                     substitutes’ competency, and note
                                                     whether these instructors have
                                                     attended orientation sessions to serve
                                                     satisfactorily as substitute instructor.
                                                     Specify whether the anticipated length
                                                     of the original instructor’s absence
                                                     makes a difference in the acceptable
                                                     qualifications of a substitute instructor.
B. Rate the use of an orientation
   session for substitutes on a regular
   basis.
C. Rate the use of substitutes who
   are competent in automotive,
   collision repair & refinish or
   medium/heavy truck instruction.
STANDARD 10 – COOPERATIVE                                 AGREEMENTS
Written policies and procedures
should be used for cooperative and
apprenticeship training programs.
10.1    Standards                         Recommendations for delegation of work
Student performance standards             Co-op Coordinator/Administrator/Instructor
should be developed and
coordinated by the supervising
instructor.
A. Rate the use of performance standards a student will      In the notebook, provide a
   be expected to meet in terms of being developed and        statement discussing the
   coordinated by the supervising instructor.                 supervising instructor’s role in
                                                              developing and coordinating
                                                              student performance standards.
                                                              Indicate how often these
                                                              standards are reviewed and
                                                              updated.
                                                             Place copies of the
                                                              performance standards a
                                                              student are expected to meet
                                                              for each specialty area,


10.2 Agreements
All agreements should be written
and legally binding.
A. Rate the use of all agreements between the                In the notebook, provide a list of
   institution and the work location in terms of being        all existing agreements that the
   written and legally binding.                               school has between the school
                                                              and local employers. For each
                                                              one, note where the original
                                                              agreement is filed, so that the
                                                              Evaluation Team may examine
                                                              it.
10.3 Supervision
A supervising automobile, collision repair &
refinish or medium/heavy truck instructor
should be assigned responsibility, authority,
and time to coordinate and monitor
cooperative/apprenticeship automobile,
collision repair & refinish or medium/heavy
truck programs.
A. Rate the use of a supervising automobile,        In the notebook, provide the
    collision repair & refinish or medium/heavy      qualifications of the co-op instructor,
    truck instructor assigned responsibility,        which relate to the Automobile, Collision
    authority, and time to coordinate and            Repair & Refinish or Medium/Heavy
    monitor cooperative/apprenticeship               Truck field, or provide a class schedule
    automobile, collision repair & refinish or       for the Automobile, Collision Repair &
    medium/heavy truck programs.                     Refinish or Medium/Heavy Truck
                                                     instructor, which shows release time to
                                                     coordinate co-op activities.
                 Appendix


Generic Standards…………………………………… 48

NATEF Header Pages…………………………….... 122

NATEF Header Pages With Explanations………... 191

NATEF Header Pages With Content Suggestions. 262

Employer Survey #1 ………………………………... 331

Employer Survey #2 ………………………………... 333

Student Survey …………………………………….... 335

Live Work Vehicle Criteria…………….……………...337

Automotive Technology Class Rules……….…..…...338

Advisory Committee Suggestions……………………341
Appendix A



             PROGRAM STANDARDS

                   CONTENTS

1.   PURPOSE

2.   ADMINISTRATION

3.   LEARNING RESOURCES

4.   FINANCES

5.   STUDENT SERVICES

6.   INSTRUCTION

7.   EQUIPMENT

8.   FACILITIES

9.   INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

10. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
                               STANDARD 1.

                                        Purpose
 The automobile technician-training program should have clearly stated
program goals, related to the needs of the students and employers served.

               Standard 1.1                    Employment Potential
A. What percentages of those who complete the program obtain employment in the automotive
   industry within six (6) months of program?                                       %

   After surveying students that completed the program I found only 40% of them ended up
   working in the automotive industry after six months. 20% of the students went on to post-
   secondary training, and 40% became employed in other industries. The last 40% indicated
   they planned to return to a secondary institute for training in other endeavors. There were a
   large number of students that became employed in the automotive industry before finishing
   the program. No numbers are available on this group.

B. Rate the administration and use of an annual survey of employers to determine the needs of
   their potential employees.

   All potential employers on the advisory committee were surveyed on methods to better
   prepare the students for employment. This survey was both mailed to the employers and
   hand delivered. The employers responded verbally to the survey, changes recommended
   include, 1) field trips to the places of employment, 2) mini job fair, and 3) establish a job
   bank for the students.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                STANDARD 1.

                                         Purpose
     Standard 1.2                            Program Description/Goals
A. Rate the program materials available (brochure or catalog) on the inclusion of the following:
   1.   Admission requirements
   2.   Employment potential
   3.   Areas of specialty training offered
   4.   Cost of tuition and fees
   5.   Technical qualifications of the instructional staff
   6.   Overall goals of the program

   All ninth grade students are given a tour and a presentation as a part of their Career Research
   class. Every quarter each individual class is brought through the program and given a chance
   to see first hand what is available. In addition a package is available for those that would like
   additional information with an application form that secures the students position in the class
   in case the class fills. The introduction course is open to all students and has no fees.

B. Rate the availability of program materials for students prior to enrollment.

   The program materials are available from either the Career Research instructors or the
   guidance counselors.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS: Automotive Technology enrollment package, requirements for
   enrollment.
                             STANDARD 2.

                             Administration
     Program administration should ensure that instructional activities
             support and promote the goals of the program.

      Standard 2.1                                 Student Competency Certification

A.    Rate the certificate or diploma a student receives upon program completion on clearly
      specifying the areas of demonstrated competency.

      All students will receive a certificate of completion for each level completed. The four
      areas of completion will be Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electrical and Electronic,
      and Engine Performance.

      REFERENCE MATERIALS:                 Certificates
                             STANDARD 2.

                             Administration

               Standard 2.2                   Chain of Command
A.   Rate the organizational chart on the clarity of designating the responsibilities and
     authorities of program personnel.

     Board of Education: Elected officials
     Superintendent of Schools for _________ County: Appointed by the board of education
     Director of Applied Technology:
     Principal of _____________ School: ____________
     Assistant Principal, In charge of Vocational Education: _____________
     Vocational Department Head: ___________
     Automotive Instructor: _____________

     REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                               STANDARD 2.

                               Administration
              Standard 2.3                   Administrative Support

                      A.      Staff in-service
A. Rate the provisions made for instructors to return to industry for planned in-service and
   update training on a regular basis.

   Instructors are encouraged to return to industry for updates using a variety of supplemental
   programs. These include VIBES (teaming with local industry during the school year), TIES
   (teaming with local industry during the summer) and SIFT (Summer Internship and
   Fellowship for Teachers). In addition there are county and state in-services that allow for the
   sharing of ideas with other instructors.

                      B. Appropriate Facilities
A. Rate the training stations available in terms of the type and number required for specialty
   areas described in the program goals.


   The learning lab has five individual lifts; each equipped with its own toolbox, air hoses, and
   lights. A sixth lift has an alignment rack with front and back air jacks that can be used a
   workstation. A tool room equipped with specialty tools for special repairs and a storage
   room to store surplus equipment, specialty tool, and consumables are used for security.


                      C. Up to date tools and equipment
A. Rate the availability of tools and equipment needed for training in the lab/shop area.
B. Rate the tools and equipment used in the training program in terms of meeting industry
   standards.
C. Rate the quantity of tools and equipment in terms of efficient and effective instruction.


   All the tools and equipment were inventoried, examined for condition and operation, and
   then compared to the NATEF list. Any tools that were missing or were not at NATEF
   standards were replaced in sufficient numbers for all students to have access. The advisory
   committee to see that they met industry standards reviewed all tools and systems. A toolbox
   for each lift station, the alignment machine and on extra were setup (seven toolboxes total) to
   allow for small groups to work out of them. Class size for all lab programs is capped at 24 set
   a limit of no more than 4 students per toolbox and workstation.


                   D. Training support materials
   The Interactive Material Laboratory (IML) of the University of Missouri supplies the
   curriculum used for the program. This along with the Shop Key Information System and the
   text Modern Automotive Technology are the core of the training support materials. The
   Megatech Loctronics Electronic training boards and the Megatech Simulation boards for the
   Electrical System program supplement this text


                     E. Automotive Magazines
A. Rate the current general and technical automotive magazines and papers available for student
   and instructor use


   The program has a subscription to 5 automotive magazines.




                     F. Annual Budget
A. Rate the extent to which the annual budget is prepared by the program faculty in conjunction
   with the institution administration.

    The vocational department receives funds annually depending on student enrollment and FTE
numbers. The department presents the need for new equipment that the funds can be used for. In
addition at the end of each school year each teacher places a order for any class room materials
that will be needed including chalk, pens, envelops, brooms, mops and other supplies listed on a
county supply list.

REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 2.

                               Administration

                     Standard 2.4                   Written Policies
A. Rate the extent to which written policies regarding student and institution responsibilities
   have been approved by administrative and/or policy board.

   ______________ School gives all students a copy of the Student Handbook at the beginning
   of each school year. This book is reviewed on the first day of school in its entirety to insure
   the students know the school rules. In addition all students are given a Secondary Students
   Code of Conduct book from the School Board of __________ County, Florida. All new
   students are given these books as part of enrolling into ____________ School.

B. Rate the written policies regarding safety, liability, and lab/shop operation in terms of being
   prominently displayed in the lab/shop area.

   Currently the safety reinforcement for the program consists of a lecture on safety, a video on
   safety, video of MSDS, and a lab that goes with the lecture. No student is allowed to use any
   equipment until the instructor has showed the correct procedure. In addition there are posters
   in the class reinforcing proper safety procedures

C. Rate the policies in terms of being provided to each student and instructor.

   ____________ High School gives all students a copy of the Student Handbook at the
   beginning of each school year. This book is reviewed on the first day of school in its entirety
   to insure the students know the school rules. In addition all students are given a Secondary
   Students Code of Conduct book from the School Board of _______ County, Florida. All new
   students are given these books as part of enrolling into _______ High School.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:                  High School Student Handbook 2000-2001,
   Secondary Students Code of Conduct 2000-2001
                                    Standard 2.

                              Administration

                Standard 2.5                 Advisory Committees
A. Does the advisory committee convene a minimum of two working meetings per year? YES

   Yes, last year the advisory committee met three times. The school year 1999 – 2000 was the
   first year for an advisory committee. In the school year 2000 – 2001 there has already been
   the first meeting and a second one is scheduled for 30 October 2000.

B. Rate the input of committee members as indicated in the minutes.

   All the information from committee meeting is written into the minutes. The minutes are
   then sent by both mail and e-mail to all persons that attend the meeting and to the school
   principal and the director of Applied Technology for __________________ County.

C. Rate the number of committee members in terms of being representative of the following
   groups.

   1.   Automobile technicians: 1
   2.   Local employers: 4
   3.   Consumer groups
   4.   Former students: 1
   5.   Other: 2

   See contact list


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:                     Minutes form meetings, Contact list
                                    Standard 2.

                                Administration

          Standard 2.6                   Public/Community Relations
A. Rate the distribution of public relations materials on a regular basis.

   The Board of Education put together a ten-minute video, which included the Automotive
   Program at __________ and some of the students from the program. This video will be used
   as a recruiting tool and a public relations tool by the high school as well as the _______
   County Board Of Education.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:                       Video
                                   Standard 2.

                               Administration

              Standard 2.7                   Customer Vehicle Work
A. Rate the system used to collect, documents, and disburse live work repair receipts.

   All live work is restricted to students currently enrolled in the program or faculty of the
   school. The owner of the vehicle is required to supply all materials used. No money is ever
   exchanged. All repairs must be directly related to lessons being taught at the time of the
   repair. Live work is used strictly to supplement the lessons and give the students to apply
   lessons learned.

B. Rate the use of support staff to collect payment for live work repairs.

   N/A No money is ever exchanged. The faculty is asked to make donations to the program
   based on the type of repairs performed. This money is used to pay for consumables such as
   hand cleaners and spray lubricants.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources
 Support material, consistent with both program goals and performance
         objectives, should be available to staff and students.

                  Standard 3.1                  Service Information
A. Rate the availability of service information with procedures and specification of vehicles
   manufactured within the last 10 years by the major manufactures.

   The program uses the Shop Key computerized service manuals. These manuals have been
   renewed and are current. They cover domestic and import, cars and trucks, manufactured
   since 1982.

B. Rate the availability of the manufacturer’s specification data in terms of location to the
   lab/shop area.

   The computerized library is located at the front of the lab/shop and all students are trained as
   to how to use the system.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:               Shop Key- Snap-on/ Sun Tech Systems
                                   Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources

                        Standard 3.2                   Multimedia
A. Rate the use of appropriate, up-to-date multimedia materials such as video equipment,
   transparencies, etc. in the training process.


   The class is furnished with a new VCR, two televisions, and a network computer connected
   by a presenter.


B. Rate the availability of the multimedia materials for instructional purpose.


   In the instructors office there is a library of over 50 VCR tapes from a recently purchased set
   that compliments the program. In addition a CDX interactive set is also used to help the
   students to understand the information. Finally there is a set of overheads from several
   manufactures of text that can be used during lectures to clarify the information.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources

     Standard 3.3                  Instructional Development Services
A. Rate the use of specialist to provide media development services for instructional staff.

   The Applied Technology Department of ______ County arranges in-service workshops
   during the school year. In addition the department provides summer training workshops.
   Some of the training in the past included computer networking, web page design, and
   computer repair. The graphics art class will develop web pages for any program.

B. Rate the availability of equipment and supplies for faculty use in duplicating materials and
   producing overhead transparency materials etc.

   The teacher’s lounge is furnished with three copy machines. Two of the machines are
   designed for mass copying and one is set up for transparencies only. In addition the lounge is
   equipped with two computers and a network printer that is excellent for printing of large
   articles.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 3.

                         Learning Resources

                        Standard 3.4                   Periodicals
A. Rate the general and technical automotive magazines and newspapers available for student
   and instructor use in terms of being current.

   There are five magazine subscriptions that are available to the students to read in class when
   they have completed their assigned work. In addition the library has additional material the
   students can access.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources

                   Standard 3.5                   Student Materials
A. Rate the instructional texts of pertinent material available for each student in terms of
   satisfying the objective of the mode of instruction use.

   The program is taught using a variety of instructional materials depending on the course.
   Reference texts include the following: Modern Automotive Technology, Interactive Material
   Laboratory (IML), Loctronic workbooks and lab, Megatech workbooks and lab.

B. Rate the specialty textbooks in terms of having copyright dates no more than six years old.

   All specialty texts have been purchased within the last years.

C. Rate the basic textbooks in terms of having copyright dates no more than six years old.

   All basic textbooks have been purchased within the last three years.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:               See Teachers Resource Binder
                                    Standard 4.

                                        Finances
Funding should be provided to meet the program goals and
performance objectives


              Standard 4.1                   Program Training Costs
A. Rate the per-student training cost in terms of realistically achieving instructional goals.



   All the training costs are covered by the board of education. There are no fees charged to the
   students for the Automotive Technology Program. A $20.00 refundable tool deposit is
   required of all students before being allowed to work in the lab.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 4.

                                       Finances

                            Standard 4.2                   Budget
A. Rate the development of an annual budget for program operation.

   The vocational department receives funds each year based on FTE numbers and student
   enrollment. These funds are used to purchase equipment for each program. The vocational
   instructors put together a list of needs at the beginning of each school year and then prioritize
   the equipment on the list.

B. Rate the budgeted funds allocated to and used by the program.

   The amount of funds allocated will vary from year to year depending on program needs.
   Example: 00 – 01 school year $300.00 Safety material, $150.00 VCR, $400.00 Overhead
   projector and stand,
   Example: 99 – 00 school year: $9000.00 for three lifts, $500.00 tire balancer repair
   Example: 98 – 99 school year: $1800.00 for Snap-on Scan tool, $ 850.00 27” TV
   The county applies funds to the program as needed to keep it up to date and certified
   Example: 99 – 00 school year: $68,000.00 for equipment to meet NATEF Standards
   Example: 00 – 01 school year: $25,000.00 for the installation of 2 garage doors

C. Rate the funding in terms of being adequate for program operation.

   All the needs and request for the program have been filled. The program does not lack for
   financial support.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 4.

                                      Finances

                 Standard 4.3                   Budget Preparation
A. Rate the annual budget in terms of being prepared by the institutional administration in
   conjunction with the program staff.

   The administrator, _________, informs the department of the amount of funds available and
   leaves the decision on how the money is to be spent up to the members of the department.
   Up to now the vocational department has worked well as a team for the improvement of the
   school as a whole and allocated the funds properly.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 4.

                                       Finances

                      Standard 4.4                   Status Reports
A. Rate budget status reports provided to instructional staff.

   After the vocational department submits the budget to _________ he proceeds to order in all
   the equipment. As the school year draws to an end he will inform us of any funds left
   unspent and a final list of equipment is purchased.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                 Standard 5.
                               Student Services
Systematic pre-admission testing, interviews, counseling services,
placement, and follow-up procedures should be used.

             Standard 5.1                   Pre-admission Counseling
A. Rate the use of pretest in the following area prior to student enrollment:
      1. Reading
      2. Mathematics and science
      3. Mechanical aptitude

       __________ High School is a public high school with open enrollment in all classes.
       This policy is true for the introductory automotive class as well. All students are allowed
       to enroll in the introductory course that is the first core course required by DOE. In this
       class the students explore automotive careers and are evaluated to establish if they are
       prepared for more advance automotive training. No pre-testing is required of these
       students. Students do not continue beyond this course until successfully completing this
       course.

B. Rate the documentation of testing procedures and how the results will be used in the program
   explanatory material and its availability to all interested parties.

   Instead of a simple test the students must pass an introductory course in order to enroll in to
   any other course. The county maintains all records of the course.

C. Rate the availability of written justification for all requirements.

   The introduction course is a .5 credit course used to establish the students’ ability to complete
   the automotive program. In the course, which is opened to all students, their reading, math,
   science and mechanical aptitudes are evaluated, as well as the student’s maturity level. Only
   students that have demonstrated potential in the introduction class are allowed to continue
   with the program.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:                DOE curriculum standards
                                   Standard 5.

                             Student Services

            Standard 5.2                  Pre-Admission Counseling
A. Rate the use of student interviews and notification of acceptance to the program prior to
   program admission.

   _________ High School is a public high school with open enrollment in all classes. This
   policy is true for the automotive program as well. All students are allowed to enroll in the
   introductory course. In this class the students explore automotive careers and evaluated to
   establish if they are prepared for more advance automotive training. No interviews are
   required of these students. All students are accepted and so no notification required.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:              DOE curriculum standards
                                       Standard 5.

                                 Student Services

                       Standard 5.3                      Student Records
A. Rate the system used to maintain the permanent records of current and former students.



________ County maintains the records of all students after graduation. All the grade books are collected
at the end of each school year and are stored at the high school for five years. After five years the records
are transferred to the board of education where the records are put on microfiche and permanently kept.
These are the legal documents used if any questions should later arise.

    REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 5.

                            Student Services

                        Standard 5.4                 Placement
A. Rate the placement system used to assist students in obtaining employment in the automotive
   industry upon graduation.

   Public high schools do not have a placement system. There is no placement service at
   ___________ High School. ____________ High School does have a Diversified
   Cooperative Training program as well as an Internship program that give students an
   opportunity to gain work experience and make business contacts.

   The advisory committee has suggested setting up a placement system, which will include
   field trips, mini job fairs, and an employment job bank to assist the students with the
   transition from student to employee.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 5.
                                Student Services
                    Standard 5.5                     Annual Follow-up
A. Rate the formal follow-up system used to determine students’ employment location.


The automotive program has developed a follow-up survey for the students to fill out six months after
graduation to establish what improvements are required of the program.

B. Rate the follow-up procedure used to obtain student assessment of efficiency and
   effectiveness of their training.

    The follow-up procedure is a phone survey. The students fill out a card before graduating
    from the program, which is used to contact them later.

C. Rate the follow-up procedure in terms of obtaining feedback regarding need additions of
   deletions to the training:
               1. Curriculum
               2. Program
               3. Tools and equipment
   Students’ responses are shared with administrators and the advisory committee. This
   information is used to help determine what changes the program need.

D. Rate the follow-up system used to obtain information from program graduates who are
   employed outside of the automotive industry.

    The survey is directed to all program completers. The information received back from
    graduates employed outside of the automotive industry is used to find out if the program
    meets those students needs also.

E. Rate the use of the information from follow-up procedures to modify the training program.

    The program in the past has used an informal survey that involved talking to students and
    asking if the program needed improvements. The students’ responses were used in some of
    the expansions made in the lab as well as changes in the curriculum.

    REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 5.

                             Student Services

                 Standard 5.6                  Legal Requirements
A. Rate the training program in terms of compliance with applicable local, state, and federal
   requirements.

   The School Board safety engineers and fire marshal inspect the program to insure that it is in
   compliance with all applicable requirements.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 6.

                                   Instruction
  Instruction must be systematic and reflect program goals. A task list
specific performance objectives with criterion-referenced measures must
                                be used.

                      Standard 6.1                 Program Plan
A. Rate the training program in terms of being logically sequenced.

   The program begins with an introductory course. It is followed by the under side of the
   vehicle with the Brakes Course followed by the Steering and Suspension Course. Next the
   students cover the Electrical Systems followed by the Engine Performance Course.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:              See course description and requirement sheet
                                    Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                Standard 6.2                  Student Training Plan
A. Rate the specific training plan used for each student in terms of stating the student goals and
   steps need to meet those goals

   All students are given an overview at the beginning of each class. In addition the students are
   give a chart that they can post the grades on to monitor progression. I print out how students
   are progressing twice each semester.

B. Rate the emphasis placed on giving students a copy of their training plan.

   The students are given a training record sheet to maintain for themselves. It is optional if the
   student wishes to track his results. The results are tracked on the grading software and
   students are continuously reminded of any missing task.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                   Standard 6.3                  Preparation Time
A. Rate the instructor’s schedule in terms of providing adequate time for planning.

   Teachers are given one planning period each day.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:                     Teacher Contract
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                      Standard 6.4                   Teaching Load
A. Rate the current instructor/student ratio in terms of educationally sound.

   Class size is limited to 20 students for any class that includes the lab. Introductory class may
   go up to 25.

B. Rate the average instructor ratio for the past year in terms of being educationally sound.
                                                                                            5

   Look at last year’s class rosters. Rosters verify student class sizes being both of a
   manageable size and separated so only one course is taught at a time.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:                       05-06 Class Roster
                                    Standard 6.

                                      Instruction

                         Standard 6.5                   Curriculum
A. Do the following areas provide theory and “hands-on” training for 95% of the P-1, 80% of
   the P-2 and 50% of the P-3 tasks:
                                                      95 %            80%            50%
                                                      P-1             P-2            P-3
   1. Brakes                                          Yes             Yes            Yes
   2. Electrical/Electronic Systems                   Yes             Yes            Yes
   3. Engine Performance                              Yes             Yes            Yes
   4. Suspension & Steering                           Yes             Yes            Yes

   The program is using the IML curriculum that is designed to cover all the P-1, P-2, and P-3
   tasks for each area. In addition the Florida State Standards for each course is set to cover the
   entire set of tasks.

B. Rate the tools and equipment available for each program area

   1.   Brakes
   2.   Electrical/Electronic Systems
   3.   Engine Performance
   4.   Suspension & Steering

   All the tools were inventoried and all missing tools were purchased. See tool inventory and
   check sheets.

C. Rate the use of the Advisory Committee to review and approve addition tasks.

   The Advisory Committee has been consulted about the lab/shop layout, courses and what
   grade to begin teaching the program to. The committee was consulted on all purchases of
   equipment and in what future courses will be taught.

D. Rate the curriculum in terms of including instruction on:
   1. OSHA regulation the student may encounter upon employment.

        Included in the beginning of each course is a safety lab that includes the instruction on a
        safe lab/shop and the role that OSHA plays in insuring a safe working environment.

   2. Legal responsibilities of the technician regarding Environmental Protection Agency
      regulations.
       In the beginning of each course, information pertaining to environmental hazards and
       waste is covered. The proper method of disposal and recycling of all materials is
       included in these lectures. Students are also taught the responsibilities and the
       consequences of violating the laws.

   3. Other appropriate requirements that may affect their on-the-job activities.

       Local laws concerning employment, safety, and the environment are discussed at lengths
       in the class. The goals of these discussions are to make the students better prepared for
       the work place and better employees.

   4. Identification and use of appropriate tools and test and measurements equipment.


       Students are introduced to tools and test and measurements equipment in the introduction
       course and taught the proper methods of using the equipment. From this basic set of tools
       the program adds to this list additional tools and teaches the proper method of use.

   5. Use of current service and information and industry publication.

       The program uses a current subscription to the Shop Key computerized service manual,
       suggested repair time manual, and estimate writer software.

   6. Knowledge and use of all current applicable industry and government
      regulations/accepted practices and their agencies.

       Students are taught about EPA regulations, DOT regulations, and automobile safety
       regulations. These lessons include why these regulatory bodies came to be and the
       function they serve.

   7. Fuel characteristics, difference gasoline/diesel and alternative fuels, safety implications of
      these characteristics/differences, appropriate technical terminology and the potential
      environmental and economic cost/benefits.

       Students are taught about the advantages and disadvantages of alternative fuels, electric
       cars, hybrid cars, and diesel/high compression ignition vehicles on a theory basis. They
       learn how these systems work and there potential for future use in the market.

E. Rate the inclusion of competency in filling out work order forms, ordering parts, and
   recording the time spent on task in the curriculum.

   The Shop Key system includes the software to write up repair orders and estimates. Students
   can go on to the computer and look up the cost for parts and labor to make estimates and
   when live work is performed they generate a repair order for the owner to have a record of
   work performed.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:                      inventory check sheets
                                    Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                    Standard 6.6                   Student Progress
A. Rate the use of a progress chart of other record-keeping tool (with specific tasks) to indicate
   students’ progress.

   All the students’ progress is charted on a computer. The software is used to record grades,
   description of task, and dates tasks were performed. It also prints out for students a progress
   report on how the performed on each task and can instantly tell the student how he is
   performing overall.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:                     computer software: current software is Teachers
   Toolbox; the county will be switching to Grade Quick.
                                    Standard 6.

                                    Instruction
              Standard 6.7                   Performance Standards
A. Rate the use of a stated performance level required for each task.

   The IML curriculum clearly states what the goals are and what the student will be able to
   perform upon completion of each task. In addition the material tells the students what he will
   be expected to perform and be graded upon.

B. Rate the availability of standards given to students and potential.

   Students are not given the standard at this time.

C. Rate the requirement for students to demonstrate “hands-on” competency or mastery of a task
   before the instructor verifies a student performance.

   All task are demonstrated for the students, after which all students are given time to practice
   the task. They work in small teams and try to help each other accomplish the task. Students
   then must demonstrate the skill to the instructor for final evaluation.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:               See IML Curriculum
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                    Standard 6.8                  Safety Standards
A. Rate the safety instruction given prior to lab/shop work.

   All courses start with a safety lecture, video, and lab. In addition a video on Material Safety
   Data is available.

B. Rate the importance place on safety instruction as a part of the training program.

   Each performance objective has a safety standard attached to it. This standard is reviewed as
   part of the lecture and training. Any overt safety violations cause a student to be removed
   from the program. This is a school policy that has the administrations support.

C. Rate the importance of including safety test in the training program.

   All performance objectives include an evaluation of the students’ ability to follow all safety
   rules. Failure to follow these rules affects the students’ grade. Chronic safety violations will
   have the student removed from the program in order to avoid accidents.

D. Rate the emphasis placed on complying with safety practices in the lab/shop area.

   All students that are working in the lab/shop area know that failing to follow safety practices
   will affect there grades at the least and can have far more severe consequence for either
   chronic or serious violations.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:                      Safety lab, Safety chapter in Modern Automotive
   Technology, Safety video
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction
              Standard 6.9                  Personal Characteristics
A. Rate the emphasis placed on the on the following in all training activities and instructional
   materials:

   1. The importance of maintaining good relationships with fellow employees.

       Students are taught the need to respect each other with emphasizes on communication
       and good moral behavior during lectures and by the class and school rules. These lessons
       are reinforced with the Professional Development Plan manuals that emphasize
       employability skills from Skills USA – VICA.

   2. Respect for fellow student’s tools and other property.

       Students work with tools provided by the school. There is a required $20.00 deposit on
       the tools. This money can be used to replace any damaged or lost tools.

   3. The development of good customer relations.

       Students act as service advisors when working on live vehicles. This gives them the
       opportunity to develop good customer relation skills.

   4. Appropriate clothing similar to that found in local shops.

       All students are given a locker to keep their work clothing in. They are required wearing
       any time the students are working in the lab/shop.

   5. Student cleanliness to insure seats, steering wheels, etc are not greasy or damaged after
      the job is complete.

       The members of the advisory committee supply seat protectors and floor mats for the
       students to use while working on the vehicles. The advisory committee felt the use of
       steering wheel protectors created a hazard for the inexperience students and decided
       against the use of them.

   6. The use of fender covers.

       Each workstation is equipped with fender covers for the protection of the fenders.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                 Standard 6.10                 Work Habits/Ethics
A. Rate the degree to which the training program is organized so that appropriate work habits
   developed in the training program are similar to work habits required on the job.



   The lab/shop is designed to resemble a regular place of business and function like one. The
   students are expected to behave in a professional manner and perform repairs in that fashion.
    All students are members of Skills USA and are expected to complete Professional
   Developments Plans (PDP). These manuals emphasize employability skills.

B. Rate the emphasis placed upon ethical practices.

   The students are encouraged to ask ethical questions on how they should address problems
   with fellow employees to performing modifications on cars that may be illegal. The PDP’s
   also address ethical issues faced by employees.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:              Skill USA Professional Development Plans
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

    Standard 6.11                 Provisions for Individual Differences
A. Rate the structure of the training program to accommodate students with different levels of
   cognitive and psychomotor ability.

   In order to serve a broad range of learning abilities the program has assembled a variety of
   methods to deliver the information. These include videos, CDX interactive computer
   software, hands on labs, overhead transparencies along with a variety of text and reference
   materials.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:          Video Library, CDX Software, ATECH simulators,
   Mitchell Manuals, Shop Key computerized library, Modern Automotive Technology text,
                                    Standard 6.

                                     Instruction

                  Standard 6.12                   Related Instruction
A. Rate the degree to which related mathematics, science, communication, and interpersonal-
   relations instruction are coordinated with on-going instruction in the training program.



   __________ High School is a comprehensive high school that requires all students to
   complete core courses in mathematics, science, etc. Students are encouraged to ask
   instructors of those programs for additional information as it relates to the automotive
   program while attending those courses. Instructors of academic courses are encouraged to
   use any equipment from the automotive program as a learning tool. (Scopes, DVOM,
   micrometers, etc.)

B. Rate the use of qualified instructors for related instruction.

   All instructors teaching related courses are state certified.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 6.

                                     Instruction

                            Standard 6.13                   Testing
A. Rate the used of written test to evaluate task performance.

   All tasks include a written test to evaluate the cognitive skills of the students.

B. Rate the use of performance test to evaluate task performance.

   All tasks include a performance test to evaluate the psychomotor skills of the students.

C. Rate the use of go/no go level of performance in performance tests.

   The performance tests are subdivided into a series of simple skills. Each one is either
   performed or not performed correctly and recorded in this manner. The total of performed or
   not performed skills establishes the grade.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:               IML Curriculum, Automotive Technology Resource
   Binder,
                                    Standard 6.
                                    Instruction

             Standard 6.14                  Evaluation of Instruction
A. Rate the uses of a systematic program evaluation system to make decisions about program
   efficiency, effectiveness, and content.
   The instructor is reviewed yearly as per state and county requirements to insure that he is
   meeting the needs of the program. In addition the advisory committee to insure that the
   program is staying current with industry’s needs reviews the program.


B. Rate the use of student input in the evaluation process.
   Students fill out a survey at the end of each course. The instructor is the only one that sees
   this survey. There is no student input on the instructor’s official evaluation.


C. Rate the use of instructor evaluation in the evaluation process.
   The instructor continuously watches the students to insure the interest of the students are
   maintained and constantly tries different teaching techniques to maintain that interest.


D. Rate the use of self-evaluation of instruction on a regular basis in the evaluation process.


   The self-evaluation process takes place while teaching and at the end of each task. The
   instructor constantly is looking to see if there was material that was not taught well and looks
   for methods of improvement.


E. Rate the use of student follow-up data in the evaluation process.
   There is no student input on the instructor’s official evaluation


F. Rate the use of the Advisory committee review in the evaluation process
   The advisory committee is not involved in the official evaluation of the instructor. The
   evaluation is measured in there support of the program.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.
                                   Instruction
     Standard 6.15               On Vehicle Service and Repair Work
A.     Rate the degree to which live work benefits the student and supplements on-going
       instruction.


       Live work is used to supplement instruction in the program. Students work on live
       vehicles only after mastering all the task of the program. Live work is then given to them
       to apply the knowledge.


B.     Rate the degree to which a student had instruction and practice on a specific repair task
       before a live work job requiring this task is assigned.


       All practice work is done on demonstration vehicles and models while progressing
       through the learning process.


C.     Rate the degree to which the program policies do not allow the following as the primary
       source of live work projects:


       1. Students in the automobile technician training program working on their own vehicles




          Student’s vehicles are only used as live practices after the entire task are mastered and
          if they have demonstrated the skills on a live vehicle supplied by a member of the
          faculty. The only student vehicles allowed to be worked on are those enrolled in the
          program. The general student bodies are not allowed to bring cars in and are not
          serviced.


       2. School buses or other vehicles owned and operated by the governing body of the
          school
          Under no circumstances do Students work on these.


(NOTE: VEHICLES DONATED BY MANUFACTURERS OR OTHER SOURCES ARE
ACCEPTABLE AS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF LIVE WORK PROJECTS.)
D.   Rate the use of a written, industry type work order attached to or placed inside the
     vehicle.


     All live work must have a repair order written and signed by the owner and have a current
     registration, insurance and valid tag. This repair order includes a waiver for the school in
     the event of an accident. The student performing the live work is the one that must
     prepare the repair order and collect the signature.


     REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                       Standard 6.16                 Articulation

A. Rate the articulation agreements used between programs with equivalent competencies to
   eliminate unnecessary duplication instruction.

    Currently there is a letter of articulation between _______ High School and _________
    Community College. Upon completion to the NATEF certification and verification of
    matching programs the agreement will go into affect. Universal Technical Institute has
    offered a Articulation agreement for those students completing the program with at least a
    3.0 GPA. This agreement will be signed as soon as the program is NATEF accredited.

    REFERENCE MATERIALS:             Articulation agreement
                                    Standard 7.

                                     Equipment
Equipment and tools used in tools used in the automobile technician
training program must be of the type and quality found in the repair
industry and must also be the type needed to provide training to meet the
program goals and performance objectives.

                             Standard 7.1                   Safety
A. Rate the degree to which all shields, guards, and other safety devices are in place, operable,
   and used.

   All equipment in the facility has all the safety devices. Students are taught the correct way to
   use the tools and safety devices.

B. Rate the degree to which all students, instructors, and visitors wear safety glasses in the
   lab/shop area while lab is in session.

   Everyone is required to put on a set of safety glasses when entering the lab/shop area during a
   lab shop session. Safety glasses are located beside the door coming into the lab shop.

REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 7.

                                    Equipment

                   Standard 7.2                   Type and Quality
A. Rate the availability of the tools and equipment needed for instruction in the lab/shop area.



   Each learning station is equipped with a lift and a toolbox. The toolbox has all the general
   tools from the NATEF recommended list of tools.

B. Rate the tools and equipment in terms of the quantity needed for efficient and effective
   instruction.

   There are five stations equipped with a standard above ground lift and a sixth station
   equipped with a drive on alignment rack. All stations have a complete toolbox for the
   students to use.

C. Rate the tools and equipment used in terms of meeting industry standard quality standards.


   All the tools a less than 3 years old and are industrial tools. They are in both SI Metric and
   conventional systems; impact and non-impact and well organized.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:               Inventory Sheets
                                   Standard 7.

                                    Equipment

                Standard 7.3                  Consumable Supplies
A. Rate the consumable supplies in terms of availability to assure continuous instruction.



   Consumables for demonstration purposes are stored in a storeroom in the back of the
   lab/shop. The owner of the vehicle must supply consumables used for live work on faculty
   vehicles.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 7.

                                  Equipment

                      Standard 7.4                  Maintenance
A. Rate the use of a preventive maintenance program to minimize equipment down time.


   Either the instructor or the schools maintenance department services all of the schools
   equipment. Any equipment that needs specialized service is referred to the administrator in
   charge of the facility. He in turn contacts the servicing company and authorizes repair or
   replacement.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS: Teachers handbook
                                  Standard 7.

                                  Equipment

                      Standard 7.5                  Replacement
A. Rate the use of a systematic replacement schedule to maintain up-to-date tools and equipment
   at industry and safety standards.


   The Vocational Department receives funds each year to repair and replace existing
   equipment. As any programs that need complete renovations are referred to the Applied
   Technology Department at the Board of Education. There is no projected life expectancy for
   the equipment.


B. Rate the use of student follow-up information and local Advisory Committee input in the
   replacement schedule.

   The Advisory Committee is consulted as to the needs of the program before any purchase is
   made to insure that the program is using equipment and techniques used in local industry.
   The student follow-up information and Advisory committee input are used to establish any
   tools that may be antiquated or substandard.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:             See meeting minutes
                                   Standard 7.

  Equipment

                         Standard 7.6                   Inventory
A. Rate the use of an inventory system to account for tools, equipment, parts, and supplies.



   All tools have an assigned marked out location. At the end of every class the toolboxes and
   tool room are checked for missing tools. All students are charged a deposit at the beginning
   of school and missing tools can be charged against these deposits.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:              Inventory list
                                   Standard 7.

                                   Equipment

                   Standard 7.7                   Parts Purchasing
A. Rate the use of a systematic parts purchasing system – from work order – to parts specialist –
   to jobber.


   After students complete estimates on vehicles the owners of the vehicles are required to
   purchase all materials used. Any materials used on demonstration vehicles are purchased
   using purchase orders from a local part supplier through an account that is maintained by the
   school bookkeeper.


B. Rate the impact of a lack of parts in delaying task performance.

   Estimates of vehicles are given to the customers (faculty members only) at the beginning of
   the week and the cars returned to them. After customers (faculty members only) purchase the
   materials they reschedule the vehicles for service. In this manner students are not left idle
   waiting for materials to work on a vehicle.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 7.

                                     Equipment

                         Standard 7.8                    Hand Tools
A. Rate the availability of hand tool sets for students, comparable to the tools that will be
   required for employment.


   Students are divided into groups of 3-4 and assigned a toolbox with sets of tools to work
   with. There are 7 of these toolbox sets for the students.


B. Rate the emphasis place on encouraging students to purchase a hand tool set (during the
   period of instruction) which is appropriate to the specialty area(s) in which they are being
   trained.

   Students are given the opportunity to purchase tool sets from Snap-On at discounted rates.
   The tool supplier offered these arrangements.

C. Rate the quantity of hand tools (not sets) available for student use during lab/shop instruction.


   There are tools in ample supply for all students to be able to work on vehicles. In addition an
   extra set of tools are available in the tool room incase of damaged or lost tools.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:               Inventory Sheets
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities
The physical facilities must be adequate to permit achievement of the
program goals and performance objectives.

                   Standard 8.1                   Training Stations
A. Rate the training stations available in the type and number required for task performance as
   outlined in the program goals and performance objectives in terms of:
   1. Adequate bench space

       There are 19 steel benches to work on spread evenly throughout the lab/shop

   2. Adequate lab/shop space

       The facility is large enough to house six lifts and is equipped with six garage door
       openings.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 8.

                                        Facilities

                             Standard 8.2                    Safety
A. Rate the identification of hazardous areas (painting, welding, etc.) with signs.
   Signs are posted that people inside the lab/shop are required to have on approved eye
   protection devices. No painting or welding takes place in the lab/shop.


B. Rate the fire extinguishers in terms of having regular, current inspection tags attached and
   meeting fire codes for different types of fires.
   There are nine fully charged and currently tagged fire extinguishers meeting fire codes for
   different types of fires in the lab/shop. There is an additional one in the class and one in the
   office.

C. Rate the availability of an electrical disconnect system to shut down all outlets in case of an
   emergency.
   There are five shut electrical disconnect located throughout the lab/shop for emergency shut
   downs. There is only one reset button located in the instructor’s office.

D. Rate the lighting in terms of being adequate for task performance and safety.
   The facility is well lit with high output vapor lamps in the ceiling and six garage doors.

E. Rate safety inspections in terms of being regularly held.
   The ___________ County Fire Marshall comes and inspects the program on a yearly basis; as
   does the engineering staff form the Board of Education. The Administrator in charge of
   facilities immediately addresses any problems found and arranges corrections.

F. Rate the degree to which all other applicable safety standards are met.
   The school staff corrects any safety standards that may exist as soon as they become aware of
   them. Students, Advisory Committee, instructors, or any that sees a concern may point out
   these problems.


G. Rate the identification of vehicle traffic areas.
   All areas in which vehicles may move inside the facility are outlined with Black and Yellow
   Hazard tape.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 8.

                                       Facilities

                        Standard 8.3                   Maintenance
A. Rate the use of a regular facilities maintenance program to ensure that facilities are suitable
   for instruction.

   The classroom and locker rooms are cleaned on a daily basis. Any additional repairs are
   noted on a maintenance request form and given to the administrator in charge of facilities.
   The students are expected to maintain a clean and safe work environment as they would at a
   job. The students perform routine sweeping, emptying of trashcans in the lab/shop. During
   the summer months any major repairs are perform such as painting and structural changes.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                      Standard 8.4                  Housekeeping
A. Rate the classroom and lab/shop area for being kept clean and orderly.


   The maintenance staff cleans the class daily and the students clean the lab/shop as they work
   in there.


B. Rate the parking and storage areas for being kept clean and orderly.

   The instructor as needed keeps the storage area clean and the maintenance staff maintains the
   parking.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 8.

                                       Facilities

                        Standard 8.5                   Office Space
A. Rate the availability of an area separate from the lab/shop for the instructor’s use as an office.



   The instructor’s office is located between the class and the lab/shop with windows looking
   into both areas. It includes desk, filing cabinets, storage shelves, a phone, and a network
   computer.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 8.

                                       Facilities

                   Standard 8.6                  Instructional Area
A. Rate the availability of an area convenient to, but separate from, the lab/shop for theory
   instruction and other non-lab activities.

   There is a separate class with seating for up to 28 students. The class is located next to the
   lab and is designed for non-lab activities.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 8.
                                     Facilities

                            Standard 8.7                   Storage
A. Rate the storage area for specialized tools in terms of being adequate to support the activities
   outlined in the program goals and objectives.

   There are two storage areas of specialized tools. The first is a tool room holding mechanical
   tools that commonly used and are more durable. The second room is used for more fragile
   electronic equipment and one of a kind tools stored in shelved cabinets with locking doors.
   Both rooms are secured with locks that only the instructor has.

B. Rate the storage area for parts and supplies in terms of being adequate to support the
   activities outlined in the program goals and performance objectives.


   Storage area for parts and supplies is limited to expendables. These materials are stored in
   shelved cabinets with locking doors. The room itself is then closed and locked with a pad
   lock


C. Rate the storage area for vehicles in terms of being adequate to support the activities outlined
   in the program goals and performance.


   All vehicles used for demonstration purposes are stored either in the lab facility or in the area
   surrounding the facility. A six-foot tall fence encloses the entire area.


D. Rate the storage area in terms of being provided for student toolboxes

   Students use tools and boxes supplied by the school. These are kept at each workstation and
   secured with locks.

E. Rate the security from pilferage and vandalism of the storage areas.

   Every thing in the lab/shop is secured. All the storage rooms are locked, toolboxes locked,
   and the garage doors are secured at the end of each day. In the evening the facility is
   patrolled by a custodian that lives on the campus. He checks that all exterior doors are
   secured. All tools are stored in areas outlined for each tool for quick and easy inventory. The
   only time the storage rooms are opened is when the instructor enters them to remove a tool.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                   Standard 8.8                   Support Facilities
A. Rate the area provided for clean up after lab/shop activities in terms of being conveniently
   located.

   The clean up area is located on the side of the lab/shop area between the male and female
   restrooms

B. Rate the lockers for both male and female students in terms of being conveniently located.


   The male lockers are located inside the restroom area for the males. The female lockers are
   located right beside the female restroom. Both restrooms are located right beside the
   lab/shop.

C. Rate the restrooms for both male and female students in terms of being conveniently located.


   Both restrooms are located adjacent to the lab/shop area.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 8.

  Facilities

                        Standard 8.9                  Ventilation
A. Rate the exhaust fume removal system in terms of being in place and operable.


   There are four exhaust hoses and two large exhaust fans, all of which are operable.


B. Rate the heating and cooling systems in terms of providing sufficient comfort for learning.


   The lab/shop has two heating units to warm the room in the winter but no air-conditioning for
   the summer months. The classroom has central air-conditioning and heating.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                     Standard 8.

                                        Facilities

                            Standard 8.10                   First Aid
A. Rate the availability of a first aid kit for the program.

   The first aid kit is located in the instructor’s office in the desk

B. Rate the first aid kit in terms of being clearly identified.

   The first aid kit is a small kit in the instructor’s desk and is marked First Aid. If any more
   first aid were required than could be supplied by the kit then the school health provider would
   be called in. This is school policy.

C. Rate it in terms of being equipped with basic, up to date first aid supplies.

   The kit is equipped with only minimal supplies for minor injuries. The instructor checks the
   kit each month for any materials need.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                  Standard 8.11                 Facility Evaluation
A. Rate the use of the Advisory Committee to conduct an annual evaluation of the facilities to
   assure adequacy in meeting program needs.

   The Advisory Committee did an evaluation of the facility during the 99 – 00 school and made
   several suggestions as to how to improve the program. Since then all those suggestions have
   been implemented. They will be doing a follow-up evaluation this year to establish any other
   needs the program may need.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 9.

                           Instructional Staff
The instructional staff must have technical competency and meet all state
and local requirements for certification/credentials

               Standard 9.1                  Technical Competency
A. Number of full-time work experience as a general automotive technician.


   ______ Years


B. Number of years work experience as an automotive technician in the specialty areas taught.

   ______ Years

C. Number of years of education or degrees earned beyond high school that have been
   completed by the instructor.

   _______ Years

D. Do instructors hold current ASE certification in the automotive areas they teach?

   Yes

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:              ASE Certification
                                    Standard 9.

                            Instructional Staff

 Standard 9.2                   Instructional Competency/Certification
A. Rate the degree to which all instructors meet all state certifying requirements.

   The instructor is a certified instructor with a Continuous Contract.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:               Certification
                                    Standard 9.

  Instructional Staff

                  Standard 9.3                   Technical Updating
A. Rate the availability of automotive trade publications, service bulletins, and other materials
   needed to maintain technical competence for the instructional staff


   The Shop Key system comes with Technical service bulletins and is updated four times a
   year. Subscriptions to automotive magazines and technical bulletins from ASE also keep the
   instructor up to date with needed technical competence.


B. Rate the opportunities provide for instructors to return to industry for planned in-service and
   skill upgrading on a regular basis.

   The instructor can participate in the Vocational In-service and Business Exchange Program
   (VIBE) program during the school year. During the summer the instructor has a second
   program called the TIES program he can participate in. Both programs pay the instructor to
   go back into the field and learn new technologies.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:               VIBE and TIES papers
                                   Standard 9.

                           Instructional Staff

                          Standard 9.4                  First Aid
A. Rate the availability of a written policy approved by the school administration on First Aid
   administration and procedures


   In case of an emergency the instructor can contact the front office by phone or an emergency
   button. There is a school nurse that can come to the class to administer first aid for all
   serious situations. An accident report is required for any incident that occurs.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:              Teachers Handbook
                                      Standard 9.

                              Instructional Staff

                           Standard 9.5                    Substitutes
A. Rate the use of a systematic method to obtain “substitute” or “supply” instructors.




Industry partners on the advisory committee will be supplying substitutes for the program. These are
certified technicians.

B. Rate the use of an orientation session for substitutes on a regular basis.

    All substitutes are given an overview of the program and school policy. They often times
    will share with the students there personnel experiences of the automotive industry.

C. Rate the use of substitutes who are competent in automotive instructions.

    All substitutes are ASE certified technicians holding substitute-teaching certificates.


    REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                 Standard 10.

                   Cooperative Agreements
Written policies and procedures should be used for cooperative and
apprenticeship training programs.

                         Standard 10.1                Standards
A. Rate the use of performance standards a student will be expected to meet in terms of being
   developed and coordinated by the supervising instructor.

   The program uses a pre-developed curriculum that specifies the performance standard the
   student is expected to achieve. The instructor coordinates and supervises the performance
   standards as the student performs them.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:              IML curriculum
                                 Standard 10.

                    Cooperative Agreements

                        Standard 10.2                 Agreements
A. Rate the use of all agreements between the institution and the work location in terms of being
   written and legal binding.

   The only articulation agreement that exist is one with ______________ Community College
   that will give students credit for courses completed at __________ High School that are equal
   to the ones taught at the college. This agreement will become enforceable when the
   automotive program at _________ High School becomes NATEF accredited. Universal
   Technical Institute has extended to the program an articulation agreement to become effective
   at the time the program becomes NATEF accredited.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:              Articulation agreement
                                  Standard 10.

                    Cooperative Agreements

                        Standard 10.3                 Supervision

A. Rate the use of a supervising automotive instructor assigned the responsibility, authority and
   time to coordinate and monitor cooperative automotive programs.

   The program uses no cooperative training programs or agreements. The use of internships is
   in place so any student can intern at local dealerships to gain experience. There is a separate
   teacher that coordinates the Executive Internship Program.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                Appendix B




   The following pages are preprinted
notebook header pages for each Standard
            of the evaluation.
                PROGRAM STANDARDS

                    CONTENTS

1.   PURPOSE

2.   ADMINISTRATION

3.   LEARNING RESOURCES

4.   FINANCES

5.   STUDENT SERVICES

6.   INSTRUCTION

7.   EQUIPMENT

8.   FACILITIES

9.   INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

10. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
        STANDARD 1.

               Purpose

Standard 1.1     Employment Potential
               STANDARD 1.

                 Purpose

Standard 1.2      Program Description/Goals
      STANDARD 2.

      Administration

          Standard 2.1
Student Competency Certification
       STANDARD 2.

       Administration

Standard 2.2   Chain of Command
         STANDARD 2.

         Administration
Standard 2.3      Administrative Support

    A.   Staff in-service

    B. Appropriate Facilities

    C. Up to date tools and equipment

    D. Training support materials
        Standard 2.

     Administration

Standard 2.4   Written Policies
          Standard 2.

        Administration

Standard 2.5   Advisory Committees
               Standard 2.

           Administration

Standard 2.6     Public/Community Relations
               Standard 2.

         Administration

Standard 2.7      Customer Vehicle Work
          Standard 3.

    Learning Resources
Standard 3.1   Service Information
      Standard 3.

Learning Resources

Standard 3.2   Multimedia
               Standard 3.

           Learning Resources

Standard 3.3   Instructional Development Services
      Standard 3.

Learning Resources

Standard 3.4   Periodicals
         Standard 3.

   Learning Resources

Standard 3.5   Student Materials
               Standard 4.

                Finances

Standard 4.1      Program Training Costs
    Standard 4.

      Finances

Standard 4.2   Budget
          Standard 4.

               Finances

Standard 4.3      Budget Preparation
       Standard 4.

         Finances

Standard 4.4   Status Reports
         Standard 5.

     Student Services

Standard 5.1   Skills Assessment
               Standard 5.

         Student Services

Standard 5.2     Pre-Admission Counseling
        Standard 5.

     Student Services

Standard 5.3   Student Records
     Standard 5.

  Student Services

Standard 5.4   Placement
         Standard 5.

      Student Services

Standard 5.5   Annual Follow-up
          Standard 5.

       Student Services

Standard 5.6   Legal Requirements
       Standard 6.

       Instruction

Standard 6.1   Program Plan
           Standard 6.

           Instruction

Standard 6.2   Student Training Plan
         Standard 6.

         Instruction

Standard 6.3   Preparation Time
       Standard 6.

        Instruction

Standard 6.4   Teaching Load
      Standard 6.

      Instruction

Standard 6.5   Curriculum
        Standard 6.

         Instruction

Standard 6.6   Student Progress
               Standard 6.

               Instruction
Standard 6.7      Performance Standards
        Standard 6.

         Instruction

Standard 6.8   Safety Standards
               Standard 6.

               Instruction

Standard 6.9      Personal Characteristics
          Standard 6.

          Instruction

Standard 6.10   Work Habits/Ethics
                Standard 6.

                 Instruction

Standard 6.11   Provisions for Individual Differences
         Standard 6.

          Instruction

Standard 6.12   Related Instruction
    Standard 6.

    Instruction

Standard 6.13   Testing
            Standard 6.

            Instruction

Standard 6.14   Evaluation of Instruction
                Standard 6.

                 Instruction

Standard 6.15   On Vehicle Service and Repair Work
      Standard 6.

      Instruction

Standard 6.16   Articulation
   Standard 7.

    Equipment

Standard 7.1   Safety
         Standard 7.

         Equipment

Standard 7.2   Type and Quality
          Standard 7.

           Equipment

Standard 7.3   Consumable Supplies
      Standard 7.

       Equipment

Standard 7.4   Maintenance
      Standard 7.

       Equipment

Standard 7.5   Replacement
             Standard 7.

Equipment

        Standard 7.6   Inventory
        Standard 7.

         Equipment

Standard 7.7   Parts Purchasing
      Standard 7.

      Equipment

Standard 7.8   Hand Tools
         Standard 8.

          Facilities

Standard 8.1   Training Stations
   Standard 8.

     Facilities

Standard 8.2   Safety
      Standard 8.

        Facilities

Standard 8.3   Maintenance
       Standard 8.

         Facilities

Standard 8.4   Housekeeping
      Standard 8.

        Facilities

Standard 8.5   Office Space
         Standard 8.

           Facilities

Standard 8.6    Instructional Area
    Standard 8.

      Facilities

Standard 8.7   Storage
         Standard 8.

           Facilities

Standard 8.8    Support Facilities
                   Standard 8.

Facilities

             Standard 8.9   Ventilation
     Standard 8.

      Facilities

Standard 8.10   First Aid
         Standard 8.

           Facilities

Standard 8.11   Facility Evaluation
           Standard 9.

       Instructional Staff

Standard 9.1   Technical Competency
                  Standard 9.

               Instructional Staff

Standard 9.2    Instructional Competency/Certification
                 Standard 9.

Instructional Staff

       Standard 9.3   Technical Updating
     Standard 9.

Instructional Staff

Standard 9.4   First Aid
      Standard 9.

 Instructional Staff

Standard 9.5   Substitutes
      Standard 10.

Cooperative Agreements

  Standard 10.1   Standards
      Standard 10.

Cooperative Agreements

 Standard 10.2   Agreements
      Standard 10.

Cooperative Agreements

 Standard 10.3   Supervision
Appendix C


                PROGRAM STANDARDS

                    CONTENTS

1.   PURPOSE

2.   ADMINISTRATION

3.   LEARNING RESOURCES

4.   FINANCES

5.   STUDENT SERVICES

6.   INSTRUCTION

7.   EQUIPMENT

8.   FACILITIES

9.   INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

11. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
                              STANDARD 1.

                                      Purpose
 The automobile technician-training program should have clearly stated
program goals, related to the needs of the students and employers served.

               Standard 1.1                 Employment Potential
C. What percentages of those who complete the program obtain employment in the automotive
   industry within six (6) months of program?



D. Rate the administration and use of an annual survey of employers to determine the needs of
   their potential employees.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                               STANDARD 1.

                                        Purpose
     Standard 1.2                           Program Description/Goals
C. Rate the program materials available (brochure or catalog) on the inclusion of the following:
   7. Admission requirements
   8. Employment potential
   9. Areas of specialty training offered
   10. Cost of tuition and fees
   11. Technical qualifications of the instructional staff
   12. Overall goals of the program


D. Rate the availability of program materials for students prior to enrollment.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                             STANDARD 2.

                             Administration
     Program administration should ensure that instructional activities
             support and promote the goals of the program.

      Standard 2.1                                 Student Competency Certification

B.    Rate the certificate or diploma a student receives upon program completion on clearly
      specifying the areas of demonstrated competency.



      REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                             STANDARD 2.

                             Administration

               Standard 2.2                   Chain of Command
B.   Rate the organizational chart on the clarity of designating the responsibilities and
     authorities of program personnel.



     REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                               STANDARD 2.

                               Administration
              Standard 2.3                   Administrative Support

                      B.      Staff in-service
B. Rate the provisions made for instructors to return to industry for planned in-service and
   update training on a regular basis.



                      B. Appropriate Facilities
B. Rate the training stations available in terms of the type and number required for specialty
   areas described in the program goals.




                      C. Up to date tools and equipment
D. Rate the availability of tools and equipment needed for training in the lab/shop area.
E. Rate the tools and equipment used in the training program in terms of meeting industry
   standards.
F. Rate the quantity of tools and equipment in terms of efficient and effective instruction.




                   D. Training support materials

                      G. Automotive Magazines
B. Rate the current general and technical automotive magazines and papers available for student
   and instructor use
                     H. Annual Budget
B. Rate the extent to which the annual budget is prepared by the program faculty in conjunction
   with the institution administration.


REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 2.

                               Administration

                     Standard 2.4                   Written Policies
D. Rate the extent to which written policies regarding student and institution responsibilities
   have been approved by administrative and/or policy board.



E. Rate the written policies regarding safety, liability, and lab/shop operation in terms of being
   prominently displayed in the lab/shop area.


F. Rate the policies in terms of being provided to each student and instructor.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 2.

                              Administration

                Standard 2.5                Advisory Committees
D. Does the advisory committee convene a minimum of two working meetings per year?


E. Rate the input of committee members as indicated in the minutes.


F. Rate the number of committee members in terms of being representative of the following
   groups.

   6. automobile technicians:
   7. local employers:
   8. consumer groups
   9. former students:
   10. other:

   See contact list


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 2.

                                Administration

          Standard 2.6                   Public/Community Relations
B. Rate the distribution of public relations materials on a regular basis.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 2.

                               Administration

              Standard 2.7                   Customer Vehicle Work
C. Rate the system used to collect, documents, and disburse live work repair receipts.



D. Rate the use of support staff to collect payment for live work repairs.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources
 Support material, consistent with both program goals and performance
         objectives, should be available to staff and students.

                  Standard 3.1                   Service Information
C. Rate the availability of service information with procedures and specification of vehicles
   manufactured within the last 10 years by the major manufactures.


D. Rate the availability of the manufacturer’s specification data in terms of location to the
   lab/shop area.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources

                        Standard 3.2                   Multimedia
C. Rate the use of appropriate, up-to-date multimedia materials such as video equipment,
   transparencies, etc. in the training process.




D. Rate the availability of the multimedia materials for instructional purpose.




   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources

     Standard 3.3                  Instructional Development Services
C. Rate the use of specialist to provide media development services for instructional staff.



D. Rate the availability of equipment and supplies for faculty use in duplicating materials and
   producing overhead transparency materials etc.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 3.

                        Learning Resources

                        Standard 3.4                Periodicals
B. Rate the general and technical automotive magazines and newspapers available for student
   and instructor use in terms of being current.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources

                   Standard 3.5                   Student Materials
B. Rate the instructional texts of pertinent material available for each student in terms of
   satisfying the objective of the mode of instruction use.



B. Rate the specialty textbooks in terms of having copyright dates no more than six years old.


C. Rate the basic textbooks in terms of having copyright dates no more than six years old.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 4.

                                        Finances
Funding should be provided to meet the program goals and
performance objectives


              Standard 4.1                    Program Training Costs
B. Rate the per student training cost in terms of realistically achieving instructional goals.




   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 4.

                                     Finances

                           Standard 4.2                 Budget
D. Rate the development of an annual budget for program operation.



E. Rate the budgeted funds allocated to and used by the program.


F. Rate the funding in terms of being adequate for program operation.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 4.

                                      Finances

                 Standard 4.3                   Budget Preparation
B. Rate the annual budget in terms of being prepared by the institutional administration in
   conjunction with the program staff.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 4.

                                       Finances

                      Standard 4.4                   Status Reports
B. Rate budget status reports provided to instructional staff.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 5.

                               Student Services
Systematic pre-admission testing, interviews, counseling services,
placement, and follow-up procedures should be used.

                    Standard 5.1                    Skills Assessment
D. Rate the use of pretest in the following area prior to student enrollment:
      4. Reading
      5. mathematics and science
      6. mechanical aptitude


E. Rate the documentation of testing procedures and how the results will be used in the program
   explanatory material and its availability to all interested parties.


F. Rate the availability of written justification for all requirements.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 5.

                             Student Services

            Standard 5.2                  Pre-Admission Counseling
B. Rate the use of student interviews and notification of acceptance to the program prior to
   program admission.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 5.

                             Student Services

                    Standard 5.3                 Student Records
B. Rate the system used to maintain the permanent records of current and former students.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 5.

                            Student Services

                        Standard 5.4                 Placement
B. Rate the placement system used to assist students in obtaining employment in the automotive
   industry upon graduation.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 5.

                             Student Services

                  Standard 5.5                  Annual Follow-up
F. Rate the formal follow-up system used to determine students’ employment location.



G. Rate the follow-up procedure used to obtain student assessment of efficiency and
   effectiveness of their training.


H. Rate the follow-up procedure in terms of obtaining feedback regarding need additions of
   deletions to the training:
               4. Curriculum
               5. Program
               6. Tools and equipment


I. Rate the follow-up system used to obtain information from program graduates who are
   employed outside of the automotive industry.


J. Rate the use of the information from follow-up procedures to modify the training program.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 5.

                             Student Services

                 Standard 5.6                  Legal Requirements
B. Rate the training program in terms of compliance with applicable local, state, and federal
   requirements.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 6.

                                   Instruction
  Instruction must be systematic and reflect program goals. A task list
specific performance objectives with criterion referenced measures must
                                be used.

                      Standard 6.1                 Program Plan
B. Rate the training program in terms of being logically sequenced.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                Standard 6.2                  Student Training Plan
C. Rate the specific training plan used for each student in terms of stating the student goals and
   steps need to meet those goals



D. Rate the emphasis placed on giving students a copy of their training plan.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                   Standard 6.3                  Preparation Time
B. Rate the instructor’s schedule in terms of providing adequate time for planning.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                      Standard 6.4                  Teaching Load
C. Rate the current instructor/student ratio in terms of educationally sound.



D. Rate the average instructor ratio for the past year in terms of being educationally sound.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                      Instruction

                        Standard 6.5                 Curriculum
F. Do the following areas provide theory and “hands-on” training for 95% of the P-1, 80% of
   the P-2 and 50% of the P-3 tasks:

                                                    95 %           80%            50%
                                                    P-1            P-2            P-3
   1. Brakes
   2. Electrical/Electronic Systems
   3. Engine Performance
   4. Suspension & Steering


G. Rate the tools and equipment available for each program area

   5.   Brakes
   6.   Electrical/Electronic Systems
   7.   Engine Performance
   8.   Suspension & Steering


H. Rate the use of the Advisory Committee to review and approve addition tasks.




I. Rate the curriculum in terms of including instruction on:
   8. OSHA regulation the student may encounter upon employment.


   9. Legal responsibilities of the technician regarding Environmental Protection Agency
      regulations.


   10. Other appropriate requirements which may affect their on-the-job activities.
   11. Identification and use of appropriate tools and test and measurements equipment.



   12. Use of current service and information and industry publication.


   13. Knowledge and use of all current applicable industry and government
       regulations/accepted practices and their agencies.


   14. Fuel characteristics, difference gasoline/diesel and alternative fuels, safety implications of
       these characteristics/differences, appropriate technical terminology and the potential
       environmental and economic cost/benefits.


J. Rate the inclusion of competency in filling out work order forms, ordering parts, and
   recording the time spent on task in the curriculum.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                    Standard 6.6                   Student Progress
B. Rate the use of a progress chart of other record keeping tool (with specific tasks) to indicate
   students’ progress.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 6.

                                    Instruction
              Standard 6.7                   Performance Standards
D. Rate the use of a stated performance level required for each task.



E. Rate the availability of standards given to students and potential.


F. Rate the requirement for students to demonstrate “hands-on” competency or mastery of a task
   before the instructor verifies a student performance.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                    Standard 6.8                  Safety Standards
E. Rate the safety instruction given prior to lab/shop work.



F. Rate the importance place on safety instruction as a part of the training program.


G. Rate the importance of including safety test in the training program.


H. Rate the emphasis placed on complying with safety practices in the lab/shop area.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

              Standard 6.9                   Personal Characteristics
B. Rate the emphasis placed on the on the following in all training activities and instructional
   materials:

   7. The importance of maintaining good relationships with fellow employees.



   8. Respect for fellow student’s tools and other property.


   9. The development of good customer relations.


   10. Appropriate clothing similar to that found in local shops.


   11. Student cleanliness to insure seats, steering wheels, etc are not greasy or damaged after
       the job is complete.


   12. The use of fender covers.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                 Standard 6.10                 Work Habits/Ethics
C. Rate the degree to which the training program is organized so that appropriate work habits
   developed in the training program are similar to work habits required on the job.




D. Rate the emphasis placed upon ethical practices.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

    Standard 6.11                 Provisions for Individual Differences
B. Rate the structure of the training program to accommodate students with different levels of
   cognitive and psychomotor ability.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 6.

                                     Instruction

                  Standard 6.12                   Related Instruction
C. Rate the degree to which related mathematics, science, communication, and interpersonal-
   relations instruction are coordinated with on-going instruction in the training program.




D. Rate the use of qualified instructors for related instruction.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                           Standard 6.13                  Testing
D. Rate the used of written test to evaluate task performance.



E. Rate the use of performance test to evaluate task performance.


F. Rate the use of go/no go level of performance in performance tests.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

             Standard 6.14                  Evaluation of Instruction
G. Rate the uses of a systematic program evaluation system to make decisions about program
   efficiency, effectiveness, and content.




H. Rate the use of student input in the evaluation process.




I. Rate the use of instructor evaluation in the evaluation process.




J. Rate the use of self-evaluation of instruction on a regular basis in the evaluation process.




K. Rate the use of student follow-up data in the evaluation process.




L. Rate the use of the Advisory committee review in the evaluation process




   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

     Standard 6.15                On Vehicle Service and Repair Work
E.     Rate the degree to which live work benefits the student and supplements on-going
       instruction.




F.     Rate the degree to which a student had instruction and practice on a specific repair task
       before a live work job requiring this task is assigned.




G.     Rate the degree to which the program policies do not allow the following as the primary
       source of live work projects:


       3. Students in the automobile technician training program working on their own vehicles




       4. School buses or other vehicles owned and operated by the governing body of the
          school
(NOTE: VEHICLES DONATED BY MANUFACTURERS OR OTHER SOURCES ARE
ACCEPTABLE AS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF LIVE WORK PROJECTS.)


H.     Rate the use of a written, industry type work order attached to or placed inside the
       vehicle.




       REFERENCE MATERIALS:
       Standard 6.

                                  Instruction

                      Standard 6.16                Articulation

B. Rate the articulation agreements used between programs with equivalent competencies to
   eliminate unnecessary duplication instruction.



    REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 7.

                                     Equipment
Equipment and tools used in tools used in the automobile technician
training program must be of the type and quality found in the repair
industry and must also be the type needed to provide training to meet the
program goals and performance objectives.

                             Standard 7.1                   Safety
C. Rate the degree to which all shields, guards, and other safety devices are in place, operable,
   and used.



D. Rate the degree to which all students, instructors, and visitors wear safety glasses in the
   lab/shop area while lab is in session.


REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 7.

                                    Equipment

                    Standard 7.2                  Type and Quality
D. Rate the availability of the tools and equipment needed for instruction in the lab/shop area.




E. Rate the tools and equipment in terms of the quantity needed for efficient and effective
   instruction.


F. Rate the tools and equipment used in terms of meeting industry standard quality standards.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 7.

                                    Equipment

                Standard 7.3                  Consumable Supplies
B. Rate the consumable supplies in terms of availability to assure continuous instruction.




   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                 Standard 7.

                                 Equipment

                     Standard 7.4                 Maintenance
B. Rate the use of a preventive maintenance program to minimize equipment down time.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 7.

                                  Equipment

                      Standard 7.5                  Replacement
C. Rate the use of a systematic replacement schedule to maintain up-to-date tools and equipment
   at industry and safety standards.




D. Rate the use of student follow-up information and local Advisory Committee input in the
   replacement schedule.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 7.

  Equipment

                         Standard 7.6                   Inventory
B. Rate the use of an inventory system to account for tools, equipment, parts, and supplies.




   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 7.

                                   Equipment

                   Standard 7.7                   Parts Purchasing
C. Rate the use of a systematic parts purchasing system – from work order – to parts specialist –
   to jobber.




D. Rate the impact of a lack of parts in delaying task performance.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 7.

                                     Equipment

                         Standard 7.8                   Hand Tools
D. Rate the availability of hand tool sets for students, comparable to the tools that will be
   required for employment.




E. Rate the emphasis place on encouraging students to purchase a hand tool set (during the
   period of instruction) which is appropriate to the specialty area(s) in which they are being
   trained.


F. Rate the quantity of hand tools (not sets) available for student use during lab/shop instruction.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities
The physical facilities must be adequate to permit achievement of the
program goals and performance objectives.

                   Standard 8.1                  Training Stations
B. Rate the training stations available in the type and number required for task performance as
   outlined in the program goals and performance objectives in terms of:
   3. Adequate bench space


   4. Adequate lab/shop space


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                     Standard 8.

                                        Facilities

                              Standard 8.2                  Safety
H. Rate the identification of hazardous areas (painting, welding, etc.) with signs.




I. Rate the fire extinguishers in terms of having regular, current inspection tags attached and
   meeting fire codes for different types of fires.


J. Rate the availability of an electrical disconnect system to shut down all outlets in case of an
   emergency.


K. Rate the lighting in terms of being adequate for task performance and safety.



L. Rate safety inspections in terms of being regularly held.


M. Rate the degree to which all other applicable safety standards are met.



N. Rate the identification of vehicle traffic areas.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 8.

                                       Facilities

                        Standard 8.3                   Maintenance
B. Rate the use of a regular facilities maintenance program to ensure that facilities are suitable
   for instruction.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                      Standard 8.4                  Housekeeping
C. Rate the classroom and lab/shop area for being kept clean and orderly.




D. Rate the parking and storage areas for being kept clean and orderly.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 8.

                                       Facilities

                        Standard 8.5                   Office Space
B. Rate the availability of an area separate from the lab/shop for the instructor’s use as an office.




   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 8.

                                       Facilities

                   Standard 8.6                  Instructional Area
B. Rate the availability of an area convenient to, but separate from, the lab/shop for theory
   instruction and other non-lab activities.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 8.

                                       Facilities

                            Standard 8.7                   Storage
F. Rate the storage area for specialized tools in terms of being adequate to support the activities
   outlined in the program goals and objectives.


G. Rate the storage area for parts and supplies in terms of being adequate to support the
   activities outlined in the program goals and performance objectives.




H. Rate the storage area for vehicles in terms of being adequate to support the activities outlined
   in the program goals and performance.




I. Rate the storage area in terms of being provided for student toolboxes


J. Rate the security from pilferage and vandalism of the storage areas.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                   Standard 8.8                   Support Facilities
D. Rate the area provided for clean-up after lab/shop activities in terms of being conveniently
   located.


E. Rate the lockers for both male and female students in terms of being conveniently located.



F. Rate the restrooms for both male and female students in terms of being conveniently located.


   Both restrooms are located adjacent to the lab/shop area.

   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 8.

  Facilities

                        Standard 8.9                  Ventilation
C. Rate the exhaust fume removal system in terms of being in place and operable.




D. Rate the heating and cooling systems in terms of providing sufficient comfort for learning.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                     Standard 8.

                                        Facilities

                            Standard 8.10                  First Aid
D. Rate the availability of a first aid kit for the program.


E. Rate the first aid kit in terms of being clearly identified.


F. Rate it in terms of being equipped with basic, up to date first aid supplies.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                  Standard 8.11                 Facility Evaluation
B. Rate the use of the Advisory Committee to conduct an annual evaluation of the facilities to
   assure adequacy in meeting program needs.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 9.

                           Instructional Staff
The instructional staff must have technical competency and meet all state
and local requirements for certification/credentials

               Standard 9.1                  Technical Competency
E. Number of full-time work experience as a general automotive technician.




F. Number of years work experience as an automotive technician in the specialty areas taught.



G. Number of years of education or degrees earned beyond high school that have been
   completed by the instructor.



H. Do instructors hold current ASE certification in the automotive areas they teach.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 9.

                            Instructional Staff

 Standard 9.2                   Instructional Competency/Certification
B. Rate the degree to which all instructors meet all state certifying requirements.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 9.

  Instructional Staff

                  Standard 9.3                   Technical Updating
C. Rate the availability of automotive trade publications, service bulletins, and other materials
   needed to maintain technical competence for the instructional staff




D. Rate the opportunities provide for instructors to return to industry for planned in-service and
   skill upgrading on a regular basis.


   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                   Standard 9.

                           Instructional Staff

                          Standard 9.4                  First Aid
B. Rate the availability of a written policy approved by the school administration on First Aid
   administration and procedures




   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                    Standard 9.

                            Instructional Staff

                         Standard 9.5                   Substitutes
D. Rate the use of a systematic method to obtain “substitute” or “supply” instructors.




E. Rate the use of an orientation session for substitutes on a regular basis.


F. Rate the use of substitutes who are competent in automotive instructions.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                 Standard 10.

                   Cooperative Agreements
Written policies and procedures should be used for cooperative and
apprenticeship training programs.

                         Standard 10.1                Standards
B. Rate the use of performance standards a student will be expected to meet in terms of being
   developed and coordinated by the supervising instructor.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                 Standard 10.

                    Cooperative Agreements

                        Standard 10.2                 Agreements
B. Rate the use of all agreements between the institution and the work location in terms of being
   written and legal binding.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                                  Standard 10.

                    Cooperative Agreements

                        Standard 10.3                 Supervision

B. Rate the use of a supervising automotive instructor assigned the responsibility, authority and
   time to coordinate and monitor cooperative automotive programs.



   REFERENCE MATERIALS:
                 Appendix D




   The following pages are preprinted
notebook header pages for each Standard
  of the evaluation with suggestions for
information to be contained within them.
  Remember, documentation is the key.
                PROGRAM STANDARDS

                    CONTENTS

1.   PURPOSE

2.   ADMINISTRATION

3.   LEARNING RESOURCES

4.   FINANCES

5.   STUDENT SERVICES

6.   INSTRUCTION

7.   EQUIPMENT

8.   FACILITIES

9.   INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
                                STANDARD 1.

                                       Purpose

               Standard 1.1                   Employment Potential




Blank tracking sheet

Any State required tracking sheet

Documentation of percentage of graduates in the field of study six months after graduation (if
applicable)

Blank employer survey form

Tabulation of completed survey forms (if applicable)

Documentation of who is responsible for compiling the information
                                STANDARD 1.

                                       Purpose

     Standard 1.2                          Program Description/Goals


Copy of school’s catalog or program brochure

Copy of prerequisites of enrollment (age, grade level, entry exam)

Copy of entry exam (if applicable)

Advisory committee minutes on this subject

Any advertisements or news articles on the program

List of any specialty classes taught

List any tuition or program costs to students with a copy of the schools catalog page showing this

Copies of Instructors qualifications, teaching certificate, educational background and ASE
certifications

Explain where ASE certificates are displayed

Identify what page in the schools catalog where the “mission statement” in displayed

Explain how students and potential students obtain program information (mailings, open houses,
etc)
                               STANDARD 2.

                               Administration
       Standard 2.1                                  Student Competency Certification




Copy of blank diploma or completion certificate showing where each areas have been completed
(can be printed on back)

If diploma or certificate does not include this listing, show documentation asking Administration
to adjust or develop a new one to show these areas
                                STANDARD 2.

                                Administration

                  Standard 2.2                   Chain of Command




Copy of schools organizational chart or statement showing this with names

Edit chart (if needed) to show responsibilities at each level
             STANDARD 2.

             Administration
Standard 2.3               Administrative Support

    A.      Staff in-service
    Copies of in-service training and any certificates from classes attended

    Statement from the school regarding continuing education for the
    instructor

    Copy of the instructors contract


    B. Appropriate Facilities
         Briefly describe the facility

    C. Availability of tools and equipment
         Briefly describe the tools and equipment

    D. Adequate tools for amount of students
    Briefly describe the student to tool set ratio

    E. Industry standard tools and equipment
    Briefly describe why the capital equipment is industry standard


    F. Training support materials
    List industry publications received or any automotive related magazines.


    G. Annual budget
    Documentation on how the school arrives at the programs budget and how
    the instructors are involved in the preparation
                                   Standard 2.

                               Administration

                     Standard 2.4                  Written Policies




Copy of schools policies and procedures manual

Show which pages explain the process of approval on policies

Explain where safety rules are displayed in the lab and shop

Copy of student and instructor’s handbook

Explain how policies are distributed to instructor and students
                                  Standard 2.

                              Administration

                Standard 2.5                 Advisory Committees




Documentation of advisory committee of at least 5 members (administration, other instructors
from the same school and students do not count) meeting at least twice a year

Copies of detailed minutes from meetings from 1-year prior

Copies of sign in sheets

List of committee members

Summary sheet of committee members showing which group they represent (technicians,
employers, consumer groups, former students, parents, etc) A member can be in multiple groups.
                                  Standard 2.

                              Administration

          Standard 2.6                  Public/Community Relations




Copies of any pamphlet, brochure, news releases, newspaper articles, radio or TV ads or any kind
of media exposure for the program

If none, write none
                                   Standard 2.

                               Administration

              Standard 2.7                  Customer Vehicle Work




Copy of blank repair order

Description of schools policy of what constitutes “live work”

Copy of schools written policy regarding how payment collected

Copies of original receipts for inspection upon request
                                   Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources
                 Standard 3.1                   Service Information




State where service manuals are located

State which computers have electronic service information on them (if applicable)

State the age of service information (should be current and go back at least 10 years)
                                    Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources

                        Standard 3.2                   Multimedia




Inventory listing of multimedia materials, their age, classroom location, transparencies, videos,
CD’s and other audio-visual materials

State where they can be found and who is in charge of them
                                  Standard 3.

                         Learning Resources

     Standard 3.3                 Instructional Development Services




Document how instructional materials are reproduced for classroom use and who assists in the
task

Specify where the photocopier is located
                                  Standard 3.

                         Learning Resources

                        Standard 3.4                 Periodicals




Statement regarding what periodicals are received by the program and where are they stored
(NOT Hot Rod, Car Craft , etc)
                                   Standard 3.

                          Learning Resources

                   Standard 3.5                  Student Materials




List of textbooks and other instructional materials used in the program with names of publishers
and copyright or revision dates (no more than 6 years old)

List any specialty books available to students (no more than 6 years old)
                                    Standard 4.

                                       Finances

              Standard 4.1                   Program Training Costs




Copies of class lists for all classes taught and budget available to the program showing a per
student cost or show the cost reimbursed by the State (FTE money)
                                   Standard 4.

                                      Finances

                           Standard 4.2                  Budget




NOTE: It is not necessary to show the evaluation team the actual budget dollars

Provide excerpts from past meeting minutes showing budget discussions with the advisory
committee

Provide any summary reports regarding meetings with administration when budgets and
allocations were discussed based on need or student load
                                  Standard 4.

                                      Finances

                 Standard 4.3                  Budget Preparation




Explain the budget development process including the role of faculty and administrators have in
making recommendations and providing feedback
                                  Standard 4.

                                     Finances

                     Standard 4.4                 Status Reports




Explain the process for feedback from the administration concerning the programs budget
balance at any time during the school year
                                   Standard 5.

                              Student Services

                    Standard 5.1                  Skills Assessment




Explain how pre-testing is done (if applicable)

Copy of pretest (if applicable)

If no pretest is done, the documentation of approaching administration and/or advisory
committee to implement one

Statement of how the results of pretests are used to identify areas needing remedial assistance
and describe how this assistance is provided to students in need

Explain the rationale for the program prerequisites (math used in alignment geometry and engine
repair, English in writing repair orders and reading manuals, etc)
                                    Standard 5.

                              Student Services

            Standard 5.2                   Pre-Admission Counseling




Explain when who does the pre-admission interview, and describe the evaluation criteria.

Explain the process of notifying the student regarding the results

Copy of the interview form or checklist
                                   Standard 5.

                             Student Services

                    Standard 5.3                  Student Records




Identify where student records are kept and for how long at each location
                                    Standard 5.

                              Student Services

                          Standard 5.4                  Placement




Explain how students are assisted in finding employment and who is responsible

Describe the resources the school utilizes to place students

Identify where job postings are displayed on campus

Copies of job postings or other materials used
                                   Standard 5.

                             Student Services

                   Standard 5.5                  Annual Follow-up




Explain the follow up system used to identify students and their location after graduation and
who is responsible for it

Explain when and how students are contacted (phone, mail, etc)

Explain the process for obtaining the assessment of the training received

Copy of blank questionnaire used

Explain how questionnaires are collected and tabulated and by whom

Explain how feedback is obtained from former students employed outside the industry

Explain when and how students are contacted (phone, mail, etc)

Copy of blank questionnaire used

Explain how questionnaires are collected and tabulated and by whom

Explain how surveys are conducted regarding reasons for seeking employment outside the
industry

Explain how feedback results are reviewed, evaluated and utilized to modify the program
                                      Standard 5.

                               Student Services

                  Standard 5.6                 Legal Requirements




Explain how the school maintains compliance to all applicable local, state and federal
requirements

Listing of schools certifying agencies (State, County, SACS, COE, etc)

Copies of schools certifications

Copies of instructor’s certificates
                                    Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                      Standard 6.1                   Program Plan




Copy of detailed training plan, brochure, catalog or state sequence of course study for the
different classes offered by the school
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

               Standard 6.2                  Student Training Plan




Copy of a detailed plan, which identifies the process and order a student would complete in order
to graduate the course

Explain how and when the student receives a copy of the training plan

Explain who is responsible for discussing the information with the student
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                   Standard 6.3                  Preparation Time




Documentation of the instructor’s schedule, showing class times, office hours available for
student assistance and preparation time. Account for every hour of the workday.
                                    Standard 6.

                                     Instruction

                      Standard 6.4                   Teaching Load




Copy of state, county or certifying organizations student to teacher ratio guidelines

Documentation of student to teacher ratio for each class of the program

Copy of previous years class lists with student to teacher ratio
                                    Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                        Standard 6.5                   Curriculum




Copy of prepared detailed curriculum

Documentation of inclusion of NATEF tasks in curriculum (only areas in which certification is
applied for)

Documentation of contact hours and inclusion of P1’s, P2’s and P3’s

Documentation of instruction of EPA, OSHA and safety within curriculum

Excerpts of advisory committee minutes showing where curriculum has been discussed for
approval

Copies of instructional units and tests on tool identification and use, test equipment and precision
tools and use of service manuals

Copy of blank work order form

Explain how students are required to demonstrate their skills
                                  Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                   Standard 6.6                  Student Progress




Copy of blank student progress chart or method of tracking
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction
              Standard 6.7                  Performance Standards




Copy of performance standards written for each item on the NATEF task list (items seeking
certification in only) stating the minimum level to obtain “competency” and the level to obtain
“mastery”

Explain how the performance standards are discussed with student, and by whom

Explain how the performance standards are discussed with potential employers and by whom

Explain when and how students are called upon to demonstrate their ability to perform tasks
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                    Standard 6.8                  Safety Standards




Explain how safety education is provided before students are allowed in the shop

Explain how “safe shop procedures” are incorporated into the education of each specialty area

Copy of the safety test on which a student must score a “100” on before continuing in the
program
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                  Standard 6.9                   Personal Standards




Copy of the part of the curriculum where personal characteristics are taught or a reference to
what pages in the curriculum

Explain how they are incorporated into the curriculum

Reference “Personal Development Program” if students participate in VICA and how it is
incorporated in curriculum

Copy of schools dress code
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                 Standard 6.10                 Work Habits/Ethics




Copy of curriculum or reference to where instruction of work habits and ethics are covered
                                 Standard 6.

                                 Instruction

   Standard 6.11                Provisions for Individual Differences




Explain how school complies with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or how students
with learning disabilities are accommodated (probably already in the schools handbook)
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

                  Standard 6.12                 Related Instruction




Copy of the schools catalog showing academic courses relating to the programs requirements for
graduation

Explain why how they relate to the program (math in alignment and engine repair, English in
writing service orders and reading manuals, etc) if applicable or state N/A

Explain how related instruction is obtained for the program and the qualifications of the
instructors used
                                    Standard 6.

                                     Instruction

                             Standard 6.13                  Testing




Copies of sample written tests of various types (multiple choice, fill in the blank, true and false,
etc)

Copies of student task sheets

Explain how students are tested and graded on tasks

Explain how go/no go task performance is used in testing

Explain how students are taught to understand the go/no go requirement

Explain how students are encouraged to take ASE tests

Explain where the location of any ASE signs, advertisements, etc, are located within the lab and
shop that would promote ASE certification
                                   Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

             Standard 6.14                  Evaluation of Instruction




Explain how the program is evaluated

Copy of blank program evaluation form

Minutes from advisory committee discussing evaluation (if applicable)

Explain how and when students are invited to evaluate the program

Copy of blank student evaluation form

Explain how and by whom the instructors are evaluated

Copy of blank instructors evaluation form

Explain how the program is evaluated and by whom on a regular basis

Explain how the instructor performs the self-evaluation

Explain how the information from the student and advisory committee evaluations are reviewed
and considered and by whom

Document any recent examples in the last several years
                                   Standard 6.

                                    Instruction

   Standard 6.15                  On Vehicle Service and Repair Work




Copy of what the schools definition of “live work”

Explain the process of acceptance of live projects, how they match current class instruction
(brakes during brakes, electrical during electrical, etc) and how does students involvement in live
work projects benefit them

Copy of a blank work order

Explain the source of the work order and how it meets industry standards

Explain how students demonstrate their task ability before being assigned to live work projects
(school owned or donated vehicles, trainers, etc)

Provide a statement regarding the programs policy for sources of live work (probably in the
schools manual)

Provide an estimate of the proportion of live work derived from appropriate sources and the
amount from other sources.

Explain the safeguards in place to assure that student or school owned vehicles do not become
the primary source of live work
                                  Standard 6.

                                   Instruction

                       Standard 6.16                 Articulation




Copies of all articulation agreements with other schools (if applicable) to achieve NATEF
certification. If the program is “stand alone” and certified in four areas write N/A
                                  Standard 7.

                                   Equipment

                            Standard 7.1                  Safety




Explain how often and who inspects equipment for shields, guards and that other safety devices
are in place as well as air hoses and electrical cords are serviceable and safe.

Explain the safety glass policy of the program, where they are required to be worn and who
enforces this policy
                                   Standard 7.

                                   Equipment

                Standard 7.2                  Quantity and Quality




Explain the programs policy regarding student access to tools and equipment

Copy of tool inventory form

Explain the programs policy on the quantity of tools provided relative to the number of students
enrolled in the program, how often it is evaluated and by whom.

Explain the process of ordering additional tools when needed

Explain how the administration decides on the tools to be purchased

Explain how, and whom, determines that tools and equipment are industry standard

Copy of advisory committee minutes where this was discussed (if applicable)
                                 Standard 7.

                                 Equipment

               Standard 7.3                Consumable Supplies




Explain who determines when supplies are needed and how are they ordered
                                  Standard 7.

                                  Equipment

                      Standard 7.4                 Maintenance




Copy of maintenance schedule for shop equipment

Explain who is responsible to ensue maintenance is performed according to schedule
                                   Standard 7.

                                   Equipment

                       Standard 7.5                  Replacement




Explain the schools policy on equipment and tool replacement. Cite any recent examples of how
advisory committee or former students were considered in making purchase decisions

Copies of meeting minutes and/or student follow up questionnaire pertaining to this subject
                                   Standard 7.

  Equipment

                          Standard 7.6                  Inventory




Copy of current tool, parts, supplies and equipment inventory listing

Explain how the programs inventory is maintained, what security measures are in place, how
often is an inventory taken and who is responsible
                                    Standard 7.

                                    Equipment

                    Standard 7.7                   Parts Purchasing




Explain how parts are purchased from the work order to delivery to the lab

Explain how a delay of a parts delivery affects the delay of instruction
                                   Standard 7.

                                    Equipment

                        Standard 7.8                   Hand Tools




Explain how a student is encouraged to purchase hand tools in the program

Copy of policy requiring a student to purchase hand tools (if applicable)

Copy of any agreements between the school and any employers or sponsors concerning student
tools

Copy of any agreement between the school and any tool vendor to provide student tool programs
                                     Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                    Standard 8.1           Training Stations




Briefly describe the training area
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                            Standard 8.2                   Safety




Explain where emergency plan is posted in the lab and shop area

Explain where emergency shutoffs are located

If no emergency shutoff switch is installed, explain a detailed plan of shutting down power in an
emergency
                                  Standard 8.

                                     Facilities

                       Standard 8.3                 Maintenance




Explain how the facility is maintained and by whom (lights changed, heating system, etc)
                                 Standard 8.

                                    Facilities

                     Standard 8.4                Housekeeping




Explain how the shop is cleaned and a neat appearance maintained and by whom
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                        Standard 8.5                  Office Space




Briefly explain how the instructor’s office is designed
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                  Standard 8.6                   Instructional Area




Briefly explain the design of the lab and shop
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                           Standard 8.7                  Storage




Briefly explain the storage areas indicating which areas are locked and who has access to the
keys
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                   Standard 8.8                  Support Facilities




Briefly explain the clean up, rest room and locker areas
                                   Standard 8.

  Facilities

                        Standard 8.9                   Ventilation




Briefly explain the air conditioning, heating and exhaust ventilation systems
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                           Standard 8.10               First Aid




Copy of schools first aid policy

Explain where first aid kits are located and who maintains them
                                   Standard 8.

                                      Facilities

                  Standard 8.11               Facility Evaluation




Copy of meeting minutes covering program facility evaluations

Copy of evaluation form (if applicable)

Explain how advisory committee recommendations are forwarded to the administration for
consideration and to whom

Cite any recent examples (if applicable)
                                   Standard 9.

                           Instructional Staff

               Standard 9.1                  Technical Competency




Explain instructors years of work experience, number of years teaching in a specialty area (if
applicable), educational background (Diploma, program completion certificates, etc) and ASE
certificates for each instructor
                                    Standard 9.

                            Instructional Staff

 Standard 9.2                    Instructional Competency/Certification




Copies of federal, state or local teacher certification for each instructor
                                    Standard 9.

  Instructional Staff

                  Standard 9.3                   Technical Updating




Listing of trade periodicals to which the program subscribes and where they are stored

Listing of technical service bulletins and where they are stored

Explain how the instructor maintains current technical skills with type and dates of training
received

Explain how the Administration arranges for the required 20 hours of training

Copies of relevant training certificates

Copy of teachers contract discussing administrative support for continuing training (if applicable)
                                    Standard 9.

                            Instructional Staff

                           Standard 9.4                  First Aid




Copy of the schools policy for administering first aid to a seriously injured person or providing
medical attention when needed
                                  Standard 9.

                          Instructional Staff

                        Standard 9.5                 Substitutes




Explain how the program acquires substitute instructors, how competency is verified and whether
these instructors have attended orientation sessions to serve satisfactorily as substitute
instructors. Specify if the original instructors length of absence makes a difference in the
acceptable qualifications of a substitute instructor

Document at least three days of emergency lesson plans for classroom use only
                                 Standard 10.

                    Cooperative Agreements

                         Standard 10.1                 Standards




Explain the instructor’s role in developing and coordinating the student’s performance standards

Explain how often they are reviewed and updated and by whom

Copy of the performance standards students are expected to meet

Explain how a student’s performance is monitored when in co-op training

Copy of blank monitoring form
                                  Standard 10.

                    Cooperative Agreements

                        Standard 10.2               Agreements




Copies of all agreements between the school and employers. (if none write N/A)

Explain where the originals are filed
                                  Standard 10.

                    Cooperative Agreements

                         Standard 10.3                 Supervision




Explain the qualifications of the co-op instructor as they relate to the program

Copy of class schedule showing release time to coordinate co-op activities
Appendix E


                                    Employer Survey
Please note that the purpose of this questionnaire is to provide information so that we may
provide training that meets the needs of technicians and service facility owners.

   1. Please rate the following types of electrical and diagnostic training in order of preference:
      (please rank all - 1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest)

       a. Tool usage (Oscilloscope, Scan Tool, etc.)          1.    2.   3.    4.      5.
       b. Basic Automotive Electrical Systems                 1.    2.   3.    4.      5.
       c. Logical Diagnostic Procedure                        1.    2.   3.    4.      5.
       d. Component Based (Sensor Testing)                    1.    2.   3.    4.      5.


   2. In your repair facility, what areas of diagnosis create the majority of the problems?
      (Please rank all – 1 - lowest, 3 – highest)

       a. Engine Performance                 1.        2.     3.
       b. Engine Repair                      1.        2.     3.
       c. Air Conditioning Repair            1.        2.     3.
       d. Steering and Suspension            1.        2.     3.
       e. Brake and ABS                      1.        2.     3.
       f. Electrical Repairs                 1.        2.     3.
       g. Transmission & Transaxle           1.        2.     3.


   3. What are the specific areas that you would like to see stressed in our automotive
      program?

       Engine Performance / Drivability                Engine Repair
       Air Conditioning                                Steering and Suspension
       Brakes / ABS                                    Electrical Diagnosis / Repair
       Transmission / Transaxles
       Other ____________________________________________________________


   4. What electrical test equipment is available for use in your shop? (List manufacturer &
   model if possible)




5. What type of automotive information source are you currently using in your shop? (i.e.
   Manuals, computer, tech line, etc.)




6. Briefly describe what you are looking for in an entry-level technician employed at your
   shop (skills, etc.).




7. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Automotive Advisory Committee,
   please give your Name, Address, Email, & Phone # below:


Name________________________________________________________________
Phone# ______________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________
Email _______________________________________________________________
Appendix F
     Automotive Program Needs Assessment Survey For Employers

In an effort to better facilitate a beneficial connection between education and the needs of the
community, we are asking that you take a minute to complete the following survey regarding
your needs in the labor market and return it in the enclosed stamped envelope. The information
will be used to modify curriculum for the Auto Tech program currently offered at
________________ and to assist in promoting the program to students, parents and the
community.

1. This business is:
      ____Dealer/distributors
      ____Contractor end user

2.   How many technicians do you now employ?
       ____1-3
       ____4-6
       ____7-10
       ____More
               Comments:________________________________________

3. Do you have a need for trained technicians in your company?
      ____Yes
      ____No
             Comments:________________________________________

 4. Have you experienced any difficulties locating trained technicians to employ?
      ____Yes
      ____No
             Comments:________________________________________


5. What are your projected needs for technicians for the next five years?
     ____More
     ____Less
     ____Same
             Comments:________________________________________


6.   Would a technician have opportunities for advancement in your
      Company?
      ____yes
      ____no
              Comments:________________________________________
*Numbers 7 and 8 are optional. If you include this information, it will be used only for
 recruitment of students.

*7.   The approximate hourly wage for a beginning technician is:
       ____Minimum wage
       ____$5.75 – 7.00
       ____$7.25 – 8.50
       ____More (please specify)
              Comments:______________________________________________


*8. The approximate hourly wage for an experienced, trained technician is:
   ____(Please specify amount.)


 9. Benefits provided are:
      ____Health insurance
      ____Health insurance + retirement plan
      ____Other (please specify)
              Comments:________________________________________________

10. Would you be interested in participating in some type of work program
    with students in training?
     ____Yes
     ____No
             Comments:_____________________________________________



Any suggestions you have which might help in the training of our technicians would
be welcomed. Thank you for your time and attention.

                                             Sincerely,

                                                             Instructor




___________________________________________________
Name of Business

___________________________________________________
Contact Person
Appendix G
                      PROGRAM EVALUATION
                                      Student Follow-up


Name_________________________________                        Today’s Date_____________
Year Graduated from High School__________
Place of Employment______________________________________________________
Home Address_________________________________           Phone___________________
Email Address____________________________________________________________
Number of years employed as an automotive technician __________________________
Number of years in the Auto Tech program _________


If you are not employed in the automotive industry, please explain the reasons.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________


Please complete the following program evaluation form as to how well the courses prepared you
for employment in the “real world”. Rate each item on the following five-point scale.

       1              2            3                4               5
  Not at all   very little   somewhat, needs      average,       exceptional
                             improvement          adequate       above average
Equipment

1. Tools and equipment were the same as those used in industry.           1 2 3 4 5

2. Tools and equipment were available to all students.                    1 2 3 4 5

3. The quantity of tools and equipment were sufficient for effective
   instruction.                                                           1 2 3 4 5

4. Manufacturer’s service manuals were available and utilized.            1 2 3 4 5

Suggestions for improvement in this area:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Instruction

5. Instructors maintained and modeled professionalism.                    1 2 3 4 5

6. Material was presented in a concise, efficient, and accurate manner.   1 2 3 4 5

7. Up-to-date multi-media materials were used for instructional
   purposes.                                                              1 2 3 4 5

8. Texts contained relevant material and information                      1 2 3 4 5

Suggestions for improvement in this area:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________

Safety

 9. Safety rules in the lab were consistent with those in industry        1 2 3 4 5
10. Safety rules were enforced at all times                               1 2 3 4 5

Suggestions for improvement in this area:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________

Overall Program Effectiveness

11. The Auto Tech program prepared me for work as an automotive
    technician.                                                           1 2 3 4 5

Suggestions for improvement:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Appendix H

                     Automotive Service Technology
                                 Customer Vehicle Criteria


    We are here to train the students in modern techniques.
We are not here for the public




   1.      Vehicle must be within TEN years from date of manufacture.
           a. Students need new Technology not old.
           b. Businesses are looking for new Technology students.

   2.      Must have ALL factory equipped emission controls without alterations.
           a. No disconnected hoses or controls.
           b. No bypassing of any emission device including catalytic
               converters.

   3.      Must have less than 100,000 Miles.

   4.      Must show proof of ownership and insurance. Vehicle owner must sign
           the service order before work will begin.

   5.      Must have a valid license plate.

   6.      Work must be related to the class or classes being offered at the time.

   7.      For basic inspections and normal maintenance the vehicle may be older.
           a. Must be inspected by the instructor prior to OK for service.
           b. Must be approved by acting shop foreman.

   8.      We reserve the right to refuse to work on any vehicle.
           a. Some vehicles are difficult to find parts for.
           b. Some vehicles are difficult to find the correct specifications
               and service information for. Example (Subaru and Saab).




              Appendix I
             Automotive Technology Class Rules                       What You Need For Class

     1. You will be required to purchase and maintain a three ring binder. This binder will contain:

             a. Your copy of your competency list.

             b. Your copies of these three introductory pages.

             c. Any handouts as they are passed out.

             d. Any and all of the notes you will take in class and at home.

             e. A weekly progress report detailing what you did and what competencies you
                completed.

             f.   The syllabus for the course or area you are studying.

     2. You must bring the binder everyday.

     3. The contents will be inspected weekly for:

             a. Competency sheet check offs.

             b. Your notes.

             c. Any handouts for the week.

             d. Your completed progress report for the week.

     4. Binder Grading:

             a. Completed = 100%

             b. Partially Complete = 75%

             c. Not Available for Grading = 0%

     5. You will be supplied one pair of safety goggles. If you lose or destroy them, you will be
        responsible for replacing them.
Rules We Work By
     Conduct to keep the instructional process smooth

     1. You will sign in everyday you are here on the sign in sheet.

     2. You will wear safety glasses in the shop at all times.

     3. You will be on time according to the classroom computer clocks.

     4. You will not alter the class computer software.

     5. You will not use the instructor’s computer without written permission.

     6. Only the instructor will use the printer unless you are given permission.
7. You will not use the phone for personal business.

8. You will ask permission to leave the classroom lab area, including the end of the period.

9. You will not go on the Internet without written permission.

10. You will dress ready to work:

        a. No loose clothing or jewelry.

        b. Only approved headgear in the lab.

        c. You can bring in a lab coat or coveralls to protect your clothing.

11. Foul language will not be tolerated.

12. Anything that interrupts the learning environment will not be tolerated:

        a. Disturbing others (excessive talking, smell or noise).

        b. Disturbing another’s belongings without their permission.

        c. Pranks of any kind (they are dangerous).

13. You will not use lab tools without permission.

14. You will notify your instructor of any altered or faulty software, safety equipment, tools, or
    safety conditions.

15. When moving a vehicle that has been sitting around, beware that harmful insects might be
    present (bees).

16. Always ask permission before moving a vehicle.

17. Report any injury to your instructor immediately.

18. No food or drink in the classroom area.

19. You cannot park in the automotive area unless given permission and a written work order
    describing the work to be completed is on the dash or under a wiper.

20. Only repair work that is relevant to class-lab work will be performed.

21. Comply with all other school rules.

22. There will be a labor and equipment charge for work performed on private vehicles in the lab.

23. If you do not obtain a B or better on the written assignment part of the work, you will not be
    allowed to perform the work without supervision.


24. You will complete your work in order, as directed by the software and/or the large three ring
    binder.
      25. Ask for assistance from your instructor when you experience trouble or do not understand the
          subject material.

      26. If you are not sure you have permission, you have not properly obtained it.

      27. Once class has started, do not leave the automotive area without written permission and
          signing out.

      28. Once your written and lab assignment is complete for the unit or lesson plan, give it to your
          instructor. Partially completed work will not be accepted. You are responsible to insure it is
          complete in a timely period; it is not anyone else’s responsibility to do so.

      29. You need to take responsibility for maintaining your own competency check off sheet and
          make sure it correlates with mine.

Consequences For Failure To Abide By The Above

      1. Verbal warning for first violation.

      2. Second Violation:

              a. Asked to leave class-lab area.

              b. If a vehicle violation, you will lose privilege to perform work on your own vehicle.

      3. Written referral signed and sent to the office for your third violation.

      4. If a fourth violation occurs, you will be asked to report to the office immediately and a written
         referral will be delivered to the office.



Student name printed _________________________________________




Student name signed _________________________________________Date ______________
Appendix J

A dv i s o r y Co m m i t t e e s A F e w S u gge s t i o n s
Who are they?
How do I keep them interested?
How do I conduct the meetings?

Most members are major taxpayers.
Ask for and use letters of support for help of administration
“buy in”.
Ask for donations of cars, parts, equipment and manuals.
ASK !

Have field trips to dealerships with administration and
counselors.
Obtain earnings figures from local industry for techs,
service and parts people to recruit students and inform
administration. A good place is WWW.SALARY.COM.

During school wide open houses, have a “car care for
dummies” session with other school functions (bake sale,
car wash, etc) and invite dealers to display new cars and
have cars on lifts to explain the differences of front wheel
drive and rear wheel drive.
Ask for committee members to advertise your program in
media ads. It costs them nothing more and they can write off
the area of the ad as a donation to the school.

Volunteer to give the “New Vehicle Owner” classes at
Dealerships.
Attend committee member’s functions when possible, like
grand openings and tent sales.
Offer your facility for Industry training classes.
Have the meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Not the first or last week of the month.
Start at 8:00AM, 12:00PM or 4:00 PM.
Last no more then one and 1/2 hours.
Have a chairperson elected from the committee (not the
instructor).

Have a committee member taking detailed minutes (not the
instructor). A good place to go for help here is a business
class instructor. Make arrangements for students to get
extra credit by taking and compiling meeting minutes.
Have the last meetings minutes in print for the committee to
approve.
Mail and e-mail the minutes to members within one week.
Include the School Administration, School Board members
and the Superintendent.
Conduct a well planned and well organized meeting and
KEEP TO THE AGENDA!

Set the next meeting date at the meeting.
Let all members not in attendance know of next meeting
date immediately. Again, back to the business class
students.
Mail invitations at least two weeks in advance.
E-Mail invitations a couple days before the meeting.
Make phone contact the day before the meeting. Again,
back to the business class students.
               CERTIFICATE
                       OF COMPLETION


                 WISHES TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND
                        CERTIFY THAT


                  HAS COMPLETED THE
           AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
               IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
BRAKES                                 ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

ENGINE PERFORMANCE                     SUSPENSION AND STEERING

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLE   ENGINE REPAIR

HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING           MANUAL DRIVE TRAIN AND AXLES




           Signature                            Date

				
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