SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2022 2:18:19 PMAGMEC 163 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AGMEC 163Title:  SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES  
Full Title:  Small Gasoline Engines
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AGMEC 63

Catalog Description:
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The practical aspects of the repair and safe operation of small gasoline engines are emphasized. Troubleshooting, disassembly, repair, reassembly and appropriate use of engines found on equipment such as lawn mowers, rototillers, blowers, weed eaters, etc., are covered.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The practical aspects of the repair and safe operation of small gasoline engines are emphasized. Troubleshooting, disassembly, repair, reassembly and appropriate use of engines found on equipment such as lawn mowers, rototillers, blowers, weed eaters, etc., are covered.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify the basic parts and operation of a common small gas engine.
2.  Demonstrate the proper techniques for the operation and repair of common small gas engines.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Identify the basic parts of a small gas engine
2. Explain the proper operation of a gas engine
3. Analyze common small gas engine problems
4. Disassemble and reassemble a small gas engine
5. Outline the maintenance practices for one common small gas engine

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
    A. Overview of engine types
    B. Engine operation and safety
    C. Operating principles
    D. Definition and importance of maintenance and repairs
    E. Outline routine service and adjustment to engines
    F. Analyze engine problems.
II. Engine Operator Skills
    A. Safety checks
    B. Starting
    C. Basic operating principles
III. Disassemble the Engine
    A. Identify the parts of an engine
    B. Safe use of common tools for engine maintenance to disassemble
    C. Perform proper cleaning and lube procedures
IV. Reassemble the Engine
    A. Equipment maintenance procedures
    B. Safe use of common tools for engine maintenance to reassemble
    C. Adjust engine settings
 
All Topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Reading 5-10 pages/week
2. Quizzes, midterm, final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Skill and performance exams: Disassemble and reassemble engines
2. Analyze engine problems

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Analyze engine problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Skill and performance exams: Disassemble and reassemble engines
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, midterm, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Reading maintenance manuals. Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Small Engines. 4th ed. Radcliff, R. American Technical Publishers. 2016

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