Course Policies


  1. Lab activities will constitute 70% and tests will make up 30% of total grade.
  2. A positive constructive attitude also plays an important part the overall evaluation of the shop work and will be directly related to the shop grade. *(1C-1,2,4,5, 2A-4)

Any withdrawals are the responsibility of the student. If student fails to make the withdrawal by the drop date, an automatic grade of “F” will be awarded. *(1C-1,4, 2A-4)



  1. Regular attendance is required. Only limited absences and tardies will be accepted if a grade better than a “D” is expected. *(1C-1,4, 2A-4)
  2. Students are required to maintain a “C” average, or a grade point average of 2.00. This means that the average of all classes must be a “C” in order to obtain either a certificate of completion, or degree. Students who arrive late for class, leave early, and/or bring no tools cannot expect to complete lab assignments in a timely manner and receive a grade better than “D.” For further information see the sections on “graduation” and “Academic Suspension” in the Administration Information area of the current ACC Catalog. *(1A-1, 1C-1,2,4,5, 2A-4)
  3. Students are expected to purchase their own tools. A list of the minimum type and number of tools are furnished at the beginning of each semester. Each student will have his/her own tools available for shop work at beginning of each class period. Loaning or borrowing of tools between students is discouraged. Specialty tools, tools not on the student tool list, are available from the Tool Room. The college will furnish tools for students who are enrolled in the Introduction to Automotive class. Failure to bring tools after the first month of enrollment in the Automotive Program subjects each student to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the program.*(1C-5, 2A-2)
  4. Safety is always first. Common sense and our certifying agency, NATEF, require that all students wear safety glasses in the shop. Students without safety glasses will be prohibited from any shop activities.*(1C-2,4,5)
  5. Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class. In any classroom situation that includes discussion and critical thinking, there are bound to be many differing viewpoints. These differences enhance the learning experience and create an atmosphere where students and instructors alike will be encouraged to think and learn. On sensitive and volatile topics, students may sometimes disagree not only with each other but also with the instructor. It is expected that faculty and students will respect the views of others when expressed in classroom discussions.
  6. By applying to and registering at Austin Community College, students agree to abide by the Student Discipline Policy and Student Rights and Responsibilities regulations published in the ACC College Catalog and this Student Handbook. Acts prohibited by the college for which discipline may be administered include student profit associated with any lab project, scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, research or self expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper, projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework. Prohibited acts include disruptive conduct of any kind. Disruptive conduct is defined as, but not limited to: Behavior that significantly interferes with or disrupts any ACC teaching, research, administrative, disciplinary, public service or other authorized activity. Behavior that threatens the health or safety of members of the ACC community, visitors to ACC, or participants at ACC-sponsored events, or willful negligence in the performance of lab projects. The minimum penalty for violation of these policies is a grade of “F” for the course.

Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do this three weeks before the start of the semester.



All students will be expected to participate in shop and classroom cleanup at the end of each class period. Ample time will be allotted by the instructor for this purpose. All tools will be cleaned and put in the proper place before class will be dismissed. *(1A-4, 2B-1, 2A-2)



Notated and identified * with activities throughout this syllabus are the generalized Scans Skills. A complete explanation of these headings are found in the GUIDELINES FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS IN WORKFORCE EDUCATION by the Texas Coordinating Board. The ASE TASKS are



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