Part of Unit: Certification and Licensing
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
In this lesson, students will use the Internet to explore and locate accurate information regarding certification programs and the certification processes.
- Web search
- 55 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- T.C.C2.6 Know and understand how to access technical reports, manuals, electronic retriev...
- T.C.C5.5 Understand the concept and application of acceptable customer relation practices.
- T.FS.10.9 Understand the need to obtain and maintain industry-standard, technical certific...
- T.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
- T.FS.3.4 Understand the role and function of professional organizations, industry associa...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.R.SFIM.2.2 Prepare a bibliography of reference materials for a report using a variety of co...2
- ELA.9-10.W.RT.1.3 Use clear research questions and suitable research methods (e.g., library, elect...2
California Standards for the Teaching Profession
- SFASASIL.C. build on students' comments and questions during a lesson to extend their unders...
- SFASASIL.F. support and monitor student collaboration during learning activities?
Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS)
Objectives and Goals
- Students will identify the standards of International Certification of Technicians and educational institutions from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
- Students will learn the process of California state licensing through the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)
Activities in this Lesson
When students come into my class, they have been instructed in past lessons to sit quietly and log into their computers. Once the students are at their computers and logged in, I will give the students a list of appropriate websites that they can search to obtain information regarding certification programs. I will suggest that we start with Google.com.
- 1st web site [ Go to Site ] Start with Google for website navigation demo
- ASE website - Demo / Modeling
The students will be asked to copy and paste to a Word document the ASE.com certification specialities areas and NATEF.org certified training schools, as well as technician licensing through the BAR, using the suggested websites.
- Locate information - Lab / Shop
The students will be asked to use the websites above and locate the following.
1. On the ASE.com website, each student will be asked to locate 5 certification specialty areas (of their interest) to copy into their Word document.
2. On the NATEF.org website, each student will be asked to locate 5 certified training schools that match their chosen interest from above and copy them into their Word document.
3. On the smogcheck.ca.gov (BAR) website, each student will be asked to locate the 3 technician licensing areas and the shop licensing areas that companion these speciality areas and copy them into their Word document.
- Portfolio - Closure
Lastly, all students will be required to turn in their Word document in their portfolio to the teacher and each student must have designated 5 certification specialty areas, 5 certified training schools where they will be able to obtain the specialty training; including the California state agency (BAR) responsible for the licensing of technicians and repair dealers in their 5 speciality areas, of which 3 licenses are from (BAR).
ASE speciality areas A-1 engines, A-2 automatic transmissions, A-3 manual transmissions, A-4 suspension & steering, A-5 brakes, A-6 electrical & electronics , A-7 heating / ventilation & air conditioning, A-8 engine performance, A-9 lite diesel engine performance, L-1advanced engine performance
NATEF areas A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8 same as the ones listed above.
BAR licensing areas; Smog test only and test and repair technicians and licensed Automotive Repiar Dealers (ARD) including class A Brake, A Lamp and ARD licensed shops in these areas.
- Assessment Types:
- Demonstrations, Observations,
I will walk around the classroom while the students are in the lab portion (on their computers) of the lesson observing the appropriate navigation of each student on the required websites. Each student should be on the ase.com, natef.org or BAR websites only. When students have questions, I will ask groups of 3 surrounding students to help each other throughout the lesson until I can get to each student to answer questions and check for understanding and subsequent learning. I will individually asses each student's progress of copying the certification speciality areas from the ase.com web site; the specialty schools from the natef.org website; and the California state licensing of of technicians by the BAR.
1. Use a computer lab in a classroom or library that accommodates the number of students in each class with computers that have Microsoft Word and a Web browser, such Internet Explorer.
2. Patience with students (and instructors) that are computer challenged!
3. Web sites to be used in lesson:
4. Check student portfolios and Word documents during the lesson and at the end during closure to check for understanding.