Synopses & Reviews
New from today's leading automotive education publisher, each of our eight NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) Standards Job Sheets workbooks has been thoughtfully designed to assist users in gaining valuable job preparedness skills and mastering specific technical competencies required for success as a professional automotive technician. Ideal for use as a stand-alone item, or with any comprehensive or topic-specific automotive text, the entire series is based on the 2005 NATEF tasks and consists of individual books for each of the following areas: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles, Manual Drive Trains and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electricity/Electronics, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. Central to each manual are well-designed and easy-to-read job sheets, each of which contains specific, performance-based objectives, lists of required tools and materials, safety precautions, plus step-by-step procedures to lead users to completion of shop activities. As they work through each task, users are encouraged to conduct tests, record measurements, make observations, and employ critical-thinking skills in order to draw conclusions. Space for users to make notes concerning problems encountered while working, as well as space for instructors to add comments and/or grades, is also included.
About the Author
Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has many years of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor and has authored or co-authored more than thirty automotive textbooks and training manuals. Mr. Erjavec holds a Masters of Arts degree in Vocational and Technical Education from Ohio State University. He spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator and has also been a long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, including serving on the board of directors and as executive vice-president. Jack is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.