Course Information

This 7-hour course is designed to provide you with both a fundamental interpretation and understanding of basic standards of industry-accepted technical nuances of motive power vehicles. It will provide general information regarding the component’s location, interrelationship to other parts as well as their purpose and function.


The course consists of the following 8 lessons:

  1. Lesson 1: Engine components
  2. Lesson 2: Belts, pulleys, lines, and fittings
  3. Lesson 3: Driveline components
  4. Lesson 4: Fuel line components
  5. Lesson 5: Exhaust systems
  6. Lesson 6: Emissions systems
  7. Lesson 7: Braking systems
  8. Lesson 8: Steering components


Learner's who successfully complete the course will earn the following micro-credential: Example Micro-Credential for This Course

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Before we begin...

    • Welcome and Course Information

    • Course Navigation

    • Learning Outcomes

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Engine Components

    • Lesson 1: Objectives

    • Engine Components

    • External / Internal Combustion Engine:

    • Cylinder Head and Timing Components & Piston, Piston Rings, and Piston Pin

    • Connecting Rod

    • Crankshaft

    • Bearings

    • Engine Blocks

    • Gaskets and Oil Seals

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Belts, Pulleys, Lines, and Fittings

    • Lesson 2 Objectives

    • Belts

    • Belt types and styles

    • V Belts

    • Timing belt

    • Pulleys

    • Rigid Ducts and Pipes

    • Coolant Hoses

    • Couplings (Fittings)

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Driveline Components

    • Lesson 3: Learning Objectives

    • Drivetrain Components

    • Gears

    • Transmission

    • Clutch & Engine Flywheel

    • Axles

    • Drive Shaft / Propeller Shaft

    • Activity_Drive Shaft

    • Wheel

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Fuel System Components

    • Lesson 4: Learning Objectives

    • Fuel System

    • Activity: Fuel system

    • Fuel Pumps

    • Electronically-controlled Pump

    • Carburetor

    • Fuel Tank and Fuel line

    • Injection

    • Fuel System Maintenance

    • Air Filters

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

  • 6

    Lesson 5: Exhaust Systems

    • Lesson 5: Learning Objectives

    • Exhaust System

    • Exhaust Manifold, Pipe and Catalytic Converter

    • Muffler

    • Maintenance

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Emissions Systems

    • Lesson 6: Objectives

    • Video on Emission Controls

    • Emission Systems

    • On-board Computers

    • Exhaust Gas Composition

    • Emission Control Components

    • Emission Control Components cont.

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

  • 8

    Lesson 7: Braking Systems

    • Lesson 7: Objectives

    • Braking System Components

    • Hydraulic Brakes

    • Master Cylinder

    • Activity Master Cylinder

    • Brake Lines

    • Drums

    • Shoes

    • Power Brakes

    • Activity: Brake System

    • Disc Brakes

    • Hand Brakes, Safety Brakes and Parking Brakes

    • Pedal

    • Lesson 7 Quiz

  • 9

    Lesson 8: Steering Components

    • Lesson 8: Objectives

    • Steering Components

    • Ackerman Principle

    • Front End Geometry

    • Steering Wheel & Column

    • Activity: Steering Wheel & Column

    • Classic Gear-Box Steering

    • Power Steering

    • Maintenance

    • Lesson 8 Quiz

    • Conclusion

  • 10

    Next steps

    • You're Almost Done!

    • Before you go...

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