Cooperative Work Experience III


  2. A. Course Title: Cooperative Work Experience III
    B. Course Number: GM 114C - 30512
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: -
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Gilcrease, Sam
    G. Office: Don Whitaker Automotive Technology Center (ATC) 214
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2863
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 7:00:00 AM-8:00:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 7:00:00 AM-8:00:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 7:00:00 AM-8:00:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 7:00:00 AM-8:00:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 7:00:00 AM-8:00:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all GM courses in sequence prior to this course
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location:

    This course is a continuation of GM 124C and GM 214A and provides work experience in a cooperating General Motors dealership. Students will work as a trainee under the supervision of an experienced General Motors automotive technician. Open to GM ASEP students only. Minimum of twenty hours of work per week is required. This is a four credit hour course.


    This course incorporates fundamentals important to obtaining employment upon graduation. It may not be suitable if used as a transfer to institutions of higher learning. Please consult with the receiving institution if you intend to transfer this course credit to another institution.



    Tools and Equipment

    ASEP students are required to provide their own basic tool set as outlined in the NMJC/ASEP Student Information Packet. This tool set must be on campus and complete during all on-campus training sessions. The set must also be complete and in good working condition at the sponsoring dealership during each cooperative work experience session. It is the studentˇ¦s responsibility to replace all lost or broken tools. Each ASEP student has a considerable investment in tools and they are very important to the accomplishment of course objectives. Students are encouraged to have their tools marked and keep them secure and clean.

    Dress Requirements

    The main objectives of the GM ASEP program are to develop a professional and productive automotive technician. Proper image and appearance are an important part of becoming a professional. One of the goals of the GM ASEP program at NMJC is to help students develop a positive self image and to help develop their full potential as an automotive service professional. In the achievement of this goal, a positive image conscious approach is stressed throughout the program.

    A neat, clean appearance is essential in developing the desired professional attitude. Employers like their employees to wear appropriate uniforms because of this factor and its influence on customer relations and safety. To help promote this ideal, sponsoring dealers provide work uniforms for their students. Students are expected to wear these uniforms and keep them clean and in good repair. Shirts should be properly tucked into trousers. Also, leather work shoes, provided by the student (tennis shoes are not allowed), should be worn at all times. If the employer does not provide uniform pants, students will provide pants that meet industry and NMJC standards.

    Neat and clean grooming of hair and beards is also highly encouraged in the program. Long hair can be a safety hazard when working on vehicles. Therefore, students are encouraged to wear hair and beards at appropriate lengths.

    Personal Protective Equipment (e.g. eye and hearing protection)



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    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    You will use Canvas LMS to submit weekly job sheets. Your employers evaluation will be submitted by your service manager. Your instructor will evaluate your performance based on the following:
    All job reports submitted on time (3pts).
    Guidelines followed accurately (2pts).
    Successful ASE testing (2 tests 3pts 1 test 2pts)
    Emerging issues up to date (2pts).

    Your Cooperative Work Experience grade will be earned and distributed as follows:

    Employer Evaluation (0–40pts)
    Weekly Job Reports (0-40pts)
    Instructor Evaluation (0-10pts).
    Assigned VCT's and WBT's completed (0-10pts).

    Total 100 points

    All Cooperative Work Experience documents submitted late will lose 10 percentage points for each day late.

    In keeping with NMJC policy, all work for Incomplete (I) grades must be made up within a period of one semester. (See current NMJC Incomplete Grade policy for additional information.)

    All General Motors (GM) courses must be completed with a “C” or better to meet graduation requirements.


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    • Students should be able to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving abilities in their program of study.
    • Students should be able to follow written and/or verbal instruction to properly complete a technical task
    • Students should be able to use specific terminology to communicate an understanding of the terms, phrases and processes in the applied field.
    • Students should be able to identify and use appropriate occupational tools to complete given tasks.
    • Students should be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behavior.


    The work experiences provided for the student at the dealership are correlated with the content of all GM ASEP courses (see applicable course syllabi for specific objectives).
    ASE Testing: Students will be required to take certification tests in eight automotive categories (A1-A8).
    A successful Cooperative Work Experience ensures:
    • students work with experienced technicians.
    • students are assigned to areas most recently covered in the classroom sessions.
    • students work on specific tasks that were covered in the most recent on-campus
    After completion of this course, the student should be able to apply the skills, attitudes, habits, and technical knowledge gained through the cooperative experience to a full-time position as an automotive technician.

    Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

    • Recognize the importance of regular attendance, both in school and on the job.
    • Recognize that the process and the content of the curriculum are relevant to career requirements and responsibilities.
    • Recognize the importance of honesty, punctuality, courtesy and a cooperative attitude as they relate to a real work situation.
    • Recognize the importance of good health, grooming, and dress habits as they relate to a real work situation.
    • Relate in a positive manner to employers, co-workers, and the public served.
    • Analyze career opportunities and their requirements and compare them to personal potential and expectations.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the service department organizational structure.
    • Demonstrate a marked improvement in hands-on related skills.
    • Demonstrate the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills in a ˇ§real-worldˇ¨ environment.
    • Demonstrate safe work habits when working with tools and shop equipment.
    • Demonstrate work quality by consulting service manuals, electronic service information using the proper tools, treating the customer's vehicle with care and respect, and showing a genuine concern for the quality of his/her work.
    • Demonstrate positive personal habits through appropriate attendance, punctuality, appearance, cleanliness of work area, and the care of tools and equipment.
    • Exercise good judgment by demonstrating knowledge of personal limits, requesting help when needed, making appropriate decisions, and handling problems constructively.
    • Demonstrate initiative by willingly performing assigned work, proceeding well on his/her own, demonstrating self-management skills, and seeking additional work when assignments are completed.
    • Demonstrate productivity through efficient work habits, planning work in advance, and identifying productive opportunities.
    • Demonstrate the development of new skills during the session.
    • Demonstrate the improvement of previously acquired skills during the session.

  11. I. New Student Orientation Video Transcript

    II. Basic Computer Skills: How to use an email account, how to attach, upload, and download files. How to view, save, rename, and print files. Have basic word processing skills and are familiar with using different web browsers

    III. Canvas Technical Requirements

    IV. Technology Requirements for Students: A Desktop or Laptop that is no more than five years old, has at least Windows 7 or MAC OSX 10.6 with 1 GB of memory, 2.4 GHz Processor, has a webcam and a microphone. The Internet speed is between 5 to 10 Mbps per second.

    V. Technical and Academic Support

    Call the 24/7 Canvas Help Desk at (575) 399-2199 for assistance and have your course CRN (ex. 10023) and your Username available.

    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.


    ASEP Cooperative Work Experience Attendance Policy

    The same standards of attendance are required from the ASEP student as are required of a successful full-time employee. Punctuality and preparedness are strong indicators of the studentˇ¦s professional attitude, critical to long term employability. Therefore, a studentˇ¦s punctuality and absences should not exceed what the employer believes is excessive. It is the studentˇ¦s responsibility to contact the employer and notify him/her of ANY absence from work.

    GM ASEP Excessive Absences

    The studentˇ¦s sponsoring dealer/retailer determines excessive absences during the cooperative work experience session. If a studentˇ¦s employment is terminated for excessive absences, or any other reason, the student must withdraw from the GM ASEP Program.

    Any change in dealership employment status, initiated by yourself or the dealer/retailer,
    will result in removal from the ASEP Program.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Because Cooperative Work Experience III instruction takes place in a true business environment, where opportunities for learning are determined by the customer and shop loading, it is difficult to schedule and allocate specific amounts of time to specific activities. Therefore, allocation of time can only be based on time spent in the service department. Each cooperative work experience session is allocated a full half semester, which equals 8 weeks (most students work 40 or more hours per week).

    Course Dates are 8/17/2015 to 10/12/2015 (1st 8 weeks)

    Assignments are as follows:
    Week 1 Job Sheet
    Week 2 Job Sheet
    Week 3 Job Sheet
    Week 4 Job Sheet
    Employers Evaluation/Student self evaluation during coop visit by Instructor
    Week 5 Job Sheet
    Week 6 Job Sheet
    Week 7 Job Sheet
    Week 8 Job Sheet
    Student self evaluation of performance
    Note: As stipulated above, these assignments will add up 100 points for the coop work experience.

    Note: There is no final exam for coop work experience.