1. Work safety and ethics: basic workshop safety, basic fire-fighting (fire classification), HIV and AIDS prevention in workplace.
2. Introduction to vehicle technology: engine types (2- and 4-stroke cycles), cooling system and engine temperature, lubrication, transmission system, vehicle final drive and suspension system.
3. Vehicle computer system and ECUs (Electronic Control Units): engine control unit, transmission control units, chassis control unit and body control unit.
4. Sensors and actuators: engine sensors and actuators, transmission sensors and actuators, chassis sensors and actuators, and body sensors and actuators.
5. Basic vehicle electrical system: basic vehicle charging system, vehicle lighting system, relays, electrical connectors and fuses, electrical wiring connectors.
6. Diagnostic system: diagnostic system with particular reference to the Powertrain, Body, Chassis and Communication.
7. Vehicle diagnostic sub-system: break-down of the four classifications (Powertrain, Body, Chassis and Communication) of vehicle diagnostic system to their constituent components. Powertrain (engine [emission and ignition], and transmission). Body (immobiliser and intrusion controls; steering electrics; supplementary restraint system; instrument cluster; heater, ventilation and air-conditioning and [HVAC] and climate control). Chassis (suspension electrics, ABS and break electrics). Communication (CAN [Controller Area Network], LIN [Local Inter-Connect Network] and other vehicle inter-connecting networks).
8. On-board diagnostic version two: the history of OBD II, diagnostic menu, reading the diagnostic codes, erasing codes and PIDs (Parameter Identifications: Generic and Diagnostic Equipment Manufacturers’ PIDs).
9. Types of diagnostic scanners and link connectors: elaborate practical sessions with numerous contemporary DIY and professional scanning tools (ELM platforms, CReaderV & VI, Autoboss V30, Mercedes MB Star, Launch X431Master and Heavy-Duty, and more that trainees may bring in themselves).
10. Practical diagnostics and basic components identification: practical vehicle lay-out and using diagnostic tool menu. Also we’ll use diagnostic tools for basic adaptation programming.
Participants will come out as competent auto diagnosticians with the skills to use any modern diagnostic tool to communicate with any car, SUV, light- and heavy-duty trucks, be able to decipher any code pulled from the vehicle’s computer, use the code to design a maintenance and repair work schedule (using the vehicle’s manufacturer’s e-manual) for the technicians or fitters who will execute the task and be effectively skilled to supervise that the technicians/fitters are working to the manufacturer’s specification.
(1) Automedics Limited’s certificate.
(2) The Lagos State Health & Safety Commission’s certificate of competence
(3) If any successful candidate desires an internationally recognised certificate, s/he can voluntarily pay for the National Open University of Nigeria’s Centre for Lifelong Learning & Workplace Training’s certificate.