Mississippi Automotive Technical Update Workshop


Technical Update Automotive Workshop
For Mississippi Instructors Only

Location: Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Wesson Campus

Date: October 18-19, 2018

Link to Wesson Campus map and driving directions

Sponsored by The Resource Center in cooperation with Copiah-Lincoln Community College and the National Institute for Auto Service Excellence (ASE).

Registration Fee: $150


  • All registrations must be paid in advance or include a school purchase order number. No purchase orders will be accepted without a purchase order number.
  • Cancellations must be made by the registration deadline date. The full registration cost is payable if cancellation is not made by this date.
  • There will be no registrations at the door. If you plan to attend, you must register through the registration form below.
  • Do not make checks or purchase orders to Copiah-Lincoln Community College as the college is only providing the facility. Purchase orders are accepted. Make checks payable to The Resource Center and mail to:

The Resource Center
5401 Inverness Place
Northport, AL 35473

Registration is closed


Thursday, October 18, 2018

8:00 – 8:05 ….. Registration and Welcome

8:05 – 8:30 ….. AES Update

8:30 – 12:00 ….. ConsuLab

  • Why use a DSO
  • Hands on activities to learn how to:
    • Set Voltage per division
    • Set Time per division
    • Use Trigger function
    • Use cursor function
  • Hands on analysis of: Using above functions
    • Fuel Injector
    • Fuel Pump (speed calculation)
    • Ign signal  Voltage and Current waveform
    • MAP
    • MAF
    • TP
    • Throttle

12:00 – 12:30 ….. Lunch

12:30 – 4:00 ….. Consulab Continued

  • Modern Ignition Systems with DIS, COP, CNP
  • Inputs for ignition – Hands-On
  • Module functions
  • DSO Testing
  • Use of paddle probe

Friday, October 19, 2018

8:00 – 10:00 ….. Gates Automotive Supply

  • Why up to 40% of batteries, 70% of alternator and 98.2% of belts returned to the factory as warranties, performed as intended
  • Why belt noise is symptomatic of a system failure, not a belt issue
  • Identifying belts for root cause failure and recommend the corrective action
  • Inspecting for belt noise utilizing the spray bottle test
  • Diagnose a tensioner for failure using the “Spin Cycling” test
  • Check for correct system alignment using the new Gates Laser Alignment tool
  • Purpose of a Decoupler Pulley and how to diagnose it for failure

10:00 – 10:15 ….. Break

10:15 – 12:00 ….. Gates Automotive Continued

12:00 – 12:30 ….. Lunch

12:30 – 4:00 ….. Ford Motor Company

  • Ford ACE Program
  • Autonomous Vehicle
  • Question/Answer Session

4:00 ….. Wrap up and certificates presented