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COURSE NUMBER: ABED131
COURSE TITLE:Auto Ownership and Driving
DIVISION:Adult Education
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:1.5
DELIVERY MODE:
REFERENCE:Based on the syllabus for ABED130

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Program consists of vocabulary, math and reasoning skills necessary for the purchase and maintenance of a personal vehicle. Additional consideration is given to safe driving practices.
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COURSE OBJECTIVES / GOALS:
A. Compile and use vocabulary related to can purchase and maintenance.
B. Analyze economic factors that should be considered when purchasing an automobile.
C. Identify factors that contribute to safe driving habits.
TOPICAL OUTLINE:
A. Vehicle Purchase
  1. analyze personal needs
  2. Analyze economic resources available
  3. Discuss availability of cars for purchase
    a. New car dealers
    b. Used car dealers
    c. Private sale
    d. Auction
    e. Bank repos
  4. Making the offer
B. Vehicle Maintenance
  1. Warranties
  2. Service and maintenance agreements
  3. Local repair services
  4. Estimate annual maintenance cost
C. Safe Driving Practices
  1. Insurance
  2. Defensive driving
  3. Legal responsibilities
  4. Rules of the road
  5. Accident reports

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Economics for Consumers, Houghton-Mifflen Co.
Owning An Automobile, Follett
Safe Driving in Illinois, Illinois Office of Education
Teacher-generated materials
Guest speakers

IV.
EVALUATION:
Students will receive an "S" for satisfactory progress or an "I" for incomplete based upon class attendance, participation and mastery of assigned task.

CONDUCT CODE/ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the college.  It is your responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the DACC Student Code and the Academic Integrity Policy, as contained in the Student Handbook.
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RECORD UPDATED:
2007-10-24 12:26:46