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MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Ronan's Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 6th Edition

  • Jack Erjavec Columbus State Community College (Emeritus)
  • Mike Ronan State University of New York, Alfred State College
  • ISBN-10: 1305274938  |  ISBN-13: 9781305274938
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00
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MindTap™ Automotive for Ronan's Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual 6th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap Automotive for the Today’s Technician Series meets the needs of today’s automotive classroom, shop, and student. Classroom manual and shop manual readings are enriched with videos, animations, assessments, and learning activities. The shop manual’s complete, NATEF-based Job Sheets are included as editable PDFs that students can complete online and submit to you within the MindTap environment. MindTap also offers students the ability to practice and build their diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills in a safe environment by offering diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). Access to this product is valid for 24 months of usage."

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  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that guide students through the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
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  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
  • Includes automotive shop simulation, DATO.
  • Within MindTap students are able to edit and submit job sheets, based on the NATEF task list, for faculty grading.
  • Activities include videos, animations, assessments, ASE style questions and more!

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1. Chapter Overviews in PowerPoint.
2. eBook with ReadSpeaker, note-taking capabilities and more.
3. Videos and animations.
4. Chapter Assessments, including ASE-style questions.
5. Chapter Activities, including videos with questions, matching exercises, crossword puzzles, and more.
6. Worksheets based on NATEF AST and MAST tasks.
7. Editable Shop Manual Job Sheets.
8. DATO (Delmar Automotive Training Online) Diagnostic Scenarios.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305274946 | ISBN-13: 9781305274945

    List Price = $115.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.25

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Resources

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles Classroom Manual and Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 130526178X | ISBN-13: 9781305261785)

Reflecting the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST program standards, this fully updated Sixth Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES covers a wide range of must-know topics, including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, and six-speed transmissions, while still addressing the basics, such as the importance of safe work habits and the purpose and major components of the transmission system and subsystems. Volume 1, the Classroom Manual, covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test in a thorough, easy-to-understand manner, while Volume II, the Shop Manual, includes detailed job sheets that ask students to perform hands-on service and repair tasks that reflect 2013 AST/MAST task lists. Detailed full-color photos demonstrate exactly what students can expect when performing a procedure on the job. In addition, new references to high performance topics reflect recent advances in the fast-growing automotive performance industry.

List Price = $206.95  | CengageBrain Price = $206.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.25

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305261763 | ISBN-13: 9781305261761)

Reflecting the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST program standards, this fully updated Sixth Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES covers a wide range of must-know topics, including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, and six-speed transmissions, while still addressing the basics, such as the importance of safe work habits and the purpose and major components of the transmission system and subsystems. Volume 1, the Classroom Manual, covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test in a thorough, easy-to-understand manner, while Volume II, the Shop Manual, includes detailed job sheets that ask students to perform hands-on service and repair tasks that reflect 2013 AST/MAST task lists. Detailed full-color photos demonstrate exactly what students can expect when performing a procedure on the job. In addition, new references to high performance topics reflect recent advances in the fast-growing automotive performance industry.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.50

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305261771 | ISBN-13: 9781305261778)

Reflecting the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST program standards, this fully updated Sixth Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES covers a wide range of must-know topics, including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, and six-speed transmissions, while still addressing the basics, such as the importance of safe work habits and the purpose and major components of the transmission system and subsystems. Volume 1, the Classroom Manual, covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test in a thorough, easy-to-understand manner, while Volume II, the Shop Manual, includes detailed job sheets that ask students to perform hands-on service and repair tasks that reflect 2013 AST/MAST task lists. Detailed full-color photos demonstrate exactly what students can expect when performing a procedure on the job. In addition, new references to high performance topics reflect recent advances in the fast-growing automotive performance industry.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.50

Student Supplements

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305261763 | ISBN-13: 9781305261761)

Succeed in the course, your future career, and the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test with TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES, 6e. You'll find practical, easy-to-understand coverage of a wide range of must-know topics that adhere the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST program standards, including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, six-speed transmissions, safe work practices, and more. Volume I, the Classroom Manual, covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test, while Volume II, the Shop Manual, includes job sheets that get you involved in performing hands-on service and repair tasks. In addition, detailed full-color photos show you what to expect when performing a procedure on the job.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.50

Today's Technician: Manual Transmissions & Transaxles Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305261771 | ISBN-13: 9781305261778)

Succeed in the course, your future career, and the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test with TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS & TRANSAXLES, 6e. You'll find practical, easy-to-understand coverage of a wide range of must-know topics that adhere the 2013 NATEF AST/MAST program standards, including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, six-speed transmissions, safe work practices, and more. Volume I, the Classroom Manual, covers every topic on the ASE A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles certification test, while Volume II, the Shop Manual, includes job sheets that get you involved in performing hands-on service and repair tasks. In addition, detailed full-color photos show you what to expect when performing a procedure on the job.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jack Erjavec

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.

Mike Ronan

Michael Ronan has taught Automotive Drive Train in the Alfred State College Automotive Department for thirty years. He arrived at the College after an early career as a Rolls Royce technician and then a transmission shop owner. He is a 28-year member of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association and has been a testing proctor for that organization during that entire period. Ronan holds a bachelor's degree from SUNY Fredonia and has attended hundreds of hours of manufacturer and industry training. He has served the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for twelve years as a subject matter expert in the development of both the A2 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles and the A3 Manual Drive Train &Axles certification tests. Ronan has served as an automotive textbook and online resource reviewer on many projects.He continues to work as a drive train specialist in summer months.