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IMG_2509AUTO 100 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

This course provides an introduction to the automotive technology program and profession. A survey course, it covers the basic operation and maintenance of the modern automobile. Students get laboratory experience performing service and minor repairs.

  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

AUTO 101 ENGINE REPAIR

4 units • LG-P/NP • Two hours lecture; six hours lab

This course covers repair and rebuilding of modern automotive engines. Topics include theory, disassembly, cleaning, inspection, diagnosis, and failure analysis. Provides preparation for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in A1 area.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 100

AUTO 102 BASIC AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

This introductory course in automotive electricity/electronics is designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in electrical principles, including terminology and the operation and troubleshooting of electrical and electronic circuits and components.

AUTO 103 ENGINE PERFORMANCE

5 units • LG-P/NP • 3.75 hours lecture; 3.75 hours lab

This course is a study of the engine sub-systems responsible for good engine performance, reduced emissions, and fuel economy. Systems to be covered include ignition, fuel, emission, and computer controls. The course serves as initial preparation for ASE Engine Performance (A-8) Certification.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 100; AUTO 101; AUTO 102

AUTO 104 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICS

4.5 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; five hours lab

This course is a study of electrical systems on the modern automobile. Topics include electrical test equipment, automotive batteries, starting and charging systems, wiring diagrams, lighting circuits, various advanced body electrical circuits and controls. Primary emphasis is put on diagnosis, testing and repair. The course covers preparation for ASE Certification in A6 area.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 100
  • Advisories: AUTO 102

AUTO 106 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS AND SAFETY INSPECTION

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

This course is a study of automotive braking systems. Emphasis is placed on the theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of modern braking systems. This course is preparation for ASE Certification in A5 area.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 100
  • Advisories: AUTO 102

AUTO 107 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLE

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; four hours lab

This course covers theory, operation, and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles. It includes practical experience in troubleshooting and rebuilding. This course is preparation for ASE Certification in A2 area.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 100
  • Advisories: AUTO 103; AUTO 104

AUTO 108 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND DRIVETRAINS

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

This course covers operation, service, and repair of manual transmissions and transaxles. Topics also include clutches, drive lines, differentials, four-wheel-drive transfer cases and rear axles. This course is preparation for ASE Certification in A3 area.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 100

AUTO 109 AUTOMOTIVE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

This course is a study of the theory and principles of automotive heating and air conditioning. Topics include maintenance, service, diagnosis, and repair of modern heating and air conditioning systems. Safety and environmental concerns are also addressed. Course is preparation for ASE Certification in A7 area.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 100

AUTO 110 ADVANCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE

5 units • LG-P/NP • 3.75 hours lecture; 3.75 hours lab

This course offers an advanced study of engine performance, driveability, and diagnostics. Instruction covers computerized powertrain controls (including OBD II), advanced ignition systems, emission control systems, and emission tests. Preparation for ASE Certification in Engine Performance (A8) and Advanced Engine Performance (L1).

  • Prerequisites: AUTO 103

AUTO 111 AUTOMOTIVE STEERING AND SUSPENSION

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

This course is a study of modern automotive steering and suspension systems. Topics include front-end geometry and alignment procedures; wheels, hubs and tires; suspension system design; and diagnosis and repair of steering systems. This course is preparation for ASE Certification in A4 area.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 100

AUTO 115 HYBRIDS AND ALTERNATIVE POWERTRAINS

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours lab

This course offers an exploration of alternatives to gasoline internal combustion engines. The main focus is hybrid vehicles. Topics include alternative fuels for internal combustion engines, theory of operation of electric and hybrid vehicles, maintenance, use of hybrid-unique test equipment and procedures, and diagnosis and repair.

  • Advisories: AUTO 107; AUTO 110

AUTO 161 SUPERVISED AUTOMOTIVE TRADE EXPERIENCE I

1.5 units • LG-P/NP • Four and one-half hours lab

This is a practical course designed to help students further develop their basic automotive maintenance skills. Students develop professional work habits in a functioning repair shop.

  • Prerequisites: AUTO 100 or equivalent

AUTO 162 SUPERVISED AUTOMOTIVE TRADE EXPERIENCE II

1.5 units • LG-P/NP • Four and one-half hours lab

This course parallels the working conditions of a professional shop. It is designed to help students further develop their brake and suspension service skills.

  • Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 106; AUTO 111

AUTO 170 SMOG CHECK INSPECTION PROCEDURES

2.5 units • LG-P/NP • Two hours lecture; two hours lab

This course is an automotive technician training program for California’s Smog Check Program. Students who successfully complete this course will have met the training requirements to be eligible for the Smog Check Inspector state licensing examination.

  • Advisories: AUTO 103; eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155

AUTO 171 BAR 2011 UPDATE

.5 unit • P/NP • One-half hour lecture; one-half hour lab

This California BAR-approved Smog Technician update course covers the required emission update program. The course’s in-depth program covers current laws and regulations, ASM testing, and emission diagnostics used to inspect, test, and repair late-model vehicles. All new and current smog technicians must complete this course to apply for a new license or to maintain an existing one.

AUTO 282 WOMEN AND WRENCHES

1-2 units• LG-P/NP • One hour lecture and/or three hours lab per week for each unit of credit

This course introduces the basics of automobile ownership and maintenance. Hands-on instruction includes basic automotive systems theory, preventative maintenance, buying inspection tips, and repair cost and analysis. Students are encouraged to bring their own vehicles into the shop. Also offered as WOMN 282; credit may be earned only once.