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Automotive Technology

Industrial Technology Division

AUTO-04 AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL 84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This class is designed for students without prior experience in automotive mechanics. It is a study of fundamental theory and operation of the major components of automotive systems with the purpose of giving the students general knowledge of the automobile. Major emphasis is given to operational principles of the automobile and related terminology. (2/00)

AUTO-32 WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND SUSPENSION
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: AUTO-04; ENGL-A; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is designed to provide the technical knowledge and experience required for aligning and servicing suspension systems on modern automobiles. Laboratory exercises will provide the student an opportunity to develop entry-level skills in the use of machines and equipment commonly used in wheel alignment, tire service, and front-end repairs. (3/05)

AUTO-33 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: AUTO-04, AUTO-62; ENGL-A;
MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is for students without prior experience in automotive brake repair. The course covers theory, service, and repair of conventional and common anti-lock brake systems (A.B.S.) Laboratory exercises will provide the student the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the use of tools and equipment necessary in the repair and service of automotive brake systems. (3/05)

AUTO-36 AUTOMOTIVE MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND DRIVE TRAINS
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: AUTO-04; ENGL-A; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is designed for the student without any prior experience in standard transmissions or drive axles. The class will provide technical information required for understanding and repairing of manual transmissions and drive trains. Laboratory exercise will provide the student with proper repair procedures and use of related tools and equipment. Standard transmissions, transaxles, differentials, drivelines, and related components will be covered. (4/04)

AUTO-40 AUTOMOTIVE MACHINING
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: AUTO-04; ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This is a course designed to teach the theory of machining operations used in automotive engine repair and to develop basic skills in the operation of these machines. Instruction will be given in the following areas: 1) cylinder reconditioning; 2) cylinder head, valve, valve seat, and valve guide reconditioning; 3) connecting rod reconditioning; 4) and repair or reconditioning of other automotive mechanical parts. (4/99)

AUTO-41 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Advisories: AUTO-04; ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This is a class in the principles and theory of engine repair and rebuilding including the disassembly and assembly of engines. There will be emphasis on inspection, measuring, and comparing worn and rebuilt parts. Testing equipment will be used in comparing and diagnosing engines needing repair. Also included will be minor machining operations that are used in engine rebuilding and repairing. (4/99)

AUTO-42 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
3 units: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab. Prerequisite: AUTO-62. Advisories: AUTO-04; ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course covers automotive electrical systems and includes a review of electron theory, magnetism, and semiconductors. The student will acquire technical and working knowledge of batteries, starter motors, charging components and controls, ignitions circuits, and accessories. The use of special tools and test equipment will be included. (2/00)

AUTO-43 AUTOMOTIVE FUEL SYSTEMS
3 units: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
One-way corequisite: AUTO-04.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course covers the testing and service of automotive fuel systems, including carburetors, fuel pumps, fuel tanks, gauges and senders, emission control fuel systems, fuel injection systems, and computer controls. (10/99)

AUTO-44 AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING SYSTEM, COOLING SYSTEM
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: AUTO-04; ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This is a basic course in the principles of operation of automotive air conditioning, heating system, and cooling system. The course covers theory, system controls, troubleshooting, service, and repairs. Lab emphasis consists of system diagnosis servicing, repairs, and preventive maintenance on live vehicles. (10/99)

AUTO-46 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Advisories: AUTO-04, AUTO-62; ENGL-A; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course will cover domestic and import automatic transmissions and transaxles. Rebuilding will include diagnosis, inspection, repair, and testing. Theory will cover power flow, apply devices, hydraulics, torque converters, and shift controls. (4/04)

AUTO-47 ENGINE PERFORMANCE
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Prerequisites: AUTO-42, AUTO-43.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is a study of advanced automotive electrical and fuel systems. The course will cover ignition, charging, and starting circuits; fuel pumps; carburetion; fuel injection; and smog-control devices. All systems will be included as they relate to live maintenance procedures. Advanced system diagnosis and maintenance of these circuits will receive special attention. (2/00)

AUTO-48A SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN AUTOMOTIVE TRANSMISSIONS AND DRIVE TRAINS
2 units: 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: AUTO-36, or AUTO-46 and AUTO-62.
This course is designed to permit the student to increase his/her job preparation skills. This additional training will allow the student to specialize and further develop skills in unique areas not covered in other automotive technology classes. AUTO-36 is the prerequisite if the student's emphasis will be on manual transmissions and drive trains. AUTO-46 and AUTO-62 will be required if the student's emphasis will be on automatic transmissions. (9/02)

AUTO-48B SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINE PERFORMANCE
2 units: 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: AUTO-47. Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is designed to permit the student to experience those areas not normally covered in the objectives of AUTO-47. The course will help prepare the student for employment in the trade with entry-level skills. Techniques and information needed for employment in the trade occupations will receive special attention. (9/03)

AUTO-48C SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES
2 units: 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: AUTO-41. Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is designed to permit the student to experience those areas not normally covered in the objectives of AUTO-04 and AUTO-41. The course will help prepare the student for employment in the trade with entry-level skills. Techniques and information needed for employment in the trade occupations will receive special attention. (9/03)

AUTO-48D SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION
2 units: 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: AUTO-32.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is designed to permit the student to experience those areas not normally covered in the objectives of AUTO-32. The course will help prepare the student for employment in the trade with entry-level skills. Techniques and information needed for employment in the trade occupations will receive special attention. (9/02)

AUTO-48E SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN AUTOMOTIVE BRAKES
2 units: 6 hours lab.
Prerequisites: AUTO-33, AUTO-62.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is designed to permit the student to experience those areas not normally covered in the objectives of AUTO-33. The course will help prepare the student for employment in the trade with entry-level skills. Techniques and information needed for employment in the trade occupations will receive special attention. (9/02)

AUTO-48F SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN AUTO BODY REPAIR AND PAINTING
2 units: 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: AUTO-50.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course will provide the student additional time to develop and complete techniques, concepts, and skills learned in AUTO-50 (Auto Body Repair and Painting). The student will be provided with sufficient time to complete projects started in other classes. The course may be repeated once. (2/00)

AUTO-50 AUTO BODY REPAIR AND PAINTING
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83;
WELD-06/MECH-06.
This course is an introduction to auto body repair and painting. Methods of metal repair will include shrinking, stretching, contouring, and plastic filling. Proper use of specialized hand tools and power tools will be emphasized. Various automotive primers and paints and their application will be covered. Application of paint, spraying techniques, and spray equipment maintenance will receive special attention. (1/00)

AUTO-51 ADVANCED AUTO BODY REPAIR AND REFINISHING
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: AUTO-50.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 OR MATH-83.
This course involves repairing and refinishing vehicles with body and finish damage. Vehicle panel repair or replacement through proper tools and equipment will be covered. Students will receive instruction in the proper choice of paints, repairing techniques, cost estimating, and customer relations. Training in advanced painting techniques will be included to meet industry standards. (1/00)

AUTO-55 BASIC/ENHANCED EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES AND SERVICING
(Formerly AUTO-45) 5 units: 4.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Prerequisite: AUTO-47. Advisories: AUTO-42, AUTO-43, AUTO-62; ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is California Bureau of Automotive Repair-approved for the basic (EB) and enhanced (EA) emission control licenses. It is designed especially for the automobile technician preparing for the California Smog License. Students who do not have one year of trade experience in emissions/tune-up or required courses and certificates will not be eligible to take the state licensing examination. A review of the automotive electrical system, fuel system, and tune-up procedures will be given. Emphasis will be on operational principles of the emission control components and how to test them. Demonstrations of various pieces of equipment related to emission work will be given with a appropriate industry certified equipment. (5/03)

AUTO-60 CONSUMER AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is designed for the automotive consumer or entry-level technician who is interested in learning about and performing routine maintenance on his/her vehicle. It will cover topics such as tools and equipment, safety, consumer protection, and maintenance procedures ranging from air conditioning inspection and minor service to wiper blade replacement. (3/05)

AUTO-62 BASIC ELECTRONICS FOR TECHNICIANS
(Also: ELCT-62, INDT-62, MECH-62)
3 units: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is designed to provide the automotive student and heavy-duty mechanic with a strong background in basic electrical concepts. This will allow the student to troubleshoot electrical system problems with the aid of technical information and test equipment. The class will also provide the necessary electrical theory for the more advanced electrical classes. (4/04)

AUTO-65 AUTOMOTIVE PARTS AND SERVICE ADVISING
4 units: 3.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Prerequisite: AUTO-04.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; BUS-53; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course will cover the duties and responsibilities of automotive parts and service advisors working at independent and dealership-based stores. Course content will include service and parts merchandising and communication skills, integrated computer management software, cost estimation, enhancing customer satisfaction, scheduling, inventory control, hazardous materials, warranties, lemon laws, and documentation requirements. (3/05)


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