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Due to unhealthy air quality, classes are cancelled and campus is closed now through Saturday. Classes and normal campus operations will resume Monday, November 19, 2018.

Skyline Theater Club's Fall Show, "All My Sons", is going on as planned from November 15th - 17th at 7.30 pm, November 18th 2PM - Presale $10, $12 at the Door.

Courses Offered

AUTO 510 Basic Hybrid Powertrains (4 units)

A survey of today’s hybrid vehicle powertrains. Hands-on experience performing scheduled hybrid maintenance services. Introduction to hybrid vehicle diagnosis and repair. Development of entry-level skills needed to work on hybrid vehicles in a professional environment.

AUTO 511 Principles of Hybrid and Electric Drives (7 units)

A comprehensive survey of today’s hybrid vehicle powertrains. Lectures on subjects such as battery packs, power electronics, and electric motor theory are supported by labs covering intermediate and advanced diagnosis of hybrids and/or electric drives. This course is a core requirement of the Hybrid and Electric Drives certificate program.

AUTO 524 Smog Check Inspector Training Level I (3.5 units)

Intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge of engine and emission control theory, design, and operation. Students who successfully complete this training course will have met the first of two requirements for the Smog Check Inspector license. This course is not required for students who hold ASE or BAR A6, A8, and L1 certifications.

AUTO 525 Smog Check Inspector Training Level II (2 units)

Intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform Smog Check inspections. Students who successfully complete this training will have met step two of the Bureau of Automotive Repair's training requirements to qualify to take the Smog Check Inspector state licensing examination if they have met the recommended course preparations.

AUTO 541 Electricity and Electronics I (2.5 units)

Study of entry level automotive electricity and solid state electronics. Emphasis is placed on the theory of automotive electrical system operational dynamics for both direct and alternating circuits. In addition safe and proper use of digital mulitmeters, digital storage oscilloscopes, starting & charging system testers and capacitance battery testers will be used while testing electrical circuits. Starting and charging system will be covered in detail. This is the first course in a series of three electrical courses that will prepare the student to pass industry standard Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A6 Electrical certification.

AUTO 542 Electricity and Electronics II (2.5 units)

An in-depth study of electrical diagnosis and repair. Analysis and diagnosis of body electrical schematics and circuitry. Proper and safe usage of the digital multimeter, 12-volt test light, jumper wires and the digital storage oscilloscope. Proper circuit analysis and troubleshooting techniques. This is the second course in a series of three electrical courses.

AUTO 546 Body Control Systems (15 units)

Course topics include heating, cooling and ventilation systems; body controls; scan tool usage and diagnosis; and hybrid theory and operation.

AUTO 665 Selected Topics in Automotive (0.5- 1.5 units)

These short courses are designed for automotive professionals who need to meet current Smog Check licensing requirements and prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test.

AUTO 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Automotive (1 units)

Students may receive credit for work experience related to their major field or to their established career goal. Seminars and individual conferences are scheduled at convenient times during the semester for the instructor and the student to establish learning objectives related to the student's employment. Students are given appropriate assignments related to the stated objectives and graded in accordance with the college's established grading system. As an alternative, related instruction classes meeting one hour per week, usually in the evening, are available for those students who prefer or need a more structured learning process. One unit of credit for each 75 hours worked per semester, with a maximum of four units per semester, may be earned by students with jobs related to their academic or occupational majors or goals. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. This limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education work experience courses offered within the SMCCCD.

AUTO 695 Independent Study in Automotive Technology (0.5- 3 units)

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.

AUTO 708 Automotive Principles Lab (1- 2 units)

Student is encouraged to perform minor maintenance procedures for own vehicle. A general elective for those desiring a basic knowledge of the automobile.

AUTO 709 Automotive Service Orientation (2.5 units)

Entry-level job skills necessary to gain employment in the automotive service industry. Students will learn tire services, oil and filter changes, vehicle lubrication, battery testing, and pre-delivery inspection procedures.

AUTO 710 Fundamentals of Automotive Technology (4 units)

An introduction to the Automotive Technology program and profession. A survey of the basic tools and fasteners and related mathematics required in automotive service. This course is recommended for those students desiring entrance into the Automotive Technology day program.

AUTO 711 Automotive Entry Level Technician - Career Advancement Academy (8 units)

Designed to teach basic automotive skills, including performing oil changes, safety inspections, fluid flushing procedures, tire inspection and repair, and preparing work orders and recommendations.

AUTO 713 Automotive Electricity and Electronics (15 units)

This course involves the study of electrical fundamentals, electrical test equipment, automotive batteries, starting and charging systems, writing diagrams, lighting circuits, various advanced body electrical circuits and controls. Primary emphasis is on diagnosis, testing, and repair.

AUTO 721 Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes (15 units)

A study of automotive steering, suspension, and brakes. Emphasis will be placed on the theory, operation, diagnosis, and repair of modern braking systems, steering and suspension systems. Topics include: four-wheel steering, tires and wheels, supplemental inflatable restraints, power steering, power and anti-lock braking systems.

AUTO 734 Automotive Engine Diagnosis and Repair (15 units)

A detailed study of various engine designs and materials. Lab will include diagnosis, inspection, repair methods, and parts necessary for complete repair. Also, various machines and machining operations will be covered.

AUTO 735 Automotive Transmission & Drive Trans Diagnosis and Repair (15 units)

A detailed study of the clutch, standard and automatic transmissions, drive lines and differentials: theory of operation including: friction materials, hydraulics, torque converters, gear trains, planetary gears, and controls as well as gear ratios, torque manipulation, speeds, drive line angles and tooth patterns.

AUTO 739 OBD II Evaporative Emission Systems (1.5 units)

In-depth study of evaporative emissions systems used on OBD II vehicles. Topics include the operation, diagnosis, and repair of vacuum decay, leak detection pumps, natural vacuum leak detection, and on-board refueling vapor recovery systems.

AUTO 745 Asian Brakes and Chassis (15 units)

Study of mechanical and hydraulic brake systems, steering and suspension systems, tires, and wheel alignment. Emphasis will be placed on system operation, diagnosis, adjustment, testing, and repair.

AUTO 749 Asian Engine Performance (15 units)

This course involves the basic study of ignition systems, fuel systems, emission control, computer control, and driveability diagnostics. Students will receive instruction necessary to take the Automotive Service Excellence examination in the area of Engine Performance.

AUTO 751 Automotive Engine Performance (15 units)

A study of the engine sub-systems responsible for good engine performance, clean air, and fuel economy. Systems to be covered include: ignition, fuel, emission, and computer controls.

AUTO 752 Advanced Engine Performance (15 units)

An in-depth study of domestic and import computerized engine controls. Emphasis will be placed on the theory, operation, and testing procedures necessary to accurately diagnose and repair driveability complaints. Students will receive instruction necessary to take the State of California test for obtaining a Qualified Test and Repair Mechanic's License (Smog).

AUTO 753 Automotive Service Advising (3 units)

This course involves the basic study of automotive service advising and procedures. Topics include: greeting the customer, writing the initial work orders, estimating labor charges, revising repair estimates in accordance with California law, conflict resolution, and returning the vehicle to the customer.

AUTO 754 High Performance Engines I (3 units)

The theory and design of High Performance Engines (Part 1). Emphasis is placed on the induction system. Topics discussed include intake and exhaust manifold designs, camshaft design and selection, and cylinder head modifications for maximum efficiency. May be repeated once for credit.

AUTO 755 High Performance Engines II (3 units)

Theory and design of High Performance Engines (Part II). Emphasis is placed on crankshaft assembly, lubrication and cooling, power measurements and tuning. Topics include design of pistons, piston rings and pins, connecting rods, crankshafts and bearings.

AUTO 758 Automotive Computer Controls (3 units)

A study of the various inputs, outputs, and models of operation common to most computer controlled systems. General diagnosis will be emphasized using multimeters, lab scopes, and scan tools. Students will be introduced to OBD II systems. This course will also assist technicians preparing for the State of California Smog License and the ASE L1 exams.

AUTO 765 Ignition Systems I (1.5 units)

A study of automotive ignition systems. Emphasis is placed on the theory, operation, and testing of electronic and distributorless ignition systems. It is recommended that this course be completed prior to enrolling in the Clean Air Car course.

AUTO 768 On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) (3 units)

Tailored for automotive professionals, an in-depth study of generic On-Board Diagnostics II. Content includes history of OBD-II, comparison of OBD-I and OBD-II, J1930 Common Terminology, Flash Programming, Enhanced Monitors, Fuel Trim Strategies and MIL Strategies and Enabling Criteria, Drive Cycles, I/M Readiness flags, and Diagnostic Trouble Codes.

AUTO 769 Head & Valve Service (2 units)

In-depth study of all aspects of cylinder head components, diagnosing, disassembly, repair, reassembly, and use of various tools and equipment.

AUTO 776 Drive Lines and Differentials (2 units)

A study of the principles and operation of drive lines and differentials. Emphasis will be on measuring and correcting drive line angles, diagnosis, and repair of differentials, and preventive maintenance of these components. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer: AUTO 776 - CSU.

AUTO 777 Automatic Transmissions I (3 units)

A study of the operating principles of automatic transmissions and transaxles used on domestic and import vehicles. Power flow and hydraulic/electrical controls will be studied. Preventive maintenance, diagnosis and repair procedures are included.

AUTO 778 Manual Transmissions I (2 units)

A detailed study of the clutch assembly, manual transmissions and transaxles. Topics of study include: theory of operation, gear trains and ratios, diagnosis, repair and overhaul.

AUTO 779 Block Service (2 units)

A study of the proper methods of disassembling, measuring, machining, and reassembling engine blocks. Various machining equipment, safe working habits, and the handling of waste coolant, oil and oil filters is included.

AUTO 786 Automotive Air Conditioning I (2 units)

Theory and operation of cooling, heating, and air conditioning systems. Lab practices include maintenance, testing, diagnosis, and repair of these systems. Preparation for the ASE Certification Test is included.

AUTO 787 Automatic Transmissions II (3 units)

A study of the operating principles of the automatic transaxle used on the front wheel drive domestic and import vehicles. Power flow and hydraulic/electrical controls will be studied. Also included will be the final drive gear systems.

AUTO 790 Automotive Brakes I (2 units)

A study of automotive braking systems. Emphasis will be placed on the theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair of modern braking systems and their related components. Preparation for the State Brake Test and ASE Certification Test is included.

AUTO 791 Automotive Chassis II (2 units)

Study of four wheel alignment and steering geometry, including alignment angle theory, testing, and adjustments, with the major emphasis placed on the diagnosis of alignment related problems. It is recommended that AUTO 792/853 Automotive Chassis I, be taken first.

AUTO 792 Automotive Chassis I (3 units)

Study of mounting, balancing and repair of wheels and tires. In addition, various adjustments and repairs of steering and suspension systems will be covered. May be repeated for credit a maximum of 3 times.

AUTO 793 Engine Performance (3 units)

A study of the engine sub-systems responsible for good engine performance, clean air, and fuel economy. Topics cover include basic engine and ignition system operation and testing using various diagnostic test equipment. This course can be applied towards the education requirements necessary for eligibility to take the B.A.R. Smog Test.

AUTO 822 Head and Valve Services (Apprenticeship) (2 units)

In-depth study of all aspects of cylinder head components, diagnosing, disassembly, repair, reassembly, and use of various tools and equipment.

AUTO 823 Block Service (Apprenticeship) (2 units)

A study of the proper methods of disassembling, measuring, machining, and reassembling engine blocks. Various machining equipment, safe working habits, and the handling of waste coolant, oil and oil filters is included.

AUTO 824 Smog Check Inspector Training Level I (Apprenticeship) (3.5 units)

Intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge of engine and emission control theory, design, and operation. Students who successfully complete this training course will have met the first of two requirements for the Smog Check Inspector license. This course is not required for students who hold ASE or BAR A6, A8, and L1 certifications.

AUTO 825 Smog Check Inspector Training Level II (Apprenticeship) (2 units)

Intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform Smog Check inspections. Students who successfully complete this training will have met step two of the Bureau of Automotive Repair's training requirements to qualify to take the Smog Check Inspector state licensing examination if they have met the recommended course preparations.

AUTO 830 Drive Lines and Differentials (Apprenticeship) (2 units)

A study of the principles and operation of drive lines and differentials. Emphasis will be on measuring and correcting drive line angles, diagnosis, and repair of differentials, and preventive maintenance of these components.

AUTO 832 Automatic Transmissions I (Apprenticeship) (3 units)

A study of the operating principles of automatic transmissions & transaxles domestic and import vehicles. Power flow and hydraulic/electrical controls will be studied. Preventive maintenance, diagnosis, and repair procedures are included.

AUTO 839 OBD II Evaporative Emission Systems (Apprenticeship) (1.5 units)

In-depth study of evaporative emissions systems used on OBD II vehicles. Topics include the operation, diagnosis, and repair of vacuum decay, leak detection pumps, natural vacuum leak detection, and on-board refueling vapor recovery systems.

AUTO 850 Automotive Brakes I (Apprenticeship) (2 units)

A study of automotive braking systems. Emphasis will be placed on the theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair of modern braking systems and their related components. Preparation for the State Brake Test and ASE Certification Test is included.

AUTO 851 Automotive Service Advising (Apprenticeship) (3 units)

This course involves the basic study of automotive service advising and procedures. Topics include: greeting the customer, writing the initial work orders, estimating labor charges, revising repair estimates in accordance with California law, conflict resolution, and returning the vehicle to the customer.

AUTO 852 Automotive Chassis II (Apprenticeship) (2 units)

Study of four wheel alignment and steering geometry, including alignment angle theory, testing, and adjustments, with the major emphasis placed on the diagnosis of alignment related problems. It is recommended that AUTO 792/853 Automotive Chassis I, be taken first.

AUTO 853 Automotive Chassis I (Apprenticeship) (3 units)

Study of mounting, balancing and repair of wheels and tires. In addition, various adjustments and repairs of steering and suspension systems will be covered.

AUTO 854 High Performance Engines I (Apprenticeship) (3 units)

The theory and design of High Performance Engines (Part 1). Emphasis is placed on the induction system. Topics discussed include intake and exhaust manifold designs, camshaft design and selection, and cylinder head modifications for maximum efficiency.

AUTO 855 High Performance Engines II (Apprenticeship) (3 units)

Theory and design of High Performance Engines (Part II). Emphasis is placed on crankshaft assembly, lubrication and cooling, power measurements and tuning. Topics include design of pistons, piston rings and pins, connecting rods, crankshafts and bearings.

AUTO 858 Automotive Computer Controls (Apprenticeship) (3 units)

A study of the various inputs, outputs, and models of operation common to most computer controlled systems. General diagnosis will be emphasized using multimeters, lab scopes, and scan tools. Students will be introduced to OBD II systems. This course will also assist technicians preparing for the State of California Smog License and the ASE L1 exams.

AUTO 860 Automotive Air Conditioning I (Apprenticeship) (2 units)

Theory and operation of cooling, heating, and air conditioning systems. Lab practices include maintenance, testing, diagnosis, and repair of these systems. Preparation for the ASE Certification Test is included.

AUTO 865 Ignition Systems I (Apprenticeship) (1.5 units)

A study of automotive ignition systems. Emphasis is placed on the theory, operation, and testing of electronic and distributorless ignition systems. It is recommended that this course be completed prior to enrolling in the Clean Air Car course.

AUTO 868 On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) (Apprenticeship) (3 units)

Tailored for automotive professionals, an in-depth study of generic On-Board Diagnostics II. Content includes history of OBD-II, comparison of OBD-I and OBD-II, J1930 Common Terminology, Flash Programming, Enhanced Monitors, Fuel Trim Strategies and MIL Strategies and Enabling Criteria, Drive Cycles, I/M Readiness flags, and Diagnostic Trouble Codes.

AUTO 878 Manual Transmissions I (Apprenticeship) (2 units)

A detailed study of the clutch assembly, manual transmissions and transaxles. Topics of study include: theory of operation, gear trains and ratios, diagnosis, repair and overhaul.

AUTO 887 Automatic Transmissions II (Apprenticeship) (3 units)

A study of the operating principles of the automatic transaxle used on the front wheel drive domestic and import vehicles. Power flow and hydraulic/electrical controls will be studied. Also included will be the final drive gear systems.

AUTO 893 Engine Performance (Apprenticeship) (3 units)

A study of the engine sub-systems responsible for good engine performance, clean air, and fuel economy. Topics cover include basic engine and ignition system operation and testing using various diagnostic test equipment. This course can be applied towards the education requirements necessary for eligibility to take the B.A.R. Smog Test.

AUTO 910 Basic Hybrid Powertrains (Apprenticeship) (4 units)

A survey of today’s hybrid vehicle powertrains. Hands-on experience performing scheduled hybrid maintenance services. Introduction to hybrid vehicle diagnosis and repair. Development of entry-level skills needed to work on hybrid vehicles in a professional environment.

AUTO 941 Electricity and Electronics I (Apprenticeship) (2.5 units)

Study of entry level automotive electricity and solid state electronics. Emphasis is placed on the theory of automotive electrical system operational dynamics for both direct and alternating circuits. In addition safe and proper use of digital mulitmeters, digital storage oscilloscopes, starting & charging system testers and capacitance battery testers will be used while testing electrical circuits. Starting and charging system will be covered in detail. This is the first course in a series of three electrical courses that will prepare the student to pass industry standard Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A6 Electrical certification. Typically most students will need to pass the first and second level electrical course in order to pass the ASE (A6) certification test.

AUTO 942 Electricity and Electronics II (Apprenticeship) (2.5 units)

An in-depth study of electrical diagnosis and repair. Analysis and diagnosis of body electrical schematics and circuitry. Proper and safe usage of the digital multimeter, 12-volt test light, jumper wires and the digital storage oscilloscope. Proper circuit analysis and troubleshooting techniques. This is the second course in a series of three electrical courses.

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