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AUTO 510 BASIC HYBRID POWERTRAINS (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: AUTO 713 or AUTO 773, and AUTO 751, or equivalent industry experience.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 510 BASIC HYBRID POWERTRAINS (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: AUTO 713 or AUTO 773, and AUTO 751, or equivalent industry experience.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 824/524 SMOG CHECK INSPECTOR TRAINING LEVEL I (3.5)

Minimum of 56 lecture hours and 16 lab hours/semester.

Intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge of engine and emission control theory, design and operation. Students who successfully complete this 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 524 – CSU.

AUTO 824/524 SMOG CHECK INSPECTOR TRAINING LEVEL I (3.5)

Minimum of 56 lecture hours and 16 lab hours/semester.

Intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge of engine and emission control theory, design and operation. Students who successfully complete this 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 524 – CSU.

AUTO 825/525 SMOG CHECK INSPECTOR TRAINING LEVEL II (2)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above. Recommended: BAR Specified Criteria: ASE A6, A8 and L1, or Associate Degree/Certificate in Automotive Technology and one year of experience, or two years of experience and BAR Alternative/ASE equivalency training.

Intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform Smog Check inspections. Students who successfully complete this course 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 525 – CSU.

AUTO 825/525 SMOG CHECK INSPECTOR TRAINING LEVEL II (2)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above. Recommended: BAR Specified Criteria: ASE A6, A8 and L1, or Associate Degree/Certificate in Automotive Technology and one year of experience, or two years of experience and BAR Alternative/ASE equivalency training.

Intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform Smog Check inspections. Students who successfully complete this course 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 525 – CSU.

AUTO 546 BODY CONTROL SYSTEMS (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology Program. Course topics include heating, cooling and ventilation systems; body controls; scan tool usage and diagnosis; and hybrid theory and operation. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 546 BODY CONTROL SYSTEMS (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology Program. Course topics include heating, cooling and ventilation systems; body controls; scan tool usage and diagnosis; and hybrid theory and operation. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 665S3 Honda Express Lube Certification (1.0) (Pass/No Pass.) Designed to teach Honda/Acura specific basic skills necessary to obtain the Honda Express Lube Certification. This course is designed not only to demonstrate the tasks to be learned, but also to give students the opportunity to practice these skills and learn to perform them completely and safely within a given timeframe. Students will be required to complete the online modules and the the test before being awarded the certificate. Transfer: CSU.
AUTO 665S3 Honda Express Lube Certification (1.0) (Pass/No Pass.) Designed to teach Honda/Acura specific basic skills necessary to obtain the Honda Express Lube Certification. This course is designed not only to demonstrate the tasks to be learned, but also to give students the opportunity to practice these skills and learn to perform them completely and safely within a given timeframe. Students will be required to complete the online modules and the the test before being awarded the certificate. Transfer: CSU.
Go beyond the basics in this automotive class designed specifically for women. Learn what to do in an emergency, how to put on your own spare tire, how to jump a dead battery, and minor maintenance that you can do yourself. Tools you should have and how to use them will also be covered. Transfer: CSU.
Go beyond the basics in this automotive class designed specifically for women. Learn what to do in an emergency, how to put on your own spare tire, how to jump a dead battery, and minor maintenance that you can do yourself. Tools you should have and how to use them will also be covered. Transfer: CSU.

AUTO 710 FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.

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 who desire entrance into the Automotive Technology day program. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 710 FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.

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 who desire entrance into the Automotive Technology day program. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 710 FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.

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 who desire entrance into the Automotive Technology day program. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 710 FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.

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 who desire entrance into the Automotive Technology day program. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 711 AUTOMOTIVE ENTRY LEVEL TECHNICIAN – CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACADEMY (8)

Minimum of 96 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 828 or equivalent.

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

AUTO 711 AUTOMOTIVE ENTRY LEVEL TECHNICIAN – CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACADEMY (8)

Minimum of 96 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 828 or equivalent.

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

AUTO 713 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS (15 )

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

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

AUTO 713 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS (15 )

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

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

AUTO 721 AUTOMOTIVE STEERING, SUSPENSION AND BRAKES (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 721 AUTOMOTIVE STEERING, SUSPENSION AND BRAKES (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 734 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 734 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 735 AUTOMOTIVE TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE TRAINS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

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 multiplication, speeds, drive line angles and tooth patterns. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 735 AUTOMOTIVE TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE TRAINS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

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 multiplication, speeds, drive line angles and tooth patterns. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 752 ADVANCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology Program or demonstration of equivalent skills; satisfactory completion of AUTO 751.

An in-depth study of import and domestic 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). Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 752 ADVANCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE (15)

Minimum of 180 lecture hours and 180 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology Program or demonstration of equivalent skills; satisfactory completion of AUTO 751.

An in-depth study of import and domestic 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). Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 855/755 HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINES II (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above. Recommended: AUTO 854/754.

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 755 – CSU.

AUTO 858/758 AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTER CONTROLS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 16 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

A study of the various inputs, outputs and modes 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 to prepare for the State of California Smog License and the ASE L1 exams. Transfer credit: AUTO 758 – CSU.

AUTO 858/758 AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTER CONTROLS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 16 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

A study of the various inputs, outputs and modes 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 to prepare for the State of California Smog License and the ASE L1 exams. Transfer credit: AUTO 758 – CSU.

AUTO 868/768 ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTICS II (OBD-II) (3)

Minimum of 40 lecture hours and 24 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

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, MIL Strategies and Enabling Criteria, Drive Cycles, I/M Readiness flags, and Diagnostic Trouble Codes. Transfer credit: AUTO 768 – CSU.

AUTO 868/768 ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTICS II (OBD-II) (3)

Minimum of 40 lecture hours and 24 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

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, MIL Strategies and Enabling Criteria, Drive Cycles, I/M Readiness flags, and Diagnostic Trouble Codes. Transfer credit: AUTO 768 – CSU.

AUTO 832/777 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS I (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 777 – CSU.

AUTO 823/779 BLOCK SERVICE (2)

Minimum of 36 lecture hours and 12 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 779 – CSU.

AUTO 823/779 BLOCK SERVICE (2)

Minimum of 36 lecture hours and 12 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 779 – CSU.

AUTO 887/787 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS II (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above. Recommended: AUTO 758, AUTO 771, AUTO 773, and AUTO 777; and the ability to use a personal computer to access online training modules and take exams.

Study of diagnosing and problem solving techniques on automatic transmission/transaxle for domestic and import vehicles. A thorough understanding of mechanical power flow, hydraulics, electrical, electronic and computer controls will be emphasized. Hands-on exercises will be used to reinforce all of the classroom theory. Transfer credit: AUTO 787 – CSU.

AUTO 852/791 AUTOMOTIVE CHASSIS II (2)

Minimum of 36 lecture hours and 12 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

Study of four wheel alignment and steering geometry, including alignment angle theory, testing and adjustments, with major emphasis on the diagnosis of alignment related problems. It is recommended that AUTO 792/853, Automotive Chassis I, be taken first. Transfer credit: AUTO 791 – CSU.

AUTO 852/791 AUTOMOTIVE CHASSIS II (2)

Minimum of 36 lecture hours and 12 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

Study of four wheel alignment and steering geometry, including alignment angle theory, testing and adjustments, with major emphasis on the diagnosis of alignment related problems. It is recommended that AUTO 792/853, Automotive Chassis I, be taken first. Transfer credit: AUTO 791 – CSU.

AUTO 853/792 AUTOMOTIVE CHASSIS I (3)

Total of 48 class hours. Prerequisite: See above.

Study of mounting, balancing, and repair of wheels and tires. In addition, adjustments and repairs of various steering and suspension systems will be covered. Transfer credit: AUTO 792 – CSU.

AUTO 825/525 SMOG CHECK INSPECTOR TRAINING LEVEL II (2)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above. Recommended: BAR Specified Criteria: ASE A6, A8 and L1, or Associate Degree/Certificate in Automotive Technology and one year of experience, or two years of experience and BAR Alternative/ASE equivalency training.

Intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform Smog Check inspections. Students who successfully complete this course 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 525 – CSU.

AUTO 825/525 SMOG CHECK INSPECTOR TRAINING LEVEL II (2)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above. Recommended: BAR Specified Criteria: ASE A6, A8 and L1, or Associate Degree/Certificate in Automotive Technology and one year of experience, or two years of experience and BAR Alternative/ASE equivalency training.

Intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform Smog Check inspections. Students who successfully complete this course 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 525 – CSU.