Courses Offered

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 511 PRINCIPLES OF HYBRID AND ELECTRIC DRIVES (7)

Minimum of 104 lecture hours and 24 lab hours/semester.

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. 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 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 541 ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS I (2.5)

Minimum of 40 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 542 ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS II (2.5)

Minimum of 40 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above. Recommended: AUTO 941/541 or knowledge of basic automotive electrical system operation and circuits.

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. 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 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (.5-1.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours per .5 unit plus lab hours by arrangement.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 665S1 OXYGEN/ACETYLENE BASICS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAN Basic oxygen and acetylene operation and torch safety as it relates to automotive. Students will learn safety, maintenance, usage, cutting and brazing. Transfer: CSU.
AUTO 665S2 LIGHT DUTY DIESEL SYSTEMS Course will cover diesel engine operation and emission controls systems. Emphasis will be placed on passenger cars and light duty trucks with a gross vehicle weight under 14,000 lbs. 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.
AUTO 665S4 2013 SMOG CHECK UPDATE (1.0) A minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Current State of California Smog Check license. A course designed for automotive professionals who need to meet the 2013/2014 Smog Check licensing renewal requirements. Transfer: CSU.
AUTO 665SF - BAR A6 ALTERNATIVE ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS TRAINING

This course is approved by the Bureau of Automotive Repair as an alternative to meet the ASE A6 certification requirement for obtaining and maintaining a smog check license. BAR regulations require each student to attend 100% of each course to qualify to take the final examination. Course content will focus on electrical/electronics diagnosis. This topic may be repeated once for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $75.00. Transfer: CSU.

AUTO 665SH - BAR L1 ALTERNATIVE TRAINING

This course is approved by the Bureau of Automotive Repair as an alternative to meet the ASE L1 certification requirement for obtaining and maintaining a smog check license. BAR regulations require each student to attend 100% of each course to qualify to take the final examination. Course content will focus on diagnosis and drivability. This topic may be repeated once for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $75.00. Transfer: CSU.

AUTO 665SM - 2009 SMOG CHECK UPDATE

The 2009 Smog Check update training includes course lectures, homework assignments, laboratory assignments, and a final examination. BAR approved course syllabus and materials will be distributed to the student prior to the start of the course. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $45.00. Transfer: CSU.

2011 SMOG CHECK UPDATE The 2011 Smog Check Update training course includes lecture, homework, laboratory assignments, and a BAR approved final examination. BAR course syllabus and materials will be distributed to students. Transfer: CSU.
AUTO 665SZ BASIC HYBRID POWERTRAINS (1) In this class students will gain practical knowledge related to the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of hybrid vehicles. Case studies and hands-on labs will reinforce key concepts, some of which will also apply to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. May be repeated twice for credit. Transfer: CSU.
AUTO 680SA BODY CONTROL SYSTEMS (15)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology Program by special application only.

Course topics include heating, cooling and ventilation systems, body controls, scan tool usage and diagnosis, and hybrid theory and operation. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 706 TOYOTA ENGINES (6.5)

Lecture/Laboratory total of 160 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology program.

This course involves the basic study of engine design and operation including basic measuring, inspection, diagnosis, and repair. Primary emphasis will be on diagnosis and valve train repair. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 707 TOYOTA TRANSMISSIONS (8.5)

Lecture/Laboratory total of 200 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology program.

This course involves the basic study of powertrains, including clutches, manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles, and differentials. Primary emphasis will be on testing, diagnosis, and repair. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 708 AUTOMOTIVE PRINCIPLES LAB (1-2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours and 32 lab hours/semester.

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

AUTO 709 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ORIENTATION (2.5)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.

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. 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 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 716 AUTOMOTIVE COOLING/HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING (5)

Lecture/Laboratory total of 120 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

Theory and operation of cooling, heating, and air conditioning systems. Lab practices include maintenance, testing, diagnosis, and repair of these systems. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 718 - CLEAN AIR CAR II

Required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair for obtaining a Smog Check License. Topics covered include operating an emissions analyzer and dynamometer, performing loaded mode emissions testing, and advanced emission diagnostic strategies. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $80.00. Transfer: 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 725 TOYOTA BRAKES AND CHASSIS (11)

Lecture/Laboratory total of 270 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology program.

This course involves the basic study of mechanical and hydraulic brake systems, steering and suspension systems, tires, and wheel alignment. Emphasis will be on system operation, diagnosis, adjustment, testing, and repair. This course will prepare the student for the California Brake Adjusters License and Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) Examinations. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 727 TOYOTA AIR CONDITIONING (4)

Lecture/Laboratory total of 90 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology program.

This course involves the basic study of automotive climate controls and components. Principles of heating and air conditioning and the engine's cooling system will be discussed. The course covers system evacuating, recycling and recharging of the air conditioning system, with emphasis on testing, diagnosis, and repair. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 728 TOYOTA ADVANCED ELECTRICAL (7)

Lecture/Laboratory total of 180 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology program.

This course involves the basic study of automotive electronics, body electrical, instrumentation, ignition systems, and basic engine computer controls. Primary emphasis will be on testing, diagnosis, and repair. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 729 TOYOTA ENGINE PERFORMANCE (14.5) (APPROVED CLEAN AIR COURSE)

Lecture/Laboratory total of 344 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology program.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 730 JAPANESE BASIC ELECTRICAL (8)

Lecture/Laboratory total of 180 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology program.

This course involves the basic study of electrical fundamentals, automotive batteries, wiring diagrams, starting and charging systems, and lighting systems. Primary emphasis on testing, diagnosis, and repair. This course will prepare the student for the California Lamp Adjusters License. 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 839/739 OBD II EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEMS (1.5)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours and 12 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

In-depth study of evaporative emission 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 739 – CSU.

AUTO 743 PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE (.5)

Lecture/Laboratory total of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology program.

This course involves the basic study of automotive pre-delivery service (PDS) and routine service procedures including locating rattles, noises, radio and mirror installation, lubrication and other basic service procedures. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 749 ASIAN ENGINE PERFORMANCE (15)

Minimum of 185 lecture hours and 175 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Automotive Technology program.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 751 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE (15)

Minimum of 154 lecture hours and 206 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Technology Program.

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. 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 851/753 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ADVISING (3)

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

This course involves the basic study of automotive service advising and procedures. Topics include: greeting the customer, writing the initial repair orders, estimating labor charges, revising repair estimates in accordance with California law, conflict resolution, and returning the vehicle to the customer. Transfer credit: AUTO 753 – CSU.

AUTO 854/754 HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINES I (3)

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

The theory and design of High Performance Engines (Part I). 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 754 – 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 865/765 IGNITION SYSTEMS I (1.5)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 765 – 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 822/769 HEAD AND VALVE SERVICE (2)

Minimum of 36 lecture hours and 12 lab hours/semester. Recommended: Professional experience.

In-depth study of all aspects of cylinder head components, diagnosing, disassembly, repair, reassembly, and use of various tools and equipment. Transfer credit: AUTO 769 – CSU.

AUTO 846/771 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL II (2)

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

An in-depth study of electrical diagnosis and repair. Starting, charging, and other electrical circuits will be discussed. Proper use of test equipment, shop manuals, and wiring diagrams will be included. Transfer credit: AUTO 771 – CSU.

AUTO 772 - CLEAN AIR CAR I (3)

Total of 48 lecture hours plus 8 lab hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: See above.

This course is designed to prepare students for the Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog Check licensing exam. Emphasis is placed on smog check rules and regulations, test procedures, and Test Analyzer System (TAS) machine operation. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. Transfer credit: AUTO 772 ' CSU.

NOTE: Any student planning to become a licensed Smog Check Technician should contact the Automotive Department Coordinator at (650) 738-4410 to discuss licensing requirements and course prerequisites mandated by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. It is recommended that this be done prior to enrolling in the Clean Air Car course. This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $40.00.

AUTO 840/773 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL I (3)

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

A study of basic electricity and solid state electronics. Emphasis is placed on the use of analog and digital multimeters required to test electrical circuits and solid state components. Preparation for the State Lamp Test is included. Transfer credit: AUTO 773 – CSU.

AUTO 848/775 OSCILLOSCOPES AND EXHAUST GAS ANALYZERS (1.5)

Total of 24 class hours. Prerequisite: See above.

This course will study automotive oscilloscopes and exhaust gas analyzers. Basic diagnostics will be taught using each machine separately and together to teach the most efficient and accurate troubleshooting methods. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: AUTO 775 ' CSU.

AUTO 830/776 DRIVE LINES AND DIFFERENTIALS (2)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 776 – 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 878/778 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS I (2)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 778 – 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 881/781 ELECTRICAL III (3)

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

Emphasis on applied techniques in schematic reading and diagnosis of various body electrical circuits, including power doors, mirrors, windows and seats; sun roofs; air bags; and semiconductor logic gates. This course builds on the concepts introduced in Electrical I and II. Transfer credit: AUTO 781 – CSU.

AUTO 860/786 AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING I (2)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 786 – 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 850/790 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKES I (2)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 790 – 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 893/793 ENGINE PERFORMANCE (3)

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

A study of the engine sub-systems responsible for good engine performance, clean air, and fuel economy. Topics covered 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 793 – CSU.

AUTO 818 - CLEAN AIR CAR II

Required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair for obtaining a Smog Check License. Topics covered include operating an emissions analyzer and dynamometer, performing loaded mode emissions testing, and advanced emission diagnostic strategies. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $80.00. Transfer: CSU.

AUTO 822/769 HEAD AND VALVE SERVICE (2)

Minimum of 36 lecture hours and 12 lab hours/semester. Recommended: Professional experience.

In-depth study of all aspects of cylinder head components, diagnosing, disassembly, repair, reassembly, and use of various tools and equipment. Transfer credit: AUTO 769 – 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 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 830/776 DRIVE LINES AND DIFFERENTIALS (2)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 776 – 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 839/739 OBD II EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEMS (1.5)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours and 12 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above.

In-depth study of evaporative emission 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 739 – CSU.

AUTO 840/773 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL I (3)

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

A study of basic electricity and solid state electronics. Emphasis is placed on the use of analog and digital multimeters required to test electrical circuits and solid state components. Preparation for the State Lamp Test is included. Transfer credit: AUTO 773 – CSU.

AUTO 842 - CLEAN AIR CAR I (3)

Total of 48 lecture hours plus 8 lab hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: See above.

This course is designed to prepare students for the Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog Check licensing exam. Emphasis is placed on smog check rules and regulations, test procedures, and Test Analyzer System (TAS) machine operation. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. Transfer credit: AUTO 772 ' CSU.

NOTE: Any student planning to become a licensed Smog Check Technician should contact the Automotive Department Coordinator at (650) 738-4410 to discuss licensing requirements and course prerequisites mandated by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. It is recommended that this be done prior to enrolling in the Clean Air Car course. This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $40.00.

AUTO 846/771 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL II (2)

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

An in-depth study of electrical diagnosis and repair. Starting, charging, and other electrical circuits will be discussed. Proper use of test equipment, shop manuals, and wiring diagrams will be included. Transfer credit: AUTO 771 – CSU.

AUTO 848/775 OSCILLOSCOPES AND EXHAUST GAS ANALYZERS (1.5)

Total of 24 class hours. Prerequisite: See above.

This course will study automotive oscilloscopes and exhaust gas analyzers. Basic diagnostics will be taught using each machine separately and together to teach the most efficient and accurate troubleshooting methods. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: AUTO 775 ' CSU.

AUTO 850/790 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKES I (2)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 790 – CSU.

AUTO 851/753 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ADVISING (3)

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

This course involves the basic study of automotive service advising and procedures. Topics include: greeting the customer, writing the initial repair orders, estimating labor charges, revising repair estimates in accordance with California law, conflict resolution, and returning the vehicle to the customer. Transfer credit: AUTO 753 – 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 854/754 HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINES I (3)

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

The theory and design of High Performance Engines (Part I). 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 754 – 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 860/786 AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING I (2)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 786 – CSU.

AUTO 865/765 IGNITION SYSTEMS I (1.5)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 765 – 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 878/778 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS I (2)

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

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. Transfer credit: AUTO 778 – CSU.

AUTO 881/781 ELECTRICAL III (3)

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

Emphasis on applied techniques in schematic reading and diagnosis of various body electrical circuits, including power doors, mirrors, windows and seats; sun roofs; air bags; and semiconductor logic gates. This course builds on the concepts introduced in Electrical I and II. Transfer credit: AUTO 781 – 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 893/793 ENGINE PERFORMANCE (3)

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

A study of the engine sub-systems responsible for good engine performance, clean air, and fuel economy. Topics covered 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. Transfer credit: AUTO 793 – CSU.

AUTO 941 ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS I (2.5)

Minimum of 40 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above

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 942 ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS II (2.5)

Minimum of 40 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: See above. Recommended: AUTO 941/541 or knowledge of basic automotive electrical system operation and circuits.

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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