AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY - ENGINE PERFORMANCE TECHNICIAN ( Official )
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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: School of Career and Technical Education

Program Description:
The curriculum prepares the student for entry-level employment in automotive engine performance. Students will receive instruction and hands-on experience in diagnosing and repairing automotive engine driveability problems, carburetion, electronic fuel injection, ignition systems, emission testing and applicable laws. The use of precision equipment including lab scopes, engine and emission analyzers and other specialty tools is emphasized. Students must provide or purchase, if necessary, their own required hand tools.

Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exams for Engine Performance (A8) and Advanced Engine Performance (L1).

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Effective academic year: 2003-2004

Required Units in the Major:    31-32

Required Courses
  Semester I (18-19 units)
AUTO 050 - AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (3.0 units)
  AUTO 032 - AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS (4.0 units)
  AUTO 220 - ENGINE OPERATION AND TESTING (5.0 units)
  ELTN 109A - APPLIED ALGEBRA FOR ELECTRONICS (4.0 units)
  OR
  TECH 107A - TECHNICAL CALCULATIONS (3.0 units)
  &
  ELTN 130 - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (13 units)
ENGL 435 - VOCATIONAL ENGLISH AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BASIC) (2.0 units)
  AUTO 227 - ADVANCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE (5.0 units)
  AUTO 226 - ENGINE PERFORMANCE (5.0 units)
  WELD 044A - INTRODUCTION TO GAS WELDING (1.0 units)
  OR
  WELD 044B - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC ARC WELDING (1.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  AUTO 214A - BASIC AREA CLEAN AIR CAR COURSE (3.0 units)
  &
  AUTO 214B - ADVANCED CLEAN AIR CAR COURSE (1.0 units)
  &
  AUTO 214C - UPDATE TRAINING COURSE - SMOG CHECK PROGRAM (.50 units)