AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY - UNDERCAR TECHNICIAN ( Archived )
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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: Engineering & Technology

Program Description:
The curriculum prepares the student for entry-level employment in brake and suspension repair. Students will receive hands-on instruction experience in removing, rebuilding, adjusting and re-installing brake systems and components of both foreign and domestic vehicles. A wide variety of vehicle models are discussed and used during the lab portion of the class. Both early and late model vehicles are covered during the course of the semester for both the brakes class and the steering and suspension class. Antilock brake systems (ABS) are discussed and service procedures are demonstrated. The use of precision equipment such as computerized alignment machines, brake disc and drum lathes and diagnostic scan tools keep students current with the latest industry standards. All applicable machining procedures and technical calculations are covered.

Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams for Suspension and Steering (A4), and Brakes (A5).

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

Effective academic year: 2004-2005

Required Units in the Major:    23-24

Required Courses
  Semester I (11-12 units)
AUTO 032 - AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS (4.0 units)
  ELTN 130 - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS (3.0 units)
  WELD 044A - INTRODUCTION TO GAS WELDING (1.0 units)
  TECH 107A - TECHNICAL CALCULATIONS (3.0 units)
  OR
  ELTN 109A - APPLIED ALGEBRA FOR ELECTRONICS (4.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (12 units)
ENGL 435 - VOCATIONAL ENGLISH AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BASIC) (2.0 units)
  AUTO 224 - AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS (5.0 units)
  AUTO 225 - SUSPENSION AND STEERING (5.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None