AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY - ALL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS ( Official )
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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: Engineering & Technology

Program Description:
The curriculum prepares the student for entry-level employment in the automotive areas such as an apprentice mechanic, assistant technician, mechanic's helper, predelivery technician, installer, service technician, service attendant, or trainee smog technician.

Students enrolling in the curriculum of Automotive Technology will have the opportunity to receive instruction and “hands-on” experience in diagnosis and repair of late model automobiles. Students must provide or purchase their own required hand tools.

Instruction includes automotive engines, transmissions and drive lines (RWD & FWD) for both automatics and manual, suspension systems, braking systems (including ABS), air conditioning systems, engine performance, California State automotive emission laws, and diagnostic testing of computer control automotive systems.

Upon successful completion of the curriculum a student receives credit for one year of work experience when applying for certification by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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

Effective academic year: 2003-2004

Program Outcomes:

The following program outcomes are units of knowledge which are to be accomplished throughout completion of the program:

1. Describe automotive systems’ fundamentals of operation in order to apply the theory to practical diagnostic scenarios encountered during automotive service and repair.

2. Demonstrate and integrate the safe set-up and operation of diagnostic, hand, special service and machine tools utilized by standard automotive repair industry.

3. Develop diverse skill sets pertaining to the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and performance tasks.

4. Develop a technician with the knowledge of basic customer service and writing skills to follow the legal aspects outlined by the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair standards.

5. Prepare students to successfully complete Automotive Service Excellence examinations.

Required Units in the Major:    59-61

Required Courses
  Semester I (18-19 units)
AUTO 032 - AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS (4.0 units)
  AUTO 220 - ENGINE OPERATION AND TESTING (5.0 units)
  AUTO 221 - ENGINE MACHINING AND REBUILDING (6.0 units)
  ELTN 109A - APPLIED ALGEBRA FOR ELECTRONICS (4.0 units)
  OR
  TECH 107A - TECHNICAL CALCULATIONS (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (13 units)
ELTN 130 - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS (3.0 units)
  AUTO 223 - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES (5.0 units)
  AUTO 222 - MANUAL TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLE AND DRIVETRAIN (5.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (13-14 units)
AUTO 050 - AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (3.0 units)
  OR
  AUTO 151 - AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS (4.0 units)
  &
  AUTO 227 - ADVANCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE (5.0 units)
  AUTO 226 - ENGINE PERFORMANCE (5.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (15 units)
AUTO 224 - AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS (5.0 units)
  AUTO 225 - SUSPENSION AND STEERING (5.0 units)
  MACH 220A - INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (3.0 units)
  WELD 044A - INTRODUCTION TO GAS WELDING (1.0 units)
  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 215 - AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING (4.0 units)
  &
  BUS 011A - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (3.0 units)
  &
  BUS 116 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3.0 units)
  &
  BUS 121 - WORKPLACE PREPARATION AND SKILLS (2.0 units)
  &
  BUS 160 - CUSTOMER SERVICE (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 434 - TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL READING (3.0 units)
  &
  AUTO 214C - UPDATE TRAINING COURSE - SMOG CHECK PROGRAM (.50 units)
  &
  LIB 010A - INTERNET AND WEB-BASED INFORMATION RESOURCES (1.0 units)
  &
  EDT 008A - ENGINEERING GRAPHICS (3.0 units)