Automotive Technology (AUTO)

AUTO 100
Automotive Technology and Maintenance for the Consumer
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Intended for non-majors. Automobiles and light trucks will be explained from the point of view of the consumer. Operation of essential automotive technologies is central to the course goal of skill development in the inspection of various automobile systems for needed repairs and/or maintenance performed by the end-user. Appropriate lab activities in automobile inspection, service and repair are included.

AUTO 101
Fundamentals of Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair
6 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
90 lecture hours, 60 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Intended for automotive majors, this class serves as the prerequisite for all automotive certificate and/or degree-applicable courses. Automobiles and light trucks will be explored from the point of view of the service technician. Scientific principles and operation of essential automotive technologies are central to the course goal of preparing students for entry into the automotive core curriculum. Appropriate lab activities in automobile inspection, service and repair are included. A valid California driver license is required for this course.

AUTO 140A
Vehicle Maintenance
4 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; Integrated Math 3 or Algebra 1.

Intended for the incumbent worker, re-entry person or person seeking a career change into the automotive service industry. This course is intended to be the beginning course in the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) curriculum. This course is focused on developing workplace skills that will allow a student to competently perform a detailed multi-point inspection and conduct fluid maintenance on select vehicle subsystems. Appropriate lab activities are included.

AUTO 141
Engine Mechanical Maintenance and Light Repair
2 Units (AA/AS)
27 lecture hours, 27 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: AUTO 140A or minimum one year industry experience.

Intended for the incumbent worker, re-entry person or person seeking a career change into the automotive service industry. This course is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) curriculum. This course covers essential engine theory, inspection, diagnosis, service and repair. Engine inspection and measurements are covered, with emphasis on in-vehicle repairs.

AUTO 144
Automotive Chassis MLR
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; MATH 144; AUTO 140A or one year of employment as automotive technician.

Intended for the incumbent worker, re-entry person or person seeking a career change into the automotive service industry. This course is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) curriculum. The course covers essential chassis system theory; inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of the following undercar systems: Steering, suspension, alignment, wheels and tires. Course prepares students for ASE Suspension and Steering (A4) certification.

AUTO 145
Automotive Brakes Maintenance and Light Repair
3 Units (AA/AS)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; MATH 144; AUTO 140A or one year of employment as automotive technician.

Intended for the incumbent worker, re-entry person or person seeking a career change into the automotive service industry. This course is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) curriculum. This course is focused on developing workplace skills that will allow a student to competently perform detailed brake inspections and repairs on disc, drum and parking brake systems. Appropriate lab activities are included.

AUTO 146
Automotive Electrical Systems
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; MATH 144; AUTO 140A or one year of employment as automotive technician.

Intended for the incumbent worker, re-entry person or person seeking a career change into the automotive service industry. This course is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) curriculum. This course covers essential electrical and electronic systems theory, along with inspection, diagnosis, service & repair of specific electrical systems including the battery, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, gauges, instrument-panel warning lights and power accessories. Prepares students for ASE Electrical & Electronic Systems (A6) certification.

AUTO 147
Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning MLR
2 Units (AA/AS)
27 lecture hours, 36 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; Integrated Math 3 or Algebra 1; AUTO 146 or one year of employment as automotive technician.

Intended for the incumbent worker, re-entry person or person seeking a career change into the automotive service industry. This course is part of the the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) curriculum. The course covers essential HVAC system theory; inspection, maintenance and light repair. Course prepares students for ASE HVAC (A7) certification and portions of the G1 certification.

AUTO 148
Engine Performance Maintenance and Light Repair
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; MATH 144; AUTO 146 or one year of employment as automotive technician.

Intended for the incumbent worker, re-entry person or person seeking a career change into the automotive service industry. This course is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) curriculum. The course covers essential engine management system theory, along with inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of the following systems: Ignition, air and fuel delivery, electronic engine controls, and auxiliary emission controls. Course prepares students for ASE Engine Performance (A8) certification.

AUTO 149
Diesel Engine Management Systems
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours
Equivalent to: MTRK 159, MTRK 179

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; Integrated Math 3 or Algebra 1; AUTO 148 or AUTO 168.

Intended for Automotive and Medium/Heavy Truck students, this course covers the theory of operation of 4-stroke diesel engines along with the theory of operation, testing and inspection, and service repair of air-inlet systems (including forced induction), exhaust systems, fuel-delivery systems (including mechanical and electronic engine controls), and emission-control systems. Course prepares students for ASE A9 certification.

AUTO 151
Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair
6 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 167 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 101.

Intended for those seeking a career in the automotive service and repair industry. This ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF) certified course is one component of the Toyota Technical Education Network and Technicians' Education Cooperative programs. The course covers essential engine theory, inspection, diagnosis, service and repair. Engine disassembly, inspection, measurements and assembly are covered, with emphasis on in-vehicle repairs. The course prepares students for ASE Engine Repair (A1) certification exam. A valid driver's license is required for this course.

AUTO 154
Chassis Service, Diagnosis, and Repair
9 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
108 lecture hours, 162 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 166.

Intended for those seeking a career in the automotive service and repair industry. This National Automotive Technicians' Education Foundation certified course is one component of the Toyota Technical Education Network and Technicians' Education Cooperative programs. The course covers essential chassis system theory, along with inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of the following undercar systems: brake, steering, suspension, alignment, wheel/tire, ride control and VSC. Course prepares students for ASE Suspension and Steering (A4) and ASE Brakes (A5) certification.

AUTO 156
Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems I
6 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
72 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 101.

Intended for those seeking a career in the automotive service and repair industry, this ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF) certified course is one component of the Toyota Technical Education Network and Technicians' Education Cooperative programs. This class covers essential electrical and electronic systems theory, along with inspection, diagnosis, service & repair of specific electrical systems including the battery, starting systems, charging systems, and accessory systems. Prepares students for ASE Electrical & Electronic Systems (A6) certification.

AUTO 163
Manual Drivetrain
4.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 81 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 154.

Course covers the theory of operations, diagnosis, and repair of manual transmissions, drive axle and shaft assemblies, transfer cases, clutches, and electrical and electronic systems. Emphasis is placed on rebuilding manual transmissions, rebuilding and set-up of differential, and R & R clutch assemblies. Course prepares students for the ASE A-3, Manual Drivetrain, and Axles.

AUTO 166
Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems II
3.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 81 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 156.

Intended for those seeking a career in the automotive service and repair industry. This National Automotive Technicians' Education Foundation certified course is one component of the Toyota Technical Education Network and Technicians' Education Cooperative programs. This class covers advanced electrical and electronic systems theory, along with inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of specific accessory systems including supplemental restraint, navigation, entertainment, power windows/locks/seats, customizable body electronics, hybrid vehicle controls and multiplex systems. This course prepares students for ASE Electrical and Electronic Systems (A6) certification.

AUTO 167
Automotive HVAC Service, Diagnosis & Repair
4.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
45 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 166.

Intended for those seeking a career in the automotive service and repair industry. This National Automotive Technicians' Education Foundation certified course is one component of the Toyota Technical Education Network and Technicians' Education Cooperative programs. This class covers essential heating, ventilation and air conditioning system theory, along with inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of specific HVAC subsystems including: refrigeration, air distribution and automatic temperature control. This course prepares students for ASE Heating and Air Conditioning (A7) certification.

AUTO 168
Engine Control Systems Service, Diagnosis and Repair
8.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
108 lecture hours, 135 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 151 and AUTO 166.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; MATH 030 or higher.

Intended for those seeking a career in the automotive service and repair industry. This National Automotive Technicians' Education Foundation certified course is one component of the Toyota Technical Education Network and Technicians' Education Cooperative programs. The course covers essential engine management systems theory, along with inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of the following systems: ignition, air and fuel delivery, electronic engine controls, and auxiliary emission controls. This course prepares students for ASE Engine Performance (A8) certification.

AUTO 172
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
6 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
72 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 163; AUTO 168 or concurrent enrollment.

Intended for those seeking a career in the automotive service and repair industry, this NATEF certified course is one component of the T-TEN and TEC programs. This course focuses on the service, diagnosis and repair of the automatic automotive drivetrain systems. Appropriate lab activities in automobile drivetrain inspection, service and repair are included. The course prepares students for the ASE Automatic Transmission and Transaxle (A2) certification exam.

AUTO 190
Alternative Fuels for Internal Combustion Engines
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 74 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 148 or AUTO 168 or MTRK 159 or with department consent.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; Integrated Math 3 or algebra.

This course introduces students to the role, function, and application of compressed natural gas (CNG), propane (LPG), methanol, and ethanol as alternatives for today's usual internal combustion engine fuels. Emerging technology including other renewable fuel sources will also be discussed. Course prepares students to take the ASE F1 exam.

AUTO 191
Smog Check Inspector Training Level II
1.5 Units (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours, 27 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: AUTO 148 or AUTO 168 or Level 1 smog training or ASE A6, A8 and L1.

This training provides students the procedural knowledge, skills and abilities to perform Smog Check inspections. Students who complete and pass this training in conjunction with Level 1 training or ASE A6, A8 and L1 will meet the State's Bureau of Automotive Repair requirements to qualify to take the Smog Check Inspector state licensing examination.

AUTO 230A
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience A
1 Unit (AA/AS)
9 lecture hours, 160 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: AUTO 230

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: Completion of 16 units in automotive technology coursework.

Limitation on enrollment: Department consent required prior to enrollment.

Automotive technology work experience is designed to extend occupational learning through employment and coordinate the on-the-job training with program instruction. Individual student goals and learning objectives will be designed by the student cooperatively with the employer and faculty advisor. Lab hours are arranged and completed at the place of employment. The AUTO 230 A-D series of courses may be taken in any combination that yields four units. Pass/No Pass grading only.

AUTO 230B
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience B
2 Units (AA/AS)
9 lecture hours, 320 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: AUTO 230

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass

Strongly recommended: Completion of 16 units in automotive technology coursework.

Limitation on Enrollment: Department consent required prior to enrollment.

Automotive technology work experience is designed to extend occupational learning through employment and coordinate the on-the-job training with program instruction. Individual student goals and learning objectives will be designed by the student cooperatively with the employer and faculty advisor. Lab hours are arranged and completed at the place of employment. The AUTO 230 A-D series of courses may be taken in any combination that yields four units. Pass/No Pass grading only.

AUTO 230C
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience C
3 Units (AA/AS)
9 lecture hours, 480 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: AUTO 230

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass

Strongly recommended: Completion of 16 units in automotive technology coursework.

Limitation on Enrollment: Department consent required prior to enrollment.

Automotive technology work experience is designed to extend occupational learning through employment and coordinate the on-the-job training with program instruction. Individual student goals and learning objectives will be designed by the student cooperatively with the employer and faculty advisor. Lab hours are arranged and completed at the place of employment. The AUTO 230 A-D series of courses may be taken in any combination that yields four units. Pass/No Pass grading only.

AUTO 230D
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience D
4 Units (AA/AS)
9 lecture hours, 640 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: AUTO 230

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass

Strongly recommended: Completion of 16 units in automotive technology coursework.

Limitation on Enrollment: Department consent required prior to enrollment.

Automotive technology work experience is designed to extend occupational learning through employment and coordinate the on-the-job training with program instruction. Individual student goals and learning objectives will be designed by the student cooperatively with the employer and faculty advisor. Lab hours are arranged and completed at the place of employment. Pass/No Pass grading only.

AUTO 281
Advanced Toyota Technician Training
5 Units (AA/AS)
72 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Currently a full-time journeyman at a Toyota or Lexus dealership or at an independent repair facility with a minimum of two years experience or completion of 1080 hours of an ASE Education Foundation - Master certificated post-secondary automotive training program with at least 12 months of technician experience or successful completion of all requirements of the Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair - Toyota/Lexus/Scion Technician Certificate of Achievement except the 281 course.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101 and MATH 144.

An advanced-level course specifically designed to supplement core concepts with advanced diagnostic strategies. This course delves into automotive areas not traditionally explored in previous courses such as interior R&R, body noise diagnostics, vehicle integrated management systems and diagnostics, telematic systems, Toyota warranty standards and dealer expectations. Only individuals meeting the requirement of the T-TEN Professional Certificate or the current T-TEN students that have completed the NATEF core classes may attend.

AUTO 282
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology
5 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 148 or AUTO 168 or one year of automotive industry experience with department consent.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; Integrated Math 3 or algebra.

Intended for the incumbent worker, re-entry person or person seeking a career advancement in the automotive service industry. This course covers the service and diagnosis of hybrid and electric vehicle powertrains, including motor/generator, batteries, inverters and charging system.

AUTO 283
Fuel-Cell Vehicle Technology
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 190 and AUTO 282.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101; Integrated Math 1 or Algebra 1.

Intended for the incumbent worker, re-entry person or person seeking a career advancement in the automotive service industry. This course covers the service and diagnosis of fuel cell electric vehicle powertrains, including motor/generator, batteries, inverters and PEM fuel cell technology.

AUTO 291
Engine Performance Enhancements and Tuning
3 Units (AA/AS)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 168 or consent of department.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

This class covers the engine performance enhancements available for automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles. The subject areas covered include stand-alone engine management systems, fuel systems, turbochargers, superchargers, nitrous oxide, ignition systems, and the use of the chassis dynamometer as a tuning tool.

AUTO 295
Engine Design
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
72 lecture hours
Equivalent to: AUTO 260, AUTO 298

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A course designed to teach engine design principles and analysis of cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, crankshafts, piston and rings, connecting rods, camshaft, valve train systems. The course will also cover the design and tuning of intake and exhaust systems, turbocharging and supercharging and the use of basic and advanced engine design formulas.

AUTO 296
Cylinder Head Development
4 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours
Equivalent to: AUTO 261

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 151 or AUTO 295 or one year of work experience in the automotive field with an emphasis on engine machining or repair.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A course designed to teach the skills necessary to develop a cylinder head for total performance. Emphasis will be placed on cylinder head development and reconditioning, head CCing, and basic flowbench operation.

AUTO 297
Cylinder Block Development
4 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours
Equivalent to: AUTO 262

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 151 or AUTO 295 or one year work experience in the automotive field with an emphasis on engine machining or repair.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A course designed to teach the skills necessary to develop and rebuild a cylinder block for total performance. Emphasis will be placed on cylinder block development and reconditioning, including operation of align-honing, surfacing, boring, honing machine operation and engine dynamic balancing.

AUTO 299
Engine Dynamometer Operation and Testing Procedures
2 Units (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 295 or one year experience in the automotive field with an emphasis on engine machining or chassis dynamometer operation.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

This course covers engine dynamometer operation and testing procedures with evaluation of test results for performance tuning.

AUTO 695A
Special Topics: Automotive Technology
0.5 Units (AA/AS)
9 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This course covers special and emerging topics not found in other courses within the discipline. Topics vary and are determined by the department. See the department for current term emphasis.

AUTO 695B
Special Topics: Automotive Technology
1 Unit (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This course covers special and emerging topics not found in other courses within the discipline. Topics vary and are determined by the department. See the department for current term emphasis.

AUTO 695C
Special Topics: Automotive Technology
2 Units (AA/AS)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This course covers special and emerging topics not found in other courses within the discipline. Topics vary and are determined by the department. See the department for current term emphasis.

AUTO 695D
Special Topics: Automotive Technology
3 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This course covers special and emerging topics not found in other courses within the discipline. Topics vary and are determined by the department. See the department for current term emphasis.

AUTO 696A
Special Topics: Automotive Technology
0.5 Units (AA/AS)
27 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This course covers special and emerging topics not found in other courses within the discipline. Topics vary and are determined by the department. See the department for current term emphasis.

AUTO 696B
Special Topics: Automotive Technology
0.5 Units (AA/AS)
36 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This course covers special and emerging topics not found in other courses within the discipline. Topics vary and are determined by the department. See the department for current term emphasis.

AUTO 696C
Special Topics: Automotive Technology
1 Unit (AA/AS)
54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This course covers special and emerging topics not found in other courses within the discipline. Topics vary and are determined by the department. See the department for current term emphasis.

AUTO 696D
Special Topics: Automotive Technology
1 Unit (AA/AS)
60 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This course covers special and emerging topics not found in other courses within the discipline. Topics vary and are determined by the department. See the department for current term emphasis.

AUTO 698A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
60 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Automotive Technology at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

AUTO 698B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
120 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Coopearative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Automotive Technology at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

AUTO 698C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
180 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Coopearative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Automotive Technology at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

AUTO 698D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
240 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Coopearative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Automotive Technology at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

AUTO 699A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
75 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Automotive Technology at their place of paid employment or training sites.

AUTO 699B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
150 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Automotive Technology at their place of paid employment or training sites.

AUTO 699C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
225 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Automotive Technology at their place of paid employment or training sites.

AUTO 699D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
300 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Automotive Technology at their place of paid employment or training sites.