Academic Catalogs

Automotive Technology (AUTO)

AUTO G1013 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Introduction to Automotive Technology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to teach the student about the operation and maintenance of modern automobiles. There is an emphasis on the theory of the basic operating systems, including engine, electrical, chassis, and driveline systems. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1105 Units (72 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Engine Repair  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an introductory course that provides students with theory, knowledge and skills necessary to perform minor and major service on automotive gasoline powered engines. Instruction is given and lab experience provided in engine diagnosis, removal, disassembly, analysis and inspection, precision measurements, re-assembly and installation. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-1 Engine Repair Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE Certification Examination. Lecture and Lab. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1205 Units (72 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Electrical/Electronic Systems: Introductory  
Advisory: AUTO G101.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an introductory course that provides students with theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand electrical flow and electronic concepts. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on vehicle electrical and electronic circuits. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-6 Electrical/Electronics Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE Certification Examination. Lecture and Lab. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1215 Units (72 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Electrical/Electronic Systems: Advanced  
Advisory: AUTO G120.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an advanced course that provides students with theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand electrical flow and advanced automotive electronic diagnostic and repair concepts. Coursework presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-6 Electrical/Electronics Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE Certification Examination. Lecture and Lab. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1304.5 Units (63 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Engine Performance: Basic Theory/Diagnosis  
Advisory: AUTO G101 and AUTO G120.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an introductory course that covers theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand engine performance concepts. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on engine management and related systems. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Performance Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-8 Engine Performance certification examination. Lecture & Lab. Graded.

AUTO G1314.5 Units (63 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Engine Performance: Advanced  
Advisory: AUTO G120 and AUTO G130.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an advanced course covering theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand advanced engine performance concepts. The lecture and lab instruction will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repairs on complex engine management and related systems. The course material is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Performance Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-8 Engine Performance certification examination. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1405 Units (72 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Automotive Chassis: Brakes  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an introductory course that covers theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive disc and drum brake systems, antilock-braking systems and related components. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on automotive brake systems. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Performance Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-5 Brakes examination. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1414.5 Units (66 lecture hours; 50 lab hours)  
Automotive Chassis: Steering & Suspension  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an introductory course covering the theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive steering and suspension systems and related components. The lecture and lab instruction will enable students to successfully perform related diagnostics and repairs. The course material is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-4 Suspension & Steering Certification examination. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1455 Units (72 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Basic Clean Air Car Course  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is the first in a series of courses required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to obtain an Advanced Emissions Specialist license. The course will cover rules and regulations, history of the California Smog Check Program, a study of five-gas analysis, oxygen sensors, an overview of all emission control devices offered in California since 1975 and an introduction to onboard diagnostics second generation (OBD ll). The theory in this course is reinforced with hands-on skill practice. Students must complete this course before submitting an application to the BAR for an Advanced Emissions Specialist license. Graded.

AUTO G1504 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Manual Drive Trains & Axles  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is a course that provides the students with theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive manual drive trains and transaxles concepts. Instruction is given and lab experience provided in diagnosis, removal, disassembly, analysis and inspection, precision measurements, re-assembly and installation. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-3 Manual Drive Train and Axles Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE Certification Examination. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1514 Units (55 lecture hours; 70 lab hours)  
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an introductory course that provides the students with theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive automatic transmission and transaxle concepts. Instruction is given and lab experience provided in diagnosis, removal, disassembly, inspection, precision measurements, re-assembly and installation. The coursework is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-2 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Certification examination. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1604 Units (60 lecture hours; 40 lab hours)  
Heating And Air Conditioning  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an introductory course that covers theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on both manual and automatic HVAC systems. EPA-accepted techniques for recovering and recycling R134 and R12 refrigerants will also be covered. Coursework is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-7 Heating and Air Conditioning certification examination. Graded.

AUTO G1703 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Hybrid Vehicles  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is a hands-on approach to the world of hybrid, fuel cell and electric powered vehicles. Discover how this new technology works as it replaces existing fossil fueled engines. Examine existing technologies, conversion processes, testing, assembly, operation, and maintenance of hybrid-electric, fuel cell and battery powered electric vehicles. Appropriate safety related instruction is included. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

AUTO G1735 Units (72 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Electric Vehicles  
Prerequisite(s): AUTO G120.
Co-requisite(s): AUTO G170.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course furthers the student's skills in electric vehicle (EV) theory and provides an introduction to advanced EV designs and propulsion systems. The course includes: EV design and construction; the testing, assembly, operation and maintenance of EVs; the influence of battery management design; advanced technology batteries and intelligent charging systems; and alternative EV drive systems. Appropriate safety related instruction will be included in each segment. This course is designed to help the field technician prepare for the Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE) Light Duty Hybrid / Electric Vehicle Specialist (L3) exam. Students will also need to complete AUTO G170 to prepare for the ASE (L3) exam. Graded.

AUTO G1755 Units (72 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Automotive Diesel  
Prerequisite(s): AUTO G110 and AUTO G120.
Advisory: AUTO G130.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an introductory course that will allow students to understand diesel engines, diesel fuel systems, and the theory and operation of related diesel systems. Instruction will be given in the classroom setting as well as hands on laboratory learning. This will allow students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on light duty trucks and passenger cars equipped with diesel engines. This course will prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines test. Graded.

AUTO G1814 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Honda PACT 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This introductory course aligns with Honda’s Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) curriculum. The course covers Honda-specific fundamental theory and maintenance procedures, including research on American Honda Motor's interactive network for learning modules and service information. Honda recognizes the completion of this course as part of their core training program. Graded.