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Courses Offered

 

ATEC 101 - Introduction to Automotive Service

Units: 2                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 36              Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course is an introduction to the study of automotive servicing including engine, ignition, fuel, cooling, charging, cranking, drive line, brakes and suspension systems construction and operational theories. Laboratory activities include maintenance procedures and proper use of tools utilized in the field.

ATEC 111 - Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment

Units: 8                Lecture Hours: 90              Lab Hours: 180            Outside Hours: 180
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101, 125, 127 or 128 and English A

This course covers the theory and operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive braking, suspension, and steering systems.

Note: This course is the same as the two-course sequence Automotive Technology 114 and 116. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 114 and 116 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 111.

ATEC 114 - Brakes

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101, 125, 127 or 128 and English A This course covers the theory and operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive braking systems.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology114 and116 is the same as Automotive Technology 111.

ATEC 116 - Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology101,125,127 or128 and English A

This course covers the theory and operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 114 and 116 is the same as Automotive Technology 111.

ATEC 121 - Introduction to Engine Performance

Units: 2                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 36              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology101 or equivalent

This course covers the study, theory and application of computer controlled engine management systems, minor engine performance, electrical and fuel systems. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of test equipment utilized in the automotive field.

ATEC 122 - Introduction to Engine Performance, Electrical and Fuel Systems
Units: 8       Lecture Hours: 90        Lab Hours: 180                      Outside Hours: 180
Grading Method: Letter         Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101 or equivalent

This is an introductory engine performance course, which covers construction and operation of the following systems: computer controlled engine management, electrical charging, cooling, emission controls, fuel, and ignition. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of modern test equipment and repair procedures used in the automotive field.

Note: This course is equivalent to the two-course sequence Automotive Technology 123 and 124. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 123 and 124 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 122.

ATEC 123 - Engine Performance, Electrical and Fuel Systems

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology101 or equivalent

This course covers the study of major engine tune-up, service and testing of emission control systems. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of test equipment utilized in the automotive field.

NOTE: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 123 and 124 is equivalent to Automotive Technology 122.

ATEC 124 - Computer Controlled Engine Management, Fuel Systems and Emissions

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 121 or 123 or equivalent

This course covers the study of computer controlled engine management systems with an emphasis on onboard diagnosis second generation (OBD II) protocols, fuel system and fuel injection system testing, diagnosis and service and vehicle emissions. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of modern test equipment utilized in the automotive field.

NOTE: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology123 and124 is equivalent to Automotive Technology122.

ATEC 125 - Automotive Electrical Systems

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 121 or 123 or equivalent

This course covers the theory and operation of automotive electricity, electronic components, and systems. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of test equipment utilized in the automotive field.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 125 and 128 is the same as Automotive Technology 127.

ATEC 127 - Electrical, Electronics and Computer  Controlled  systems
Units: 8                    Lecture Hours: 90                        Lab Hours: 180                   Outside Hours: 180
Grading Method: Letter                          Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 122 or Automotive Technology 123 and 124 with a minimum grade of C

This course covers the study of Automotive On-Board Diagnostics II computer controlled engine management systems, body electrical and electronic systems, onboard computer networking and computer controlled ignition testing, including diagnosis and repair procedures. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of test equipment utilized in industry.

Note: Automotive Technology 127 is the same as two-course sequence Automotive Technology 125 and 128. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 125 and 126 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 127.

ATEC 128 - Automotive Testing and Diagnosis

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU

Conditions of Enrollment: Pre-requisite: A total of 8 units from the following courses: Automotive Technology 122, 123, 124 or 125 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This course covers the study of advanced automotive testing and diagnostic procedures of modern computer controlled engine management systems including ignition, fuel trim, electrical and electronic systems, On Board Diagnostics generation 2 (OBD 2) computer control systems and related network multiplexing and communications. Electronic body control operations, networking and diagnostics are also explored. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of modern diagnostic equipment utilized in the automotive field.

Note: The two course sequence Automotive Technology 125 and 128 is the same as Automotive Technology 127.

ATEC 133 - Transmissions, Drive Train and Drive Axles

Units: 8                Lecture Hours: 90              Lab Hours: 180            Outside Hours: 180
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101 or 121 and English A

This course covers the theory and operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive automatic and manual transmissions, transaxles, and drive trains.

Note: This course is the same as the two-course sequence Automotive Technology 134 and 135. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 134 and 135 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 133.

ATEC 134 - Automatic Transmissions

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101, 122, 123, 124, 125, 127 or 128 and English A

This course covers the theory and operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive automatic transmissions and transaxles.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 134 and 135 is the same as Automotive Technology 133. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 134 and 135 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 133.

ATEC 135 - Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101, 122, 125 or 128 and English A

This course covers the theory and operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive manual transmissions, drive axles, and drive trains.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 134 and 135 is the same as Automotive Technology 133. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 134 and 135 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 133.

ATEC 141 - Engine Rebuilding

Units: 8                     Lecture Hours: 90                  Lab Hours:180                Outside Hours: 180
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101 or equivalent

This course covers engine construction, operation, diagnosis and proper rebuilding procedures. Laboratory activities emphasize the proper use of tools and equipment utilized in the field of engine diagnosis and engine rebuilding. Also covered are machining processes such as drilling and tapping, milling, surfacing, boring and honing, pin fitting, press work, resurfacing, reaming, knurling, repairing of damaged threads, measuring, grinding valves and valve seats, and crack detection methods and repairing.

ATEC 142 - Engine Repair

Units: 8                     Lecture Hours: 90                  Lab Hours:180                Outside Hours: 180
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101 or equivalent

This course covers the study of automotive engine construction and operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures of the following: cylinder head removal and valve grinding, camshaft and timing gear replacement, water pump replacement, oil, coolant and manifold (intake and exhaust) leaks, engine maintenance and the installation of long or short blocks. Replace pistons and/or connecting rods, piston rings, engine bearings, crankshaft seals, camshaft seals, oil pan gasket, valve/camshaft cover gaskets, flywheel, pulleys, crankshaft balancer and other engine repair items that would need to replaced or repaired. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of equipment utilized in the field.

ATEC 143 - Introduction to Engine Repair

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101 or equivalent and English A

This course covers the study of automotive engine construction and operation. The diagnosis and repair procedures will include the following: cylinder head, valve grinding, camshaft and timing gear, water pump, diagnosing fluid leaks, and manifold (intake and exhaust) leaks and engine maintenance. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of equipment utilized in the automotive field.

ATEC 145 - Automotive Machining

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 101 or equivalent

This course covers the study of machining processes used in the automotive trade. Topics include drilling and tapping, milling, surfacing, boring and honing, pin fitting, press work, resurfacing, reaming, knurling, repairing of damaged threads, measuring, grinding valves and valve seats, and crack detection methods and repairing. Laboratory activities stress proper use of equipment utilized in the automotive engine rebuilding field.

 

ATEC 181 - Automotive Air Conditioning

Units: 3                     Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course covers the theory and operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

ATEC 95 - Cooperative Work Experience Education

Units: 2-4             Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: hours to be arranged
Grading Method:
Letter                             Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student’s major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major. Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Automotive Technology field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.

Note: Transfer limitations apply.
Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience Education may not exceed 16 units.

ATEC 99 - Independent Study

Units: 1-3             min Lecture Hours: 54                                           max Lecture Hours: 162
Grading Method: Letter                           Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None
Enrollment Limitation: Two courses in Automotive Technology with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Automotive Technology not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Automotive Technology projects (54 hours per unit).

Note: Transfer limitations apply.

 

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