Course Descriptions

AUTO 090   AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION
Units: 3.00 | 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
 
Introduces an overview of automotive maintenance and repair concepts for the student with little or no background in the automotive field. Topics include: basic theory of operation, basic maintenance, lubrication, cooling system, fuel, lighting, brakes, tires and the ignition system.
 
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AUTO 094   AUTOMOTIVE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Units: 3.00 | 27.00 hours lecture, 81.00 hours Lab
 
Provides theory and practical application of the function and repair of heating and air conditioning systems. You will learn how to diagnose, repair and recharge the heating and air conditioning system on various vehicles.

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AUTO 101   AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS
Units: 4.00 | CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 67.50 hours lab
 
Course content includes how to recondition valves, seals and cylinder walls, assembly of short blocks and repair of common valve train and blocks failures. This course will also enable those already employed in the field to upgrade their skills in engine repair and overhaul. 



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AUTO 102   ENGINE PERFORMANCE
Units: 4.00 | CSU 45.00 hours lecture, 81.00 hours lab
 
Prerequisite: AUTO-101
 
Introduces the design and operation of domestic and import ignition, fuel and emission control systems. Provides an in-depth study of the design and operation of fuel management systems.

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AUTO 103   AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Units: 5.00 | CSU 72.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Recommended preparation: AUTO-101

Presents the theory and practical application of electricity and automotive electrical systems such as battery, starting, charging, and electronic ignition.

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AUTO 104   STEERING, SUSPENSION AND ALIGNMENT
Units: 3.00 | CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 72.00 hours lab
 
Learn the proper diagnosis and repair procedures of modern suspension and steering systems on import and domestic vehicles. Struts, coils, leaf springs and alignments are a few of the areas you will learn about and how to repair in this course.   



AUTO 105   AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
Units: 5.00 | CSU 72.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
 
Recommended Preparation: AUTO-101
 
This course covers the automatic transmissions and transaxles, including procedures for diagnosing problems, adjusting, and overhauling the automatic transmission and transaxle.

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AUTO 106   MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, TRANSAXLES AND DRIVETRAINS
Units: 5.00 | CSU 72.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
 
Recommended Preparation: AUTO-101
 
This course covers the operation and diagnosis of problems and service procedures of clutches, manual transmissions, drivelines, transfer cases, and transaxle assemblies.
 
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AUTO 109   AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS
Units: 4.00 | CSU 45.00 hours lecture, 81.00 hours lab
 
Learn the operation of and how to diagnose and repair the automotive brake systems.

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AUTO 110   AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS
Units: 3.00 | CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Introduces students to the field of diesel-powered engines and equipment maintenance and service. Students will assess the operation of two and four stroke diesel engines to diagnose an engine malfunction. Students will perform basic engine diagnostics, complete diesel engine dis assembly, component inspection of worn parts, and reassembly of diesel engine.

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AUTO 111   AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS
Units: 3.00 | CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Introduces students to the two and four stroke diesel fuel systems. Students learn about the common types of diesel fuel delivery systems, engine brakes, shop safety, hydraulic fittings, fuel safety, technician tool requirements, service shop organization and procedures. Students will perform a diesel engine fuel system component inspection.