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ATEC 50        Introduction to Automotive Fundamentals                                         3.0 Units

Automotive industry fundamentals including careers; safety; fasteners, hand tool identification and usage; vehicle systems, electrical fundamentals; service information access and use; automotive chemical and fluid applications; hazardous waste handling; general shop equipment usage, and vehicle servicing.  2.5 hours lecture, 2.5 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU


ATEC 1          Automotive Engines                                                                             4.0 Units

Automotive engine fundamentals including; configurations and designs, operation, diagnostic tests; disassembly, inspection, thread repair, broken bolt removal, precision measurement, assembly, timing chains and belts, valve adjustments, cooling systems,  introduction to engine machining, proper use of shop related tools and equipment, and safety practices. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 50 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent. 2.5 hours lecture, 5.5 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU

 


 

ATEC 2          Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles                       3.0 Units

Automotive Automatic Transmission fundamentals including: Diagnosis, inspection, repair, and adjustment of automatic transmission/transaxle assemblies, torque converters, friction materials, hydraulics, gear trains, manual and electronic controls, driveshaft and axle operation service and repair.  Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 50 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent. (May not receive credit if Automotive Technology 64B has been completed.) 1.5 hours lecture, 5.0 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU


 

ATEC 3          Automotive Manual Transmissions and Transaxles                            3.0 Units

Automotive Manual Transmission fundamentals including: Diagnosis, inspection, repair, and adjustment of automotive manual drive train and axle assemblies, final drives, clutches, viscous couplings, and transfercases. Two, four and all-wheel drive assemblies, service and repair.  Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 50 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent. (May not receive credit if Automotive Technology 64A has been completed.) 1.5 hours lecture, 5.0 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU


 

ATEC 4          Automotive Suspension and Steering                                                 3.0 Units

Automotive Suspension and Steering fundamentals including: Diagnosis, inspection, repair, and adjustment of modern automotive steering, suspension, supplemental restraint, tire pressure monitoring, and alignment systems, theory of operation, common automotive steering and suspension systems, wheel alignment principles, methods of diagnosis, adjustment and repair, suspension service equipment. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 50 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent. (May not receive credit if Automotive Technology 66 has been completed.) 1.5 hours lecture, 5.0 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU


 

ATEC 5          Automotive Braking Systems                                                              3.0 Units

Automotive brake system including: Diagnosis, inspection, repair, and adjustment of modern automotive brakes, including anti-lock braking systems, traction control, and dynamic stability control systems, theory of operation, the study of basic laws of hydraulics, brake service equipment. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 50 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent. (May not receive credit if Automotive Technology 65 has been completed.) 1.5 hours lecture, 5.0 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU


 

ATEC 6a        Automotive Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals                           4.0 Units

 Automotive Electrical and Electronic fundamentals including: Ohm’s Law, basic electrical circuits, components, battery, starting, charging, and basic wiring systems, electrical components and the use of basic wiring diagrams for trouble shooting systems, repair of wiring circuits and correct use of diagnostic equipment. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 50 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent. (May not receive credit if Automotive Technology 60 has been completed.) 2.5 hours lecture, 5.5 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU


 

ATEC 6b        Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems                                   3.0 Units

Automotive body electronics, vehicle lighting, instrumentation, OEM audio, navigation, and communication systems, supplemental restraint systems, starter interlock systems, computer controlled charging systems. . Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 6A or equivalent. (May not receive credit if Automotive Technology 71 or 71A has been completed.) 1.5 hours lecture, 5.0 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU


 

ATEC 7          Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems                            2.5 Units

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning including: Diagnosis, testing, adjustment, and repair of air conditioning, cooling and heating systems, heat and energy, psychometrics, air flow, refrigerant recycling, equipment and controls. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 50 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent. Strongly recommended: Automotive Technology 6A or equivalent. (May not receive credit if Automotive Technology 62 has been completed.) 1.5 hours lecture, 4.0 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU


 

ATEC 8          Automotive Air and Fuel Delivery Systems                                        4.0 Units

Automotive Air and Fuel Delivery including: Introduction to the principles of automotive fuel induction systems, including the inspection, diagnosis, and evaluation of fuel storage, fuel pumps, carburetion, intake and exhaust systems, engine operation principles, computerized engine controls, and fuel injection systems. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 6A or equivalent. (May not receive credit if Automotive Technology 61 has been completed.) 2.5 hours lecture, 5.5 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU


 

ATEC 10        Automotive Advanced Engine Performance                                       3.0 Units

Automotive Engine Management Systems including: Ignition systems, combustion process, emission control devices, diagnostic practices for drivability, emissions, on board diagnostic systems, vehicle systems integration, and new engine technology. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 6A or equivalent. (May not receive credit if Automotive Technology 71 or 71B has been completed.) 1.5 hours lecture, 5.0 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU



 

ATEC 52        Automotive Career Exploration                                                                1 unit

Researching current career pathways related to the automotive industry including job opportunities, salary expectations, and training expectations. 1 hour.



ATEC 75        Automotive Service Consultant                                                           3.0 units

Automotive Service Consultant fundamentals including: Communications, customer service, legal documents, business interactions, billing, parts and labor guides, shop management applications, shop operations, sales, vehicle identification and systems operations. Course content is aligned with tasks identified by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. Transfer CSU



ATEC 80        California Emissions Testing Technician Training Course                  7.5 units

Motor vehicle emission inspection and maintenance: Includes the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) requirements for: BAR Alternate A6, BAR Alternate A8, BAR Alternate L1, Basic Clean Air Car Course (BCACC), Advanced Clean Air Car Course (ACACC), Transition Course, and the current BAR Update. These courses are required for eligibility to take the State Licensing examination in addition to: One year trade experience in emissions/tune up, or nine semester units (13 quarter units) in Automotive Technology, or 180 hours at an accredited automotive school. 6 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU



ATEC 90        Hybrid Vehicle Operation and Servicing                                             2.0 units

The study of Hybrid Vehicle Architecture, Operation, and Servicing 

Automotive Technology 50 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent. Highly Recommended: Automotive Technology: 2, 5, 6a, 8, 10 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU



ATEC 91        Hybrid Diagnosis and Alternate Fuels Technology                             2.0 units

Hybrid vehicle diagnosis and repair processes, and alternate fuels application and operation.  Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 90 (completed with a grade of C or higher).  24 total hours lecture, 32 total hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU

 

   
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