Automotive Technology Courses
ATEC 1 - Automotive Engines
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate proper use of an outside micrometer to measure valve stem wear.
  2. Demonstrate proper use of a straight edge to measure cylinder head for warpage.
  3. Demonstrate the proper steps for performing a timing belt replacement and setting the timing belt, crankshaft, and camshafts in proper positions.


ATEC 10 - Automotive Advanced Engine Performance
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Using a DSO, perform a wave form analysis of a fuel injector.


ATEC 2 - Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Perform and air pressure leak test on the applicable clutch packs in an automatic transmission.
  2. Service transmissions; perform visual inspection; replace fluids and filters.
  3. Check fluid level in a transmission or a transaxle equipped with a dip-stick.
  4. Measure endplay/pre-load determine necessary action.


ATEC 3 - Automotive Manual Transmissions and Transaxles
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Determine gear ratios for a manual transmission/transaxle, and correctly complete worksheet.
  2. Measure end play.
  3. Measure differential ring and pinion back lash.


ATEC 4 - Automotive Suspension and Steering
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Repair tire using internal patch
  2. Dismount, inspect, and remount tire on wheel; balance wheel and tire assembly (static and dynamic).
  3. Perform pre-alignment inspection and measure vehicle ride height; determine necessary action


ATEC 5 - Automotive Braking Systems
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Bleed and/or flush brake system.
  2. Remove, clean, inspect, and measure brake drum diameter; determine necessary action.
  3. Remove and clean caliper assembly; inspect for leaks and damage/wear to caliper housing; determine necessary action.


ATEC 50 - Introduction to Automotive Technology
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Successfully Pass the SP2 Safety & Pollution Prevention online programs & tests.
  2. Demonstrate the correct procedures to safely lift a car on the two post automotive lift.
  3. Look up service data/information for a specified vehicle or vehicle system as indicated by the instructor


ATEC 52 - Automotive Career Exploration
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Complete a resume


ATEC 6A - Automotive Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate the proper use of a digital multimeter (DMM) during diagnosis of electrical circuit problems, including: source voltage, voltage drop, current flow, and resistance. Activities to show learning: 1. Proper settings and use of DMM to measure resistance.
  2. Students shall be able to analyze and diagnose an automotive Charging system using appropriate electrical tools and equipment
  3. Students shall be able to analyze and diagnose an automotive starting system using appropriate electrical tools and equipment
  4. Students shall be able to analyze and diagnose an automotive battery using appropriate electrical tools and equipment


ATEC 6B - Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Test the CAN bus system signal with a DSO. Set up the DSO to capture the CAN hi (+) and CAN lo (-) signals.
  2. Test a computer controlled charging system for proper operation using a DSO. Check and record the signal on a DSO from the PCM to the generator.
  3. Check a variable speed blower control system for proper operation using a DSO. Check and record the HZ signal from the control head to the blower module.


ATEC 7 - Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Check system for sealant.
  2. Recover refrigerant, pull a vacuum on the system, leak test, add oil, and re-charge system.
  3. Identify refrigerant types; select and connect proper gauge set; record pressure readings.


ATEC 75 - Automotive Service Consultant
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. demonstrate the ability to generate a repair order to BAR specifications.
  2. demonstrate the ability to properly invoice service repair orders.
  3. demonstrate the ability to collect the appropriate service information, special tools and/or equipment and perform a disconnection of the hybrid vehicle high voltage system


ATEC 8 - Automotive Air and Fuel Delivery Systems
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students shall be able to use a Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) or graphing multimeter (GMM) to obtain a fuel injector voltage and amperage wave form, analyze the wave form and explain what the pattern means.
  2. Test an electric fuel pump for Operating Pressure, Volume, and Rest/Residual pressure.
  3. Test a Fuel pump with DSO for operating current and calculate pump RPM.


ATEC 80 - California Emissions Testing Technician Training Course
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will perform three (3) smog inspections correctly identifying emission control components, performing functional tests, and correctly entering information into the state analyzer.
  2. Students will perform three (3) Exhaust Gas Re-circulation (EGR) system tests to identify functional or non-functional systems using published test procedures.
  3. Students will perform three (3) ignition timing tests following published test procedures.


ATEC 90 - Hybrid Vehicle Operation and Servicing
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate the proper method(s) to perform a glove check.
  2. Students will access HV battery data utilizing the appropriate scan tool(s), and interpret the data.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to collect the appropriate service information, special tools and/or equipment and perform a disconnection of the hybrid vehicle high voltage system.


ATEC 91 - Hybrid Diagnosis and Alternate Fuels Technology
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate proper methods for glove testing.
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of a volt meter in performing high voltage battery testing.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of ohm meters for motor testing.