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AUTO 101: Introduction To Auto Mechanics
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Lecture/demonstration course introducing the operation and maintenance of the modern automobile; emphasis on the theory of basic operating systems, including engine, electrical, chassis and driveline.

AUTO 101A: Introduction to Auto Mechanics
(3) F - CSU

Lecture/demonstration course introducing the operation and maintenance of the modern automobile and shop safety; emphasis on the theory of basic operating systems including the electrical, fuel ignition, and electronics and computer controls.

AUTO 101B: Introduction to Auto Mechanics
(3) Fall - CSU

Lecture/demonstration course introducing the operation and maintenance of the modern automobile and shop safety. The basic operating systems covered are the cooling, brake, steering, suspension, drivetrain, and air conditioning systems.

AUTO 102: Basic Car Care, Maintenance and Repair
(3) F, Summer - CSU

Introductory study and practice in basic car care, maintenance and repair. Students acquire laboratory experience, performing service and minor repairs.

AUTO 110: Fundamentals Of Automotive Servicing
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: AUTO 101, concurrently

Introductory lecture/lab course covering maintenance and diagnostic procedures used in the automotive service industry. Lab exercises cover maintenance and service areas of engine lubrication, underhood, undercar, tire and wheel, cooling system, belts and hoses, fuel system, battery and electrical system, brakes and wheel bearings.

AUTO 110A: Fundamentals of Auto Servicing
(3) F - CSU

Introductory lecture/lab course covering maintenance and diagnostic procedures used in the automotive service industry. Emphasis will be on lubrication, underhood and undercar inspections, electrical systems service, fuel and ignitions systems service, and computer control diagnosis.

AUTO 110B: Fundamentals of Auto Servicing
(3) F - CSU

Introductory lecture/lab course covering maintenance and diagnostic procedures used in the automotive service industry. Topics will include cooling system service, brake tire and wheel service, suspension and steering service, and drivetrain service.

AUTO 111: Engine Rebuilding
(7) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103
Course Advisories: AUTO 101 and AUTO 110 with minimum grades of "C".

Lecture/lab course on generic theory and repair of automotive engines. The valve train and lower end assemblies are covered in detail. Engine problem diagnosis, service and repair, engine rebuilding and machining, and performance enhancement emphasized.

AUTO 112: Brakes, Suspension And Steering
(4.6) S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103
Course Advisories: AUTO 101 and AUTO 110

Principles of brakes, suspension, steering systems, wheel alignment and tire service. Includes disc and drum brakes, brake power assist units, anti-lock braking, tire service, wheel balancing, and wheel alignment. Live vehicle laboratory study of lecture material. NATEF-certified course.

AUTO 113: Automotive Fuel And Air Conditioning Systems
(4.6) F - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103
Course Advisories: AUTO 101 and AUTO 110

Principles of automotive fuel supply systems, carburetion, fuel injection heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Live vehicle repair in lab. NATEF-certified course.

AUTO 114: Automotive Power Train
(7) F - CSU
Prerequisite: AUTO 111 with minimum grades of "C"
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: AUTO 101 and AUTO 110 with minimum grades of "C"

Principles of the automotive power train, including the clutch, standard and automatic transmissions and transaxles, C/V joints, drive shafts and differentials. NATEF-certified course.

AUTO 115: Automotive Electricity
(7) S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103
Course Advisories: AUTO 101 and AUTO 110

Study of the complete automotive electrical system, including theory, the battery, starting system, charging system, wiring, lighting and body electrical systems. Theory of operation covered in lecture; testing, diagnosis and repair applied in lab. NATEF-certified course.

AUTO 116: Engine Performance
(7) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and 103
Course Advisories: AUTO 101 and AUTO 110

Principles of engine performance diagnosis and maintenance,ignition, and emission controls. Drivability, vehicle emissions, and fuel economy concerns will also be addressed. Lab study includes engine condition testing, ignition system testing, emission testing and electronic scan tools.

AUTO 207: Smog Check Technician Update
(1.0) F, S

The California Bureau of Auto Repair (BAR) requires this course for anyone applying for an EA or EB smog check license. Also required as update training for anyone interested in renewing a smog check license from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2007. Covers BAR program updates, "Lambda" air/fuel calculations, operation of wide range of air/fuel sensors, and diagnosing emission failure problems using scan tool data stream analysis.

AUTO 217: Automotive Specialty I
(2) F, S
Prerequisites: AUTO 112 or AUTO 113 or AUTO 114 or AUTO 115
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100

Designed to further increase the skill and knowledge of the student in the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) specialty area(s) of choice, working to trade standards. The eight areas of ASE specialization are Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical Systems, Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmission and Axle, Brakes and Front End.

AUTO 218: Automotive Specialty II
(3) F, S
Prerequisites: AUTO 111 or AUTO 116
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100

Designed to further increase the skill and knowledge of the student in the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) specialty area(s) of choice, working to trade standards. The eight areas of ASE specialization are Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical Systems, Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmission and Axle, Brakes and Front End.

AUTO 221: Principles of Hybrid and Electric Drives
(2.0) F, S - CSU

Study of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle powertrains. Topics include: high-voltage battery packs, inverters and motor-generators. Includes hands-on exercises using a second generation Toyota Prius in a lab setting. Suitable for anyone interested in advanced automotive technology.

AUTO 290: Work Experience In Automotive Service And Technology
(2-4) F, S
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Supervised automotive employment for students whose career objectives, automotive course studies and employment complement each other. The student must be employed in an occupation directly related to the Automotive major. Must also be enrolled in no less than seven (7) units, including Work Experience.

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