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Automotive Technology 1
Introduction to Automotive Service

2 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This 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.

Automotive Technology 11 (formerly 31)
Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or concurrent enrollment or
testing (qualifying score on the Automotive Placement Test) and assessment.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of brake systems, front and rear suspension systems, steering systems and their operation. Laboratory activities stress brake, suspension and steering diagnosis, repair, machining, overhaul, front wheel and four wheel alignment procedures and proper use of tools and equipment utilized in the field.

Note: Same as two-course sequence Automotive Technology 14 and 16.

Automotive Technology 14 (formerly 5C, 32)
Brakes

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or concurrent enrollment or
testing (qualifying score on the Automotive Placement Test) and assessment
Credit,degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of brake systems including anti-lock (ABS) brake systems and their operation. Laboratory activities stress brake system diagnosis, repair, machining, and overhaul procedures and proper use of tools and equipment utilized in the industry.

Note: Two-course sequence Automotive Technology 14 and 16 same as 11.

Automotive Technology 16
Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or concurrent enrollment or
testing (qualifying score on the Automotive Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of suspension and steering systems construction and their operation. Laboratory activities stress suspension and steering system diagnosis, repair, machining, overhaul, front wheel and four wheel alignment procedures and proper use of tools and equipment utilized in the field.

Note: Two-course sequence Automotive Technology 14 and 16 same as 11.

Automotive Technology 21
Introduction to Engine Tune-up

2 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of minor engine tune-up, electrical systems and fuel systems theory and application. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of test equipment utilized in the industry.

Automotive Technology 22A
Introduction to Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is an introductory engine tune-up course which covers construction and operation of the following systems: charging, cooling, emission controls, fuel and ignition. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of test equipment and repair procedures used in the industry.

Note: Same as two-course sequence Automotive Technology 23 and 24. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 23 and 24 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 22A.

Automotive Technology 22B
Advanced Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab
Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 22A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of major tune-up, electrical systems and fuel systems (carburetion and fuel injection) testing, diagnosis and repair procedures. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of test equipment utilized in industry.

Note: Same as two-course sequence Automotive Technology 25 and 26. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 25 and 26 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 22B.

Automotive Technology 23
Major Tune-Up and Emission Controls

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 21 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

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

Note: Two-course sequence Automotive Technology 23 and 24 same as 22A.

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Automotive Technology 24
Fuel Systems and Emissions

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 21 or 23 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of fuel system service, testing and diagnosis, including carburetor overhaul procedures, fuel injection and computer controlled fuel systems. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of test equipment utilized in the field.

Note: Two-course sequence Automotive Technology 23 and 24 same as 22A.

Automotive Technology 25
Automotive Electrical Systems

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 21 or 23 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

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

Note: Two-course sequence Automotive Technology 25 and 26 same as 22B.

Automotive Technology 26
Automotive Testing and Diagnosis

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: minimum of 8 units with a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite
course from the following courses: Automotive Technology 22A, 23, 24, 25 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of advanced automotive testing and diagnostic procedures of the following systems: ignition, fuel, emissions, electrical and electronic, and computer control systems. Laboratory activities stress proper use of diagnostic equipment utilized in the field.

Note: Two-course sequence Automotive Technology 25 and 26 same as 22B.

Automotive Technology 33
Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, clutch, drive line and drive axle construction and operation. Laboratory activities stress drive train diagnosis, repair, overhaul procedures and the proper use of tools utilized in the field.

Note: Same as two-course sequence Automotive Technology 34 and 35. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 34 and 35 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 33.

Automotive Technology 34
Automatic Transmissions

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of automatic transmission construction and operation. Laboratory activities stress diagnosis, repair, overhaul procedures and the proper use of tools utilized in the field.

Note: Two-course sequence Automotive Technology 34 and 35 same as Automotive Technology 33. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 34 and 35 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 33.

Automotive Technology 35
Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of manual transmission, clutch, drive line and drive axle construction and operation. Laboratory activities stress diagnosis, repair, overhaul procedures and the proper use of tools utilized in the field.

Note: Two-course sequence Automotive Technology 34 and 35 same as Automotive Technology 33. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 34 and 35 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 33.

Automotive Technology 41
Engine Rebuilding

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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This course stresses engine construction, operation, diagnosis and the proper rebuilding procedures. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of tools and equipment utilized in the field.

Automotive Technology 42
Engine Repair

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

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 (no engine rebuilding). Laboratory activities stress the proper use of equipment utilized in the field.

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Automotive Technology 43
Introduction to Engine Repair

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

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 and engine maintenance. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of equipment utilized in the field.

Automotive Technology 45
Automotive Machining

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of the machining processes used in the automotive trade, including but not limited to: drilling and tapping, milling, boring and honing, pin fitting, press work, resurfacing, reaming, knurling, repairing of damaged threads, measuring, grinding, and crack detection methods and repairing. Laboratory activities stress proper use of equipment utilized in the field.

Automotive Technology 50
Special Topics in Automotive Technology

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Automotive Technology more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Automotive Technology 80
California Clean Air Car Course

4 units; 4 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: minimum of 8 units with a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite
course from the following: Automotive Technology 21, 22A, 22B, 23, 24, 25 or
equivalent trade experience in tune-up
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of proper procedures for inspection, testing, repair and certification of vehicle emissions within California Clean Air Car Standards.

Automotive Technology 81 green class
Automotive Air Conditioning

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is a study of basic air conditioning and refrigeration theory as it relates to automotive air conditioning.

Automotive Technology 95abcd
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:


Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time):
Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major


Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately):
Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including
one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan;
enrollment limited to one other class during the semester;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, 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 these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Automotive Technology 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
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
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

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
(60 hours per unit).

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 Last Published 2/7/11