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The Automotive Collision Repair / Painting program prepares students for employment in the field and provides upgrade opportunities for currently employed personnel. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, the student will gain proficiency in safety practices, vehicle construction, welding, collision analysis, manual and mechanical metal finishing techniques, structural repairs, vehicle alignment, surface preparation, painting finishing, and the use of collision repair equipment. Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair (ICAR) standards. Students completing the program may expect to enter the industry as automotive collision repair technicians or automotive painters.

Automotive Technology 1
Introduction to Automotive Services

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

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Automotive Technology 11
Brakes, Suspension, and Four Wheel Alignment

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

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This is and introduction to the study of automotive servicing including engine, ignition, fuel, cooling, charging, crancking, drive line, brakes, and suspension systems construction and operational theories. Laboratory activities include maintenance procedures and proper use of tools utilized in the field.






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: This course is the same as the two-course sequence Automotive Technology 14 and 16. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 14 and 16 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 11.

Automotive Technology 14
Brakes

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

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Automotive Technology 16
Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment

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

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

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 14 and 16 is the same as Automotive Technology 11.
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, fron wheel and four wheel alignment procedures and proper use of tools and equipment utilized in the automotive field.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 14 and 16 is the same as Automotive Technology 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

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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

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






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

Note: This course is equivalent to the two-course sequence Automotive Technology 24 and 24. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 23 and 24 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology 22 A.

Automotive Technology 22 B
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
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Automotive Technology 23
Major Tune-Up and Emission Control

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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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: Automotive Technology 22B is the 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.
This course covers the study of major engine tune-up service and testing of emission control systems. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of test equipment utilized in the autmotive field.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 23 and 24 is equivalent to Automotive Technology 22A.


Automotive Technology 24
Fuel Systems and Emissions

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 21 or 23 or equivalent

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Automotive Technology 25
Automotive Electrical Systems

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 21 or 23 oe equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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This course covers the study of fuel system services, testing and diagnosis, including carburetor overhaul procedures, fuel injection and computer controlled fuel systems. Laboraty activities stress the proper use of test equipment utilized in the automotive field.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 23 and 24 is equivalent to Automotive Technology 22A.
This course covers the theory and operation of automotive electronic components and systems. Laboratory activities stress proper use of test equipment utilized in the automotive field.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 25 and 26 is equivalent to Automotive Technology 22B.


Automotive Technology 26
Automotive Testing and Diagnosis

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3hours lab
Prerequisite: A total of 8 units with a minimum grade of C is required from the following courses: Automotive Technology 22A, 23, 24, 25, or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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Automotive Technology 33
Transmissions, Drive Train and Drive Axles

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent skills
Credit, degree applicable
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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 the proper use of diagnostic equipment utilized in the automotive field.

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 25 and 26 is the same as Automotive Technology 22B

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: This course is the same as two-course sequence Automotive Technology 34 and 35. Students who have completed Automotive Technology 35 and 35 will not receive credit for Automotive Technology  33.

Automotive Technology 34
Automatic Transmissions, Drive Train and Drive Axles

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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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
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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 automotive field.

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

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

Note: The two-course sequence Automotive Technology 34 and 35 is the 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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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 stresses engine construction, operation, dianosis and the proper rebuilding procedures. Laboratory activities stress the proper use of tools and equipment utilized in the field.




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.

Automotive Technology 43
Introduction to Engine Repair

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hour lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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Automotive Technology 45
Automotive Machining

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Automotive Technology 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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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 automotive field. This course covers the study of the machining processes used in the automotive trade, inlcuding but not limited to: drilling and tapping, milling, boring and honing, pin fitting, press work, resurfacing, reaming, knurling, repairing of damage threads, measuring, grinding, and crack detection methods and repairing. Laboratory activities stress proper used of equipment utilized in the automotive field.

Automotive Technology 81
Automotive Air Conditioning

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
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Automotive Technology 95
(formerly Automotive Technology 95abcd)
Cooperative Work Experience Education

2-4 units; hours can be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student's major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU*

In this course, students are introduced to refrigeration principles, system component functions, and proper testing procedures as they apply to automotive air conditiong. The course stresses collecting data, resulting in accurate diagnosis, repair, and service.





Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, 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 them to personal abilities and career expectations.

*Note: Transfer limitations apply
Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience     Education may not exceed 16 units

Automotive Technology 99
(formerly Automotive Technology 99 abc)
Independent Study

1-3 untis; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Two courses in Automotive Technology with a minimum grad of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU*

 
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 (54 hours per unit).

*Note: Transfer limitations apply
Note: For eligibility requirements, go to 
www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp
 

 

 

Last Published 7/3/17