AUSER-099                     Occupational Work Experience

1-4 Units: 60-360 hours of work experience, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Co-requisite: Employment in career-related field.

For more information on this course, refer to Cooperative Education. Units are determined by number of hours worked.

This course offers on-the-job learning experiences for employed students, whether paid or volunteer, in cooperation with their employers.If students’ career goals are directly related to their work they can earn credit for jobs they hold during the term.Students must be enrolled in at least seven units, including their cooperative education units (proportionately fewer in summer session). Students who volunteer for this assignment will earn 1 unit for every 60 hours of volunteer work experience and 1 unit per 90 hours of paid work experience. Petition to repeat for a maximum of 16 units.

 

AUSER-100                     Topics in Automotive Services

.5-6 Units: 9-108 hours of lecture and/or 27-324 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course covers topics in Automotive Services. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

AUSER-101                     Automotive Fundamentals

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours laboratory, per term, LR, DG

This course is an overview of automotive industry fundamentals: Basic automotive repairs and diagnosis, professional practice and industry standard procedures, electrical fundamentals, brakes, suspension and steering operation and service essentials of engine operation and testing, safety procedures, use and interpretation of automotive service information, and hand tool identification and usage.

 

AUSER-102                     Brakes, Suspension and Steering

5 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 108 hours laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: AUSER 101may be takenconcurrently

This course covers automotive chassis systems including steering, suspension, brakes, and wheel alignment. This also includes tire service, wheel balancing, driveline and under car service with emphasis on safety and professional practice. The proper use of applicable shop equipment is stressed. This course will assist students in preparing for the ASE Brakes (A5) and Suspension and Steering (A4) examinations. Petition to repeat intended for legally mandated certification training.

 

AUSER-103                     Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems

5 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 108 hours laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: AUSER 101 or concurrently

This course covers the basic fundamentals of automotive electrical and electronic systems, including: starting, charging, ignition, lighting, and accessory circuits. The class stresses proper use of the test equipment required to do engine diagnosis and tune-up. The class also will introduce automotive computer systems. The course will also assist students in preparing for the ASE A-6 Electrical and Electronics examination. Petition to repeat for certification training purposes.

 

AUSER-104                     Engine Performance

5 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 108 hours laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: AUSER 101 and 103

This course covers principles, operation and service of automotive engines and of fuel injection, ignition, emission, computer control and on-board diagnostic systems. Students develop skills in diagnosis and repair of drivability, fuel economy and emissions faults. The proper use of diagnostic tools and test equipment is stressed. This course will assist students in preparing for the ASE Engine Performance (A8) examination. Petition to repeat for certification training.

 

AUSER-106                     Engine Service and Repair

Prerequisite: AUSER 101 or concurrently

5 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 108 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

This course will cover the basic fundamentals of automotive engine design, engine construction, engine repair, service and diagnosis; detailed instruction of the internal combustion engine focusing on the analysis o engine problems and proper steps in repair procedures, including cooling and exhaust systems and timing belt replacements. The course will cover common terminology and techniques as well as some specialty tools used in the automotive industry. There will be some preparation for the ASE Engine Repair Examination. Petition to repeat intended for legally mandated certification training.

 

AUSER-107                     Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: AUSER 103 or AUSER 190

Advisory: Recommended preparation: Basic English and Math

This course will provide an introduction to the types, functions and components of the hybrid electric vehicles on the rod today. It will include a review of basic electrical terms and electrical theory and demonstration of safety and maintenance procedures, using best practices of the automotive industry.

 

AUSER-123                     Introduction to Automotive Collision Repair Technology

4 Units: 72 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG

Co-requisite: AUSER 125

Normally offered in the fall.

This course covers tools used in Collision Repair, principles of automotive construction, repair of plastics, repair of different metals used in automotive production, ICAR steel welding qualification, body filler, removing and replacing cosmetic and structural body parts and corrosion protection steps. This course works towards ASE certification innon-structural repair and uses the ICAR live delivery program to present ten different programs. At the end of each program the student will take a post test and will be eligible for ICAR Training Alliance gold class points.

 

AUSER-124                     Introduction to Automotive Painting and Refinishing Technology

4 Units: 72 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Co-requisite: AUSER 126

Normally offered in the spring.

This course emphasizes the importance of safety in the workplace including the SP2 safety tests, the painters responsibility to the environment in VOC record keeping, related tools and equipment in the refinishing trade, preparation for spray painting, color matching and prepares the student to take the ASE exam in Painting and Refinishing. Students will also take courses using the ICAR Live curriculum and have the opportunity to gain ICAR Industry Training Alliance Gold class points.

 

AUSER-125                     Introduction to Automotive Collision Repair Technology (Laboratory)

1-5 Units: 54-270 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Co-requisite: AUSER 123

Normally offered in the fall.

This course is the lab section of “hands-on” component of AUSER-123. Petition to repeat for maximum units.

 

AUSER-126                     Introduction to Automotive Painting & Refinishing Technology (Laboratory)

1-5 Units: 54-270 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Co-requisite: AUSER 124

Normally offered in the spring.

This course allows the student to demonstrate safety in the workplace including SP2 safety tests. The students will practice good environmental safety rules, using tools and equipment designed for preparation and refinishing operations including color match, plastic part refinishing and corrosion protection procedures. The student will also be prepared to take the ASE Painting and Refinishing exam. Petition to repeat for maximum units.

 

AUSER-141                     Introduction to Damage Report Writing

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG

This course is designed to develop basic damage appraisal skills and to familiarize the student with techniques, methods, and estimating tools used by professional automobile damage report writers. This course is not only limited to students aspiring to become automobile damage appraisers, it is also quite helpful for technicians in the trade as well.

 

AUSER-152 Brake Systems

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Normally offered in the fall.

This course provides a detailed analysis of the principal and fundamentals of the automotive braking system, and provides technical information in diagnosis, repairs and adjustments of disc, drum brakes, anti-lock and stability control systems. This course will prepare student to pass the ASE A5 test.

 

AUSER-153                     Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems and Headlamp Aiming

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Normally offered in the spring.

This course covers the basic fundamentals of automotive steering and suspension by providing technical information on components of the auto body, springs and suspension systems, stabilizers and shock absorbers, wheel alignment and balancing, steering gear, linkages and power systems.

 

AUSER-171                     Automotive Collision Repair

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Normally offered in the fall.

This course contains both lecture and lab components that covers tools used in Collision Repair, principles of automotive construction, repair of plastics, repair of different metals used in automotive production, Inter-Industry Conference on Auto-collision Repair (I-CAR)  steel welding qualification, body filler, removing and replacing cosmetic and structural body parts and corrosion protection steps. Students will take the ICAR Professional Development Program Education Edition Non-Structural Technician ProLevel 1 Package and have the opportunity to gain ICAR Industry Training Alliance Gold class points.

AUSER-190                     Automotive Electrical Systems

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course contains both lecture and lab components that cover the basic fundamentals of automotive electrical and electronic systems, including: starting, charging, ignition, lighting, and accessory circuits.  The class stresses proper use of the test equipment required to diagnose and repair automotive electrical system faults.  The class also will introduce automotive computer systems.  The course will also assist students in preparing for the ASE A-6 Electrical and Electronics examination.

 

AUSER-207 Hybrid Electric Vehicles Diagnostics and Repairs

2.5 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 27 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: AUSER 107 or instructor approval which will be determined through ASE exams A6 and A8 or work experience.

Normally offered in the fall.

This course provides an interactive approach to advanced service and repair of the more common hybrids.We will perform routine maintenance and repairs as it is prescribed by the manufacturer.We will practice skills in diagnosis and repair of common hybrid units.

 

AUSER-225                     Advanced Automotive Collision (Laboratory)

1-5 Units: 54-270 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: AUSER 123, 124, 125, and 126

Normally offered in the fall.

This course provides advanced experience in collision repair practices in all phases and is designed to allow the student to focus on collision repair as a career goal. Petition to repeat for maximum units.

 

 

AUSER-226                     Advanced Automotive Painting and Refinishing (Laboratory)

1-5 Units: 54-270 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: AUSER 123, 124, 125, 126

Normally offered in the spring.

This course provides advanced experience in all phases of collision repair emphasizing on painting and refinishing while allowing the student to focus on their career goal. Petition to repeat for maximum units.

 

 

AUSER-230                     Automotive Engine Repair

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, ND

This course will cover the basic fundamentals of automotive engine design, construction repair, service and diagnosis. We will cover some of the important systems of the modern engine such as the engine ignition electrical, lubrication and cooling system. We will also go over common terminology and techniques as well as some specialty tools used in the automotive industry. There will be some preparation for the ASE Engine repair examination.

 

AUSER-238                     Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG

Apprenticeship. Normally offered in the fall.

This course covers the fundamentals ofautomotive air conditioning design, construction, repair, service and diagnosis; including various systems, safety, service tools and relevant industry terminology. The course will assist with preparing for a career in the automotive industry and for the ASE A7 heating and air conditioning exam as well as the ASE refrigerant recovery and recycling certification.

 

AUSER-271                     Automotive Painting and Refinishing Technology

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Normally offered in the spring.

This course emphasizes the importance of safety in the workplace including the SP2 safety tests, the painters responsibility to the environment in VOC record keeping, related tools and equipment in the refinishing trade, preparation for spray painting, color matching and prepares the student to take the ASE exam in painting and refinishing. Students will take the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto-collision Repair (I-CAR) Professional Development Program Education Edition Refinish Technician ProLevel 1 Package and have the opportunity to gain ICAR Industry Training Alliance Gold class points.

 

AUSER-298                     Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Automotive Services under the direction of an instructor.