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AUTO 665S1 OXYGEN/ACETYLENE BASICS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAN Basic oxygen and acetylene operation and torch safety as it relates to automotive. Students will learn safety, maintenance, usage, cutting and brazing. Transfer: CSU.
AUTO 665S1 OXYGEN/ACETYLENE BASICS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAN Basic oxygen and acetylene operation and torch safety as it relates to automotive. Students will learn safety, maintenance, usage, cutting and brazing. Transfer: CSU.
AUTO 708 AUTOMOTIVE PRINCIPLES LAB (1-2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/32-36 lab.
Student is encouraged to perform minor maintenance procedures for own vehicle. A general elective for those desiring a basic knowledge of the automobile. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 708 AUTOMOTIVE PRINCIPLES LAB (1-2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/32-36 lab.
Student is encouraged to perform minor maintenance procedures for own vehicle. A general elective for those desiring a basic knowledge of the automobile. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 710 FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.

An introduction to the Automotive Technology program and profession. A survey of the basic tools and fasteners and related mathematics required in automotive service. This course is recommended for those students who desire entrance into the Automotive Technology day program. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 710 FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.

An introduction to the Automotive Technology program and profession. A survey of the basic tools and fasteners and related mathematics required in automotive service. This course is recommended for those students who desire entrance into the Automotive Technology day program. Transfer credit: CSU.

AUTO 860/786 AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING I (2)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/12-14 lab. Prerequisite: See above.
Theory and operation of cooling, heating and air conditioning systems. Lab practices include maintenance, testing, diagnosis and repair of these systems. Preparation for the ASE Certification Test is included. Transfer credit: AUTO 786 – CSU.

AUTO 860/786 AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING I (2)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/12-14 lab. Prerequisite: See above.
Theory and operation of cooling, heating and air conditioning systems. Lab practices include maintenance, testing, diagnosis and repair of these systems. Preparation for the ASE Certification Test is included. Transfer credit: AUTO 786 – CSU.

AUTO 893/793 ENGINE PERFORMANCE (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: See above.
A study of the engine sub-systems responsible for good engine performance, clean air, and fuel economy. Topics covered include basic engine and ignition system operation and testing using various diagnostic test equipment. This course can be applied towards the education requirements necessary for eligibility to take the B.A.R. Smog Test. Transfer credit: AUTO 793 – CSU.

AUTO 880SA INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE CAREERS (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Hours/semester: 24-27 lecture.

Overview of technical and non-technical careers available in the field of Automotive Technology. The course covers career pathways and educational requirements for jobs in repair, aftermarket and motorsports. johnsonj@smccd.edu for an application.