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Public Safety and Technical Education

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide training in automobile repair, maintenance theory, study of factory manuals and publications, and applications of methods used in the auto servicing and repair industry.The Automotive Technology Program offers an Automotive Technician and Maintenance Mechanic College Certificates as well as an AS Degree in Automotive Technology.

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AUTEC 200 - AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MANAGEMENT/ 3 Units
Introduction to automotive service management and the required
skills needed to manage a service department. Service operations,
management styles and strategies, financial measurement,
customer relations, employee relations, selling services, legal issues
and responsibilities. Field trips are not required.

AUTEC 211 - INTRODUCTION TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS/ 3 Units
Prerequisite:Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 368.
Introduction to the technology of alternative fuel vehicles including, fuel cell,
compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas, propane, hydrogen, ethanol,
biodiesel, electric, hybrids, and methanol. Student may repeat if required by
regulation. Field trips are required. (A-F Only)
Transfer:(CSU)

AUTEC 241—DIESEL ENGINE PRINCIPLES/ 3 Units
Recommended for Success: Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to complete AGM/AUTEC 289.  Also offered as AGM 241.  
The operation and repair of modern diesel engines. Principles and theories are studied by running, testing, diagnosing, disassembling and reassembling components, systems, and engines. Field trips required. Materials fee required. Lec/Lab. (A-F Only) Transfer: CSU


AUTEC 311—Basic Automotive Systems/ 4 Units
Introduction to the construction and operating principles of automotive systems to include: engine, cooling, lubrication, fuel, exhaust, and electrical. Proper selection and use of automotive shop manuals, service publications, tools, measuring devices, etc. Materials Fee Required Field trips may be required. (A-F Only) Lecture/Lab

BRAKES/SUSPENSION/HVAC
AUTEC 317—A7: AUTO HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING/ 3 Units
Corequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311  
Principles of automotive air conditioning and the components used in air conditioning. Factory installed air conditioning units and add-on type units. Charging, leak detection, component replacement and repair procedures. Lecture/Laboratory. Materials fee required. (A-F Only) 191

AUTEC 321—A5: BRAKES SYSTEMS/ 3½ Units
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311.  
Prepares students for the Automotive Service Excellence A5 Examination Principles of design and operation, techniques for repair, diagnosis and replacement of four-wheel braking systems. Emphasis will be placed on the theory of operation, diagnosis and repair of modern braking systems and their related components. Preparation for the State Brake Test and ASE Certification Test is included. Lecture/Laboratory. Materials fee required. (A-F Only)

AUTEC 322—A4: STEERING, SUSPENSION AND ALIGNMENT/ 3½ Units
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311.  
Prepares student for the Automotive Service Excellence A4 Examination. Principles of design and operation, techniques for diagnosis and repair of steering and suspension systems. Includes component replacement and alignment theory and procedures using two and four-wheel alignment equipment. Lecture/Laboratory. Materials fee required. (A-F Only)

ENGINE, TRANSAXLES & TRANSMISSIONS
AUTEC 315—A1: ENGINE REPAIR/ 3½ Units
Formerly listed as "Engine Rebuilding" Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311 Use of automotive machine shop equipment. Engine disassembly, cleaning, inspection, measuring, and reassembly procedures. Lecture/Laboratory. Materials fee required. Lecture/Laboratory(A-F Only)

AUTEC 323—A2: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLES/ 3½ Units

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311.  
Prepares students for the Automotive Service Excellence A2 Examination. A detailed study of the clutch, standard and automatic transmissions, drive lines and differentials; theory of operation including: friction materials, hydraulics, torque converters, gear trains, planetary gears, and controls as well as gear ratios, torque multiplication, speeds, drive line angles and tooth patterns.  (A-F Only) Materials fee required.

AUTEC 324—A3: MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE AXLES/ 3 Units
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311. 
Prepares students for the Automotive Service Excellence A3 Examination. Construction, operation and diagnosis of manual transmissions and axles, to include service and overhaul. Theory as well as "hands-on" training with clutch systems and drive axle operation and service. (A-F Only)Materials Fee required.


AUTEC 368—A6: AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICTY/ 3½ Units
Formerly listed as: AUTEC - 368: A6: Automotive Electricity/Electronic Systems 1 Corequisite: or satisfactory completion of Concurrent enrollment in or satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311.  
Introduction to automotive electrical systems. Course covers basic fundamentals: Ohm's law, starting and charging systems, batteries, alternators and starters. Course also covers principles of operation, testing, adjusting, and rebuilding procedures for electrical systems. Materials Fee Required Field trips are not required. (A-F Only) Lecture/Lab

AUTEC 369—A6: AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY 2/ 4 Units
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 368.  
Prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence A6 examination. Fundamentals of automotive electronics and electrical components including ignition, computers, light and horn circuits, indicating devices, electrical accessories and computer-controlled devices. Lab emphasis on testing and servicing electrical equipment. (A-F Only) Materials fee required. Lecture/Laboratory.

AUTEC 319 – A8: ENGINE PERFORMANCE/ 3½ Units
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 368  Corequisite: Satisfactory completion of, or concurrent enrollment in AUTEC 369. 
Prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence A8 Examination. Comprehensive study of diagnosis and repair applications including general engines, ignition systems, fuel, air induction and exhaust systems, emission control systems, computerized engine controls, and engine electrical systems. Lecture/Laboratory. Materials fee required. (A-F Only).

AUTEC 320—L1: ADVANCE ENGINE PERFORMANCE/ 4 Units
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 319 
Prepares students for the Automotive Service Excellence L1 Examination. Advance engine performance topics including test equipment and diagnosis techniques of powertrain and computerized powertrain controls, fuel system and air induction systems, automotive emission controls and I/M failures. Lecture/Laboratory. Materials fee required. (A-F Only)

AUTEC 373— Clean Air Car Course/ 4 Units
Formerly listed as: AUTEC - 373: 97 B.A.R. Clean Air Course  Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 320. Recommended for Success: Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to contact the instructor teaching the class.  
This course is California Bureau of Automotive Repair approved for the basic (EB) and enhanced (EA) emission control licenses. It is designed especially for the automobile technician preparing for the California Smog License. Students who do not have one year of trade experience in emissions/ tune-up or required courses and certificates will not be eligible to take the state licensing examination.  Emphasis will be on operational principles of the emission control components and how to test them. B.A.R. requires a minimum of 90% attendance and 70% (C) grade for completion.  Materials Fee Required Three maximum completions. Field trips are not required. (A-F or P/NP)Lecture/Lab

 

 

 


Auto Tech Curriculum

Automotive Externship
MJC Automotive Extern Program

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:
Automotive Technician
 
 
FACULTY & STAFF:

Professor Gerald Wray

Professor Gerald Wray
(209) 575-6358
 
COURSES: AUTEC 311, AUTEC 368, AUTEC 369

Professor John Peterson 

Professor John Peterson
(209) 575-6325 
 
COURSES: AUTEC 311, AUTEC 322, AUTEC 323, AUTEC 324, AUTEC 373
 
INDUSTRY: Smog Update Workshops and Citation Training


Macario Ramirez
Mr. Macario Ramirez
Automotive & Auto Body
Shop and Laboratory Instructional Support Tech.

 Adjunct Instructor Deven Chew

Adj. Instructor Deven Chew
(209) 575-6328
COURSES: AUTEC 311, AUTEC 317, AUTEC 321, AUTEC 211
 

Adjunct Instructor John Davis
 
Adj. Instructor John Davis
(209) 575-6326
 
COURSES: AUTEC 369, AUTEC 319, AUTEC 320 

  Adjunct Instructor Leonard Corgiat
 
Adj. Instructor Leonard Corgiat
(209) 575-6326
 
COURSES: AUTEC 311, AUTEC 315, AUTEC 200
Adj. Instructor Don Schedler
(209) 575-6332
COURSES: AUTEC 311

Adj. Instructor Doug Preston
(209) 575-6332
COURSES: AUTEC 311