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Modesto Junior College

Automotive Technology ASE B.A.R.

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.


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. Not repeatable. (A-F Only) Transfer: (CSU)

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. Field trips are required. Not repeatable. (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 might be required. Not repeatable. (A-F Only)

AUTEC 317 - A7: AUTO HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING [3.5 Units]
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311 or AGM 241  
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. Materials fee required. Not repeatable. (A-F Only)

AUTEC 321 - A5: BRAKES SYSTEMS [3.5 Units]
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311.  
Prepares students for the Automotive Services Excellence A5 Exam. Principles of design and operation, techniques for repair, diagnosis and replacement of 4-wheel braking systems. Emphasis 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. Materials fee required. Field trips might be required. Not repeatable. (A-F Only)

AUTEC 322 - A4: STEERING, SUSPENSION AND ALIGNMENT [3.5 Units]
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311.  
Prepares students for the Automotive Service Excellence A4 Exam. 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. Materials fee required. Field trips might be required. Not repeatable. (A-F Only)

AUTEC 315 - A1: ENGINE REPAIR [3.5 Units]
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311.  
Use of automotive machine shop equipment. Engine disassembly, cleaning, inspection, measuring, and reassembly procedures. Materials fee required. Field trips are not required. Not repeatable. (A-F Only)

AUTEC 323 - A2: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLES [3.5 Units]

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 311.  
Prepares students for the Automotive Service Excellence A2 Exam. A detailed study of the clutch, standard and automatic transmission, 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. Materials fee required. Field trips are not required. Not repeatable. (A-F Only)

AUTEC 324 - A3: MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE AXLES [3 Units]
Formerly listed as: AUTEC 324: A3: Manual Trans and Dr Axles. 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 ELECTRICITY [3.5 Units]
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. Not repeatable. (A-F Only

AUTEC 369 - A6: AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY 2 [4 Units]
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of AUTEC 368.  
Prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence A6 Exam. Fundamentals of automotive electronics and electrical components including computers, light and horn circuits, indicating devices, electrical accessories and computer controlled devices. Lab emphasis on testing and servicing electrical equipment. Materials fee required. Field trips are not required. Not repeatable. (A-F Only)

AUTEC 319 – A8: ENGINE PERFORMANCE [3.5 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 Exam. Advanced 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. Materials fee required. Field trips might be required. Not repeatable. (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. Field trips are not required. Not repeatable. (A-F or P/NP)

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autec sequence 
FACULTY & STAFF:

Professor Wray
Professor Gerald Wray
wrayg@mjc.edu
(209) 575-6358 

COURSES: AUTEC 311, AUTEC 368, AUTEC 369

Professor Peterson 
Professor John Peterson
petersonj@mjc.edu
(209) 575-6325  

COURSES:AUTEC 311, AUTEC 322, AUTEC 317

INDUSTRY:Smog Update Workshops and Citation Training


Mr. Ramirez
Mr. Macario Ramirez
ramirezm@mjc.edu

Automotive & Auto Body Instructional Support Tech.


 Instructor Chew

Adj. Instructor Deven Chew
(209) 575-6328
chewd@mjc.edu
Mr. Chew's Website

COURSES:AUTEC 311, AUTEC 317, AUTEC 321

Instructor Corgiat

Adj. Instructor Leonard Corgiat
(209) 575-6326
corgiatl@mjc.edu

COURSES:AUTEC 311, AUTEC 315, AUTEC 200, AUTEC 211


Instructor Davis

Adj. Instructor John Davis
(209) 575-6326
davisj@mjc.edu

COURSES: AUTEC 323, AUTEC 324, AUTEC 369, AUTEC 319, AUTEC 320


Ruben Parra
Guest Lecturer: Ruben Parra
parrar@mjc.edu 
(209) 575-6332
COURSES:AUTEC 373 

INDUSTRY:Smog Update Workshops and Citation Training


Instructor Preston

Adj. Instructor Doug Preston
(209) 575-6332
prestond@mjc.edu

 

COURSES: AUTEC 311, AUTEC 322


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