Auto Electric Technology

Applied Science & Technology Division
Upon successful completion of Auto Electric Technology program, the student demonstrates skills knowledge, and training necessary to diagnose tests and repair today's vehicles including training in the areas of: Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance/Driveability, Emissions, Air Conditioning and testing vehicles for state emission programs like "Smog Check". This program is also certified by the California Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Automotive Repair (DCA/BAR) to deliver the Basic and Advanced Clean Air Car course. The student may also receive certification required for air conditioning repair and training for the California Headlamp Adjusters license. The student demonstrates skills for career opportunities at dealerships, independent repair shops, test only stations, and public agencies such as: Auto Electric Technician, Auto Air Conditioning and Heating Technician, engine Performance/Driveability Technician, Smog Check Test and Repair Technician, Tune up Technician or Installer. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in association with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Total Units Required 43-48
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
AUTO 54 Starting, Charging & Electrical Systems 6
INDUS 94 Industrial Mathematics 3

Second Semester
AUTO 55 Ignition Systems and Electronic Engine Controls 6
INDUS 20 Industrial Safety and Health 3

Third Semester
AUTO 56 Fuel Management and Computer Controls 6
INDUS 45 Industrial Technology 5

Fourth Semester
AUTO 57 Air Conditioning, Heating, and Electrical Systems 6
ELECTIVES See Group I Below 8-13

Group I (Electives)
(minimum of 8 units from the following. At least one course must be from List A)
List A
AUTO 50 Automatic Transmission and Transaxles 6
AUTO 51 Manual Drive Train and Axles 5
AUTO 52 Engine Rebuilding 6
AUTO 53 Brakes, Suspension, and Steering 7
DIESL 44 Diesel Engine Principles 3
DIESL 46 Diesel Engine Fuel and Tune-Up 3
DIESL 49 Computer Diagnosis and Troubleshooting 2

List B
AUTO 62 Brakes, Suspension, and Powertrain Systems 3
AUTO 63 Fuel and Electrical Systems 3
AUTO 64 Basic Engines 3