Automotive (AUTO)

AUTO 50  Introduction to Automotive Technology  (4.0 Units)  

This course provides the student with a basic knowledge of automotive systems and components. Information covered will serve as a foundation and Topics covered will include safety, tool and shop equipment uses, industry practices, technician certification, theory and design of the major automotive systems.

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 50.3  Survival Guide for the Motorist  (3.0 Units)  

This course uses a common sense approach to operat ing and maintaining a vehicle for the average motorist. Topics include safety, purcasing, insuring, maintenance, road side emergencies, picking the right repair shop, noises, and day to day responsibilities.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 51A  Engine Repair  (4.0 Units)  

This course provides the student with the knowledge necessary to diagnose and repair engines. Information covered will include diagnosis and repair of cylinder head and valve train, engine block, lubrication cooling systems, and general engine assembly.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 51B  Advanced Engine Diagnosis and Repair  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers engine advanced diagnosis, maintenance and repair. All related to different engine designs, including gasoline and diesel engines, cooling and lubrication systems.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 Minimum grade C

Recommended Preparation: AUTO-51C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 51C  Advanced Engine Diagnosis and Replacement  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers engine advanced diagnosis, maintenance and replacement. All related to different engine designs, including gasoline and diesel engines, cooling and lubrication systems.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 51B and AUTO 50 Minimum grade of C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 55.0  Manual Transmission and Differential Overhaul  (4-5 Units)  

This course covers diagnosis and repair of the components of standard transmission systems and differential systems, gears, synchronizers, bearings, clutches, and electronic controls. Standard transmissions and related parts will be disassembled, inspected and determination made of the serviceability of existing parts. The need for replacement parts will be established as the components are disassembled, inspected and reassembled. 3 units of lecture and 1 to 2 units of lab based on project size (each lab  requires 48-54 hours).

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 56.0  Automatic Transmission and Overhaul  (4-5 Units)  

This course covers diagnosis and repair of the components of automatic transmission systems: clutches, bands, servo valve bodies, hydraulic pumps, cases, governors, torque converters, and electronic controls. Automatic transmissions and related parts will be disassembled, inspected and determination made of the serviceability of existing parts. The need for replacement parts will be established as the components are disassembled, inspected and reassembled. 3 units of instructor lecture and 1 to 2 units of lab based on project size (each lab unit requires 48-54 hours).

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 56A  Transmission Computer Systems  (2.0 Units)  

This course covers techniques used by the automotive industry to diagnose and repair transmission computer systems. Instruction will cover the diagnosis and repair of runability problems relating to electronic malfunctions of the computer controlled transmission.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 27.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 57.1  Automotive Brakes, Theory and Function  (3.0 Units)  

This course covers safety practices, theory, applications, braking systems, and antilock brakes.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 58  Automotive Lubrication Technician  (2.0 Units)  

This course covers techniques used by the automotive industry to perform routine preventative maintenance. Instruction will cover changing automotive fluids, lubrication, safety inspections, installing filters and ignition components.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 27.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 59.0  Automotive Tire Technician  (2.0 Units)  

This course covers techniques used by the automotive industry to perform duties of a tire technician. Instruction will cover brake and suspension inspections, mounting, balancing, and repairing tires.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 27.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 60  Automotive Suspension and Alignment  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers diagnosis and repair of the components of the automotive suspension system. All related parts of the suspension and steering are inspected and determination of serviceability is made. Alignment of the front and rear of the vehicles will be covered, both manual and computer alignment.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 60.1  Automotive Suspension, Steering and Alignment  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers the components and principles of operation systems used on automobiles and light trucks along with the diagnosis, repair and alignment procedures used for those vehicles.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 60.2  Advanced Alignment  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers the advanced diagnosis, adjustments and alignment of automotive steering systems using both analog and digital alignment equipment.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 60.1; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 60.5  Advanced Alignment and ADAS (advanced Driver Assistance Systems)  (4.0 Units)  

Advanced Alignment and ADAS(Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) This class will cover operation, calibration, diagnosis and repair of driver assistance systems including: 1. Perimeter camera systems 2. Parking warning and assist systems 3. Lane departure warning and lane centering systems 4. Blind spot monitoring 5. Adaptive Cruise control 6. Accident avoidance and pedestrian crash avoidance mitigation

Prerequisite(s): AUTO-60.1; Minimum grade C

Recommended Preparation: AUTO 79.1

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 61.0  Automotive Brakes  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers diagnosis and repair of the com ponents of automotive brake systems: basic hydraulics, drum brakes, disc brackes, turning drum and rotors and related parts will be disassembled inspected and determination made of the serviceability of existing parts. The need for replacement parts will be established as the components are disassembled inspeted and reassembled.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 62  Automotive Detailing  (4.0 Units)  

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to correctly perform an automotive detail. Topics covered will include exterior paint polishing and treatment, interior and upholstery cleaning techniques, proper chemical and equipment usage, and dealership porter responsibilities.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 77  Automotive Service Writing and Shop Management  (3.0 Units)  

This course prepares students to manage an automotive repair shop. Topics covered include work order preparation, parts and labor estimating, parts ordering, office and shop organization, writing a legal work order, sales skills, and customer relations.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 77.1  Automotive Leadership and Team Building  (3.0 Units)  

This course provides the student with the knowledge necessary to successfully build a functional automotive team and be an effective automotive team leader. Topics covered will include automotive industry team development, recruitment and retention of team members. The course will also cover automotive industry motivation and compensation and the creation and maintenance of employee policies and procedures handbooks.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 77.2  Automotive Safety Training for Managers  (3.0 Units)  

This course provides the student with the knowledge necessary to initiate and maintain an effective automotive safety training program in an automotive repair facility. Topics covered will include employee "Right to Know" laws and training requirements, safety audits and facility assessment, hazardous communications guidelines, personal protective equipment, and material handling and storage.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 77.3  Automotive Workplace Professionalism  (2.0 Units)  

This course presents information for working professionals in the automotive industry. Topics covered will include etiquette, dress, ethics, diversity, accountability, organization, communication and conflict resolution as they apply to the automotive industry.

Lecture Hours: 36.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 77L  Automotive Service Writing and Shop Manager Laboratory  (2.0 Units)  

This course prepares students to effectively write automotive service orders and manage an automotive repair shop. Topics include labor guide look up and labor calculation, work order preparation, parts and labor estimating, parts ordering, office and shop organization, writing a legal work order, sales skills, and customer relations.

Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 79.1  Basic Automotive Engine Performane and Emission Controls  (4.0 Units)  

This course provides theory and hands-on experience in the fundamentals of automotive engine management including: basic fuel injection, ignition systems and emission systems. The focus is then placed on foundational engine management components and systems including: fuel injection, electronic ignition and emission control systems with an emphasis on servicing, troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of common engine management malfunctions.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 79.2  Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Emission Controls  (4.0 Units)  

This course provides theory and hands-on experience in the fundamentals of automotive engine management including: basic fuel injection, ignition systems and emission systems. The focus is then placed on foundational engine management components and systems including: fuel injection, electronic ignition and emission control systems with an emphasis on servicing, troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of common engine management malfunctions.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 79.1; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 79.3  Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Diagnostics  (4.0 Units)  

This course provides advanced-level theory and hands-on lab experience in the area of Diagnostics related to Automotive engine management systems including: fuel injection, ignition systems and emission systems. This class will also focus on electronic components, their functions and application to Automotive engine control systems. Projects will include the construction of electrical circuits for the application understanding solid-state device functions and applications. Additionally, this course will have preparatory instruction for the technician-level ASE L-1 (Advanced Engine Performance) Trade examination. The focus is placed on advanced engine management components and emission systems including: Fuel Delivery, Fuel Injection, Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing, Variable Valve Lift, and Variable Displacement engine systems, Electronic Ignition, Emission Control Systems, computer networks and Bus systems with an emphasis on the interaction of these systems on late-model vehicles. Advanced-level troubleshooting techniques including the use of Diagnostic Scanners to interface with vehicle onboard computer systems for data analysis, electronics and their function, and Lab Scopes for the testing of computer controlled electrical circuits are large components in the lab portion of this class.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 79.2; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 80.1  Automotive Electrical & Electronics I  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers the theory of electricity, use of meters and text equipment, use of wiring diagrams, diagnosis and repair or replacement of major electrical components of automotive and light trucks. Major areas of study include batteries, starting, charging and ignition systems as well as electrical accessories. This course will assist the student in preparing for the ASE A6 exam.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 80.2  Automotive Electrical & Electronics II  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers electricity and electronics, use of electrical test equipment, wiring diagrams, diagnosis and repair/replacement/diagnosis of major electrical components of automobiles.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 80.1; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 80.6  Introduction to Automotive Electricity  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers electrical theory, basic electricity, electrical safety procedures, electrical diagnostic equipment, and industry approved procedures to diagnose and repair electrical malfunctions in the automobile.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 80A  Automotive Computers, Electronics and Electrical Systems  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers techniques used by the automotive industry to diagnose and repair computer and fuel injection systems. Topics covered include the diagnosis and repair of electronic ignition systems, alternators and starters. Basic electrical and electronic concepts as they apply to the automobile.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 82.0  Automotive Electrical Repair  (4.0 Units)  

This course provides the student with the knowledge necessary to diagnose and repair automotive malfunctions including lighting systems, electrical instruments and accessories, electrical door components, air bags, and alarm systems. Information covered will include electrical fundamentals, test equipment, electrical circuits, electrical malfunctions, wiring diagrams, and electrical diagnosis.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 085.8  Smog Technician Update  (0.0 Units)  

BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) Smog Repair Technician 12 Hour Update

Lecture Hours: 9.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 85.1  Introduction to Engine Performance Theory  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers engine performance theory and techniques used by the automotive industry to diagnose and repair driveability malfunctions.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 85.5  Engine and Emission Control Training  (4.0 Units)  

The Engine and Emission Control Training is intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge of engine and emission control theory, design and operation. This course satisfies the BAR  (Bureau of Automotive Repair) requirements for Level One Training.

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 85.6  Emission Control Training  (4.0 Units)  

Emission Control Training is intended to provide students with knowledge of emission control theory, design and operation. This course satisfies the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) requirements for Level Two Training.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 85.5; Minimum grade C or ASE Certification in A-6, A-8 and L-1 or instructor Experience Evaluation

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 85D  BAR Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers information required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair pertaining to diagnosis and repair of emission systems. Topics covered are: safety, electrical, emissions, and diagnostic strategies.

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 89.3  Introduction to Hybrid, Electric Vehicle And Alternative Propulsion Vehicle Technology  (4.0 Units)  

This course explores the use of Hybrid, Electric power and alternative fuels for the vehicle transportation. Physics of battery storage, Hybrid generation systems, Electric vehicle applications and tier integrated systems from many manufacturers will be discussed. This course is suitable for students entering into and automotive alternative fuels or power generation and energy technology field. This course is a required course for the Alternative Vehicle Propulsion Certificate/Degree.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 89.4  Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion  (3.0 Units)  

This course explores the use of Hybrid vehicle propulsion for vehicle transportation. Topics will include: safety when using high voltage, Hybrid vehicle drive systems, Battery technology, Hybrid generation systems, energy management systems, Hybrid vehicle peripheral systems. Hybrid vehicle maintenance, service, diagnostic and repair procedures will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO-89.3 AUTO-50 with a minimum grade of C

Recommended Preparation: AUTO 79 AUTO 80 AUTO 80.6 AUTO 80A or AUTO 82

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 89.5  Electric Vehicle & Alternate Propulsion  (4.0 Units)  

This is an intermediate level course on alternative fuel systems used to power Modern vehicles. Emphasis will be placed on the theory, operation, maitenance, diagnosis, and repair of EV (Electronic Vehicles) and HEV (hydrogen electric vehicles). The course will also cover the basics of install action, diagnostic procedures, laptop computers, and computer monitoring od Compressed Natrual gas (CNG), and Liquid Natruatl Gas (LNG) Hydrogen, LPG, and Bio Fuels. Studemts will develop skills that interface with modern technology computer based automotive electronic and network controls. SAE and CAN network control systems. This courses is designed for intermediate level technicians working the the field of stationary power engines, transportation and clean energy fuels seeking to improve skills related to the diagnosis and repair of EV, HEV, and gaseous frueled vehicles.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 89.3 Minimum grade C;

Recommended Preparation: AUTO 80.1 AUTO 80.2 OR AUTO 82;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 89.6  Advanced Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, and Alternate Propulsion Technology  (4.0 Units)  

This course explores advanced level theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of Hybrid, EV (electric vehicle), HEV (hydrogen electric vehicle), and Alternative propulsion systems in the modern automobile. This course is suitable for experienced students and technicians who intend to perform diagnosis and repair high voltage battery and management systems, electric propulsion systems, onboard computer systems, and gaseous fuel systems.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 89.3, AUTO 89.4 and AUTO 89.5 Minimum Grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 90  Introduction to Automotive Fabrication  (4.0 Units)  

This course will provide the student with the knowledge and fundamentals of basic metal fabrication in the automotive industry. Areas of inspection includes safety, understanding measurement reading and calculations, and the proper use and application of fabrication equipment.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 90.A  Automotive Exhaust System and Fabrication  (4.0 Units)  

This course is designed to provide the training needed to safely diagnose repair or legally modify the automotive exhaust system. This course and the emission courses are needed to help the student with the X1 ASE Certificate.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 and WELD 58A Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 90.B  Introduction to Automotive Sheet Metal Fabrication  (4.0 Units)  

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and understanding of sheet metal fabrication as it applies to the automotive and automotive accessory industry.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 and WELD 58A Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 90.C  Introduction to Automotive Tube Fabrication  (4.0 Units)  

This course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge and understanding of tube fabrication as it applies to the Automobile Industry

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 and WELD 58A Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 97.0  Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating Systems  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers diagnosis and repair of the components of the automotive air conditioning and heating systems; evaporators, compressors, control valves, condensers, blowers, heater cores, lines and hoses. Mechanical and electronic temperature controls. Air conditioning and heating related parts will be dissembled, inspected and determination made of serviceability of existing parts. The need for replacement parts will be established as the components are reassembled. Recovery and charging of different systems will be covered from both R-12 and R134A systems.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 99.1  Light Duty Diesel Systems 1  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers the theory, design, diagnosis and repair of the light duty diesel power plant systems. Topics covered will include the fuel and emission systems.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 99.2  Light Duty Diesel Systems 2  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers the theory, design, diagnosis and repair of the light duty diesel power plant systems. Topics covered will include charging and starting systems, engine electronics, service and maintenance.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 99.3  Light Duty Diesel Systems 3  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers the theory, design, diagnosis and repair of the light duty diesel power plant systems. Topics covered will include intake and exhaust systems, cooling and lubrication circuits and forced air induction.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 99.4  Light Duty Diesel Systems 4  (4.0 Units)  

This course covers the theory, design, diagnosis and repair of the light duty diesel power plant systems. Topics covered will include cylinder block assemblies and cooling and lubrication circuits.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 50 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

AUTO 138  Coop Ed Automotive  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education is a key element of Victor Valley College's comprehensive approach to career development. Cooperative Education is a 16-, 12-, or 8-week course that enables students to receive college credit for paid or unpaid work opportunities. This course helps students gain valuable on-the-job work experience while providing practical education, best practices in professional development, and academic guidance through the course of their work opportunity. The combination of practical experience and curricular development empowers students to be more competitive, efficient and valuable employees upon completion of this program and/or their academic program trajectory. The course is ideal for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or seeking career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences such as through an internship. Cooperative Education transforms community businesses, industries, and public agencies into expanded educational training laboratories. Credit is awarded on the basis of learning objectives completed and the number of hours the student trains. Students must create/complete new learning objectives each semester they enroll. Students may utilize their present work sites. More details are available in the Cooperative Education Office, (760) 245-4271, ext. 2281. The office, located in the Academic Commons, is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-6:00 p.m., and by appointment.

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only