Automotive/Transportation Tech (AUME)

AUME-299  Special Projects: Auto Mechanics  

1-6 Unit (IS 16-108)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Automotive Technology classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only

AUME-549  Cooperative Work Experience: Automotive and Transportation Technologies (formerly AUME-149)  

0.5-8 Units CWE Paid 75-300/Unpaid 60-240

This course is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students' educational or occupational goal (Title 5 section 55252). Students may earn a maximum of (8) semester credit hours during one enrollment period. Students may earn up to a total of 16 semester credit hours for all Cooperative Work Experience Education. Offered as pass/no pass only. (formerly AUME 149)

Other Enrollment Criteria: Each student must be enrolled for the full semester and have completed one course in the discipline. A training agreement must be completed prior to registration. Please refer to the Cooperative Work Experience Student Handbook for specific information.

Transfers to CSU only

AUME-700  Basic Auto Mechanics (formerly AUME-072)  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 48-54)

This course covers the theory of operation of automobiles and light trucks. The eight basic areas of automotive technology are explored. Special emphasis is placed upon entry into the automotive repair industry as a career choice. In order to provide some practical experience and impart skills intended to augment student employability, some basic maintenance procedures are performed as part of the coursework. (formerly AUME 072)

Not transferable

AUME-710  Express Service (formerly AUME-079)  

2 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 16-18)

This course is specifically designed for performing express service maintenance such as oil service, checking brakes, and rotating tires. (formerly AUME 079)

Not transferable

AUME-720  Basic Maintenance Light Repair I (MLR) (formerly AUME-089)  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 48-54)

This course is designed to prepare today's technician for entry level employment in Vehicle Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) as identified by the Automotive Industry. This is part one of three parts in the General Technician Training Program. (G1-NATEF Certification) (formerly AUME 089)

Not transferable

AUME-721  Basic Maintenance Light Repair II (MLR) (formerly AUME-090)  

4 Units (LAB 96-108, LEC 32-36)

This course covers the repair of scheduled services on common road vehicles. Basic automotive systems are explored with an emphasis on maintenance and light repair (MLR) as recommended by industry. An overview of automotive technology as a career choice is emphasized. (AUME 090)

Prerequisite: AUME-720 (with a grade of C or better).

Not transferable

AUME-722  Maintenance Light Repair III (MLR) (formerly AUME-091)  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course is specifically designed to meet industry standard requirements for car care service technicians. Students wishing to become employed as an Express Service technician must successfully complete this course. (formerly AUME 091)

Prerequisite: AUME-721 (with a grade of C or better).

Not transferable

AUME-750  Automotive Engine Theory and Repair (Bottom End) (formerly AUME-092A)  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course covers the theory of operation, diagnosis, disassembly, inspection and repair of the cylinder block portion or lower end of a modern automotive internal combustion engine, including the pistons, crankshaft and engine lubrication system. (formerly AUME 092A)

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700.

Not transferable

AUME-751  Automotive Engine Theory and Repair (Upper End) (formerly AUME-092B)  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course covers the theory of operation, disassembly, inspection, repair and reassembly of the cylinder heads and timing components, usually referred to as the upper end, of a modern internal combustion engine. (formerly AUME 092B)

Prerequisite: AUME-750 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700.

Not transferable

AUME-760  Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles (formerly AUME-070A)  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 48-54)

This course encompasses the service, diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles in modern automobiles and light trucks. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to apply a systematic approach to the diagnosis and repair of common transmission and transaxle faults. The course content is intended to prepare the student to pass the ASE A2 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle certification exam. (formerly AUME 070A)

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700.

Not transferable

AUME-761  Manual Transmissions & Transaxles (formerly AUME-070B)  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 48-54)

This course covers the theory of operation, diagnosis and repair of manual transmissions or transaxles, clutches, drivelines, final drive units and four-wheel or all-wheel drive assemblies. The student will obtain the skills needed to properly diagnose and repair manual transmission and drive train faults. The course is designed to help the student to prepare to take the ASE A3 Manual Transmission/Transaxle certification exam. (formerly AUME 070B)

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700.

Not transferable

AUME-770  Automotive Suspension, Steering and Alignment Systems (formerly AUME-120)  

4 Units (LAB 96-108, LEC 32-36)

This course covers the design, principles of operation, diagnosis, repair and alignment of suspension and steering systems used on imported and domestic vehicles and light trucks. The experience gained in this course is intended to prepare the student for entry level employment as an automotive suspension technician. (formerly AUME 120)

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700 or previous high school introductory automotive course.

Not transferable

AUME-771  Automotive Brake Systems (formerly AUME-095)  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course covers the theory of operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive brake systems. The experience gained in this course prepares the student for entry-level employment as an automotive brake technician. (formerly AUME 095)

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700.

Not transferable

AUME-780  Automotive Electrical/Electronics I (formerly AUME-096)  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 48-54)

This course covers the theory of electricity, use of meters and test 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. (formerly AUME 096)

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700 or previous high school automotive course.

Not transferable

AUME-781  Automotive Electrical/Electronics II (formerly AUME-097)  

4 Units (LAB 96-108, LEC 32-36)

This course covers electricity and electronics, the use of electrical test equipment, wiring diagrams, diagnosis and repair/replacement/diagnosis of major electrical components of automobiles. (formerly AUME 097)

Prerequisite: AUME-780 (with a grade of C or better).

Not transferable

AUME-790  Engine Performance I (formerly AUME-087)  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 48-54)

This course covers theory of operation, diagnosis and service of automotive engines and related sub-systems. The use of test equipment and the repair or replacement of major components of passenger vehicles is also covered. Areas of study include the starting, charging and ignition systems . This course is designed for learners wishing to develop skills in diagnosis and repair of current and emerging technologies. This course will assist in preparation for ASE A-8 exam. (formerly AUME 087)

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700 or previous high school automotive courses.

Not transferable

AUME-791  Engine Performance II (formerly AUME-088)  

4 Units (LAB 72-81, LEC 40-45)

This course is an intense study of the design and operation of fuel management systems including domestic and import feedback fuel control, electronic ignition, and computer controlled systems. Emphasis is placed on the correct diagnosis of and proper repair procedures for those systems. (formerly AUME 088)

Prerequisite: AUME-790 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700 or AUME-780.

Not transferable

AUME-795  Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (formerly AUME-093)  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 48-54)

This course is an in-depth study of the design and operation of contemporary automotive air conditioning and heating systems. Emphasis is placed on the theory, diagnosis and repair procedures used for these systems and includes an introduction to automatic A/C systems. This course also helps to prepare the student for the ASE A7 (Air Conditioning and Heating) certification exam. (formerly AUME 093)

Recommended Preparation: AUME-700.

Not transferable

AUME-800  Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology (formerly AUME-084)  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course explores the technologies used in modern hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion systems. Topics discussed include high voltage service safety precautions, power invertor and battery technologies as well as hybrid/electric vehicle driveability and maintenance issues. Hybrid and electric vehicle integrated propulsion systems produced by various manufacturers will be compared and contrasted. This course is intended to assist the student in preparing to take the ASE L3 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Specialist Certification Exam. (formerly AUME 084)

Prerequisite: AUME-780 (with a grade of C or better) or Instructor Approval.

Not transferable