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AUTO 256 - Automotive Scantools and Vehicle Network Systems

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite: AUTO 106
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment; AUTO 150
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to enhance the student’s electrical and electronic diagnostic skills in both the automotive powertrain management spectrum. This course emphasizes an in-depth study of various automotive computer systems, vehicle communication network systems, as well as the latest Scantools available to help aid in diagnostics of these systems. Course content includes advanced electrical and electronic systems theory and diagnosis, OBD-I and OBD-II engine and transmission management systems diagnostics, and basic vehicle network systems diagnostics. The majority of the course content focuses on proper Scantool usage, including proper tool selection, updating software, identifying and using data streams, and understanding the numerous serial data protocols, including CAN data communications.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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