Prerequisite: Enrollment requires an AS degree in Automotive Technology or similar field, and special approval from the program advisor
Advisory: PHY 120, ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H, and MATH 130 or MATH 130H
This course provides the automotive technology student with a detailed practical study of how to be successful in the automotive service, parts, and sales industry. It provides a practical study of current service, parts, and sales practices performed in dealerships and independent repair shops, while also discussing the review and preparation of the theory and skills necessary to successfully pass the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams relevant to industry standards. Topics include becoming efficient in the shop, mastering various pay systems, understanding managers and owners, building customer loyalty, demonstrating workplace and social ethics, and making Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) values work for all employees. In addition, vehicle engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension, and air-conditioning; and engine performance systems, parts, and components, and new and emerging technologies that support the service and repair of the modern automobile will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed upon the important tasks of proper repair procedures; the safe use of tools, equipment, technical data, and scan tools; and the ins-and-outs of the business of service, parts, and sales. Current automotive industry practices and relevant case studies will be discussed and demonstrated throughout the course. The goal of this course is for the student to apply and demonstrate knowledge and skills that will enable them to advance their employment in the vehicle after-sales field operations management spectrum.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921