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 201H, MATH 130 or MATH 130H
This course provides automotive technology students with a detailed, practical application of electrical and electronic systems of the modern automobile. The course is a practical study of computerized vehicle controls and diagnostic strategies as they pertain to the function, operation, and vehicle on-board diagnostic and communication systems of the engine, powertrain, brakes, suspension, safety, convenience, and emission control systems. Topics include emerging technologies (such as modern instrumentation, navigation, and telematics) and the use of vehicle network configuration systems used by late-model automotive manufacturers. Emphasis is placed on the design of system parts, components, and subsystems; and their operational characteristics, including programmed microprocessors, microcontrollers, and computer-language protocol. Current industry-approved diagnostic, troubleshooting, and reprogramming techniques and relevant case studies are discussed and demonstrated throughout the course. The overall goal of this course is to have students 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