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Automotive Technology - Fuel Injection Systems

The courses listed in this certificate compile a comprehensive list of job-related skills needed to enter the automotive field. The skills acquired during class will help one complete the ASE Certification Test in the areas of A-6 Electrical/Electronic Systems and/or A-8 Engine Performance.  The certificate is designed to prepare an individual for entry-level employment as an Electrical/Electronic Systems and/or a Fuel Injection Systems Service/Repair Technician.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
AUTO 101 - Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair: Underhood ServiceM3.0
AUTO 101 - Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair: Underhood Service (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of the engine and its subsystems of the modern automobile. Students will learn basic automotive tool and equipment use and how to safely perform basic repair and maintenance operations. Students will have the opportunity to perform minor repair work on their own vehicles to complete required tasks. This course is designed to be a companion course to AUTO 103 and AUTO 106, and is one of the three prerequisite courses for AUTO 107. Students are encouraged to complete all three courses in order to obtain a firm foundation in this subject, and it is required for the General Service Technician Certificate Program.

AUTO 106 - Automotive Electrical Tools and Diagnostic ProceduresM3.0
AUTO 106 - Automotive Electrical Tools and Diagnostic Procedures (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of the electrical systems of the modern automobile. Emphasis will be placed on electrical fundamentals, symbols and circuit diagrams, batteries, starting, charging, ignition, and lighting systems. Students will learn the proper use of automotive electrical tools and equipment, and how to safely perform basic vehicle electrical repair and maintenance operations. Students will have the opportunity to perform minor repair work on their own vehicles to complete required tasks. This course is designed to be a companion course to AUTO 101 and AUTO 103, and is one of the three prerequisite courses for AUTO 107. Students are encouraged to complete all three courses in order to obtain a firm foundation in this subject, and it is required for the General Service Technician Certificate Program.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
2nd Semester
AUTO 110 - Introduction to Engine Diagnosis and Tune-UpM3.0
AUTO 110 - Introduction to Engine Diagnosis and Tune-Up (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 101, AUTO 150
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an overview of automotive diagnosis and tune-up procedures as they pertain to the function and control of the engine, fuel, ignition, starting, and charging systems. It is the first in a series of engine diagnosis and tune-up classes and is designed for students who want to enter the field of tune-up, driveability, and emissions mechanics.

AUTO 128 - Fuel Injection Systems IM3.0
AUTO 128 - Fuel Injection Systems I (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 106
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; AUTO 110
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of pre-OBD-II Engine Management Systems related to fuel injected vehicles. Students will learn how to use specific tools and equipment, and how to safely perform basic repair and maintenance operations. Emphasis will be placed upon the history and evolution of fuel injection and engine management systems used on vehicles from the late 1960’s to 1995. Service Information Systems, Electrical Circuits, Symbols & Circuit Diagrams, and other related topics will be discussed. This course requires the student to have a solid background regarding the technical knowledge of basic Gasoline Engine Fuel and Ignition Systems as a prerequisite, and is required for the Automotive Electrical, Fuel & Safety Systems Certificate Program.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
AUTO 138 - Fuel Injection Systems IIM3.0
AUTO 138 - Fuel Injection Systems II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 106
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; AUTO 110
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of post-OBD-II Engine Management Systems related to fuel injected vehicles. Students will learn how to use specific tools and equipment, and how to safely perform basic repair and maintenance operations. Emphasis will be placed upon the history and evolution of fuel injection and engine management systems used on vehicles from 1996 to the present. Service Information Systems, Electrical Circuits, Symbols & Circuit Diagrams, and other related topics will be discussed. This course requires the student to have a solid background regarding the technical knowledge of basic Gasoline Engine Fuel and Ignition Systems as a prerequisite, and is required for the Automotive Electrical, Fuel & Safety Systems Certificate Program.

AUTO 150 - Engine Electrical SystemsM4.0
AUTO 150 - Engine Electrical Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 106
Advisory: AUTO 102; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an overview of the modern automobile’s electrical system as related to the engine and engine-related systems. The theory of operation, operational characteristics, methods of problem diagnosis, and repair of the following systems are included: electronic ignition, electronic fuel injection, engine management, emission control, charging, cooling and starting. This course prepares the student for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A8 Engine Performance test and is intended for automotive majors. Students with permission from the division may re-enroll only one time for certification and licensure standards.

Total Semester Units:7.0 
Total Units for Automotive Technology - Fuel Injection Systems COA program 19.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

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