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Associate of Science Degree
Honda Professional Automotive Career Training Program Specialization - (PACT)

The courses listed in the Associate of Science Degree are comprised of a comprehensive list of job skills needed to enter the automotive field. The skills developed during class will enhance the student’s ability to complete the (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence Certification Tests A-1 through A-8, Automotive Technician and to become a specialist for Honda/Acura vehicles. The Degree is designed to prepare an individual for transfer and/or entry-level employment as an Automotive Technician within a Honda/Acura Dealer. This is a full-time two-year accelerated training and career placement program.

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 2019-2020 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchM3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

RHC GE 2 - Math CompetencyGE3.0†

† some classes may have higher units.
Select one:
Math 060 (F09), 062, 070 (F09), 070D, 072 (F10), 073, or 073B with a 'C' or better or higher level quantitative reasoning course or
Score of 3 or better on AP Calculus AB or BC or AP Statistics or RHC Proficiency Exam (Available in the MSCS-300) or
Score of 50 or higher on CLEP Calculus, College Algebra-Trig, or Trigonometry exam.

Note: Students intending to transfer should begin at transfer level math. Transfer math courses are numbered 100+. Please meet with a counselor to discuss course options.

RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

RHC GE 6 - Social and Behavioral ScienceGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125;
CD 106, 208;
CHST 101, 146, 148,150;
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135;
GEOG 102, 103;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130;
MSCM 128;
PHIL 128, 128H, 135;
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135,140,150;
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114;
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148;
SPCH 150

RHC GE 7a - Fine ArtsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 130, 135, 140;
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H;
GDSN 110:
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141;
MUST 151;
PHTO 130, 185;
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
2nd Semester
RHC GE 4 - American InstitutionsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
POLS 110, 110H;
HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170

RHC GE 7b - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202;
CHIN 101, 102;
CHST 146;
ENGL 126, 131;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H,140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149;
MSCM 128;
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202;
SPCH 130, 132;
POLS 128, 128H

RHC GE 8b - Communication/Analytical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
CIT 101, 125, 135;
ENGL 125, 201, 201H;
FIN 101;
LIB 101;
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270;
PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115;
PSY 190;
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140;
READ 101;
VOCB 101

RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

RHC GE 5 - Natural Science with LabGE4.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one Natural Science with Lab:
ANTH 101, 101H & 101L;
ASTR 110, 110H & 112;
BIOL 101, 105 & 105L, 111 & 111L, 112, 120 & 120L;
BIOT 100;
CHEM 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 101 & 101L;
GEOL 150 & 151;
PHY 120, 150, 160, 211, 212, 213

Total Semester Units:14.0† 
Summer 1
AUTO 102 - Introduction to Honda/Acura Service and RepairM3.0
AUTO 102 - Introduction to Honda/Acura Service and Repair (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of operation of the various systems of Honda and Acura vehicles. Students will learn basic automotive tool and equipment use and how to safely perform many basic repair and maintenance operations. Students will learn using Honda and Acura vehicles, and school provided units and automotive component parts. All completed work will be reported on American Honda's Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). This course is part of American Honda's Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
3rd Semester
AUTO 125 - Power Train System Service and Transmission DiagnosticsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 125 and AUTO 046 must be taken together.

AUTO 125 - Power Train System Service and Transmission Diagnostics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course in power train service and light repair addresses topics in Manual Transmissions, Automatic Transmissions/ Transaxles, Differentials, Clutches and Drive shafts. Emphasis will be placed on correct procedures for sustaining transmission service life, identifying service intervals for prolonging component life, procedures for proper transmission removal and reinstallation and inspection of components. Students will be informed to specific power train related faults, how problems are diagnosed, and protocol for updating transmission shift logic using updated computer software. Topics will be facilitated through class room discussions, live demonstration as well as student laboratory exercises. Students will use scan tools, flushing equipment, computers and a variety of specialty tools to assist them during their classroom and laboratory experiences.

AUTO 046 - Honda/Acura Automatic Transmission SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 125 and AUTO 046 must be taken together.

AUTO 046 - Honda/Acura Automatic Transmission Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Corequisite: AUTO 125
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course provides instruction relating to specific automatic transmission internal operation: drive, driven, and holding components, along with fluid pressures and sensor voltages. Students will engage in activities using special Honda diagnostic equipment to research automatic transmission topics from the Honda Interactive Training Network (HINT). Students will also participate in instructor lead demonstrations and interactive classroom assignments. Course completion shall include finishing all required HINT course training modules and proof of module posting on American Honda’s Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). The course is a requirement for the Honda/Acura Professional Career Training Program (PACT Program) Powertrain and Transmission Systems Certificate of Achievement and is in partial fulfillment of the Honda PACT AS degree.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
4th Semester
AUTO 0461 - Honda/Acura Occupant Safety SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0461 and AUTO 240 must be taken together.

AUTO 0461 - Honda/Acura Occupant Safety Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Corequisite: AUTO 240
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course provides instruction relating to specific supplemental restraint systems: cable reel, Occupant Detection Systems (ODS), electrical system voltage thresholds, impact sensor inputs, air bag deployment and Supplement Restraint Systems (SRS) safety. Students will engage in activities using special Honda diagnostic equipment to research SRS repair and safety precaution topics from the Honda Interactive Training Network (HINT). Students will also participate in instructor led demonstrations and interactive classroom assignments. Course completion shall include finishing all of the HINT course training modules and proof of module posting on American Honda’s Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). The course is a requirement for the Honda/Acura Professional Training Program (PACT Program) Air Conditioning and Supplemental Restraint Systems Certificate of Achievement and is in partial fulfillment of the Honda PACT Program AS degree.

AUTO 240 - Heating and Air ConditioningM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0461 and AUTO 240 must be taken together.

AUTO 240 - Heating and Air Conditioning (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment, READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide instruction on the operating principles of common automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Topics include new service equipment, contamination issues, servicing and diagnosing manual and automatic systems, and retrofitting R-12 systems to R-134a, as well as the rules of AQMD/EPA. Students will be given the opportunity to earn their certification license (EPA Rule 1411). Students with permission from the Division may enroll in this course only one time for certification or licensure standards.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
5th Semester
AUTO 045 - Honda/Acura Express ServiceM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 045 - Honda/Acura Express Service (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course introduces maintenance, light repair and service operations for late model Honda/Acura vehicles. Students will engage in MLRS interactive activities, lessons and/or special assignments via distance learning using Honda’s Interactive Training and Support Network. Upon completion of each MLRS training module students will be assessed on the subject matter. Successful completion of all MLRS modules will then be accompanied by an Express Service performance evaluation. During Express Service students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in MLRS areas in a mock dealership environment. Successful completion of all MLRS modules and the Express Service evaluation will count toward the students MRLS certification/certificate.

AUTO 140 - Body and Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 140 - Body and Chassis Electrical Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or AUTO 106
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment; AUTO 157
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an overview of the modern automobile’s electrical system as related to the body and chassis of the vehicle. The theory of operation, operational characteristics and methods of problem diagnostics and repair for the following systems are included: lighting, instruments, windshield wipers, power windows/seats/mirrors, audio systems, convertible tops, safety restraints, (SRS) Supplemental Restraint Systems, and anti-theft systems. This course prepares the student for the (ASE) Automotive service Excellence A-6 exam and is intended for Automotive majors. Students with permission from the Division may re-enroll only one time for certification or licensure standards.

AUTO 201 - Automotive Brake and Suspension ServiceM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 201 - Automotive Brake and Suspension Service (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course discusses brakes and suspension theory of operation, service and repair procedures, related tool and equipment use and strategy based problem diagnosis. These procedures for imported and domestic automobiles and light trucks are developed through classroom discussions, demonstrations and laboratory experiences. This course is designed for students wanting to work in the automotive sector or automotive technicians needing to improve their skills and knowledge in brake and suspension service.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
6th Semester
AUTO 0451 - Honda/Acura Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0451, AUTO 150, and AUTO 160 must be taken together.

AUTO 0451 - Honda/Acura Chassis Electrical Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

AUTO 0451 is a course in automotive chassis electronics. The content reflects operation of digital circuits, semi-conductor devices and methods for troubleshooting complex problems. Students will engage in a variety of activities using diagnostic equipment, the five step diagnostic method, and research to discover vehicle failures. Students will also be expected to obtain research materials from Honda’s interactive active Technical Library to support their diagnosis. The course intention is to build upon the student’s prior knowledge of electronics using basic parallel/ series circuit design fundamentals as the foundation. Students will learn how to make circuit performance predictions from schematics; along with test data they will be able to navigate a circuit’s operation via diagnostic flow charts. Successful course completion shall include the following: finish designated Honda Interactive Network Training (HINT) modules with proof of module posting on the students Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS), correctly diagnose vehicle failures, completion of homework assignments and perform satisfactorily on practical exams. AUTO 0451 is a requirement for the Honda PACT Certificate or AS Degree.

AUTO 150 - Engine Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0451, AUTO 150, and AUTO 160 must be taken together.

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.

AUTO 160 - Upper End Engine Rebuilding and MachiningM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0451, AUTO 150, and AUTO 160 must be taken together.

AUTO 160 - Upper End Engine Rebuilding and Machining (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides occupational preparation in the skills required in the adjustment and repair of the modern automobile engine upper end and valve train assembly. Emphasis is placed on problem diagnosis, repair techniques, service procedures, and machining operations. This course prepares the student for the (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence A-1 exam and is intended for automotive majors. Students with permission from the Division may re-enroll only one time for certification or licensure standards.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Total Units for Honda Professional Automotive Career Training Program Specialization - (PACT) AS program 70.5† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

CSU GE B4 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
FIN 101
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270
PSY 190

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 130, 185
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

Total Semester Units:15.5† 
2nd Semester
CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

CSU GE C2 - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:  
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 146
ENGL 126
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

US HISTORY (CSU GE C2)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
KIN 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

Total Semester Units:16.0† 
Summer 1
AUTO 102 - Introduction to Honda/Acura Service and RepairM3.0
AUTO 102 - Introduction to Honda/Acura Service and Repair (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of operation of the various systems of Honda and Acura vehicles. Students will learn basic automotive tool and equipment use and how to safely perform many basic repair and maintenance operations. Students will learn using Honda and Acura vehicles, and school provided units and automotive component parts. All completed work will be reported on American Honda's Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). This course is part of American Honda's Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program.

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

Total Semester Units:6.0† 
3rd Semester
AUTO 125 - Power Train System Service and Transmission DiagnosticsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 125 and AUTO 046 must be taken together.

AUTO 125 - Power Train System Service and Transmission Diagnostics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course in power train service and light repair addresses topics in Manual Transmissions, Automatic Transmissions/ Transaxles, Differentials, Clutches and Drive shafts. Emphasis will be placed on correct procedures for sustaining transmission service life, identifying service intervals for prolonging component life, procedures for proper transmission removal and reinstallation and inspection of components. Students will be informed to specific power train related faults, how problems are diagnosed, and protocol for updating transmission shift logic using updated computer software. Topics will be facilitated through class room discussions, live demonstration as well as student laboratory exercises. Students will use scan tools, flushing equipment, computers and a variety of specialty tools to assist them during their classroom and laboratory experiences.

AUTO 046 - Honda/Acura Automatic Transmission SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 125 and AUTO 046 must be taken together.

AUTO 046 - Honda/Acura Automatic Transmission Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Corequisite: AUTO 125
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course provides instruction relating to specific automatic transmission internal operation: drive, driven, and holding components, along with fluid pressures and sensor voltages. Students will engage in activities using special Honda diagnostic equipment to research automatic transmission topics from the Honda Interactive Training Network (HINT). Students will also participate in instructor lead demonstrations and interactive classroom assignments. Course completion shall include finishing all required HINT course training modules and proof of module posting on American Honda’s Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). The course is a requirement for the Honda/Acura Professional Career Training Program (PACT Program) Powertrain and Transmission Systems Certificate of Achievement and is in partial fulfillment of the Honda PACT AS degree.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
4th Semester
AUTO 0461 - Honda/Acura Occupant Safety SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0461 and AUTO 240 must be taken together.

AUTO 0461 - Honda/Acura Occupant Safety Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Corequisite: AUTO 240
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course provides instruction relating to specific supplemental restraint systems: cable reel, Occupant Detection Systems (ODS), electrical system voltage thresholds, impact sensor inputs, air bag deployment and Supplement Restraint Systems (SRS) safety. Students will engage in activities using special Honda diagnostic equipment to research SRS repair and safety precaution topics from the Honda Interactive Training Network (HINT). Students will also participate in instructor led demonstrations and interactive classroom assignments. Course completion shall include finishing all of the HINT course training modules and proof of module posting on American Honda’s Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). The course is a requirement for the Honda/Acura Professional Training Program (PACT Program) Air Conditioning and Supplemental Restraint Systems Certificate of Achievement and is in partial fulfillment of the Honda PACT Program AS degree.

AUTO 240 - Heating and Air ConditioningM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0461 and AUTO 240 must be taken together.

AUTO 240 - Heating and Air Conditioning (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment, READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide instruction on the operating principles of common automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Topics include new service equipment, contamination issues, servicing and diagnosing manual and automatic systems, and retrofitting R-12 systems to R-134a, as well as the rules of AQMD/EPA. Students will be given the opportunity to earn their certification license (EPA Rule 1411). Students with permission from the Division may enroll in this course only one time for certification or licensure standards.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
Summer 2
Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
5th Semester
AUTO 045 - Honda/Acura Express ServiceM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 045 - Honda/Acura Express Service (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course introduces maintenance, light repair and service operations for late model Honda/Acura vehicles. Students will engage in MLRS interactive activities, lessons and/or special assignments via distance learning using Honda’s Interactive Training and Support Network. Upon completion of each MLRS training module students will be assessed on the subject matter. Successful completion of all MLRS modules will then be accompanied by an Express Service performance evaluation. During Express Service students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in MLRS areas in a mock dealership environment. Successful completion of all MLRS modules and the Express Service evaluation will count toward the students MRLS certification/certificate.

AUTO 140 - Body and Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 140 - Body and Chassis Electrical Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or AUTO 106
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment; AUTO 157
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an overview of the modern automobile’s electrical system as related to the body and chassis of the vehicle. The theory of operation, operational characteristics and methods of problem diagnostics and repair for the following systems are included: lighting, instruments, windshield wipers, power windows/seats/mirrors, audio systems, convertible tops, safety restraints, (SRS) Supplemental Restraint Systems, and anti-theft systems. This course prepares the student for the (ASE) Automotive service Excellence A-6 exam and is intended for Automotive majors. Students with permission from the Division may re-enroll only one time for certification or licensure standards.

AUTO 201 - Automotive Brake and Suspension ServiceM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 201 - Automotive Brake and Suspension Service (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course discusses brakes and suspension theory of operation, service and repair procedures, related tool and equipment use and strategy based problem diagnosis. These procedures for imported and domestic automobiles and light trucks are developed through classroom discussions, demonstrations and laboratory experiences. This course is designed for students wanting to work in the automotive sector or automotive technicians needing to improve their skills and knowledge in brake and suspension service.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
6th Semester
AUTO 0451 - Honda/Acura Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0451, AUTO 150, and AUTO 160 must be taken together.

AUTO 0451 - Honda/Acura Chassis Electrical Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

AUTO 0451 is a course in automotive chassis electronics. The content reflects operation of digital circuits, semi-conductor devices and methods for troubleshooting complex problems. Students will engage in a variety of activities using diagnostic equipment, the five step diagnostic method, and research to discover vehicle failures. Students will also be expected to obtain research materials from Honda’s interactive active Technical Library to support their diagnosis. The course intention is to build upon the student’s prior knowledge of electronics using basic parallel/ series circuit design fundamentals as the foundation. Students will learn how to make circuit performance predictions from schematics; along with test data they will be able to navigate a circuit’s operation via diagnostic flow charts. Successful course completion shall include the following: finish designated Honda Interactive Network Training (HINT) modules with proof of module posting on the students Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS), correctly diagnose vehicle failures, completion of homework assignments and perform satisfactorily on practical exams. AUTO 0451 is a requirement for the Honda PACT Certificate or AS Degree.

AUTO 150 - Engine Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

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.

AUTO 160 - Upper End Engine Rebuilding and MachiningM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 160 - Upper End Engine Rebuilding and Machining (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides occupational preparation in the skills required in the adjustment and repair of the modern automobile engine upper end and valve train assembly. Emphasis is placed on problem diagnosis, repair techniques, service procedures, and machining operations. This course prepares the student for the (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence A-1 exam and is intended for automotive majors. Students with permission from the Division may re-enroll only one time for certification or licensure standards.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Total Units for Honda Professional Automotive Career Training Program Specialization - (PACT) AS program (Transfer to CSU)80.5† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

IGETC 2 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Note:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
MATH 130, 130H, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270;
PSY 190

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

IGETC 3B - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 146
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H; SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

Total Semester Units:15.5† 
2nd Semester
Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

US HISTORY (IGETC 3B)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

Total Semester Units:16.0† 
Summer 1
AUTO 102 - Introduction to Honda/Acura Service and RepairM3.0
AUTO 102 - Introduction to Honda/Acura Service and Repair (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of operation of the various systems of Honda and Acura vehicles. Students will learn basic automotive tool and equipment use and how to safely perform many basic repair and maintenance operations. Students will learn using Honda and Acura vehicles, and school provided units and automotive component parts. All completed work will be reported on American Honda's Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). This course is part of American Honda's Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program.

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

Total Semester Units:9.0† 
3rd Semester
AUTO 125 - Power Train System Service and Transmission DiagnosticsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 125 and AUTO 046 must be taken together.

AUTO 125 - Power Train System Service and Transmission Diagnostics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course in power train service and light repair addresses topics in Manual Transmissions, Automatic Transmissions/ Transaxles, Differentials, Clutches and Drive shafts. Emphasis will be placed on correct procedures for sustaining transmission service life, identifying service intervals for prolonging component life, procedures for proper transmission removal and reinstallation and inspection of components. Students will be informed to specific power train related faults, how problems are diagnosed, and protocol for updating transmission shift logic using updated computer software. Topics will be facilitated through class room discussions, live demonstration as well as student laboratory exercises. Students will use scan tools, flushing equipment, computers and a variety of specialty tools to assist them during their classroom and laboratory experiences.

AUTO 046 - Honda/Acura Automatic Transmission SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 125 and AUTO 046 must be taken together.

AUTO 046 - Honda/Acura Automatic Transmission Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Corequisite: AUTO 125
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course provides instruction relating to specific automatic transmission internal operation: drive, driven, and holding components, along with fluid pressures and sensor voltages. Students will engage in activities using special Honda diagnostic equipment to research automatic transmission topics from the Honda Interactive Training Network (HINT). Students will also participate in instructor lead demonstrations and interactive classroom assignments. Course completion shall include finishing all required HINT course training modules and proof of module posting on American Honda’s Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). The course is a requirement for the Honda/Acura Professional Career Training Program (PACT Program) Powertrain and Transmission Systems Certificate of Achievement and is in partial fulfillment of the Honda PACT AS degree.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
4th Semester
AUTO 0461 - Honda/Acura Occupant Safety SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0461 and AUTO 240 must be taken together.

AUTO 0461 - Honda/Acura Occupant Safety Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Corequisite: AUTO 240
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course provides instruction relating to specific supplemental restraint systems: cable reel, Occupant Detection Systems (ODS), electrical system voltage thresholds, impact sensor inputs, air bag deployment and Supplement Restraint Systems (SRS) safety. Students will engage in activities using special Honda diagnostic equipment to research SRS repair and safety precaution topics from the Honda Interactive Training Network (HINT). Students will also participate in instructor led demonstrations and interactive classroom assignments. Course completion shall include finishing all of the HINT course training modules and proof of module posting on American Honda’s Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). The course is a requirement for the Honda/Acura Professional Training Program (PACT Program) Air Conditioning and Supplemental Restraint Systems Certificate of Achievement and is in partial fulfillment of the Honda PACT Program AS degree.

AUTO 240 - Heating and Air ConditioningM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0461 and AUTO 240 must be taken together.

AUTO 240 - Heating and Air Conditioning (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment, READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide instruction on the operating principles of common automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Topics include new service equipment, contamination issues, servicing and diagnosing manual and automatic systems, and retrofitting R-12 systems to R-134a, as well as the rules of AQMD/EPA. Students will be given the opportunity to earn their certification license (EPA Rule 1411). Students with permission from the Division may enroll in this course only one time for certification or licensure standards.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
5th Semester
AUTO 045 - Honda/Acura Express ServiceM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 045 - Honda/Acura Express Service (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course introduces maintenance, light repair and service operations for late model Honda/Acura vehicles. Students will engage in MLRS interactive activities, lessons and/or special assignments via distance learning using Honda’s Interactive Training and Support Network. Upon completion of each MLRS training module students will be assessed on the subject matter. Successful completion of all MLRS modules will then be accompanied by an Express Service performance evaluation. During Express Service students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in MLRS areas in a mock dealership environment. Successful completion of all MLRS modules and the Express Service evaluation will count toward the students MRLS certification/certificate.

AUTO 140 - Body and Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 140 - Body and Chassis Electrical Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or AUTO 106
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment; AUTO 157
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an overview of the modern automobile’s electrical system as related to the body and chassis of the vehicle. The theory of operation, operational characteristics and methods of problem diagnostics and repair for the following systems are included: lighting, instruments, windshield wipers, power windows/seats/mirrors, audio systems, convertible tops, safety restraints, (SRS) Supplemental Restraint Systems, and anti-theft systems. This course prepares the student for the (ASE) Automotive service Excellence A-6 exam and is intended for Automotive majors. Students with permission from the Division may re-enroll only one time for certification or licensure standards.

AUTO 201 - Automotive Brake and Suspension ServiceM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 045, AUTO 140, and AUTO 201 must be taken together.

AUTO 201 - Automotive Brake and Suspension Service (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course discusses brakes and suspension theory of operation, service and repair procedures, related tool and equipment use and strategy based problem diagnosis. These procedures for imported and domestic automobiles and light trucks are developed through classroom discussions, demonstrations and laboratory experiences. This course is designed for students wanting to work in the automotive sector or automotive technicians needing to improve their skills and knowledge in brake and suspension service.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
6th Semester
AUTO 0451 - Honda/Acura Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0451, AUTO 150, and AUTO 160 must be taken together.

AUTO 0451 - Honda/Acura Chassis Electrical Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

AUTO 0451 is a course in automotive chassis electronics. The content reflects operation of digital circuits, semi-conductor devices and methods for troubleshooting complex problems. Students will engage in a variety of activities using diagnostic equipment, the five step diagnostic method, and research to discover vehicle failures. Students will also be expected to obtain research materials from Honda’s interactive active Technical Library to support their diagnosis. The course intention is to build upon the student’s prior knowledge of electronics using basic parallel/ series circuit design fundamentals as the foundation. Students will learn how to make circuit performance predictions from schematics; along with test data they will be able to navigate a circuit’s operation via diagnostic flow charts. Successful course completion shall include the following: finish designated Honda Interactive Network Training (HINT) modules with proof of module posting on the students Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS), correctly diagnose vehicle failures, completion of homework assignments and perform satisfactorily on practical exams. AUTO 0451 is a requirement for the Honda PACT Certificate or AS Degree.

AUTO 150 - Engine Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0451, AUTO 150, and AUTO 160 must be taken together.

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.

AUTO 160 - Upper End Engine Rebuilding and MachiningM4.0
Notes:
AUTO 0451, AUTO 150, and AUTO 160 must be taken together.

AUTO 160 - Upper End Engine Rebuilding and Machining (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides occupational preparation in the skills required in the adjustment and repair of the modern automobile engine upper end and valve train assembly. Emphasis is placed on problem diagnosis, repair techniques, service procedures, and machining operations. This course prepares the student for the (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence A-1 exam and is intended for automotive majors. Students with permission from the Division may re-enroll only one time for certification or licensure standards.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Total Units for Honda Professional Automotive Career Training Program Specialization - (PACT) AS program (Transfer to UC/CSU)80.5† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
† 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

Advising Sheet:
Honda-PACT-20-21.pdf
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

The skills developed during classes will enhance students’ ability to complete the (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence Certification Tests A-1 through A-8, Automotive Technician, and to become a specialist for Honda/Acura vehicles.


2

The degree is designed to prepare students for transfer and/or entry-level employment as an Automotive Technician within a Honda/ Acura Dealer.


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  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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