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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 for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. 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. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
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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 composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students 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.

Select one: MATH 150 / FIN 101 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H (RHC GE 2)GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 060, MATH 062, MATH 070, MATH 073, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

FIN 101 - Introduction to Financial Planning (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of financial planning, and is designed to provide students with tools needed to achieve their personal financial goals. Students will learn to make informed decisions related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing by applying quantitative reasoning concepts. Course topics include the financial planning process, budgeting, cash flow, debt consolidation, investing, and retirement planning.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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, 148H, 150;
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135;
EGSS 110, 120, 130;
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;
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128;
PHIL 128, 128H, 135;
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 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, 148H;
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 110, 130;
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 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150;
EGSS 130;
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;
POLS 128, 128H, 150;
SOC 148, 148H;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202;
SPCH 130, 132;

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, 152 & 152L;
PHY 120, 150, 160, 211, 212, 213

Total Semester Units:11.0† 
Summer 1
AUTO 045 - Honda/Acura Express ServiceM4.0
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.

Total Semester Units:4.0 
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.

AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related FieldsM4.0
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related Fields (4.0 units)

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

This course supports and reinforces on-the-job training in business and industrial establishments under the supervision of a college instructor, and is facilitated by the use of learning objectives. The student will be working in a skilled or professional level assignment in their area of vocational interest, and will meet performance objectives related to instruction that are above and beyond the conditions of regular employment. This course is intended for students whose job is related to the automotive/transportation field and have completed or enrolled in the appropriate coursework. Contact the CWE office regarding re-enrollment procedures.

Student Unpaid Internship:
1 Unit/60 hours; 2 Units/120 hours;
3 Units/180 hours; 4 Units/240 hours
Student Paid Internship:
1 Unit/75 hours; 2 Units/150 hours;
3 Units/225 hours; 4 Units/300 hours.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
4th Semester
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.

AUTO 240 - Heating and Air ConditioningM4.0
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:7.0 
5th Semester
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related FieldsM4.0
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related Fields (4.0 units)

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

This course supports and reinforces on-the-job training in business and industrial establishments under the supervision of a college instructor, and is facilitated by the use of learning objectives. The student will be working in a skilled or professional level assignment in their area of vocational interest, and will meet performance objectives related to instruction that are above and beyond the conditions of regular employment. This course is intended for students whose job is related to the automotive/transportation field and have completed or enrolled in the appropriate coursework. Contact the CWE office regarding re-enrollment procedures.

Student Unpaid Internship:
1 Unit/60 hours; 2 Units/120 hours;
3 Units/180 hours; 4 Units/240 hours
Student Paid Internship:
1 Unit/75 hours; 2 Units/150 hours;
3 Units/225 hours; 4 Units/300 hours.

AUTO 140 - Body and Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
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 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 71.5† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Honda PACT instructor does not recommend AUTO courses with GE courses, the PACT program is a rigourous program that has a work site component.
AUTO 290 can be taken in semester 3 - 7.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major 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 composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students 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.

Select one: MATH 150 / FIN 101 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 (CSU GE B4)GE3.0†
MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

FIN 101 - Introduction to Financial Planning (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of financial planning, and is designed to provide students with tools needed to achieve their personal financial goals. Students will learn to make informed decisions related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing by applying quantitative reasoning concepts. Course topics include the financial planning process, budgeting, cash flow, debt consolidation, investing, and retirement planning.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

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 110, 130
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, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
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
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 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, 148H
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, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
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
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 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, 148H
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 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
EGSS 130
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
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H, 150
SOC 148, 148H
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

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

Arts
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 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
EGSS 130
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
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H, 150
SOC 148, 148H SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
EGSS 130
KIN 159 (F'21), 170 (F'21), 190 (F'21), 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*, 152, 152L*
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 045 - Honda/Acura Express ServiceM4.0
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.

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:7.0† 
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.

AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related FieldsM4.0
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related Fields (4.0 units)

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

This course supports and reinforces on-the-job training in business and industrial establishments under the supervision of a college instructor, and is facilitated by the use of learning objectives. The student will be working in a skilled or professional level assignment in their area of vocational interest, and will meet performance objectives related to instruction that are above and beyond the conditions of regular employment. This course is intended for students whose job is related to the automotive/transportation field and have completed or enrolled in the appropriate coursework. Contact the CWE office regarding re-enrollment procedures.

Student Unpaid Internship:
1 Unit/60 hours; 2 Units/120 hours;
3 Units/180 hours; 4 Units/240 hours
Student Paid Internship:
1 Unit/75 hours; 2 Units/150 hours;
3 Units/225 hours; 4 Units/300 hours.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
4th Semester
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.

AUTO 240 - Heating and Air ConditioningM4.0
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:7.0 
Summer 2
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, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
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
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 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, 148H
SPCH 150

CSU GE B2 - 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*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

Total Semester Units:6.0† 
5th Semester
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related FieldsM4.0
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related Fields (4.0 units)

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

This course supports and reinforces on-the-job training in business and industrial establishments under the supervision of a college instructor, and is facilitated by the use of learning objectives. The student will be working in a skilled or professional level assignment in their area of vocational interest, and will meet performance objectives related to instruction that are above and beyond the conditions of regular employment. This course is intended for students whose job is related to the automotive/transportation field and have completed or enrolled in the appropriate coursework. Contact the CWE office regarding re-enrollment procedures.

Student Unpaid Internship:
1 Unit/60 hours; 2 Units/120 hours;
3 Units/180 hours; 4 Units/240 hours
Student Paid Internship:
1 Unit/75 hours; 2 Units/150 hours;
3 Units/225 hours; 4 Units/300 hours.

AUTO 140 - Body and Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
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 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)87.5† 
Notes:
Rio Hondo College does not currently have any courses approved for CSU GE Area F: Ethnic Studies. Students who begin and maintain continuous enrollment at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a course in Area F. Instead, these students will complete Area D (9 units from at least two disciplines). New students starting at Rio Hondo College beginning Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F in addition to completing two courses (6 units) in Area D from any discipline or disciplines. Please see a counselor for updates and to discuss options for satisfying this requirement.
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Honda PACT instructor does not recommend AUTO courses with GE courses, the PACT program is a rigourous program that has a work site component.
AUTO 290 can be taken in semester 3 - 6.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (IGETC 1A)GE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

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

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students 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.

Select one: MATH 150 / FIN 101 (IGETC 2)GE3.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  MATH 130/H, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 180, MATH190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

FIN 101 - Introduction to Financial Planning (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of financial planning, and is designed to provide students with tools needed to achieve their personal financial goals. Students will learn to make informed decisions related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing by applying quantitative reasoning concepts. Course topics include the financial planning process, budgeting, cash flow, debt consolidation, investing, and retirement planning.

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 101, 146, 148
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;
SOC 148;
SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

Total Semester Units:15.5† 
2nd Semester
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 3A or 3B - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

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

Arts
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

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 101, 146, 148
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;
SOC 148
SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

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*, 152, 152L*
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 045 - Honda/Acura Express ServiceM4.0
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.

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.

Total Semester Units:7.0† 
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.

AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related FieldsM4.0
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related Fields (4.0 units)

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

This course supports and reinforces on-the-job training in business and industrial establishments under the supervision of a college instructor, and is facilitated by the use of learning objectives. The student will be working in a skilled or professional level assignment in their area of vocational interest, and will meet performance objectives related to instruction that are above and beyond the conditions of regular employment. This course is intended for students whose job is related to the automotive/transportation field and have completed or enrolled in the appropriate coursework. Contact the CWE office regarding re-enrollment procedures.

Student Unpaid Internship:
1 Unit/60 hours; 2 Units/120 hours;
3 Units/180 hours; 4 Units/240 hours
Student Paid Internship:
1 Unit/75 hours; 2 Units/150 hours;
3 Units/225 hours; 4 Units/300 hours.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
4th Semester
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.

AUTO 240 - Heating and Air ConditioningM4.0
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:7.0 
Summer 2
IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

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

IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

Total Semester Units:7.5 
5th Semester
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related FieldsM4.0
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related Fields (4.0 units)

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

This course supports and reinforces on-the-job training in business and industrial establishments under the supervision of a college instructor, and is facilitated by the use of learning objectives. The student will be working in a skilled or professional level assignment in their area of vocational interest, and will meet performance objectives related to instruction that are above and beyond the conditions of regular employment. This course is intended for students whose job is related to the automotive/transportation field and have completed or enrolled in the appropriate coursework. Contact the CWE office regarding re-enrollment procedures.

Student Unpaid Internship:
1 Unit/60 hours; 2 Units/120 hours;
3 Units/180 hours; 4 Units/240 hours
Student Paid Internship:
1 Unit/75 hours; 2 Units/150 hours;
3 Units/225 hours; 4 Units/300 hours.

AUTO 140 - Body and Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
Notes:
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 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)89.0† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
HondaPACT instructor does not recommend AUTO courses with GE courses, the PACT program is a rigorous program that has a work site component.
AUTO 290 can be taken in semesters 3-6.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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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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