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TEST Unit Override (for single & multiple courses)
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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.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Please select: BIOL 101 / BIOL 105 / BIOL 111 / ADN 151 / ENGL 030 --- regular multi-courses, no overrideM2.0†
BIOL 101 - General Biology (4.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: BIOL 101 or BIOL 200)

General Biology 101 is a general education course, open to all students, and is designed to provide an introduction to concepts and principles of modern biology. Topics covered will include cell structure and function, energy relationships, genetic control mechanisms, concepts of evolution, biological diversity, and ecosystem function. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes the application of the scientific method as a tool to understanding living systems.

BIOL 105 - Human Biology (3.0 units)

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

This course will provide an introduction to the basic principles, structures, functions and biological processes of the human body. This lecture only course will emphasize a scientific viewpoint of the workings of the human body and its interactions with the environment as well as the necessary practices needed to promote a healthy body. The course’s target audience are those students pursuing a liberal arts education who are interested in furthering their own knowledge of human biology.

BIOL 111 - Marine Biology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to give the student a better understanding of the basic principles of Marine Biology and fulfills the general education lecture requirement for the life sciences. Emphasis is placed on how the scientific method is used to investigate the chemical, physical, and geological properties of the marine environment. Students will learn to distinguish among the diverse organisms and habitats that comprise the ocean's ecosystems. An introduction to the structure and function of marine ecosystems is provided and the impact of human activity on those systems will be addressed.

ADN 151 - Clinical Nursing Concepts (2.0 units)

Prerequisite: BIOL 125, BIOL 222, BIOL 226 and ENGL 101 all with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: ADN 151L
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This is an introductory course in basic clinical nursing concepts. The student will be introduced to a theoretical framework for nursing practice including the nursing process, the conceptual model used in the Associate Degree Nursing program and QSEN. Concepts related to therapeutic communication, legal and ethical issues, documentation and safety are included. In addition, concepts related to assessment, nursing interventions and individualization of patient care will be presented. The Board of Registered Nursing requires that students must be concurrently enrolled in both ADN 151 and ADN 151L, and pass both courses together. They cannot be taken individually for credit.

ENGL 030 - Introductory Composition for Developing Writers (3.0 units)

Corequisite: ENGL 030W
Advisory: READ 022 or appropriate placement

This course assists students in developing thinking, language, and writing skills through structured assignments that increase in complexity throughout the semester. This is the first or beginning course in composition; it prepares students for success in either ENGL 035 or ENGL 101. Students must concurrently enroll in the one-unit Writing Workshop, ENGL 030W. This is a non-degree applicable course and is offered on a pass/no pass basis.

Please select 5 units from these courses: AUTO 045 / AUTO 0451 / AUTO 046 / AUTO 0461 / AUTO 065 / AUTO 101 / AUTO 102 --- regular multi-courses, with OVERRIDEM5.0
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.

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 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 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 065 - Smog Technician Diagnostic and Repair Procedures (3.0 units)

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

This course is designed to provide the student with the ability to satisfy the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Smog Check Technician training requirement of successfully completing the Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training Course when applying for the California Smog Check Technician licensing examination. Course content includes diagnostic and repair strategies in Electrical and Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, and Advanced Engine Performance. This course is also intended for the student as a test preparation course for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A6, A8, and L1 certification exams. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a certificate of completion from the Rio Hondo Automotive Technology Department. Students, with permission from the Division, may re-enroll only one time for certification or licensure standards.

AUTO 101 - Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair: Underhood Service (3.0 units)

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

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

AUTO 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.

AUTO 290 / AUTO 299GE5.0
AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related Fields (1.0 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 299 - Directed Study in Automotive Technology (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: 2.5 overall grade point average, a 3.0 grade point average in the discipline of study being requested, or receive an exception from the instructor
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

The course provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Automotive Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of the assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students must possess a 2.5 overall GPA, a 3.0 GPA in the discipline of study being requested, or receive an exception from the instructor. Students may take a maximum of 3 units of Directed Study within a discipline and 9 units college-wide.

Total Semester Units:12.0† 
Total Units for TEST Unit Override (for single & multiple courses) COA program 12.0† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course

   

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