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Course Descriptions AMT

AMT 130
Ford ASSET Advanced Automatic Transmission Diagnosis
1.5 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Hours: 27 hours LEC
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course provides a review of electronically controlled automatic transmissions and transaxles to include electronic control system theory, hydraulic/mechanical system theory, electronic testing procedures, hydraulic testing procedures, mechanical testing procedures, module programming and configuration, and adaptive shift strategies. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 131
Ford ASSET Diesel Engine Performance
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course provides a review of light duty diesel engine performance systems to include diesel engine theory, air induction systems, fuel systems, starting aid systems, emission controls, and exhaust after-treatment systems. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 140
Automotive Service
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 15 hours LEC; 9 hours LAB
This is a short-term course designed to enable students to gain skills in a specialized automotive area and to assist the student in preparation for state licensure requirements when applicable. Some of the service system topics that may be scheduled include: brakes, charging, alignment, brakes, automatic transmission, air conditioning and service management. Consult class schedule for specific topics being offered.
AMT 294
Topics in Automotive Mechanics Technology
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
This course covers special topics not included in current automotive offerings in a timely manner. Topics may be offered in workshops or seminar presentations on timely subjects or targeted for specific audiences.
AMT 295
Independent Studies in Automotive Mechanics Technology
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
AMT 299
Experimental Offering in Automotive Mechanics Technology
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
AMT 300
Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures
4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
A basic study of the mechanical operations of the automobile directed toward the principles and operation of the automotive engine, engine support systems, the drive train, steering, suspension and brakes. Hand tools, shop equipment and shop procedures will be demonstrated to familiarize the students with the automotive industry.
AMT 301
Automotive Service Management
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides a survey of automotive service operations, management strategies, economic importance, regulatory responsibilities, customer relations, and employment opportunities in the automotive service industry.
AMT 303
Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems
4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AMT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 81 hours LAB
This course is a study of the fundamental principles of electricity as used by the auto technician. Construction and function of automotive electrical/ electronic components and systems will be discussed, including storage batteries, charging and starting systems, lighting, and accessory systems.
AMT 304
Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AMT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers the principles of operations of automotive power trains, including diagnosis and overhaul techniques of clutches, manual transmission/transaxles, transfer cases, drive lines and differentials.
AMT 305
Survey of Alternative Fueled & Hybrid Vehicles
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course will provide the students with resources and relevant information about the technologies of alternative fueled, electric and hybrid vehicle powertrains, as well as the impacts of their wider application in society. While the course will have a technical component, the larger focus of the course is targeted at both the automotive and non-automotive student. Access to a computer with Internet capabilities will be necessary for this course.
AMT 306
Small Engine Repair
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AMT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course focuses on operation and repair of small four-cycle engines. There is special emphasis placed on design and operation principles of internal combustion engines that support the student's understanding of automotive engines.
AMT 308
Late Model Car Care and Maintenance
3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed for the service technician and late model car owner wishing to perform or schedule car maintenance. This course will provide both men and women with basic automotive repair procedures and a fundamental understanding of how various automotive components and systems work. Use of the owner's manual, repair orders and other resources will be emphasized along with the development of a preventative maintenance schedule.
AMT 310
Engine Performance
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 300, 306, or 322 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: AMT 302 or 303
Advisory: AMT 303
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers basic principles of the internal combustion engine and its related components, with an emphasis on complete electrical and fuel systems. The course will include the use of advanced types of testing equipment.
AMT 314
Wheel Alignment
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
An in-depth examination of alignment equipment and different auto manufacturer's alignment systems. Will cover wheel balancing and front end steering and wheel alignment, diagnosis and repair.
AMT 316
Automotive Brakes
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AMT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers the principles of operation of automotive brakes and anti-lock brake systems, including diagnosis and overhaul techniques of power brake system components.
AMT 321
Advanced Automotive Electrical & Hybrid Vehicle Systems
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 303 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is a study of the principles of electronic systems serviced by the automotive technician. Construction and function of automotive electronic components and systems will be discussed, including general system diagnosis, driver information systems, vehicle communication networks, hybrid vehicle propulsion technology and controls, and electronic accessory systems.
AMT 322
Engine Repair
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AMT 300 and 306
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course focuses on the theory of operation and repair of the automotive internal combustion engine. Major emphasis will be on diagnosis, measurement, repair and assembly of the automotive engine.
AMT 324
Electronic Fuel Injection
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 303 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: AMT 310
Advisory: AMT 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course focuses on the theory and operation, service, diagnostic procedures, and repair of electronic fuel injection systems. This course includes the various types of electronic fuel injection systems and the diagnostic equipment currently used in the automotive industry. In addition, also covered in this course are the theory and operation, and service of intake and exhaust systems, and forced induction systems such as superchargers and turbochargers.
AMT 326
Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AMT 302 or 303
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is a study of installation, operation and repair of automotive air conditioning systems, cooling systems, and heating systems. The course will include a study of the systems for proper functioning including heat transfer and air flow.
AMT 328
Light Duty Diesel Engine Performance
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 303 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: AMT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course introduces the student to light duty diesel engine performance systems to include diesel engine theory, air induction systems, fuel systems, starting aid systems, emission controls, and exhaust after-treatment systems.
AMT 330
Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AMT 300 and 304
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is a study of the fundamentals and theory of automatic transmissions/transaxles. The laboratory experience will include inspection, diagnosis and adjustments.
AMT 332
Automotive Computerized Controls
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 303 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: AMT 310
Advisory: AMT 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course focuses on the study of automotive computerized controls and their application to the engine, chassis and braking systems. Students will learn how on board computers interact with modern vehicle systems.
AMT 336
Advanced Service Management
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AMT 301
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a thorough examination of automotive service management. The course includes strategic planning, financial analysis, personnel management, and automotive service legal responsibilities.
AMT 340
Emission Control Inspection and Repair
5 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 303 and 310 with grades of "C" or better; AMT 371 and AMT 381 are included in the Ford ASSET Program and can be utilized to meet requisite requirements in lieu of the standard requisites. Current ASE certification in A-6 and A-8 meet equivalency for enrollment in AMT 340 per State of California, Bureau of Automotive Repair Statute.
Corequisite: (AMT 324 and AMT 332) or (AMT 382 and AMT 383). As corequisites these courses may be taken prior to this course or during the same semester. AMT 382 and AMT 383 are included in the Ford ASSET Program and can be utilized to meet requisite requirements in lieu of the standard requisites. Current ASE certification in A-6 and A-8 meet equivalency for enrollment in AMT 340 per State of California, Bureau of Automotive Repair Statute.
Advisory: AMT 324 and 332
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course includes inspection, testing, diagnosis, and service of automotive emission control systems. The course is required for all students who plan to become licensed as a SMOG Check Inspector. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the State of California SMOG Check Inspector licensing exam and may be eligible to take the State of California SMOG Check Repair Technician licensing exam.
AMT 370
Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices
4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. Some training materials utilized in this course require access to restricted Ford Motor Company websites obtained via enrollment in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program and establishment of a Ford/Lincoln dealership sponsorship.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course provides an introduction into the theory and operation of major automotive systems including: gasoline engines, electrical systems, transmissions and drivetrains, steering, suspension, and brakes. Common automotive hand tools, power tools, and equipment will also be introduced and demonstrated to familiarize students with a typical automotive shop. Typical new-car dealership hierarchy and structure along with standard practices will be investigated. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 371
Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course is a study of the fundamental principles of electricity and electronic systems as used by the automotive technician. Construction and function of automotive electrical and electronic components will be discussed, including batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, and power accessories. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 372
Ford ASSET Automotive Brake Systems
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. Some training materials utilized in this course require access to restricted Ford Motor Company websites obtained via enrollment in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program and establishment of a Ford/Lincoln dealership sponsorship.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course covers the theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive brake systems, including anti-lock braking systems (ABS). Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 374
Ford ASSET Automotive Suspension and Steering
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course covers theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive steering and suspension systems. Wheels, tires, and related systems will also be discussed, including power steering systems and electronically controlled steering and suspension systems. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 375
Ford ASSET Automotive Wheel Alignment
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: AMT 374
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course covers various automotive wheel alignment equipment and procedures. Wheel alignment diagnosis and repair will be performed as well as maintenance and repair of related systems. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 376
Ford ASSET Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course covers the theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems, including air management sub-systems and an overview of engine cooling systems. Proper handling of common automotive refrigerants in accordance with EPA regulations will also be covered. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 378
Ford ASSET Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course covers the theory, diagnosis, and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles. Proper maintenance and service will also be covered. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 379
Ford ASSET Automotive Engine Repair
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course covers the theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive engines. Proper maintenance and service will also be covered. Complete engine overhaul procedures will be examined, but the primary focus will be on typical engine repairs. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 381
Ford ASSET Electronic Engine Control
4 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 63 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course is a study of Ford Electronic Engine Control systems, their components, and their relationship to other vehicle systems. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 382
Ford ASSET Gasoline Engine Performance
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course offers a thorough examination of basic gasoline engine performance systems to include ignition systems, fuel systems, and emission controls. System maintenance, diagnosis, and repair will also be covered, including the use of specialized test equipment. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 383
Ford ASSET Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
3 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course offers an advanced analysis of gasoline engine performance systems to include ignition systems, fuel systems, and emission controls. New technologies and advances in these systems will be highlighted. This course places emphasis on advanced diagnostic techniques, use of specialized test equipment, and diagnostic strategies to be utilized when standard manufacturer's procedures are unable to properly diagnose or repair the vehicle. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 385
Ford ASSET Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles
1.5 Units
Prerequisite: AMT 371 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students taking this course must be enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program due to prerequisite Ford Motor Company training requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course is offered to students enrolled in the Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. This course covers the theory, diagnosis, and repair of clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles, transfer cases, drive lines, and differentials. Proper maintenance and service will also be covered. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) certification.
AMT 495
Independent Studies in Automotive Mechanics Technology
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
AMT 498
Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology
1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Automotive Mechanics Technology.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.
AMT 499
Experimental Offering in Automotive Mechanics Technology
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB