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AMT 130 Ford ASSET Advanced Automatic Transmission Diagnosis

Units: 1.5

Hours: 27 hours LEC

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.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the theory and operation of advanced electronically controlled automatic transmissions and transaxles.

AMT 131 Ford ASSET Diesel Engine Performance

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the basic operation of light duty diesel engines and associated systems.

AMT 140 Automotive Service

Units: 1

Hours: 15 hours LEC; 9 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Describe industry standards for automotive service.

AMT 294 Topics in Automotive Mechanics Technology

Units: 0.5 - 4

Hours: 9 - 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

(SLO1): Demonstrate the skills and competencies necessary for effective diagnosis of vehicle systems.

AMT 295 Independent Studies in Automotive Mechanics Technology

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

AMT 300 Automotive Fundamentals and Shop Procedures

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course includes a basic study of vehicles and their mechanical systems including vehicle purchase, vehicle maintenance, vehicle safety systems and the principles and operation of the automotive engine, engine support systems, the drive train, steering, suspension and brakes. This class also explores consumers legal rights concerning vehicle purchase, repair, replacement and recalls. Hand tools, shop equipment and shop procedures will be demonstrated to familiarize the students with the automotive industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Describe the fundamentals of vehicle systems to include: vehicle safety systems, engine operation and repair, automatic transmissions/transaxles, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance.

AMT 301 Automotive Service Management

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Identify the major types of repair organizations that comprise the auto service industry.

AMT 303 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems

Units: 4

Hours: 45 hours LEC; 81 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: AMT 300

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Describe theory and operation of Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems.

AMT 304 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: AMT 300

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the operation of clutches, manual transmissions, transaxles, transfer cases, drive shafts, and axle assemblies (powertrain).

AMT 305 Survey of Alternative Fueled & Hybrid Vehicles

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Explain the role of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles in today's society.

AMT 306 Small Engine Repair

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: AMT 300

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Describe the purpose of the small engines in current use.

AMT 308 Late Model Car Care and Maintenance

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

understand how to service various automotive systems.

AMT 310 Engine Performance

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: AMT 300, 306, or 322 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: AMT 303

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate understanding of engine performance systems and their relationships.

AMT 314 Wheel Alignment

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Describe the purpose of alignment procedures.

AMT 316 Automotive Brakes

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: AMT 300

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand theory and operation of automotive brake systems.

AMT 321 Advanced Automotive Electrical & Hybrid Vehicle Systems

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: AMT 303 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Describe the theory and operation of Electronic Control Systems.

AMT 322 Engine Repair

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: AMT 300 and 306

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the basic operation of automotive engines.

AMT 324 Electronic Fuel Injection

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: AMT 303 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: AMT 310

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand theory and operation of electronic fuel injection.

AMT 326 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Corequisite: AMT 302 or 303

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the basic operation of automotive air conditioning (A/C) and engine cooling systems.

AMT 328 Light Duty Diesel Engine Performance

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: AMT 303 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: AMT 300

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the basic operation of light duty diesel engines and associated systems.

AMT 330 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: AMT 300 and 304

Transferable: CSU

This course is a study of the fundamentals and theory of automatic transmissions/transaxles. The laboratory experience will include inspection, diagnosis and adjustments.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand theory and operation of automatic transmissions/transaxles.

AMT 332 Automotive Computerized Controls

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: AMT 303 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: AMT 310

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Explain theory and operations of automotive computerized controls.

AMT 336 Advanced Service Management

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: AMT 301

Transferable: CSU

This course is a thorough examination of automotive service management. The course includes strategic planning, financial analysis, personnel management, and automotive service legal responsibilities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1- Compare and contrast the major types of repair organizations that comprise the service industry.

AMT 340 Emission Control Inspection and Repair

Units: 5

Hours: 72 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Advisory: AMT 324 and 332

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Identify the fundamentals of automotive emission systems to include electrical, vacuum, computerized vehicle emission components, emission regulations, emission testing, emission reduction systems, and emission inspection/diagnostic equipment.

AMT 370 Ford ASSET Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Practices

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the fundamental purpose, components, and operation of major automotive systems.

AMT 371 Ford ASSET Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Describe the theory and operation of automotive electrical and electronic systems.

AMT 372 Ford ASSET Automotive Brake Systems

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the theory and operation of automotive brake systems.

AMT 374 Ford ASSET Automotive Suspension and Steering

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Describe the purpose of automotive suspension and steering systems.

AMT 375 Ford ASSET Automotive Wheel Alignment

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Describe the purpose of steering and suspension system alignment angles and procedures

AMT 376 Ford ASSET Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the basic operation of automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems

AMT 378 Ford ASSET Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the theory and operation of automatic transmissions and transaxles.

AMT 379 Ford ASSET Automotive Engine Repair

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the basic components and operation of automotive engines.

AMT 381 Ford ASSET Electronic Engine Control

Units: 4

Hours: 63 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the theory and operation of automotive electronic engine control (EEC) systems and their components.

AMT 382 Ford ASSET Gasoline Engine Performance

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the theory and operation of gasoline engine performance systems and their components.

AMT 383 Ford ASSET Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the theory and operation of advanced gasoline engine performance systems and their components.

AMT 385 Ford ASSET Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Understand the theory and operation of manual transmissions and transaxles and drive train components to include: clutches, transfer cases, drive shafts, and differential assemblies.

AMT 495 Independent Studies in Automotive Mechanics Technology

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

AMT 498 Work Experience in Automotive Mechanics Technology

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Automotive Mechanics Technology.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED TO ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)