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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.