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The Automotive Program at Shoreline Community College is recognized by the industry as one of the best in the nation. Students who graduate with their AAS-T degree find job placement in dealerships. Our partnership with the Puget Sound Auto Dealer Association ( PSADA ) ensures that students receive state-of-the-art training with the industry of the region. > More

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 101
Introduction to Automotive (3)

For students interested in the automobile from a business, technical, and/or consumer perspective. Subjects covered include automotive career exploration, consumer information, minor maintenance & safety inspection, and an introduction to technical systems. Also automotive history and current social issues associated with the automobile. Prerequisites: Recommended at least ENGL 090. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 110
Intro to Shop Procedures & Safety (4)

This course introduces the career of auto service technology and its many career ladders. Also, students will learn basic shop safety, and use and care of auto shop tools. Intended primarily for ESL students. Prerequisite: CASAS 220 or higher and ESLAB 040. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 111
Electrical Systems (8)

The fundamental principles of electricity and solutions for electrical problems in autos using Ohm's law. Diagnosis and service for basic auto electrical issues. Intended primarily for ESL students. Prerequisite: CASAS 220 or higher and ESLAB 040. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 112
Automotive Engines (4)

This course covers the following skill areas: engine repair including components, design, construction and theory of the internal combustion engine. Intended primarily for ESL students. Prerequisite: AUTOT 110 Intro to Automotive Shop & Personal Safety. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 113
Steering and Suspension Systems (8)

This course is designed for students entering the automotive service field and covers diagnosis, repair and alignment of 2-, 4-, and all-wheel drive systems. Intended primarily for ESL students. Prerequisite: AUTOT 110 Introduction to Automotive Shop & Personal Safety. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 114
Brakes (6)

This course is designed for students entering the automotive service field and covers the following skill areas: inspection, diagnosis, and repair of conventional and ABS braking systems. Intended primarily for ESL students. Prerequisite: AUTOT 110 Introduction to Automotive Shop & Personal Safety. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 115
Drive Train (4)

This course is designed for students entering the automotive service field and covers the following skill areas: basic service of manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles. Intended primarily for ESL students. Prerequisite: AUTOT 110 Introduction to Automotive Shop & Personal Safety. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 116
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems (2)

This course is designed for students entering the automotive service field and covers the diagnosis and service of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Intended primarily for ESL students. Prerequisite: AUTOT 110 Introduction to Automotive Shop & Personal Safety. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 121
General Service Technician I (18)

For entry-level automotive students. Course provides introduction to fundamentals, maintenance and inspection of the following automotive systems: Engine Design & Performance, Lubrication & Cooling, Electrical, and Air Conditioning. Integrates basic education skills, career exploration, and employability skills development (IBEST). Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 122
General Service Technician II (18)

For entry-level automotive students. Course provides introduction to the fundamentals, maintenance, and inspection of the following automotive systems: Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Axle, Differential, Manual and Automatic Transmission, and 4-wheel drive. Integrates basic education skills and employability skill development (IBEST). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 123
GST III (17)

This course is part of the GST II Certificate or Degree Program. It will provide diagnostic and repair experience in the following automotive systems: Engine Repair; Engine Performance; Electrical Systems; Heat and Air Conditioning. Prerequisite: AUTOT 121 and AUTOT 122 each with minimum grade of 2.0. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 124
GST IV (17)

This course is part of the GST II Certificate or Degree Program. It will provide diagnostic and repair experience in the following automotive systems: Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Axle, Differential, Manual & Automatic Transmissions, and 4-wheel drive. Prerequisite: Completion of AUTOT 121 and AUTOT 122 each with a minimum grade of 2.0. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 130
Toyota Professional Certification (12)

Professional Certification course for Toyota and/or Lexus Dealership Technicians. Content covers eight (8) of the courses required to be a Toyota Certified Technician or a Lexus Senior Technician. Focus is on components, operation, and the 6-step diagnostic process for Toyota and Lexus vehicle systems. Prerequisite: 1.-Journeyman Technician with 2 years work experience in a new car dealership or Journeyman Technician with 4 years experience in an automotive aftermarket repair facility; 2.-ASE Certifications in at least 2 areas (A1-A8); 3.-Current empoloyment at a Toyota or Lexus Dealership. Mandtory P/NC grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 131
Toyota Professional Certification (A) (6)

Professional Certification course for Toyota and/or Lexus Dealership Technicians. Content covers eight (8) of the courses required to be a Toyota Certified Technician or a Lexus Senior Technician. Focus on components, operation, and teh 6-step diagnostic process for Toyota/Lexus vehicle systems. First of a 2-course sequence for the certificate. Prerequisite: 1-Journeyman Technician with 2 years work experience in a new car dealership or Journeyman Technician with 4 years experience in an automotive aftermarket repair facility; 2-ASE Certification in at least 2 areas (A1-A8); 3-Current employment at a Toyota or Lexus Dealership. Mandatory P/NC grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 132
Toyota Professional Certification (B) (6)

Professional Certification course for Toyota and/or Lexus Dealership Technicians. Content covers eight (8) of the courses required to be a Toyota Certified Technician or a Lexus Senior Technician. Focus on components, operation, and the 6-step diagnostic process for Toyota/Lexus vehicle systems. Second of a 2-course sequence for the certificate. Prerequisite: 1-Journeyman Technician with 2 years work experience in a new car dealership or Journeyman Technician with 4 years experience in an automotive aftermarket repair facility; 2-ASE Certification in at least 2 areas (A1-A8); 3-Current employment at a Toyota or Lexus Dealership. Mandatory P/NC grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 151
Auto Brakes, Suspension, Transmission Rear Axles (20)

This three week course will cover the fundamental operations of General Motors automatic transmissions, overhaul repair techniques and diagnostic procedures for the following transmissions, TH 350, TH 400, 125C, 200, 180C, and Torque Converter Clutch Diagnosis. Permission of instructor. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 152
Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning (20)

Engine operation and design with diagnosis and repair emphasis. Course also covers principles of refrigeration and air conditioning, heating systems and air distribution. Permission of instructor. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 156
Fundamental Automotive Electricity (5)

An introductory class in the fundamentals of automotive electrical systems. Voltage, current & resistance theory, proper use of digital volt-ohm meters, electrical wiring diagrams and hands-on skills. Prerequisite: Instructor interview and permission to enroll required. Mandatory P/NC grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 160
Fundamentals of Automotive Service Training (9)

This course introduces students to the automotive industry and presents an overview of systems. Also includes new model/product information, customer satisfaction index (CSI), safety, basic servicing, shop practices, and new/used vehicle inspection. Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 161
Engine Repair (9)

The components, design, construction, and operation of the internal combustion engine/powerplant will be studied. Engine removal, disassembly, inspection, measurement, repair, and reassembly are covered. Engine diagnostics and testing are performed. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 162
Specialized Electronics Training (9)

For electrical specialists. Course builds from the electrical principles and concepts through automotive semi-conductors to microprocessors. The use of electrical measurement devices and wire repairing; on-bench and on-car exercises. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 163
Brakes and Suspension (9)

Brake theory, inspection, diagnosis, repair and adjustment of disc/drum type systems; including hydraulic, power assist, and parking break systems. Theory, service, and diagnosis of anti-lock systems. Steering, suspension, and wheel alignment includes diagnosis, inspection, repair, and maintenance. Also, tire service and wheel balance. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 164
Manual Gear Trains and Transaxles (9)

The design, construction, and operation of front, rear, and all-wheel drive systems. Gear train diagnosis, removal, disassembly, inspection, measurement, repair, reassembly, and installation; includes drive axle, hubs, and transfer case service. The use and application of diagnostic equipment will be covered. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 165
Engine Management and Emissions Systems (9)

Theory, diagnostic testing and repair of ignition, fuel injection, air induction, sensors, actuators, on-board diagnostics, and emission systems. Students learn to use electronic analyzers and diagnostic scanners. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 166
Electrical Systems (9)

Theory, diagnosis, testing, repairing or replacing automotive electrical system components. Multiplexed and microprocessor-controlled systems included. Emphasis on reading wiring diagrams and using electrical measuring devices and scan tools. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 167
Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles (9)

Transmission/transaxle mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical operation. Service, overhaul, mechanical/electrical diagnosis procedures will be covered. Use and application of diagnostic equipment. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 168
Heating and Air Conditioning (9)

Theory, operation, diagnosis, and service practices of manual & automatic heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Identification, recovery, recycling, and recharging of R12 and R134. Heating, ventilation, air condition (HVAC) controls and diagnosis. Use/ application of diagnostic equipment. Recovery certification will be offered. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 170H
Fundamentals of Honda Auto Service Training (9)

This course introduces students to the automotive industry and presents an overview of vehicle and dealership systems. Includes new model product information, customer satisfaction index (CSI), safety, proper tool usage, basic servicing, shop practices, and new/used vehicle inspection. Prerequiste: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 171H
Honda Engine Repair (12)

The components, design, construction and operation of the internal combustion engine/powerplant will be studied. Engine removal, disassembly, inspection, measurement, repair, and reassembly are covered. Engine diagnostics and testing are performed. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 172H
Honda Brake Systems (12)

Brake theory, inspection, diagnosis, repair and adjustment of disc/drum type systems; including hydraulic, power assist, and parking break systems. Theory, service, and diagnosis of anti-lock systems. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 173H
Honda Steering & Suspension Systems (12)

Steering, suspension, and wheel alignment includes diagnosis, inspection, repair and maintenance. Also, tire service and wheel balance. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 174H
Honda Manual Gear Trains and Transaxles (8)

The design, construction, and operation of front, rear, and all-wheel drive systems. Gear train diagnosis, removal, disassembly, inspection, measurement, repair, reassembly, and installation; includes drive axle, hubs, and transfer case service. The use and application of diagnostic equipment will be covered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 175H
Honda Engine Management and Emissions Systems (12)

Theory, diagnostic testing and repair of ignition, fuel injection, air induction, sensors, actuators, on-board diagnostics, and emission systems. Students learn to use electronic analyzers and diagnostic scanners. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 176H
Honda Electrical Systems (15)

Theory, diagnosis, testing, repairing or replacing automotice electrical system components. Multiplexed and microprocessor-controlled systems included. Emphasis on reading wiring diagrams and using electrical measuring devices and scan tools. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 177H
Honda Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles (8)

Transmission/transaxle mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical operation. Service, overhaul, mechanical/electrical diagnosis procedures will be covered. Use and application of diagnostic equipment. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 178H
Honda Heating and Air Conditioning (8)

Theory, operation, diagnosis, and service practices of automotive heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Identification, recovery, recycling, and recharging of R134A systems. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) controls and diagnosis. Use/application of diagnostic equipment. Recovery certification will be required. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 180T
Fundamentals of Auto Service Training (9)

This course introduces students to the automotive industry and presents an overview of vehicle and dealership systems. Includes new model product information, customer satisfaction index (CSI), safety, basic servicing, shop practices, and new/used vehicle inspection. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 180
Fundamentals of Auto Service Training (8)



AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 181T
Engine Repair (11)

Engine Mechanical system components, design, construction, and operation of the internal combustion engine. Includes engine removal, disassembly, inspection, measurement, repair and reassembly. Engine diagnostics and testing are performed. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 183T
Brakes and Suspension (21)

Brake theory, inspection, diagnosis, repair and adjustment of disc/drum type systems. Includes hydraulic, power assist, parking and anti-lock systems (ABS). Steering and suspension systems inspection, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair. Includes wheel balance and alignment. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 184T
Manual Gear Trains and Transaxles (8)

Manual transmission design, construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, diagnosis and repair on front, rear and all-wheel drive systems. Includes drive axles, differentials, hubs, transfer case service, and overhaul procedures. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 185T
Engine Control Systems (16)

Engine control systems theory, design, inspection, testing, diagnosis, and repair. Systems include ignition, fuel injection, air induction, engine control sensors, and engine control actuators. Emphasis is on using the correct diagnostic tools and procedures. Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 186
Electrical Systems (18)

Theory, diagnosi, testing, repairing or replacing automotive electrical system components. Multiplexed and microprocessor-controlled systems included. Emphasis on reading wiring diagrams and using electrical measuring devices and scan tools. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 186T
Electrical Systems (21)

Automotive electrical systems theory, construction, components, testing, diagnosis, and repair. Includes non-multiplexed, multiplexed, and microprocessor-controlled systems. Emphasis is on reading wiring diagrams and using electrical diagnostic tools and scan tools. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 187T
Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles (11)

Automatic transmission/transaxle theory, operation, inspection, testing, diagnosis, and repair of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems. Includes remove and reinstall. Emphasis on using the proper diagnostic procedures and tools to diagnose faults in the system. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 188T
Heating and Air Conditioning (8)

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system theory, operation, testing, diagnosis, and proper service practices. Includes identification, recovery, recycling, and recharging automotive HVAC systems. Emphasis is on using proper diagnostic procedures and tools. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 189T
Engine Emission Management Systems (9)

Engine emission management systems theory, components, testing, diagnosis, and repair. Emphasis is on using scan tools to interface with vehicle on-board diagnosis (OBD-II) to diagnose faults in the emission control systems. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 190
General Service Technician Internship (9)

Student will interview with employers to obtain an internship or employment experience at an automotive (or related industry) business. Skills learned in the General Service Technician program will be applied and evaluated at the job site. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, AUTOT 121 and AUTOT 122, basic automotive tool set. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 270
Fundamentals of Automotive Practicum (8)

Students enrolled in the factory-specific programs will work at a new car-truck dealership as an apprentice technician. Skills learned in the prerequisite class will be applied, and expanded upon both on the job and in the classroom. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AUTOT 170H (2.0 o rhigher). Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 276
Electrical Systems Practicum (8)

Students enrolled in the factory-specific programs will work at a new car-truck dealership as an apprentice technician. Skills learned in the prerequisite class will be applied, and expanded upon both on the job and in the classroom. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AUTOT 176H (2.0 or higher). Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 291
Cooperative Dealership Experience I (20)

Students enrolled in the factory-specific programs will work at a new car-truck dealership as an apprentice technician. This is a cooperative experience involving the student, dealership, manufacturer, and Shoreline Community College to reinforce and apply skills learned during previous quarters. Mandatory decimal grading. Dealership sponsor required.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 292
Cooperative Dealership Experience II (20)

Students enrolled in the factory-specific programs will work at a new car-truck dealership as an apprentice technician. This is a cooperative experience involving the student, dealership, manufacturer, and Shoreline Community College to reinforce and apply skills learned during previous quarters. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading. Dealership sponsor required.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 293
Cooperative Dealership Experience III (20)

Students enrolled in the factory-specific programs will work at a new car-truck dealership as an apprentice technician. This is a cooperative experience involving the student, dealership, manufacturer, and Shoreline Community College to reinforce and apply skills learned during previous quarters. Permission. Mandatory decimal grading. Dealership sponsor required.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 294
Cooperative Dealership Experience III (20)

Students enrolled in the factory-specific programs will work at a newcar-truck dealership as an apprentice technician. This is a cooperative experience involving the student, dealership, manufacturer, and Shoreline Community College to reinforce and apply skills learned during previous quarters. Instructor permission required. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 295
Special Topics in Automotive Technology (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Automotive Technology. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 297
Individual Projects in Automotive Technology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Automotive Technology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 298
Individual Projects in Automotive Technology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Automotive Technology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.