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Automotive Technology (ATECH)


ATECH 108.1  State Emission Control Specialist Phase I  (4)

Presents fundamental principles and terminology of automotive emission control systems. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. Students passing with an 80 percent score receive a certificate from the Department of Ecology designating them a State Emissions Specialist. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ATECH 108.3  Emissions Recertification  (2)

Presents fundamental principles and terminology of automotive emission control systems. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. Students passing with an 80 percent score receive a certificate from the Department of Ecology designating them a State Emissions Specialist. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ATECH 110  Shop Procedures  (2)

Includes use and maintenance of special tools and equipment, service and repair, record keeping, use of technical reference materials and regulations governing the automotive repair industry. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal safety and a safe workplace, and handling and disposal of hazardous materials. PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s permission and eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 111  Electrical and Electronics Systems  (1-14)

Presents fundamental principles and terminology of automotive electrical systems. Use of Ohm’s Law, wiring diagrams, diagnostic, and test instruments. Covers diagnosis and repair of batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, operator information and warning systems, and onboard body computer control systems. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. PREREQUISITE: ATECH 110 and instructor's permission. Eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 112  Engine Performance  (1-14)

Encompasses spark system management, emissions control, computerized engine control system sensors and actuators and use of diagnostic equipment necessary to test, adjust, and repair engine systems. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. PREREQUISITE: ATECH 110, 111 and instructor's permission. Eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 113  Engine Repair  (1-3)

Covers internal combustion engine mechanical systems and components operation including diagnosis of component or system malfunctions. Includes practical application in cylinder head reconditioning and repair. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. PREREQUISITE: ATECH 110 and instructor's permission. Eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 114  Automatic Transmission and Transaxle  (1-8)

Covers theory, application, diagnosis and repair of fluid power, hydraulics, power transmission, and final drive units as applied to automatic transmissions and trans-axles. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. PREREQUISITE: ATECH 110 and instructor's permission. Eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 115  Manual Drive Trains and Axles  (1-6)

Covers theory, diagnosis, adjustment and repair of manual drive train components: i.e., clutch transmission, drive line and axles. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. PREREQUISITE: ATECH 110 and instructor's permission. Eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 116  Suspension and Steering  (1-6)

Covers application of automotive suspension and steering systems. Topics include tires and wheels, suspension systems, two and four wheel alignment, diagnosis, adjustment, and repair of systems and components. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and work place safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. PREREQUISITE: ATECH 110 and instructor's permission. Eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 117  Brakes  (1-7)

Covers theory, diagnosis, adjustments, and repair of automotive brake systems to include hydraulic systems, drum brakes, boosters, parking brakes and anti-skid brake system (ABS). Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. PREREQUISITE: ATECH 110 and instructor's permission. Eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 118  Heating and Air Conditioning  (1-6)

A modular, self-paced course in automotive heating and air conditioning systems including diagnosis, service and repair of systems and system components. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. PREREQUISITE: ATECH 110 and instructor's permission. Eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 119  Special Shop Practice  (1-12)

Practical application and development of skills acquired during study and application of competencies listed in course modules ATECH 111 through 118. Emphasizes development of a positive attitude toward work ethic, cultural and gender diversity, personal and workplace safety, and hazardous materials handling and disposal. PREREQUISITE: ATECH 110 and instructor's permission. Eligible for READ 104.

ATECH 150  Automotive Leadership Skills 1  (1)

Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ATECH 151  Automotive Leadership Skills 2  (1)

Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ATECH 152  Automotive Leadership Skills 3  (1)

Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ATECH 153  Automotive Leadership Skills 4  (1)

Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ATECH 154  Automotive Leadership Skills 5  (1)

Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Provides instruction to facilitate development of personal skills in such areas as speaking, applying for a job, practicing management skills, and developing a plan of work. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ATECH 177  Auto Work Experience  (1-13)

Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ATECH 194  Special Topics  (1-13)

Provides training to meet established local needs in automotive repair industry, supplemental to classes currently offered. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

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