SRJC Course Outlines

9/27/2021 6:49:51 PMAJ 258 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 258Title:  DEFENSIVE DRIVING  
Full Title:  Defensive Driving
Last Reviewed:4/24/2006

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled2.002 max.Lecture Scheduled4.00
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled6.002 min.Lab Scheduled12.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total16.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  8.00Total Student Learning Hours: 24.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to teach effective defensive driving skills that will help reduce the likelihood of accidents, injury and mortality for licensed drivers of all ages, including new or inexperienced licensed drivers and emergency responders in public safety professions. Participants will use their own personal vehicle for in-class safety exercises. Applicable to four-wheel vehicles.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
All vehicles must be safety inspected by a licensed mechanic prior to start of course. Vehicle inspection form verifying safety must be completed and signed by mechanic and submitted to instructor at the first class session. Students must possess a valid provisional or permanent driver's license.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to teach effective defensive driving skills that will help reduce the likelihood of accidents, injury and mortality for licensed drivers of all ages, including new or inexperienced licensed drivers and emergency responders in public safety professions. Participants will use their own personal vehicle in-class exercises.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:All vehicles must be safety inspected by a licensed mechanic prior to start of course. Vehicle inspection form verifying safety must be completed and signed by mechanic and submitted to instructor at the first class session. Students must possess a valid provisional or permanent driver's license.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the difference between good driving and defensive driving and
what it means to be a defensive driver.
2. Assess vehicle safety and roadability and relate the need for a systems
approach to pre-use vehicle checks to driver safety.
3. Reduce accident risks and exposure to vehicle damage.
4. Describe how human factors and actions affect driving performance and
safety.
5. Improve observations and awareness of potential risk on the road.
6. Practice a defensive and systematic approach to hazard management and
risk reduction while driving.
7. Demonstrate enhanced skid recognition and vehicle control skills in
skid risk conditions.
8. Practice defensive driving strategies to avoid a collision in any given
driving situation.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Introduction to defensive driving
     A. What it means to be a defensive driver
     B. Vehicle dynamics
     C. Skid recovery
     D. Vehicle safety inspection
     E. Consequences of actions in a vehicle
     F. Safety and rules of the road
II.   Basic vehicle and driver awareness lab
     A. Vehicle safety inspection
     B. Basic driver awareness
     C. Low speed maneuvering
     D. Introduction to collision avoidance
III.  Introduction to vehicle dynamics
IV.   Vehicle dynamics lab
     A. Collision avoidance
     B. Evasive lane change
     C. Slalom
     D. Skid recovery
     E. Driving simulator
     F. Road course
V.  Debrief training and course evaluation

Assignments:
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1.  Lab activities (8-10).
2.  Vehicle safety inspection.
2.  Quiz.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
80 - 90%
Lab activities.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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