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|Discipline and Nbr:
ENGINE PERF/POLL CONTRL||
Automotive Engine Performance and Pollution Control
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||8.00||Lecture Scheduled||6.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||105.00
|Minimum||8.00||Lab Scheduled||6.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||105.00
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||12.00|| ||Contact Total||210.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 210.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 420.00||
Lecture, demonstration and practical lab experience in the operation, troubleshooting and repair of the ignition, fuel and pollution control systems of late model automobiles. Emphasis on the proper use of tools and diagnostic equipment. Course prepares students to pass the A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Engine Performance Certification Exam and enter the automotive trade as an apprentice level technician specializing in engine performance and emission control.
Course Completion of AUTO 56 and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Operation, troubleshooting, and repair of the ignition, fuel, and pollution control systems of late model automobiles. Prepares students to pass the A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Engine Performance Certification Exam and enter the automotive trade as an apprentice level technician specializing in engine performance and emission control.
Recommended:Course Completion of AUTO 56 and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||Fall 2017
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate and repair engine systems based on an application of engine
2. Test, diagnose, and repair engine mechanical components.
3. Explain the operation of automotive ignition, fuel, and integrated
electronic engine controls, including OBDII (On Board Diagnostics,
4. Analyze and diagnose common problems and repair automotive ignition,
fuel, and integrated electronic engine controls, including OBDII.
5. Take the A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Engine Performance
Certification Exam and enter the automotive trade as an apprentice level
technician specializing in engine performance and emission control.
Topics and Scope
1. Review of basic engine operation, lubrication and cooling systems.
a. Principles of engine operation.
b. Testing engine mechanical components.
2. Ignition systems operations and service.
a. Ignition system principles and components.
b. Distributor systems.
c. Waste-spark systems.
d. Coil-on-plug systems.
e. Ignition troubleshooting and diagnosis.
3. Computer control systems - theory and principles of operation.
a. Sensor networks.
b. Actuators and modules.
c. Scan tool testing.
4. Fuel system operation and service - principles of operation
(atmospheric, pressure and vacuum)
a. Air induction system - normally aspirated and forced induction.
b. Fuel supply systems.
c. Fuel metering systems.
d. Testing, inspecting and troubleshooting fuel systems.
e. Gas analyzer, scope testing and scan tool data.
5. Emission control systems.
c. Tail pipe.
6. Exhaust system.
c. Exhaust gas recirculation systems.
d. Other emission controls.
e. Smog check procedures - introduction.
1. Students will be required to keep a notebook of all class assignments
and class notes that will be graded for completeness and organization.
2. Reading: 50 pages per week.
3. Class performances and performance exams: In the lab, students will be
evaluated on their ability to follow industry approved diagnostic and
repair procedures in a reasonable amount of time.
4. Component identification.
5. Lab reports: Complete work orders, diagnostic sheets, parts orders, and
time sheets correctly and in a neat and readable manner.
6. Three unit tests, midterm, and final exam.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
5 - 10%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
5 - 20%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
|Class performances, Performance exams, component identification||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 50%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 15%
|Attendance and participation.||
Vidler, Douglas M. Automotive Engine Performance, 3rd edition. Delmar,