College Automotive Program

Program Plan

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College Automotive Program
1.0 - 3.0 credits CAPP-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-110: Chrysler Shop-Fund and Safety
This course will orient the student to shop operations, use of service manuals, pay structures, tools, warranties, and customer relations. Shop safety will be strongly emphasized as well as employee/employer relations.
Corequisites: CAPP-120
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits CAPP-120: Chrysler Electrical & Ignition Systems
A study of the electrical and electronic systems found in the automotive field. Emphasis is on basic circuitry, starting systems, charging systems, ignition systems, diagnosis and servicing the electrical components on current Chrysler vehicles. Instruction will include test equipment related to ignition, electrical, and electronic devices. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Corequisites: CAPP-110
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits CAPP-125: Chrysler Hybrid Technology
This course will explain and demonstrate theory and operation of key Chrysler Corp. hybrid vehicle systems and components. Knowledge retention and subject understanding will be enhanced by interactive classroom components whenever possible. Procedures for handling high voltage batteries will be covered. Personal safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: CAPP-120
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-130: Chrysler Fuel & Emission System
A study of the fuel and emission control systems used on current Chrysler vehicles. Students will learn to use the exhaust gas analyzer, oscilloscope, and other special test equipment. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: CAPP-120
Corequisites: CAPP-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits CAPP-135: Chrysler Vehicle Networks
This course will explore the complex, on-board computer networks found on modern Chrysler vehicles. The CAN network will be emphasized as will the proper techniques of isolating, diagnosing, and repairing complex automotive computer networks. Safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: CAPP-120
Corequisites: CAPP-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-140: Chrysler Drivability Diagnosis & Repair
A systematic troubleshooting method for Chrysler fuel, electrical, and electronic systems. Use of tools and equipment needed for proper diagnosis emphasized. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: Take CAPP-110 and CAPP-120.
Corequisites: CAPP-130
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-145: ASE Tests
Register for a minimum of two ASE exams and pass one.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-146: ASE Tests
Take and pass remaining ASE exams. Students are required to pass a minimum of four ASE exams in order to graduate. Any tests passed in CAPP 145 are counted as part of the requirement.
Prerequisites: CAPP-145
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-150: Chrysler Engines & Related Systems
This course covers the principles and operation of the internal combustion engine. Internal combustion engines will be properly disassembled with nomenclature identification. All parts will be inspected, measured, and reassembled. The operation and repair of the lubrication and cooling system will also be covered. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Corequisites: CAPP-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits CAPP-155: Chrysler Advanced Air Induction Systems
This course covers variable valve timing, turbo chargers, and superchargers. The theory, operation, and diagnosis of each of these systems will be covered and the manufacturers diagnostic and repair procedures will be stressed. Personal and vehicle safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: CAPP-140
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits CAPP-160: Chrysler Heat & AC Systems
A theory and shop course to teach the student automotive air conditioning and heating systems as they apply to current model Chrysler vehicles. The use of test equipment will be emphasized and the student will learn to diagnose, evacuate, and recharge air conditioning systems. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Corequisites: CAPP-150
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits CAPP-165: Chrysler Advanced HVAC Diagnosis
This course will cover advanced diagnosis theory and practice on Chrysler vehicle heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. The course will address computer based HVAC controls as well as the network of sensors. Environmental and personal safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: CAPP-140
Corequisites: CAPP-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits CAPP-170: Chrysler Power Trains
The theory and practical application of automotive power trains, including clutches, transmissions, drive lines, transaxles and differential service will be taught. Diagnosis, troubleshooting and actual repair procedures will be performed on Chrysler vehicles in the shop. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: CAPP-160
Offered: DMND
6.0 credits CAPP-172: Chrysler Automatic Trans/Transaxles
The operating principles of Chrysler automatic transmissions, transaxles, and their diagnosis, electrical and electronic controls, and repair will be covered. Instruction on noise, vibration and harshness diagnosis and correction will also be covered along with mechanical and hydraulic components. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: CAPP-175
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits CAPP-175: Chrysler Manual Trans/Transaxles
The theory and repair of Chrysler manual transmissions and transaxles, differentials, clutches, transfer cases and drive axles will be covered. Noise, hard shifting and other common issues will be covered. Diagnosis and troubleshooting will be stressed. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: CAPP-172
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-180: Chrysler Brake Systems
A study of the theory and diagnostic repair procedures of Chrysler disc and drum brake systems will be taught. Instruction will be given on brake machining equipment, hydraulic systems and component replacement on traditional and anti-lock brake systems. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: CAPP-170 or CAPP-175
Corequisites: CAPP-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-185: Chrysler ABS/Traction Control System
This course will cover Anti-Lock Brake System, Anti-Slip Systems and Traction Control Systems and include theory, diagnosis and repair procedures as outlined in factory service information. Electronic power steering motors, sensors, and circuitry will be included. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: CAPP-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-190: Chrysler Steering & Suspension
A theory and shop course to introduce the student to Chrysler steering geometry, front and rear suspension service, wheel alignment, and wheel balancing. Lab work will include instruction on the latest model vehicles' steering and suspension systems. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: CAPP-170 or CAPP-175
Corequisites: CAPP-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-195: Chrysler Computer Controlled Suspensions
This course will cover the theory of operation of the electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems of the computer controlled suspension systems on Chrysler vehicles. Proper service procedures and techniques will be presented. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: CAPP-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-280: Chrysler Coop Work Experience
The student will be employed at an approved Chrysler automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: CAPP-120
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-281: Chrysler Coop Work Experience
The student will be employed at an approved Chrysler automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: Take CAPP-140
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-282: Chrysler Coop Work Experience
The student will be employed at an approved Chrysler automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: CAPP-160
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-283: Chrysler Coop Work Experience
The student will be employed at an approved DaimlerChrysler automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week by San Juan College Web course access on the Internet. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: CAPP-170 or CAPP-175
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 6.0 credits CAPP-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required

For more information, please call Kerry Meier at 505-566-3388. Or send an email to meierk@sanjuancollege.edu.