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Automotive Technology

AUTO 40, Automotive Maintenance and Operation 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

This course is an introductory course dealing with the maintenance and operation of the modern automobile. The course familiarizes the student with career opportunities in the automotive industry. Also covered are tools and equipment and safe working practices in the automotive industry.

4047 5:30p-7:55p MW SMHS Arnold W A
Above section 4047 meets at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

AUTO 47, Suspension and Steering 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

This is a course in the principles of automotive suspension, steering systems, and four-wheel suspension alignment. Topics include the two types of steering systems that are widely used in today’s consumer vehicles: rack-and-pinion steering, and “recirculating ball” or “worm gear” steering, also known as conventional. This course prepares students for entry-level positions or advanced training in automotive suspension and steering systems, with the opportunity to acquire marketable skills in wheel alignment, and the testing, diagnosis, and repair of steering and suspension systems.

4048 5:30p-7:55p TTh SMHS Arnold W A
Above section 4048 meets at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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