Auto Tech at La Habra High School
Intro to Auto Tech
In this class, students learn how to identify, use, and maintain automotive tools for specific jobs. They study all of the basic automotive systems, including brakes; electrical systems, front-wheel-drive transaxles, and rear-wheel drive transmissions. They learn how to change fluids, perform safety inspections, and document service needs and procedures. Students also learn how to disassemble, inspect, and service drum and disc brakes, change and rotate tires, perform transmission service on manual and automatic transmissions, and inspect heating and cooling systems. Students learn how to work on cars efficiently and perform all tasks safely, following OSHA rules.
Advanced Auto Tech
In this advanced class, students learn how to use diagnostic equipment to find operational faults, document the faults, and repair them. They perform service and repair on a variety of steering systems; align wheels and diagnose problems based on tire wear patterns; repair tires, diagnose and repair all types of brake systems and refinish brake drums; understand, diagnose and repair electrical systems malfunctions; perform battery service; repair or replace ignition systems and all lights on the car; understand and repair mechanical engine functions, computerized functions, and fuel systems, and repair driveline components and systems, and much, much more. This class articulates with local community colleges.