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 Course Title:   Computer Basics

 Title Abbreviation:   COMPUTER BASICS

 Department:    AT

 Course #:    122

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    470604

 EPC:    712

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Introduction to computer basics including input, process, and output. Includes system and component operation, component service, and Scan Tool operation.


Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107; AT 121, 124, CSS 103 and ENGL 99 with a C or better, or test into college level English.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand basic automotive computer operation
  2. Explain computer input's, operation, and diagnosis
  3. Explain computer output's operation and diagnosis
  4. Demonstrate scan tool hook up, navigation, and operation.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Computer Basics
  2. Inputs
  3. Outputs
  4. Process
  5. Diagnosis and Repair
  6. Scanner Operation