Introduction to Automotive Principles

Course Description

A selective study of the automobile's engine systems. Knowledge and skills that are necessary for basic repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting of today's engine systems. This course may be used to fulfill the prerequisite to the Automotive Technology Program.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
45924 AUTO 50A 49Z ·T····· 06:00 PM-07:15 PM Bill Wishart ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-04-05 to 2021-06-25.

Footnote Information

Recommended: Take both 50A and 50B in the same term. Office hours can be scheduled via email to instructor. This is an online course that has SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. Students can log in any time to do the required weekly course work.Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address.We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course: a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources Hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273; MATH 212 or equivalent.
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