Class Descriptions

**BAR Specified Diagnostic & Repair Training (Alternative A6, A8, L1)**

*Course Hours: 72*

**Course Description:**

BAR Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training aims to equip students with advanced skills in diagnosing and repairing Smog Check failures. This course emphasizes electrical/electronic systems and engine and emission control performance. Successful completion may qualify students with at least two years of engine performance repair experience for the Smog Check Repair Technician License exam.

**General Information**

- Describe and demonstrate safety practices for personal, shop, equipment, and vehicles.
- Explain the causes and effects of automotive-related air pollution.
- Understand Smog Check licensure standards.
- Locate, assess, and apply vehicle service/repair information during Smog Check diagnosis and repair.
- Apply appropriate diagnostic and repair processes based on customer complaints, inspection failure causes, or vehicle data.
- Establish repair priorities for Smog Check failures using inspection and vehicle data.

**Electrical/Electronic Systems**

- Describe electrical and electronic principles.
- Define electrical terms like watts, voltage, current, and resistance.
- Identify automotive electrical circuit types.
- Understand various electrical and electronic components in computer-controlled automotive systems.
- Interpret electrical wiring diagrams for diagnosis.
- Use diagnostic equipment like a digital multimeter (DMM) and digital storage oscilloscope (DSO).

**Engine and Emission Control Performance**

- Describe engine theory, induction and exhaust systems, fuel systems, and ignition systems.
- Explain the theory, design, and operation of emission control systems.
- Identify exhaust byproducts and primary emissions.
- Understand air/fuel ratio and its relation to emissions.
- Analyze exhaust gas readings for diagnostic strategies.
- Utilize diagnostic equipment for engine and emission control system diagnosis.
- Identify underlying causes of malfunctions.
- Describe computerized engine and emission control management systems (OBDI and OBDII).
- Interpret OBDII data for diagnostics.

**BAR 16 Hour Update: Diesel Fundamentals & Diagnostics Principals (ID: UT029)**

*Course Hours: 16*

**Course Description:**

This course covers diesel technology, emissions, combustion principles, fuel systems, and more. It's designed to enhance understanding and diagnostics of diesel engines and emissions in compliance with California smog check standards.

**BAR 16 Hour Update: Hybrid Fundamentals & Safety (ID: UT029)**

*Course Hours: 16*

**Course Description:**

This course introduces hybrid technology from a generic perspective, including safety considerations. Topics include series and parallel design, generators, inverters, converters, and more.

**BAR 16 Hour Update: New Technologies (ID: UT028)**

*Course Hours: 16*

**Course Description:**

Explore complex network systems, throttle control, direct injection, wideband O2 sensors, and more. Gain confidence in diagnosing newer technologies in the California smog check program.

**BAR 16 Hour Update: OBD II System & Diagnostic Strategies (ID: UT027)**

*Course Hours: 16*

**Course Description:**

This course focuses on diagnostic strategies, including Mode 6, Fuel Trim, and Emission Diagnostic Monitors, to enhance diagnostic efficiency in the California smog test program.

**Smog Inspector Level 1**

*Course Hours: 68*

**Course Description:**

- Safety practices
- Engine theory for gasoline and diesel vehicles
- Identification of engine systems, parts, and components
- Emission control systems theory
- Identification of emission control systems on various vehicles
- Ignition timing checks
- Exhaust gas recirculation system checks
- Monitor readiness on OBDII-equipped vehicles

**Smog Inspector Level 2**

*Course Hours: 28*

**Course Description:**

- Laws, regulations, and procedures for Smog Check Program
- Standards of practice for Smog Check Inspectors
- Emission inspection system calibration
- Smog Check emission tests
- Visual inspections
- Functional tests on various vehicle designs

**Vehicle Programming Workshop**

Explore vehicle programming using Drew Technologies tools, accessing factory websites, and emulating factory scan tools for programming and diagnostics.

**CAN Theory & Diagnostic Workshop**

Learn to diagnose CAN communication error codes through hands-on training and navigate complex CAN communication systems.

**Mode 6 & Advanced Scan Tool Diagnostics**

Utilize Global OBD II mode 6 data for accurate diagnostics and learn advanced scan tool techniques.

**OBD EVAP System Diagnostic Workshop**

Understand different EVAP systems, diagnose them using various tools, and interpret results effectively.

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