Current Online Course Schedule

This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Preventive Maintenance and Engine Performance

Designed to develop an understanding of the operation, care, and preventive maintenance of the automobile. This course covers the overall theory of the automobile including maintenance of tires, wheels, brakes, suspensions; characteristics of fuels, oil and lubricants; maintenance of smog devices; basic engine performance and automotive electronics procedures; and safety factors.

Subject: AUTO
Units: 4

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course start page:
Course email: pkatson@miracosta.edu
Office: 4018
Office hours: 2pm to 4pm Thursday
Phone: 760-757-2121 x6356
Instructor notes: This course is 50% online but offers a full hands-on lab in the shop similar to the all on-ground Auto 102 course. Online assignments include lecture, video presentations, readings and quizzes. For more details on how the online portion works, email the instructor. pkatson@miracosta.edu

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