18 and older
The main focus of the class is to teach the diagnostic strategies today’s technicians should follow to minimize their diagnostic time and improve accuracy. This class will emphasize the utilization of the diagnostics systems that are built into to today’s vehicles such as Mode 6, Fuel Trim, and Emission Diagnostic Monitors, and is especially helpful for the new smog program that utilizes the DAD for emission testing.
The class begins with a chapter on basic computer operation as a refresher how the computers work and how it makes decisions, then discusses the OBD II system purpose and function, then moves on to some diagnostic approaches such as the 8 step approach, Symptom based diagnostics, Mode 6, and Fuel trim diagnosis.
The diagnostic strategies discussed in this book are valid and real world. This course also includes time in the shop with practical labs to enhance materials learned in class. These labs will require the student to hook up a scan tool to monitor OBD II system, identify the 9 modes of operation in the global OBD II system, Interpret Mode 6 Data, and perform Fuel Trim calculations.
When finished the student should have developed knowledge and skills to accurately diagnose most symptoms based and code related concerns of failed vehicles.
The certificate for completion is valid for two years from the date of the final exam.
You have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement you sign for a course of instruction including any equipment, such as books, materials, and supplies, or any other goods and services included in the agreement, and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
Cancellation shall occur when you give written notice of cancellation at the address of the School. You can do this by mail, hand delivery, or telegram. The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with postage prepaid. The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form, and, however expressed, it is effective if it shows that you no longer wish to be bound by your enrollment agreement. You will be given notice of cancellation form with this enrollment agreement and on the first day of class, but if you choose to cancel, you can use any written notice that you wish.
If the school has given you any equipment, including books or other materials, you shall return it to the school within 30 days following the date of your notice of cancellation. If you fail to return this equipment, including books, or other materials, in good condition within the 30 day period, the school may deduct its documented cost for the equipment from any refund that may be due you. Once you pay for the equipment, it is yours to keep without further obligation.
If you cancel the agreement, the school will refund any money that you paid, less any deduction for equipment not timely returned in good condition, within 45 days after your notice of cancellation is received.
The institutional refund policy for students who have completed 60 percent or less of the course of instruction shall be a pro rata refund. After the end of the cancellation period, you have a right to terminate your studies at this school at any time, and you have the right to receive a refund for the part of the course or program you have paid for and did not receive. You have the right to withdraw from the course of instruction at any time. If you withdraw from the course of instruction after the period allowed for cancellation, the school will remit a refund, less a registration fee $50.00, within 45 days following your withdrawal. You are obligated to pay only for educational services rendered and for unreturned books or equipment.
(A) Deduct a registration fee ($50) from the total tuition charge.
(B) Divide this figure by the number of days in the program.
(C) The quotient is the daily charge for the program.
(D) The amount owed by you for purposes of calculating a refund is derived by multiplying the total days attended by the daily charge for instruction.
(E) The refund would be any amount in excess of the figure derived in (D) that was paid by you.
(F) The refund amount shall be adjusted for equipment, if applicable.
If you obtain books or equipment, as specified in the enrollment agreement and return them in good condition within 10 days following the date of their withdrawal, the school shall refund the charge for the books or equipment paid by you. If you fail to return books or equipment in good condition within the 10 day period, the school may offset against the refund the documented cost for books or equipment exceeding the prorated refund amount.
Smog Tech Institute reserves (and will publish a schedule of changes that will itemize all charges.), the right to change tuition and fees, make curricular changes when necessary, and make substitutions in books and supplies as required without prior notice. Any changes in tuition or fees will not affect students who are already in attendance or enrolled. Enrollment fees are not refundable.