Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



Back to Previous Page

AT 100    Technical Basics for the Automotive Professional    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course presents theoretical and practical training for entry-level automotive technicians. It presents basic automotive diagnosis and service procedures used in automotive shops. Lab projects performed in an automotive shop environment provide hands-on experience with industry shop tools. Shop service operations which meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards including safety, electrical, and other general automotive procedures are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 20-Sep 27
MTTh      07:30AM-09:35AM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12492 
Textbook
MTTh      09:45AM-11:05AM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Sep 28-Nov 02
MTTh      07:30AM-09:35AM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     14212 Textbook
MTTh      09:45AM-11:05AM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     14278 Textbook
M         08:00PM-09:30PM LAB M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
T         06:00PM-07:40PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     29763 Textbook
T         07:50PM-09:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
W         06:00PM-07:40PM LEC R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     14186 Textbook
W         07:50PM-09:10PM LAB R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Fulmer             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     29767 Textbook
F         03:15PM-04:45PM LAB J.Fulmer             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
F         06:30PM-08:35PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11522 Textbook
F         08:45PM-10:15PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

Th        06:00PM-07:40PM LEC R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     30198 Textbook
Th        07:50PM-09:10PM LAB R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      


AT 105    Mathematics for Automotive Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers mathematics as it relates to the automotive trades. Metric system, fraction, decimal equivalents, basic equations, ratio and proportion, gear and pulley ratios, power, efficiency, torque and thrust are covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN ER 001          29907 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC M.Crowden            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     16258 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Crowden            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     16256 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LEC M.Crowden            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11208 Textbook



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 107    Employability Skills for Technical Careers    2 Units

Same As: ET 250 and WELD 150
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320, ESLL 320, and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the opportunity to explore technical careers while developing valuable work and life skills. It is an introduction to a variety of technically-related occupations, emphasizing technical careers in the Sacramento area. Activities are designed to enhance personal development, employability skills, and self esteem through leadership, citizenship, and character development. This course is not open to students who have completed ET 250 or WELD 150.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         07:30PM-09:35PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN ER 001          12348 
Textbook


AT 110    Automotive Brakes    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers theory, design, adjustment and repair or overhaul of brake systems and components. Operation of power and hand devices used in the servicing of brake systems and components is covered. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A5 standards.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 20-Sep 27
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     14182 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Carleton           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     13608 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Carleton           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


AT 130    Manual Drive Trains and Axles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basics of manual transmission and transaxles principles and service. Topics include clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles, drive line and shafts, differentials/limited slip differentials, and four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A3.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 20-Sep 27
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     12412 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Steinwert          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11204 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Steinwert          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


AT 140    Advanced Automotive Skill and Speed Development    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: AT 110, 130, 311, 312, and 314.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers automotive heavy component diagnosis and repair, including engine and transmission removal and replacement, as well as in-car engine repairs, adjustments, and service. This course may be taken four times requiring a different project every semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         07:30AM-10:50AM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     15020 
Textbook
F         11:00AM-02:30PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 145    Automotive Exhaust System    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the principles and service of exhaust systems, including pipe bending, cutting, welding, installation, repair, and inspection. It prepares students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE X1) exhaust systems test, which is required for the ASE Under-Car Specialist Certificate. Different welding techniques are covered each semester. This course may be taken three times with a different technique.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 03-Dec 13
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     16104 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      
NOTE: Materials for this class must be purchased at the college bookstore before the first class meeting. For bookstore hours, please call (916) 484-8111.



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 174    BAR Approved L1 Alternative- Advanced Engine Performance/Emission Systems    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: AT 312 and AT 321 or 322, or engine performance experience in the automotive field.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is preparation for the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) - approved Advanced Engine Performance Exam. Topics covered include Power Train Diagnosis, Computer Control Diagnostics, Ignition System Diagnostics, Fuel and Air Induction Diagnostics, Emission Control System Diagnostics, and I/M Failure Diagnosis. The BAR L1 Alternative test is administered at the end of the class. This course may be taken four times. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 03-Dec 13
Sa        07:30AM-03:10PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13492 
Textbook
NOTE: This is the 2009 Update Course.
Materials for this class must be purchased at the college bookstore before the first class meeting. For bookstore hours, please call (916) 484-8111.



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 176    Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Emissions Update    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is required for all licensed smog technicians who need to meet California emissions controls smog license renewal standards. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 15-Oct 22
2011 Update
Sa        07:30AM-05:30PM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12538 
Textbook
NOTE: This is the 2011 Update Course. Required materials are available in digital format from the following website: https://public.me.com/davidbry. Otherwise students can bring a flash drive to class and the instructor will download the material in class.

Schedule: Other Term, Dec 03-Dec 10
2011 Update
Sa        07:30AM-05:30PM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     14258 Textbook
NOTE: This is the 2011 Update Course. Required materials are available in digital format from the following website: https://public.me.com/davidbry. Otherwise students can bring a flash drive to class and the instructor will download the material in class.



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 180    Automotive Data Acquisition    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the skills needed to adequately retrieve and apply automotive data acquisition, including on-line technical manuals, CD-ROM based technical manuals and computerized shop management programs. Computer-based automotive service repair order generation is covered as well as usage and application currently utilized in many automotive repair facilities.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC R.Green              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11210 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     14776 Textbook
F         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Fulmer             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     29908 Textbook


AT 298    Work Experience in Automotive Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 100
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to the automotive industry.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in the automotive field. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in the automotive industry. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Rigor is ensured through the development of appropriate level learning objectives set between the student and the employer. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the weekly orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. WEXP 298 may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Students can earn a total of 16 Work Experience units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB J.McCormack           TBA TBA                 15072 
Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, August 24 12:10PM-1:00PM or 5:10PM-6:00PM     Rm 337
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


AT 310    Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: AT 100.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to automotive heating and air conditioning theory. It meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A7 and combines performance testing and repair practices as utilized in the industry.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 20-Sep 27
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11186 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     11190 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


AT 311    Suspension and Steering Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: AT 100.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to advanced principles and service of suspension and steering systems, including alignment of equipment, alignment procedures, and the diagnosis and repair of suspension components. It meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A4 certification standards.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 03-Dec 13
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     14946 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC P.Marcoccia          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11196 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB P.Marcoccia          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


AT 312    Automotive Electrical Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100, 105, and 180
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles, operation, and diagnosis of automotive electrical systems including fundamentals of electricity (DC), electrical circuits, battery operation, fundamentals of magnetism, charging systems, starting systems, and electrical schematics. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A6 electrical certification with completion of AT 315 and either AT 320 or AT 322.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 03-Dec 13
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     16252 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330     29080 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 313    Automatic Transmission and Transaxles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basics of automatic transmission and transaxle principles and service. Topics include hydraulic principles, diagnosis and service, power conversion, and automatic transmission operation. AT 313 and AT 317 together meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A2.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Sep 28-Nov 02
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     13332 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     14950 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


AT 314    Automotive Engine Repair    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: AT 100 and 105.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles, operation and diagnosis of automotive engines including basic engine operation and construction, parts identification and location, engine disassembly procedures, engine diagnosis using metric and English measurement systems, engine repair and rebuilding procedures, and engine reassembly procedures. Completion of AT 314 and either AT 320 or AT 322 meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A1 standards.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Sep 28-Nov 02
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11200 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11408 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 316    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 or 150
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an overview of existing fuels (hydrocarbon), renewable/sustainable alternative fuels, gaseous, and future fuels. It covers how they function in various fuel delivery systems, including hybrid, by examining the history, chemistry, production, and practicality of each. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Sep 28-Nov 02
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330     29082 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


AT 320    Engine Performance Technology    12 Units

Prerequisite: AT 312 and 314 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 162 hours LEC ; 162 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles and diagnosis of the following systems: chassis electrical, engine electrical, engine mechanical, conventional and electronic computer-controlled ignition systems, basic fuel injection, and basic computer systems. It also includes extensive troubleshooting with use of hand-held test equipment, lab oscilloscopes, scanners, digital storage oscilloscopes (DSO) and 4- and 5-gas analyzers. It meets Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-8 certifications. It also satisfies A-1 and A-6 requirements when AT 312, AT 314 and AT 315 are completed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:40AM LEC R.Boyle              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330     11466 
Textbook
MTWTh     10:00AM-12:10PM LAB R.Boyle              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       


AT 323    Clean Air Car Course    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 322 (Engine Performance & Electronic Engine Controls) with a grade of "C" or better or one year work experience in automotive engine performance
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) certified Basic and Advanced Clean Air Car Course, which now includes the former On Board Diagnostics (OBD) II update course, and the BAR 03/04 and 05/06 update courses. Topics include: smog check laws, rules and regulations; exhaust emission analysis; emission control systems diagnosis; smog inspection procedures; digital storage oscilloscopes (DSO) usage; loaded mode emission testing and smog check failure diagnosis. It is required for first-time licensed technicians or for those whose license has been expired for more than one year. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TThF      06:00PM-07:15PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330     13336 
Textbook
TThF      07:25PM-09:30PM LAB C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011