Fall 2013 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ACT 100    Automotive Collision Basics    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basics of automotive collision repair of traditional, electric, and electric hybrid vehicles. Topics include use and disposal of hazardous materials; lighting, starting, and charging systems; and appropriate use and maintenance of tools and equipment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
F         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC D.Popken             Off Campus Mather        19852 
Textbook
F         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather        19852 Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LAB D.Popken             Off Campus Mather          
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather          


ACT 110    Component Repairs    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides the technical information and hands-on experience to perform repairs to collision damaged vehicles. Topics covered are to correctly and safely remove, inspect, replace and align, bolt-on body components. It also covers the protection of mechanical and electrical systems, removal of damaged parts, anchoring theory and techniques applicable to damaged vehicles. Interpretation of damage analysis reports and types of collision damage are covered. Students enrolled in the Collision Technology program at American River College (ARC) may be eligible to apply for Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repairs (I-CAR) points. This ARC/I-CAR alliance course prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather        12297 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather          
NOTE: (Formerly AT 121)
This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 120    Non-Structural Repair    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides the technical information and hands-on experience to perform limited and supervised repairs to collision damaged vehicles. It covers the principles and theory of automotive collision repair including procedures for replacement of door skins and quarter panels. Additionally, metal straightening theory, and techniques for steel and aluminum, and making repair versus replacement decisions are covered. Measuring systems techniques and their use in diagnosing and correcting collision damage are also presented. Students enrolled in the Collision Technology program at American River College (ARC) may be eligible tp apply for Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair (I-CAR) points. This ARC/I-CAR alliance courses also prepares for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and National Automotive T3technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Seto               Off Campus Mather        12299 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Seto               Off Campus Mather          
NOTE: (Formerly AT 122)
This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 140    Automotive Refinishing    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles and theories of paint finish application, tinting and blending, color evaluation, color adjustments, and evaluating color mismatch problems. Topics include paint application techniques, restoration of corrosion protection, blending procedures, new and emerging paint technologies, color identification, and interpreting vehicle color codes. It also addresses compliance with rules and regulations as determined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Clean Air Act, and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC). Students enrolled in the Collision Technology program at American River College (ARC) may be eligible to apply for Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision repair (I-CAR) points. This ARC/I-CAR alliance courses also prepares student for Automate Service Excellence (ASE) testing and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather        12301 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather          
NOTE: (Formerly AT 124)
This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655

Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 17, 2013