Fall 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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AT 100    Technical Basics for the Automotive Professional    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 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 23-Sep 29
MW        07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11476 
Textbook
MW        09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      
TTh       07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     10926 Textbook
TTh       09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         06:00PM-07:25PM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11497 Textbook
M         07:35PM-09:05PM LAB M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
T         06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12301 Textbook
T         07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
Th        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12379 Textbook
Th        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
W         06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Holland            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12918 Textbook
W         07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Holland            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.htm


AT 105    Mathematics for Automotive Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers mathematics relative to the automotive trades. Course topics include the metric system, fraction, decimal equivalents, basic equations, ratio and proportion, gear ratio calculations, power, efficiency, and torque. This course is designed for Automotive Technology majors and covers all automotive-related mathematical areas from basic technician calculations to shop money management.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LEC B.Roth               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12330 
Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC B.Roth               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12005 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LEC L.Felver             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10502 Textbook


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 23-Dec 18
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN HeEd 700        10877 
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 - Second, Sep 30-Nov 03
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11465 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Carleton           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11318 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 23-Sep 29
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    10897 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    10500 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Harper             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 component diagnosis and repair, including brakes, suspension, heating and air conditioning, engine, transmissions, and other areas in preparation for competing in the regional, state, and national Skills USA competition. This course may be taken up to four times with different competitions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
F         07:30AM-10:40AM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11710 
Textbook
F         10:50AM-02:00PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


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.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 04-Dec 11
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    11961 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


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 23-Dec 18
W         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     10503 
Textbook
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11630 Textbook



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.htm


AT 186    Snap-On MODIS -- Automotive Diagnostic Use and Operation    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the functionality and capability of Snap-On's MODIS (Modular Diagnostic Information System) to improve the technician's diagnostic expertise when working with On-Board computer related problems.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
F         08:00AM-09:20AM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     18822 
Textbook
F         09:30AM-10:50AM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


AT 188    Snap-On SOLUS -- Automotive Diagnostic Use and Operation    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 9 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the functionality and capability of Snap-On's SOLUS to improve the technician's diagnostic expertise when working with On-Board computer-related problems.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 23-Oct 15
TBA       TBA             LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          18841 
Textbook
F         02:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334       
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
2.6hrs per week online.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 12
TBA       TBA             LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          20337 Textbook
F         02:00PM-02:50PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334       
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
2.6hrs per week online.


AT 189    Snap-On VERUS ‚ Automotive Diagnostic Use and Operation    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the functionality and capability of Snap-On‚s VERUS to improve technicians' diagnostic expertise when working with on-board computer-related problems.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
F         11:00AM-12:20PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     18939 
Textbook
F         12:30PM-01:50PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334       


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 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          11727 
Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, August 27 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 301    Small Gas Engines, Outdoor Power Equipment    4 Units

Same As: HORT 330
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic operational theory, servicing, adjusting, and maintenance of 2-cycle and 4-cycle small gas engines as they pertain to the automotive and horticulture industries. In addition, the small engine repair skill areas included in the regional, state, and national Skills USA competitions are covered. AT 301 and/or HORT 330 may be taken two times for credit for a maximum of 8 units, using different equipment.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 23-Sep 29
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12505 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      


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 23-Sep 29
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     10492 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
WF        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     10494 Textbook
WF        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


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 04-Dec 11
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11689 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     10496 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D      


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 30-Nov 03
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    11231 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.Acevedo            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    11691 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.Acevedo            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 30-Nov 03
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     10498 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     10580 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.htm


AT 330    Automotive Electrical Systems    6 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100, 105, and 180
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 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. Along with completion of AT 331, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A6 Electrical Systems certification.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TThF      06:00PM-07:20PM LEC P.Marcoccia          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     19119 
Textbook
TThF      07:30PM-08:50PM LAB P.Marcoccia          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.htm


AT 331    Advanced Automotive Electrical Systems    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 180 and 330 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: AT 110 and 310
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles of advanced electrical diagnostics. Topics include automotive computers, vehicle networks, driver information systems and accessories, supplemental restraint systems, antilock brakes, tire pressure monitoring systems, and climate control. Along with completion of AT 330, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A6 Electrical Systems certification.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MWF       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     19116 
Textbook
MWF       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.htm


AT 332    Engine Performance & Electronic Engine Controls    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 331 and AT 333 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles, operation, and diagnosis of automotive engine performance systems including engine mechanics, ignition, fuel delivery, and electronic engine controls. It includes extensive troubleshooting, use of diagnostic test equipment, lab oscilloscopes, scantools, and emission analyzers. Along with completion of AT 333, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A8 Engine Performance certification. This course is formerly known as AT 326.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 12
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     19841 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.htm


AT 333    California State Smog Check Inspector Training    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 314 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) certified Level 1 and Level 2 smog inspector training. Topics include smog check laws, rules and regulations; standards of practice; engine theory, design, and operation; emission control theory, design, identification, operation, and testing; smog inspection visual and functional testing procedures; and loaded mode emission testing. It is required for first-time licensed inspection technicians. Along with completion of AT 332, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A8 Engine Performance certification. This course is formerly known as AT 323.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 23-Oct 15
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     19853 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     19942 Textbook
F         06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     19942 Textbook
TThF      07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.htm

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014