Fall 2015 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 22-Dec 17
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 001    12628 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655.


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 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 001    11778 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: (Formerly AT 121)
This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 130    Structural Repair    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers principles and theory of automotive collision repair including component alignment, component replacement, structural panel repair or replacement, and chassis/frame alignment. Sectioning and full-panel replacement techniques and procedures are covered. Practical applications are emphasized. Students enrolled in the Collision Technology program at American River College (ARC) may be eligible to apply for Inter-Conference on Automotive Repair (I-CAR) points. This ARC/I-CAR alliance courses also prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 001    18795 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: (Formerly AT 122)
This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655

TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 002      
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 22-Dec 17
F         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 001    11782 
Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: (Formerly AT 124)
This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 161    Automotive Collision Software Systems, Estimating I    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides the technical and practical skills necessary to properly diagnose collision-damaged vehicles and to document the cost and time necessary to repair collision-damaged vehicles. The use of state-of-the-art computer generated estimating programs and video imaging are used to prepare itemized estimates on collision-damaged vehicles. The procedures to prepare itemized estimates detailing the required procedures and parts necessary to correctly repair the vehicle are also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 001    20044 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655.


ACT 298    Work Experience in Collision Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to the automotive collision field with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Automotive Collision Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the automotive collision field. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, completion of Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 001    13338 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Joe                 TBA TBA                 13338 Textbook
This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015