Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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AT 100    Technical Basics for the Automotive Professional    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 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. 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 22-Sep 28
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11346 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     10845 Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Sa        08:00AM-11:10AM LEC C.Holland            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11366 Textbook
Sa        11:20AM-02:30PM LAB C.Holland            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12048 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12048 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
WF        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Holland            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12115 Textbook
WF        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Holland            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      
WF        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      
M         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC J.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12485 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:10PM LAB J.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303       



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 22-Dec 17
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC J.Owens              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12069 
Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Owens              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11821 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC L.Felver             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10486 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 22-Dec 17
W         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10798 
Textbook


AT 110    Automotive Brakes    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the theory, design, adjustment, and repair or overhaul of brake systems and components. The proper 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 29-Nov 02
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11336 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Carleton           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11207 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
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic principles of manual transmissions and transaxles 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 22-Sep 28
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     10818 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    10484 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 22-Dec 17
F         07:30AM-10:40AM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11560 
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. This course offers preparation to students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE X1) exhaust systems test, which is required for the ASE Under-Car Specialist Certificate. Various welding techniques are covered during the semester.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 03-Dec 10
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11784 
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, including on-line 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 22-Dec 17
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     10487 
Textbook
W         02:00PM-05:05PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11484 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 181    Snap-On Multimeter Basics    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 9 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the functionality and capability of the digital multimeter to improve technicians' diagnostic expertise when working with electrical related problems and prepares them for the Snap-on certification.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
TBA       TBA             LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          18778 
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


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 22-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          13013 
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


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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Online          13025 
Textbook
F         02:00PM-03:20PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336       
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


AT 251    Automotive Electronic Accessories and Installation    3 Units

Same As: ET 251
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 330 or ET 302
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles and processes involved in the installation of mobile entertainment, security, positioning, and other electrical and electronic related systems and components. Safety, circuit diagrams, inspection, wiring, installation, and troubleshooting techniques are covered along with the operational characteristics of the various electrical circuits. This course offers preparation to become a qualified Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) installer. This course is not open to students who have taken ET 251. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Sa        08:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Wakeley            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     19301 
Textbook
Sa        10:00AM-01:05PM LAB J.Wakeley            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


AT 298    Work Experience in Automotive Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 100; and 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 industry with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Automotive 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 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
TBA       TBA             LAB N.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          11575 
Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, August 26 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 22-Sep 28
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12215 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      


AT 309    Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 315 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: AT 110, 310, 313, 314, and 322
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the theory and operation of hybrid and electric vehicle operation. Each of the major manufacturers' vehicles is discussed along with the safety and service procedures that apply to these vehicles. Hands-on activities include major service procedures and basic diagnostics on the most common hybrid and electric vehicles in the market today. It is recommended that a student take the electrical, brakes, and air conditioning courses or a have previous field experience before taking this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E    19303 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      


AT 310    Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
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: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     10478 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


AT 311    Suspension and Steering Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
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 10
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11540 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     10480 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D      


AT 313    Automatic Transmission and Transaxles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
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 29-Nov 02
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11128 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.Acevedo            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    11542 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 dis-assembly procedures, engine diagnosis, engine repair and rebuilding procedures, and engine reassembly procedures. Completion of AT 314 and AT 332 meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A1 standards.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Sep 29-Nov 02
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     10482 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             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 22-Dec 17
TThF      06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Gutierrez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     13087 
Textbook
TThF      07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Gutierrez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       
F         06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     18845 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-11:30AM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     18845 Textbook
F         07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
Sa        11:40AM-03:10PM LAB M.Gunn               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 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 22-Dec 17
MWF       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     13084 
Textbook
MWF       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      



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 15-Dec 11
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13341 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TThF      06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     19307 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


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 22-Oct 14
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13353 
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 334    BAR Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: State law currently requires that applicants for a Smog Check Repair license possesses Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in the following areas: A6  Automotive Electrical/Electronic systems; A8  Automotive Engine Performance; L1  Advanced Engine Performance. This course is an intensive review of automotive electrical/electronic systems, engine mechanical systems, emission control systems, and computer control systems as they relate to automotive emissions controls. It satisfies the ASE certification requirement when applying for a Smog Check technician license and may be used by the applicant in lieu of the ASE certifications.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 12-Oct 04
SaSu      08:00AM-05:00PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     19462 
Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015