Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 002    12191 
Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM 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: ACT 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides the technical principals and theories to perform limited and supervised repairs to collision-damaged vehicles. It covers how to safely remove, inspect, replace, and align bolt-on body components per vehicle manufacturers' specifications. It covers protection of mechanical and electrical systems, removal of damaged parts, removal and re-installation of movable glass, diagnosis of wind noise and water leaks, and techniques applicable to damaged vehicles. 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 and I-CAR certifications. This ARC-ACT/I-CAR alliance course also prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Stein              Off Campus Mather 001    11528 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB K.Stein              Off Campus Mather 002      
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: ACT 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides the technical principles and theories to perform limited and supervised repairs to collision-damaged vehicles. It covers the fundamentals and theory of automotive collision repair procedures including composite repairs and replacements. Foam application techniques pertaining to noise reduction and structural strength are implemented. Additionally, metal straightening theory and techniques for steel and aluminum repairs, and the decision to make repairs vs. replacement are included. 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 and I-CAR industry certifications. This ARC-ACT/I-CAR alliance course also prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing, and National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC G.Hartman            Off Campus Mather 001    19311 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LAB G.Hartman            Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 130    Structural Repair    4 Units

Prerequisite: ACT 100 and 131 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers principles and theories of automotive collision repair, including component alignment, component replacement, structural panel repair or replacement, corrosion protection, and chassis/frame alignment. Sectioning and full-panel replacement techniques and procedures are covered, including welding and self-piercing rivet adhesive bonding. Required corrosion protection techniques are applied. 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 and I-CAR industry certifications. This ARC-ACT/I-CAR alliance course also prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing, and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.Hartman            Off Campus Mather 001    12677 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.Hartman            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 K.Stein              Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: (Formerly AT 122)
This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 131    Automotive Collision Welding     4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the various processes of welding in automotive collision repairs using metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG). Topics include preparation, welding, and finishing.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
F         11:00AM-02:15PM LEC S.Byrd               Off Campus Mather 001    13416 
Textbook
F         02:25PM-05:40PM LAB S.Byrd               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 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB N.McCormack          Off Campus Mather ONLINE 12563 
Textbook
Orientation:    Thursday, August 24 2:00PM-2:50PM or 5:00PM-5:50PM     Rm Mather 001
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
NOTE: This class orientation will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655.

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017