Fall 2017 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 19-Sep 25
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Keith              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11174 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Keith              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Oct 31-Dec 07
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     13534 Textbook
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     13534 Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     20267 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      
Sa        08:00AM-11:10AM LEC R.Tuso               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11192 Textbook
Sa        11:20AM-02:30PM LAB R.Tuso               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Clinciu            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11730 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB D.Clinciu            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12072 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.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 19-Dec 14
M         01:20PM-04:30PM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     19998 
Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.North              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     11557 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.North              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     10432 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 26-Oct 30
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11166 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Sa        07:30AM-10:40AM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     13046 Textbook
Sa        10:50AM-02:00PM LAB M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Carleton           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11061 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 - Second, Sep 26-Oct 30
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     10722 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D    10430 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D      


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 19-Dec 14
F         07:30AM-10:45AM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11348 
Textbook
F         10:55AM-02:10PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


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, Oct 31-Dec 07
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11530 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


AT 177    Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Emissions Update UT032    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 332 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course improves technicians' abilities to diagnose and repair emissions failures on complex computer-controlled vehicles.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 09-Sep 10
TBA       12:00AM-12:00AM LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 13388 
Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 28-Oct 29
SaSu      08:00AM-05:00PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13389 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Dec 09-Dec 10
SaSu      08:00AM-05:00PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13390 Textbook



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


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: Eight Week - First, Aug 19-Oct 11
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     11286 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          11286 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Keith              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     10433 Textbook



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Online          12408 
Textbook
W         02:00PM-05:10PM 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 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 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB N.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          11363 
Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, August 23 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 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, Oct 31-Dec 07
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11330 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Gutierrez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     10426 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Gutierrez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


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: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D    11332 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D      


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 26-Oct 30
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E    19526 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E    10428 Textbook
MW        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


AT 327    Introduction to Motorsports    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 110, 130, and 311 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: AT 325, 330, and 333
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to motorsports through lecture, hands-on activities, and raceway experience. It discusses the operation of a race team, racing events, and race track operation. Course topics include the setup and modification of vehicle safety equipment, suspension, braking, and data acquisition systems. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     18981 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


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 19-Dec 14
TThF      06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12451 
Textbook
TThF      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


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 12-Dec 08
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     18975 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TThF      06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     12780 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


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 19-Oct 11
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     18979 
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

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017