Fall 2018 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 25-Oct 01

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 33411096Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

MTWTh01:00PM-03:15PMLECL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 33412958Textbook
MTWTh03:25PM-05:40PMLABL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Sa08:00AM-11:10AMLECC.KornARC MAIN Tech Ed 33611114Textbook
Sa11:20AM-02:30PMLABC.KornARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECD.ClinciuARC MAIN Tech Ed 33511575Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABD.ClinciuARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECR.CarlisleARC MAIN Tech Ed 33611879Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABR.CarlisleARC 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 25-Dec 20

M01:15PM-04:30PMLECC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 32613360Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECD.NorthARC MAIN Tech Ed 30311436Textbook
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECD.NorthARC MAIN Tech Ed 32610411Textbook

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, Oct 02-Nov 05

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 33411088Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Sa08:00AM-11:10AMLECM.GunnARC MAIN Tech Ed 33412709Textbook
Sa11:20AM-02:30PMLABM.GunnARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECC.CarletonARC MAIN Tech Ed 33410989Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABC.CarletonARC 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, Oct 02-Nov 05

MTWTh01:00PM-03:15PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 33510670Textbook
MTWTh03:25PM-05:40PMLABE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D10409Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABE.HarperARC 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 25-Dec 20

F08:00AM-11:15AMLECJ.McCormackARC MAIN Tech Ed 33411252TextbookFree Digital Book
F11:15AM-02:40PMLABJ.McCormackARC 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, Nov 06-Dec 13

MTWTh01:00PM-03:15PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 33511413Textbook
MTWTh03:25PM-05:40PMLABE.HarperARC 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, Nov 03-Nov 04

SaSu08:00AM-05:00PMLECR.CarlisleARC MAIN Tech Ed 33712925Textbook



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 25-Oct 17

W01:00PM-04:05PMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 32311203Textbook
TBATBALECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Online 11203Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 32310412Textbook



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

AT 295    Independent Studies in Automotive Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABB.French TBA TBA20447Textbook

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 complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. 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 25-Dec 20

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Orientation:    Wednesday, August 22 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 note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 01

MTWTh01:00PM-03:15PMLECL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 33419345Textbook
MTWTh03:25PM-05:40PMLABL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C

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 06-Dec 13

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 33411237Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECJ.KeithARC MAIN Tech Ed 33410405Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABJ.KeithARC 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 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D11239Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABE.HarperARC 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: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Sa08:00AM-11:10AMLECR.TusoARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E13166Textbook
Sa11:20AM-02:30PMLABR.TusoARC 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 25-Dec 20

F08:30AM-11:45AMLECB.FrenchARC MAIN Tech Ed 33613021Textbook
F11:55AM-03:10PMLABB.FrenchARC 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 25-Dec 20

TThF06:00PM-07:20PMLECA.JensenARC MAIN Tech Ed 33612213Textbook
TThF07:30PM-08:50PMLABA.JensenARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.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 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-07:25PMLECJ.GutierrezARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E19349Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:25PMLECL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E19349Textbook
F06:00PM-07:25PMLECJ.GutierrezARC MAIN Tech Ed 33519349Textbook
F06:00PM-07:25PMLECL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 33519349Textbook
MWF07:35PM-09:00PMLABJ.GutierrezARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E



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MWF07:35PM-09:00PMLABL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E



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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 18-Dec 14

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 33713017Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TThF06:00PM-07:20PMLECC.TsushimaARC MAIN Tech Ed 33712510Textbook
TThF07:30PM-08:50PMLABC.TsushimaARC 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 25-Oct 17

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 33713019Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A



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

AT 495    Independent Studies in Automotive Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABB.French TBA TBA20476Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018