Fall 2018 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 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 00211977Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLABG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655.

TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLABK.SteinOff 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 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECK.SteinOff Campus Mather 00111411Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLABK.SteinOff 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: 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 25-Dec 20

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 00112418Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABG.HartmanOff 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 25-Dec 20

F09:00AM-12:10PMLECS.ByrdOff Campus Mather 00112936Textbook
F12:20PM-03:35PMLABS.ByrdOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: 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 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECM.StickelOff Campus Mather 00319079Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABM.StickelOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: August 29, 2018