Spring 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ACT 110    Component Repairs    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides the technical information and hands-on experience to perform repairs to collision damaged vehicles. Topics covered are to correctly and safely remove, inspect, replace and align, bolt-on body components. It also covers the protection of mechanical and electrical systems, removal of damaged parts, anchoring theory and techniques applicable to damaged vehicles. Interpretation of damage analysis reports and types of collision damage are covered. 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. This ARC/I-CAR alliance course prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather        30432 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB B.Lee                Off Campus Mather          
NOTE: (Formerly AT121) This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 120    Non-Structural Repair    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides the technical information and hands-on experience to perform limited and supervised repairs to collision damaged vehicles. It covers the principles and theory of automotive collision repair including procedures for replacement of door skins and quarter panels. Additionally, metal straightening theory, and techniques for steel and aluminum, and making repair versus replacement decisions are covered. Measuring systems techniques and their use in diagnosing and correcting collision damage are also presented. Students enrolled in the Collision Technology program at American River College (ARC) may be eligible tp apply for Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair (I-CAR) points. This ARC/I-CAR alliance courses also prepares for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and National Automotive T3technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather        16770 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB A.Maye               Off Campus Mather          
NOTE: (Formerly AT 122) This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 130    Structural Repair    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers principles and theory of automotive collision repair including component alignment, component replacement, structural panel repair or replacement, and chassis/frame alignment. Sectioning and full-panel replacement techniques and procedures are covered. Practical applications are emphasized. Students enrolled in the Collision Technology program at American River College (ARC) may be eligible to apply for Inter-Conference on Automotive Repair (I-CAR) points. This ARC/I-CAR alliance courses also prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather        16440 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Maye               Off Campus Mather          
NOTE:(Formerly AT 123) This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 140    Automotive Refinishing    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles and theories of paint finish application, tinting and blending, color evaluation, color adjustments, and evaluating color mismatch problems. Topics include paint application techniques, restoration of corrosion protection, blending procedures, new and emerging paint technologies, color identification, and interpreting vehicle color codes. It also addresses compliance with rules and regulations as determined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Clean Air Act, and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC). 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. This ARC/I-CAR alliance courses also prepares student for Automate Service Excellence (ASE) testing and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather        30424 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather          
NOTE: (Formerly AT124) 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, Jan 15-May 18
F         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather        31310 
Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LAB A.Maye               Off Campus Mather          
NOTE:
This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011