Spring 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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AT 100    Technical Basics for the Automotive Professional    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 27 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. Lab 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, Jan 15-Feb 23
MTTh      01:00PM-03:05PM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     12406 
Textbook
MTTh      03:15PM-04:35PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 02-May 16
TWTh      07:30AM-09:35AM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     30746 Textbook
TWTh      09:45AM-11:05AM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
MT        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     31568 Textbook
MT        03:15PM-04:40PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         01:00PM-02:40PM LEC J.Fulmer             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     14122 Textbook
F         02:50PM-04:10PM LAB J.Fulmer             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      
W         06:00PM-07:40PM LEC D.Bry                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     14714 Textbook
W         07:50PM-09:10PM LAB D.Bry                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     13944 Textbook
M         08:15PM-09:45PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
F         06:00PM-07:40PM LEC R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11446 Textbook
F         07:50PM-09:10PM LAB R.Greene             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 105    Mathematics for Automotive Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers mathematics as it relates to the automotive trades. Metric system, fraction, decimal equivalents, basic equations, ratio and proportion, gear and pulley ratios, power, efficiency, torque and thrust are covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC M.Crowden            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     13864 
Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Crowden            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11200 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LEC M.Crowden            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11202 Textbook



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 107    Employability Skills for Technical Careers    2 Units

Same As: ET 250 and WELD 150
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the opportunity of exploring technical careers while developing valuable work and life skills. It is an introduction to a variety of technically-related occupations. Emphasis is placed on exploring technical careers in the Sacramento area. Activities are designed to enhance personal development, employability skills, and self esteem through leadership, citizenship, and character development.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         07:30PM-09:35PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12286 
Textbook


AT 110    Automotive Brakes    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers theory, design, adjustment and repair or overhaul of brake systems and components. 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 - First, Jan 15-Feb 23
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     13858 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Carleton           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     14746 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
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basics of manual transmission and transaxles principles 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 - First, Jan 15-Feb 23
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     12336 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11196 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      
Sa        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC J.Steinwert          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     30448 Textbook
Sa        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB J.Steinwert          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


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 heavy component diagnosis and repair, including engine and transmission removal and replacement, as well as in-car engine repairs, adjustments, and service. This course may be taken four times requiring a different project every semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     13866 
Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      


AT 172    BAR A-6 Alternative - Electrical and Electronic Systems Training    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course is an intensive Bureau of Automotive Repair-approved review of automotive electrical/electronic systems. It partially satisfies ASE certification requirements when applying for a Smog Check Technician license.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 15-Feb 23
Sa        07:30AM-11:45AM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13320 
Textbook
NOTE: Materials for this class must be purchased at the college bookstore before the first class meeting. For bookstore hours, please call (916) 484-8111.



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 173    BAR A-8 Alternative - Engine Performance Systems    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course is an intensive Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)-approved review of automotive engine performance offered as an alternative to the ASE A-8 certification. It partially qualifies auto technicians for a Smog Check Technician license exam.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 24-Apr 01
Sa        07:30AM-12:30PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13616 
Textbook
NOTE: Materials for this class must be purchased at the college bookstore before the first class meeting. For bookstore hours, please call (916) 484-8111.



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 174    BAR Approved L1 Alternative- Advanced Engine Performance/Emission Systems    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: AT 312 and AT 321 or 322, or engine performance experience in the automotive field.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is preparation for the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) - approved Advanced Engine Performance Exam. Topics covered include Power Train Diagnosis, Computer Control Diagnostics, Ignition System Diagnostics, Fuel and Air Induction Diagnostics, Emission Control System Diagnostics, and I/M Failure Diagnosis. The BAR L1 Alternative test is administered at the end of the class. This course may be taken four times. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 02-May 16
Sa        07:30AM-02:15PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13334 
Textbook
NOTE: Materials for this class must be purchased at the college bookstore before the first class meeting. For bookstore hours, please call (916) 484-8111.



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 176    Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Emissions Update    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is required for all licensed smog technicians who need to meet California emissions controls smog license renewal standards. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 22-Jan 29
2011 Update
Sa        07:30AM-05:30PM LEC D.Bry                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     11450 
Textbook
This is the 2011 update course.
Required materials are available in digital format from the following website: https://public.me.com/davidbry. Otherwise students can bring a flash drive to class and the instructor will download the material in class

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 19-Feb 26
2011 Update
Sa        07:30AM-05:30PM LEC D.Bry                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     12432 Textbook
This is the 2011 update course.
Required materials are available in digital format from the following website: https://public.me.com/davidbry. Otherwise students can bring a flash drive to class and the instructor will download the material in class

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 19-Mar 26
2011 Update
Sa        07:30AM-05:30PM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     12434 Textbook
This is the 2011 update course.
Required materials are available in digital format from the following website: https://public.me.com/davidbry. Otherwise students can bring a flash drive to class and the instructor will download the material in class

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 16-Apr 30
2011 Update
Sa        07:30AM-05:30PM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     30452 Textbook



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm
This is the 2011 update course.
Required materials are available in digital format from the following website: https://public.me.com/davidbry. Otherwise students can bring a flash drive to class and the instructor will download the material in class


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 acquisition, including on-line technical manuals, CD-ROM based 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: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC R.Green              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11204 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     14126 Textbook


AT 298    Work Experience in Automotive Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 100
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to the automotive industry.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in the automotive field. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in the automotive industry. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Rigor is ensured through the development of appropriate level learning objectives set between the student and the employer. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill 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. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the weekly orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. WEXP 298 may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Students can earn a total of 16 Work Experience units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          16134 
Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 19 5:00PM-5:50PM    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 301    Small Gas Engines, Outdoor Power Equipment    4 Units

Same As: HORT 330
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic operational theory, servicing, adjusting, and maintenance of 2-cycle and 4-cycle small gas engines as they pertain to the automotive and horticulture industries. AT 301 and/or HORT 330 may be taken two times for credit for a maximum of 8 units, using different equipment.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Sa        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC J.Erickson           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     15854 
Textbook
Sa        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB J.Erickson           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       


AT 307    Biodiesel Technology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 or 150
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the chemistry, production, and impact of biodiesel technology. It also covers how to convert vehicle fuel systems to biodiesel and how this process affects warranties.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
MTWTh     03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Wegat              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     30446 
Textbook
MTWTh     04:30PM-05:50PM LAB J.Wegat              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


AT 310    Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: AT 100.
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 - Third, Apr 02-May 16
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11176 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Palmer             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11180 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Palmer             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      


AT 311    Suspension and Steering Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: AT 100.
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 - First, Jan 15-Feb 23
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC J.Fulmer             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12268 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB J.Fulmer             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC P.Marcoccia          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     13930 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB P.Marcoccia          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


AT 312    Electrical Systems    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 electrical systems including fundamentals of electricity (DC), electrical circuits, battery operation, fundamentals of magnetism, charging systems, starting systems and electrical schematics. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A6 electrical certification with completion of AT 315 and either AT 320 or AT 322.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330     30450 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


AT 313    Automatic Transmission and Transaxles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
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: Five Week - Second, Feb 24-Apr 01
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     13224 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Johnson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     16136 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Johnson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


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 disassembly procedures, engine diagnosis using metric and English measurement systems, engine repair and rebuilding procedures, and engine reassembly procedures. Completion of AT 314 and either AT 320 or AT 322 meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A1 standards.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 24-Apr 01
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11192 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     11364 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 315    Advanced Electrical: Engine/Chassis/Hybrid    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 312 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles of advanced diagnostics of engine, chassis, and hybrid electrical systems. Topics include power windows, power seats, power locks (including keyless entry), multi-plexing systems, computer-controlled charging systems, navigation systems, factory installed accessory circuits, and hybrid powertrain control systems. It meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A6 electrical certification with the completion of AT 312 and either AT 320 or AT 322.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 24-Apr 01
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330     30437 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      


AT 317    Advanced Drivetrain    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 313 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers advanced aspects of automatic transmission and transaxle diagnosis, service, and repair. Topics include mechanical, electrical, and electronic diagnosis, diagnosis and repair of vibration problems, advanced scan tool operation, and dynamometer testing. AT 317 and AT 313 together meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A2.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 02-May 16
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     30444 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


AT 321    Engine Performance Technology    12 Units

Prerequisite: AT 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LEC ; 162 hours LAB
Description: This course covers theory, operation, and diagnosis of fuel delivery and emission control systems. Fuel supply, electronic feedback carburetors, mechanical and electronic fuel injection, emission components as well as operation and diagnosis are also presented. It also includes Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Basic Area Clean Air Course, Enhanced Area Clean Air Course, and BAR Update Courses. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A8 and L1 requirements when AT 312, 314, 315 and 320 are completed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:40AM LEC R.Boyle              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330     15054 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:50AM-12:00PM LAB R.Boyle              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       


AT 322    Engine Performance & Electronic Engine Controls    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 312 and 314 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 108 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. Instruction includes extensive troubleshooting, use of diagnostic test equipment, lab oscilloscopes, scantools, and emission analyzers. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A8 engine performance certification with completion of AT 323.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TThF      06:00PM-07:10PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330     14750 
Textbook
TThF      06:00PM-07:10PM LEC T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330     14750 Textbook
TThF      07:20PM-09:25PM LAB C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

TThF      07:20PM-09:25PM LAB T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      



See chart of Enhanced Area Smog Technician License -
ARC Required Course Path for First-Time Applicants at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011