Spring 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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AT 100    Technical Basics for the Automotive Professional    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 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 17-Feb 25
TTh       01:00PM-03:15PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11670 
Textbook
TTh       03:25PM-05:40PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 26-Apr 08
TTh       01:00PM-03:15PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     18778 Textbook
TTh       03:25PM-05:40PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Sa        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC C.Holland            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     20142 Textbook
Sa        09:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Holland            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      
M         06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12086 Textbook
M         07:30PM-09:05PM LAB M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
T         06:00PM-07:20PM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12299 Textbook
T         07:30PM-08:50PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
W         06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Gutierrez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     14081 Textbook
W         07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Gutierrez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC L.Felver             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12061 
Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC B.Roth               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11323 Textbook
F         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Fioritto           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     20144 Textbook


AT 107    Employability Skills for Technical Careers    2 Units

Same As: ET 250 and WELD 150
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320, ESLL 320, and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the opportunity to explore technical careers while developing valuable work and life skills. It is an introduction to a variety of technically-related occupations, emphasizing technical careers in the Sacramento area. Activities are designed to enhance personal development, employability skills, and self esteem through leadership, citizenship, and character development. This course is not open to students who have completed ET 250 or WELD 150.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN HeEd 701        11635 
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 - Second, Feb 26-Apr 08
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     12059 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Sa        07:30AM-10:40AM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     20610 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     12314 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 17-Feb 25
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11647 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    11321 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Harper             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 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, Jan 17-May 20
F         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     12062 
Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      


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 17-May 20
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     13575 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     12132 Textbook



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.htm


AT 181    Snap-On Multimeter Basics    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 9 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the functionality and capability of the digital multimeter to improve technicians' diagnostic expertise when working with electrical related problems and prepares them for the Snap-on certification.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Online          20139 
Textbook
F         02:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334       
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 186    Snap-On MODIS -- 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 MODIS (Modular Diagnostic Information System) to improve the technician's diagnostic expertise when working with On-Board computer related problems.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Online          19767 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-10:20AM 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 188    Snap-On SOLUS -- Automotive Diagnostic Use and Operation    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 9 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the functionality and capability of Snap-On's SOLUS to improve the technician's diagnostic expertise when working with On-Board computer-related problems.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          14015 
Textbook
F         02:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334       
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 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: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Online          18782 
Textbook
F         10:30AM-11:50AM 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 251    Automotive Electronic Accessories and Installation    3 Units

Same As: ET 251
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 312 or ET 302
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles and processes involved in the installation of mobile entertainment, security, positioning and other electrical and electronic related systems and components. Safety, circuit diagrams, inspection, wiring, installation and troubleshooting techniques are covered along with the operational characteristics of the various electrical circuits. Topics related to this course cover the areas for the certification testing required to become a qualified Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) installer. A field trip is required. This course is not open to students who have taken ET 251.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Sa        08:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Wakeley            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     20633 
Textbook
Sa        10:00AM-01:10PM LAB J.Wakeley            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       


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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB J.McCormack           TBA TBA                 19868 
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 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          12653 
Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 21 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 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 09-May 13
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11317 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     14017 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


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 17-Feb 25
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11627 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     12082 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


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 26-Apr 08
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11922 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.Acevedo            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    13396 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.Acevedo            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 26-Apr 08
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     11319 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.htm

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D    19771 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Bradford           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D      


AT 316    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles    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 provides an overview of existing fuels (hydrocarbon), renewable/sustainable alternative fuels, gaseous, and future fuels. It covers how they function in various fuel delivery systems, including hybrid, by examining the history, chemistry, production, and practicality of each. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 17-Feb 25
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     13081 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       


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 09-May 13
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:15PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     12825 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:25PM-05:40PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


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: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13079 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TThF      06:00PM-07:20PM LEC P.Marcoccia          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     12827 Textbook
TThF      07:30PM-08:50PM LAB P.Marcoccia          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     12823 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MWF       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     18780 Textbook
MWF       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, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.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: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       06:00PM-08:10PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     18879 
Textbook
TTh       08:20PM-09:10PM LAB C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      
F         06:00PM-09:10PM LAB C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm, for information on SMOG classes please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Community_Services_Classes.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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB J.McCormack           TBA TBA                 19830 
Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015