Spring 2017 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ARTNM 305    History of Graphic Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the history of visual communications as developed by ancient cultures through the present with an emphasis on commercial design, illustration, typographic development and technological invention. It includes modern graphic design movements of the 20th century through the expansive media innovations of today. An analysis of design from a wide range of sources and cultures is a primary focus.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Raef 161        19241 
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ARTNM 310    Design: Fundamentals    3 Units

Same As: ART 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on the fundamentals of design, establishing a foundation for intermediate and advanced art courses as well as developing a visual and verbal vocabulary essential to understanding and appreciating art and design esthetics. Design principles are applied through a series of studio projects that are derived from the study of both historical schools of art as well as contemporary theory. The elements of line, shape, form, spatial relationships, value and color are analyzed in concert with their use by artists throughout history. Projects utilize a wide range of tools, media, and presentation techniques. This course is not open to students who have completed ART 320. (C-ID ARTS 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Th        06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103  19663 
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TBA       TBA             LAB J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas ONLINE   
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


ARTNM 320    Facial Expression and Anatomy    3 Units

Same As: ART 306
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ART 304
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers human facial expression and anatomy using live models, anatomical references and imagination. Issues of expression as it relates to skeletal and muscular anatomy will be addressed through a series of 2D and 3D projects. This course is not open to students who have taken ART 306.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11058 
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MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


ARTNM 322    Beginning Digital Art    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2015)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory digital art course focuses on digital media processes, including software and hardware tools that facilitate creative visual and conceptual approaches to digital art making. A wide range of digital imaging techniques are explored, and time-based processes are introduced, leading to the creation of digital images, animations/videos, and mixed media objects. The course also explores artists' uses of new technologies in contemporary art-making practices. A vocabulary of new media terms and practices is developed through discussions and critiques.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       04:30PM-05:20PM LEC G.Thomas             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    19258 
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TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB G.Thomas             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 324    Digital Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process; and ART 300 or 320 and ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to fundamental design principles using the basic tools of Adobe Illustrator. Design skills and the tools of the software application are applied to produce individual portfolio quality projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC W.Mead               Off Campus Natomas N103  13106 
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TBA       TBA             LAB W.Mead               Off Campus Natomas ONLINE   
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

Adobe Illustrator CC
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online          12253 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online            


ARTNM 328    Beginning Digital Photo Imagery    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 and ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to computer-based photographic imaging with emphasis on utilizing cutting edge digital imaging tools to realize design objects. Basic operating principles of Adobe Photoshop are covered. Topics include scanning, basic photo correction, selections, layer basics, adjustment layers, basic masking and channels, typography, vector drawings, and compositing. Design fundamentals are discussed. Topics include positive and negative space relationship, unity, balance, and basic color theory. Concept development is also introduced.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
T         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC C.Schindler          Off Campus Natomas N103  19376 
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TBA       TBA             LAB C.Schindler          Off Campus Natomas ONLINE   
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

Adobe Photoshop CC
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online          10846 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online            
Online
This class meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ARTNM 330    Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 328 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course addresses the intermediate techniques of digital photo imagery. Topics include the terminology of digital photo imaging, intermediate masking, channel and curve techniques, photomontage history and techniques, intermediate black and white techniques, issues surrounding dynamic range, color correction, features of the Action and History palettes, exploration of Layer Blending Modes, printing and/or transferring images onto various different media, working with large format images and commercial printers.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LEC D.Herrera            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11523 
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TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB D.Herrera            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 331    Integrating Digital Media with Traditional Media I    3 Units

Same As: ART 339
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course combines the materials and techniques used in both new media technology and traditional art practices. It explores a wide variety of ideas, tools, and resources. Topics include history, theory, and practice surrounding digital and traditional image generation, image manipulation, image transfer, and material exploration. The course emphasizes developing unique forms of portfolio quality projects demonstrating new approaches and methods of integrating digital media with traditional media forms. This course is not available to students who have taken ART 339.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
M         02:00PM-02:50PM LEC G.Thomas             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    19260 
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W         02:00PM-02:50PM LEC G.Thomas             ARC MAIN FineArts 504    19260 Textbook
M         03:00PM-04:20PM LAB G.Thomas             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
W         03:00PM-04:20PM LAB G.Thomas             ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ARTNM 332    Digital Video    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course applies the principles of cinematography and editing to the production of digital video. Industry standard software is employed to capture/import, edit, and produce high-end visual productions. The course includes transitions, multiple layers, alpha channels, and composite green screen segments. Evaluation of multimedia projects containing video segments in terms of design aesthetics and technical competence is included. This course examines the genres of documentary, short narrative film, title sequencing, and experimental film.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Adobe Premiere CC
F         08:00AM-09:50AM LEC L.Hohlwein           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10619 
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F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB L.Hohlwein           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 354    Digital Prepress    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 352 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ARTNM 302 AND ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces digital prepress for graphic design using industry standard software, like Adobe InDesign. Areas of focus include desktop production for commercial offset printing, preparation of print-ready digital files, paper selection, and the language necessary to properly communicate with commercial printers. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11521 
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MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 358    College Magazine: Art Selection and Editing    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course provides instruction in the editing of ARC's college magazine, the American River Review, for national competitions sponsored by organizations such as the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. The course focuses on the implementation of a submission process for art work including art handling, tracking of submissions, photography for print and evaluation of submissions. It may be taken four times for credit. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 6-20 hours which may include photographing 2D and 3D artwork, scanning or photographing photographic artwork, downloading or scanning digital submissions, and production organization such as reformatting and naming files, organizing files into media groups for evaluation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
F         01:15PM-02:25PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11073 
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F         02:35PM-04:05PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Martinez            TBA TBA                   
TBA Lab hours = 9 hours. Will be fulfilled through a mandatory photo shoot - Feb. 11, 12, & 13


ARTNM 370    Introduction to Illustration    3 Units

Same As: ART 314
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a survey of the history of illustration, defining areas of specialization and the illustrator's role in visual communication. The appropriate use of materials, tools and methods is evaluated. Illustration is analyzed as a method of visual problem solving through a series of projects with varied applications. This course is not open to students who have taken ART 314.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  11062 
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T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


ARTNM 401    Introduction to Web Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTNM 303, 310, 324, and 328
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces technical and conceptual aspects of creating interactive visual media for screen-based delivery. It concentrates on designing standards-based web sites and applying standardized best practices to web design. The course introduces the basics of layout for visual communication by tightly integrating the design concepts with technical execution in a web environment. Industry-standard authoring tools are applied. Meaning and validity of interactivity are closely examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Dreamweaver CC
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Thomas             ARC MAIN Online          11071 
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TBA       TBA             LAB G.Thomas             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 21    10:00AM-11:30AM    Room 127
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ARTNM 402    Intermediate Web Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 328, ARTNM 401, or CISW 307 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: ARTNM 330 and CISW 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers production and intermediate design processes for the web with an emphasis on visual design. Various industry standard software applications are employed to create original graphics, control layout and type, process images, and publish professional web pages and/or sites. Topics include an in-depth discussion on the processes and the strategies of combining text, images, animation, video and audio elements to create compelling visual experiences for web users.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        04:30PM-05:20PM LEC G.Thomas             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    13581 
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MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB G.Thomas             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 405    Digital 2D Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 and ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides techniques for using the traditional principles of animation with industry-standard software. Topics include animating a bouncing ball, ball with a tail, ball with legs, full body bipedal, and a face synchronized to audio. Character animation topics involve locomotion, such as walking and jumping, using the traditional principles. Technical issues, such as frame-by-frame animation (cell animation), rotoscoping, interpolated or f-curve animation, are discussed and applied. Projects can be published on the Web, CD-Rom, DVD, and video.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Adobe Flash CC/TVPaint 11
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11936 
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TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 420    Introduction to 3D Modeling    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 320, ART 370, ARTNM 302, ARTNM 310, or ARTNM 370
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces computer-generated three-dimensional, or CG 3D, modeling using industry standard software. The primary focus of this course is modeling using polygons, surfaces, and curves to produce quality demo reel renders of the models. Objects range from simplistic primitive shapes to sophisticated models of animals and plants. Software application tools, such as Autodesk Maya and Pixologic Zbrush, are applied to produce content for use in 3D printing, film, game, fine art, broadcast, medical and industrial animation, and more.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Autodesk Maya 2017
TTh       11:30AM-12:20PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11033 
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TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 422    3D Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 375, DANCE 390, or TAP 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides 3D animation techniques using industry standard software. The traditional principles from the golden years of Disney Studios are applied and translated to the computer generated 3D (CG 3D) environment and also to characters that walk, breathe, and act according to the twelve principles of animation. In addition, topics of focus are weight, thought process, and the wave principle. Technical issues, such as walking along an uneven ground and locomotion around obstacles, are addressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Autodesk Maya 2017
MW        11:30AM-12:20PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    19262 
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MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 431    3D Short Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 or 422 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course surveys and practices the pipeline of computer generated three dimensional (CG 3D) imagery based on real world short production scenarios; productions that are three minutes or less. The essential skills needed to survive in the Sacramento Valley CG 3D markets are covered. Areas of focus include a variety of real world short production scenarios, such as court room scene reenactment, work-at-home online markets, small business CG 3D logo, as well as visualization projects in the medical, invention, architectural, and landscaping fields.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Autodesk Maya 2017/Adobe CC
F         04:15PM-06:05PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    19242 
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F         06:15PM-09:20PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 450    Portfolio for Art New Media    3 Units

Prerequisite: Completion of 9 units from one Art New Media Certificate with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: The course provides essential skills, strategies and processes involved in organizing, selecting, writing and marketing one's creative work. Topics include file organization, file accessibility and backup, research techniques, target identification, resume building, letter of interest, portfolio construction, building resumes, interview techniques, interview body language, job research, and portfolio presentation. The portfolio can be tailored for application for jobs in the creative industry, transfer to 4-year art or graphics programs, graduate schools, gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, scholarships and artist grants.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        07:00PM-07:50PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11231 
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MW        08:00PM-09:20PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 495    Independent Studies in Art New Media    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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Stoehr              TBA TBA                 12607 
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ARTNM 498    Work Experience in Art New Media    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: 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 art new media with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Art New Media Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of art new media. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer-level degree 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 attend 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 14-May 11
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Online          11444 
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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, March 18 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 128, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 128 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 128.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  11447 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11447 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          11445 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, January 14 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 4 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 13 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 16-May 11
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Online          11446 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 25 at 12:00PM-2:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 25 at 12:00PM-2:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 12:00PM-2:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Online          13466 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 128, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 128 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 128.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017