Spring 2019 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, Jan 19-May 22

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECK.SteinOff Campus Mather 00112675Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLABK.SteinOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: This class will meet at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 120    Non-Structural Repair    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 principles and theories to perform limited and supervised repairs to collision-damaged vehicles. It covers the fundamentals and theory of automotive collision repair procedures including composite repairs and replacements. Foam application techniques pertaining to noise reduction and structural strength are implemented. Additionally, metal straightening theory and techniques for steel and aluminum repairs, and the decision to make repairs vs. replacement are included. 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 Educational Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECK.SteinOff Campus Mather 00112273Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECM.StickelOff Campus Mather 00112273Textbook
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLABM.StickelOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: 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, Jan 19-May 22

F09:00AM-12:10PMLECS.ByrdOff Campus Mather 00113413Textbook
F12:20PM-03:35PMLABS.ByrdOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 140    Automotive Refinishing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ACT 100 and 120 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles and theories of paint finish application, tinting, color evaluation, and color adjustments. Topics include paint application techniques, new and emerging paint technologies, color identification, and interpreting vehicle color codes. This course also addresses multiple compliances with regulations as determined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Clean Air Act, and the Sacramento Municipal Air Quality Air Management District (SMAQMD) pertaining to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's). Students enrolled in the Automotive Collision Technology (ACT) 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, Jan 19-May 22

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECK.SteinOff Campus Mather 00119412Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 00119412Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLABG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: This class will meet at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 156    Advanced Collision Refinish    4 Units

Prerequisite: ACT 110, 120, 130, and 140 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles and theories of advanced custom show-quality automotive finishes. Topics include primers, color coats, special effects, clear coats, and polishing.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 00113052TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABG.HartmanOff 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, Jan 19-May 22

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECM.StickelOff Campus Mather 00312570Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABM.StickelOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 298    Work Experience in Collision Technology    1-4 Units

Same As: DCDT 298
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 the automotive collision field with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Automotive Collision Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the automotive collision field. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate 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 complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. 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: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TBATBALABN.McCormack TBA TBA21195Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 23 5:00PM-5:50PM    Rm 337
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
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Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2018