Spring 2015 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 17-May 20
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 001    19775 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: 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 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 001    20068 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: This class will meet 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 17-May 20
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Araiza             Off Campus Mather 001    19773 
Textbook
MW        07:20PM-08:50PM LAB C.Araiza             Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: This class will be held 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 17-May 20
F         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 001    18816 
Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off 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 17-May 20
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 001    14019 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: This class will meet at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 298    Work Experience in Collision Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in the automotive collision field. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in the automotive collision 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 though the development of appropriate level learning objectives set between the student and 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 related work 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
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB D.Joe                Off Campus Mather 001    18825 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Joe                 TBA TBA                 18825 Textbook
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: October 27, 2014



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