Spring 2018 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 13-May 16
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Stein              Off Campus Mather 001    13079 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB K.Stein              Off 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 13-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC G.Hartman            Off Campus Mather 001    12574 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LAB G.Hartman            Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655

TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LAB K.Stein              Off Campus Mather 002      
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655


ACT 130    Structural Repair    4 Units

Prerequisite: ACT 100 and 131 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers principles and theories of automotive collision repair, including component alignment, component replacement, structural panel repair or replacement, corrosion protection, and chassis/frame alignment. Sectioning and full-panel replacement techniques and procedures are covered, including welding and self-piercing rivet adhesive bonding. Required corrosion protection techniques are applied. 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 Education Foundation (NATEF) training standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC TBA                  Off Campus Mather 001    19445 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB TBA                  Off 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 13-May 16
F         09:00AM-12:10PM LEC S.Byrd               Off Campus Mather 001    20555 
Textbook
F         12:20PM-03:35PM LAB S.Byrd               Off 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 13-May 16
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 001    12929 
Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LAB M.Stickel            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 13-May 16
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.Hartman            Off Campus Mather 001    19449 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.Hartman            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 13-May 16
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 003    12931 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Stickel            Off Campus Mather 001      
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 1, 2017