Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)

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Accounting (ACCT)


ACCT 101    Fundamentals of College Accounting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 105, MATH 100, MATH 104, or MATH 132; AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course in small business accounting covers the accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses. Topics include the general journal, the general and subsidiary ledgers, and adjusting, correcting, and closing journal entries. Income statements, statements of owner equity, balance sheets for service and merchandising businesses are prepared and analyzed. Additional topics include cash management and bank reconciliations, accounting for sales and purchase discounts, sales taxes, merchandise inventory, and payroll.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECR.ReillyARC MAIN Lib 00111095Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECTBAARC MAIN Tech Ed 32610131Textbook
MW07:45PM-09:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN Lib 00210132Textbook
TBATBALECL.ZhangARC MAIN Online 11176Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation. Please activate your Los Rios Gmail account to receive instructor's detailed email instructions for online orientation and complete all required online orientation tasks through Canvas by 11:59pm on August 29, 2018.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECL.ZhangARC MAIN Online 11039Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation. Please activate your Los Rios Gmail account to receive instructor's detailed email instructions for online orientation and complete all required online orientation tasks through Canvas by 11:59pm on August 29, 2018.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ACCT 103    Intermediate Accounting - Part I    4 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 301 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course continues the study and application of accounting principles and techniques used in preparing and reporting the financial results of business corporations. Areas of study include cash and receivables, inventory, long-term assets, and analysis of time value of money.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:45PM-09:50PMLECJ.HalleARC MAIN Lib 00110133Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECJ.HalleOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20411196Textbook

ACCT 104    Intermediate Accounting - Part II    4 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 301 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ACCT 103
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course continues the study and application of accounting principles and techniques used in preparing and reporting the financial results of business corporations. Areas of study include liabilities and contingencies, stockholders' equity and earnings per share, investments, revenue recognition, income taxes, pensions, leases, accounting changes and error analysis, and cash flows.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW05:30PM-07:35PMLECJ.HalleARC MAIN Lib 00111292Textbook
TBATBALECL.ZhangARC MAIN Online 11637Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation. Please activate your Los Rios Gmail account to receive instructor's detailed email instructions for online orientation and complete all required online orientation tasks through Canvas by 11:59pm on August 29, 2018.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ACCT 107    Auditing    3 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 301 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ACCT 103; ACCT 104; BUS 105 or MATH 100, 104 or 132; AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course on auditing practice and theory emphasizes attestation audits of financial statements and the accompanying footnotes. Topics include Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), ethics, legal issues, audit planning and methodology, internal control analysis, sampling, and auditors' reports. Additional topics include specific auditing objectives and tests of assets, liabilities, equity, revenues, and expenses.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh07:15PM-08:35PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 11311694Textbook
TBATBALECD.KieferARC MAIN Online 11273Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ACCT 111    Cost Accounting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 311 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers advanced managerial accounting. Topics include recording, classifying, reporting, and analyzing costs as well as examining different costing systems. The course focuses on understanding costs, appropriate accounting for them, and using them to analyze, plan, operate, and evaluate manufacturing, merchandising, and service businesses. It utilizes the industry-standard software, Excel, to do so.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECTBAARC MAIN Lib 00111202Textbook
TBATBALECM.PollardARC MAIN Online 11695Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.PollardARC MAIN Online 13509Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ACCT 121    Payroll Accounting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 101 or 301 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers current practices in payroll accounting and tax reporting, including federal and state laws that affect payroll records and reports. Topics include both manual and computer payroll systems with hands-on computer applications.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 11119438Textbook

ACCT 125    Federal and State Individual Taxation    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ACCT 101, 301, or 481; AND eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGRWR 102; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course covers basic Federal and State Income Tax regulations with an emphasis on the skills necessary for the preparation of individual income tax returns. Topics include filing requirements, determination of taxable income, allowable deductions, tax computation, tax credits, other taxes, payment methods, and audit procedures. The course is a California Tax Education Council (CTEC) qualifying education course, and is offered to members of the community to enable them to become a California Registered Tax Return Preparer (CRTP).

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECR.ReillyARC MAIN Online 10807Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECR.ReillyARC MAIN Online 10730Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ACCT 128    Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Estates, and Trusts    4 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 125 and 301 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a continuing study of federal income tax compliance with an emphasis on the taxation of business entities including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, S-corporations, estates, and trusts. Topics include tax and non-tax characteristics of business entities, income tax filing requirements, differences in book and taxable income, selection of accounting methods and periods, tax computation, and available credits.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-08:05PMLECR.PippigARC MAIN DaviesHall 20812165Textbook

ACCT 295    Independent Studies in Accounting    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABR.Reilly TBA TBA20446Textbook

ACCT 301    Financial Accounting    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ACCT 101; AND BUS 105 or MATH 100, 104, or 132; AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This is the study of accounting as an information system, examining why it is important and how it is used by investors, creditors, and others to make decisions. The course covers the accounting information system, including recording and reporting of business transactions with a focus on the accounting cycle, the application of generally accepted accounting principles, the financial statements, and statement analysis. It includes issues relating to asset, liability, and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, cash flow, internal controls, and ethics. (C-ID ACCT 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECL.ZhangARC MAIN Lib 00110188Textbook
TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECL.ZhangARC MAIN Lib 00110125Textbook
MW10:30AM-12:35PMLECR.ReillyARC MAIN Lib 00110187Textbook
TTh10:15AM-12:20PMLECTBAARC MAIN CMC 40610126Textbook
MW01:30PM-03:35PMLECM.PollardARC MAIN Lib 00210189Textbook
MW05:30PM-07:35PMLECTBAARC MAIN Lib 00210127Textbook
TTh07:00PM-09:05PMLECM.LeeARC MAIN CMC 40610128Textbook
TTh07:15PM-09:20PMLECJ.HalleOff Campus Natomas/Ik G22412449Textbook
TBATBALECR.ReillyARC MAIN Online 11829Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ACCT 311    Managerial Accounting    4 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 301 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course covers how managers use accounting information in decision-making, planning, directing operations, and controlling. It focuses on cost terms and concepts, cost behavior, cost structure, and cost-volume-profit analysis. Topics include issues relating to cost systems, cost control, profit planning, and performance analysis in manufacturing and service environments. (C-ID ACCT 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECTBAARC MAIN CMC 40610129Textbook
MW10:30AM-12:35PMLECM.PollardARC MAIN CMC 40610501Textbook
MW07:00PM-09:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN Portable 613B10130Textbook
TTh07:00PM-09:05PMLECV.VervilosARC MAIN Lib 00110728Textbook
MW06:00PM-08:05PMLECM.McGinnisOff Campus Natomas/Ik A11611186Textbook
TBATBALECM.PollardARC MAIN Online 11291Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ACCT 341    Computerized Accounting    2 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 101 or 301 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: CISC 100 or 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes the major areas of a computerized accounting system: general ledger, accounts receivable and revenues, accounts payable and expenses and purchases, fixed assets and depreciation, cash receipts and cash disbursements, bank reconciliations, job order costing, adjusting and closing entries, and financial statements. This course provides practical experience in the use of master files, transactions, and reports. Individual sections of this course use software designed for small businesses such as QuickBooks, Sage 50, or other industry standard software accounting systems.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
QuickBooks

TBATBALECL.ZhangARC MAIN Online 11696Textbook
TBATBALABL.ZhangARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Please activate your Los Rios Gmail account to receive instructor's detailed email instructions for online orientation and complete all required online orientation tasks through Canvas by 11:59pm on August 29, 2018.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
QuickBooks

TBATBALECV.VervilosARC MAIN Online 10939Textbook
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLABV.VervilosARC MAIN CMC 409
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ACCT 361    Ethics, Fraud, and Legal Issues for Accountants    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ACCT 107 and 301
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores ethics, fraud, and legal issues that must be addressed by accountants, including exploration through case studies. Topics in ethics include ethical foundations as well as the unique ethical requirements of professional organizations and the California Board of Accountancy. The course also examines the legal liability of accountants. A variety of case studies are evaluated to gain perspective into ethical lapses, fraud, and legal liability.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M07:00PM-08:20PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 22311391Textbook
TBATBALECTBAARC MAIN Online 11391Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECD.KieferARC MAIN Online 11604Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECTBAARC MAIN Online 13524Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ACCT 495    Independent Studies in Accounting    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABR.Reilly TBA TBA20474Textbook

ACCT 498    Work Experience in Accounting    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 accounting with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Accounting 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 accounting. 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 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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA12406Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32612407Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12407Textbook
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

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19197Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19197Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Sep 15-Dec 01

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12408Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12408Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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

Administration of Justice (ADMJ)


ADMJ 300    Introduction to Administration of Justice    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ELSR 340 AND ELSW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the characteristics of the American criminal justice system, U.S. Constitutional rights, criminal activity, crime causation, domestic and international criminal threats, law enforcement response to criminal activity, and future law enforcement trends. Emphasis is placed on the components of the American justice system, due process, courts and correctional services, ethics, and leadership. (C-ID AJ 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:30AM-10:50AMLECM.PowersOff Campus McClellan 21811430Textbook
T06:00PM-09:05PMLECC.GorreOff Campus McClellan 21811603Textbook

ADMJ 301    Investigative Report Writing    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 (Proficient Reading) and ENGWR 102 (Proficient Writing) with a grade of "C" or better, OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides techniques of writing facts, information, and ideas effectively in a simple, clear, and logical manner in the various types of criminal justice system reports. Emphasis is placed on criminal justice terminology, organization of information, investigative note taking, and thorough documentation of witness statements and evidence.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECR.HugginsOff Campus McClellan 20812040Textbook

ADMJ 302    Community Relations: Multicultural Issues    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ELSR 340 AND ELSW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; CSU Area D7
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the institutions of the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with an emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse, multicultural population. It addresses the role that race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, culture, and the criminal justice professional play in shaping these relationships. It also examines new strategies, skills, tools, and cultural knowledge necessary for personnel engaged in all aspects of the criminal justice system. Special topics include how terrorism and the need for homeland security have changed the dynamics of police-community relations. (C-ID AJ 160)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECD.ToomeyOff Campus McClellan 21812528Textbook
W06:00PM-09:05PMLECC.GorreOff Campus McClellan 20819399Textbook

ADMJ 304    Juvenile Delinquency    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ELSR 340 AND ELSW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines juvenile delinquency from a variety of perspectives, including the concept of delinquency, theories of delinquency, social, community, and environmental influences on delinquency and the juvenile justice system (past and present). An overview of adolescent problems and current approaches being utilized to confront these problems is discussed. It examines a variety of the causes of juvenile delinquency, as well as suggestions for the treatment of delinquency at both the state and local levels. It also examines the nature and extent of delinquency with relation to gender differences, family dynamics, peer and gang groups, schools, drug use, and the juvenile justice courts. (C-ID AJ 220)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M06:00PM-09:15PMLECL.RileyOff Campus McClellan 20811751Textbook

ADMJ 320    Concepts of Criminal Law    3 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 V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the philosophy and structure of criminal law in the United States. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of crime, the general elements of crime, the definitions of common and statutory law, and the nature of acceptable evidence. It utilizes case studies to introduce students to criminal law and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. It also includes discussion of prosecution and defense decision making, criminal culpability, and defenses to crimes. (C-ID AJ 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECM.PowersOff Campus McClellan 21812794Textbook
W06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.McGinnessOff Campus McClellan 102A11432Textbook

ADMJ 322    Criminal Procedures    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an in-depth study of criminal procedures used to enforce substantive law at both the federal and state level. Every step of the criminal process, from arrest to appeal, is thoroughly explored. (C-ID AJ 122)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M06:00PM-09:15PMLECJ.PezoneOff Campus McClellan 21819400Textbook

ADMJ 323    Legal Aspects of Evidence    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the origins, development, philosophy, and constitutional foundations of the rules of evidence as applied in United States law. Emphasis is placed on the types of evidence and the laws governing admissibility of evidence into criminal procedures. Topics include search and seizure, hearsay evidence, witness competency, and direct and circumstantial evidence. (C-ID AJ 124)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.PezoneOff Campus McClellan 10211433Textbook

ADMJ 330    Criminal Investigation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces basic investigative responsibilities and procedures as applied to criminal investigations. Topics include crime scene management, forensic and physical evidence handling, search and seizure, property crimes, violent crimes, organized criminal enterprises, gangs, and domestic and international terrorist organizations. (C-ID AJ 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M09:30AM-12:45PMLECG.RamosOff Campus McClellan 22011431Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECG.RamosOff Campus McClellan 21812198Textbook

ADMJ 331    Patrol Procedures    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the early development and present-day role of patrol operations and techniques used by local law enforcement agencies. Major topics include community policing, effective patrol strategies, gang awareness, and key factors affecting deployment of patrol resources, such as community involvement and meeting department objectives.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.McGinnessOff Campus McClellan 10219401Textbook

ADMJ 340    Introduction to Correctional Services    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the history and trends of adult and juvenile corrections including probation and parole. It focuses on the legal issues, specific laws, and general operation of correctional institutions. The relationship between corrections and other components of the judicial system is examined. (C-ID AJ 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W06:00PM-09:05PMLECL.RileyOff Campus McClellan 21819402Textbook

Allied Health (AH)


AH 110    Medical Language for Health-Care Providers    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an orientation to medical language. It covers the basic structure of medical terms and their components: prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms with emphasis on meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. This course also builds a medical vocabulary applicable to the specialties of medicine, the systems of the body, names of major diseases, and terms used in physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECJ.ColdironARC MAIN Online 20180Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECY.Pena-GraftonARC MAIN Online 12969Textbook
Online Orientation.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M01:00PM-04:05PMLECJ.BlaneyARC MAIN HeEd 71012935Textbook
M06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.BlaneyARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10311876Textbook
TBATBALECJ.WarmanARC MAIN Online 13438Textbook

Anthropology (ANTH)


ANTH 300    Physical Anthropology    3 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 IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the concepts, methods, and theory of biological evolution and its application to the human species. There is a specific focus on molecular, Mendelian, and population genetics as well as on the mechanisms of evolution primatology, paleoanthropology, biocultural adaptations, human variation, and current bioethical issues. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as foundations to this course. This course is not open to students who have completed ANTH 480. (C-ID ANTH 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210042Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210044Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210043Textbook
F09:00AM-12:10PMLECA.BeasleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20212320Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210682Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECE.BowdenARC MAIN DaviesHall 20212512Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECC.NelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210879Textbook
MW11:00AM-12:20PMLECM.DelgadilloOff Campus Natomas N20111197Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

W06:30PM-09:35PMLECD.HoffmanOff Campus Natomas N20110448Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECK.WorleyARC MAIN Online 11665Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018.
This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 11529Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018.
This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 10-Dec 06

MW09:00AM-11:05AMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus StdyAbroad 20900Textbook
Note: Enrollment Limited. Study Abroad Course held in London, England as a part of the Los Rios Study Abroad Program.


ANTH 301    Physical Anthropology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ANTH 300
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory laboratory course provides opportunities to become familiar with the scientific methods of biological anthropology by investigating topics in laboratory and field situations. Topics covered in the course include the scientific method, sources of biological variation and forces of evolution, human osteology, human variation, taxonomy and comparative osteology of the primates, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ANTH 115L)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:30PM-01:50PMLABTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 20212656Textbook
F12:30PM-03:35PMLABTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 20220308Textbook
MW02:00PM-03:20PMLABTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210234Textbook
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLABC.NelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210235Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:10PMLABD.HoffmanOff Campus Natomas N20110928Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.DelgadilloOff Campus Natomas N20112951Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.


ANTH 310    Cultural Anthropology    3 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 V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the various customs, traditions, and forms of social organizations from a global perspective. Topics include subsistence methods, belief and religious systems, linguistics, trade and economic systems, arts, kinship systems, marriage and family systems, technology, and changes due to internal and external forces. Gender, race, and ethnic identity are examined as well as the role of society in defining these terms. Using ethnographic case studies, this course examines how anthropological ethics, methods, and theories are applied to the study of human culture. This course is not open to students who have already completed ANTH 481. (C-ID ANTH 120)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

Sa12:40PM-05:00PMLECE.BowdenOff Campus Natomas N20111400Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
T07:45PM-09:20PMLECE.BowdenOff Campus Natomas N20111400Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets one week night AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at
www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call the Natomas Center at (916) 485-6000.
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 22510047Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN Raef 16010045Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECF.AraujoARC MAIN DaviesHall 22513051Textbook
M05:30PM-08:45PMLECA.BeasleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20311866Textbook
MW11:00AM-12:20PMLECTBAOff Campus McClellan 20811324Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLECA.KingsnorthOff Campus Natomas N20112252Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 11867Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ANTH 320    Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory    3 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 V(b); CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the theories, concepts, and methods employed by the archaeologist in the study of human history and pre-history. The development and diverse evolution of social and cultural systems are emphasized. The challenges and achievements of non-literate and traditional cultures, diverse communities, and social classes over time are also explored. (C-ID ANTH 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T05:30PM-08:20PMLECA.BeasleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20211868Textbook
TBATBALECK.WorleyARC MAIN Online 12711Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 10-Dec 06

M01:40PM-03:45PMLECK.Casper-Denman TBA TBA20901Textbook
W11:15AM-01:20PMLECK.Casper-Denman TBA TBA20901Textbook
Note: Enrollment Limited. Study Abroad Course held in London, England as a part of the Los Rios Study Abroad Program.


ANTH 330    Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion    3 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 V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a cross-cultural study of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in traditional societies. Emphasis is on understanding the role of beliefs within the broader social context. In addition, this course examines the general functions of ritual and mythology in reinforcing cultural ideals and ethics. Similarities and differences between traditional beliefs and world religions are also explored.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 22511494Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 10-Dec 06

MT03:55PM-06:00PMLECK.Casper-Denman TBA TBA20902Textbook
Note: Enrollment Limited. Study Abroad Course held in London, England as a part of the Los Rios Study Abroad Program.


ANTH 333    American Indians of California    3 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 V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys the sociocultural systems of California Indians from the prehistoric period to the present. In addition to offering an overview of the diversity and complexity of aboriginal California, it includes environmental adaptations, material culture, social structure, ideology, and response to change. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 22519454Textbook

ANTH 341    Introduction to Linguistics    3 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 V(b); AA/AS Area II(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course serves as a foundation for understanding language from an anthropological perspective. It addresses such core questions as how, what, when, where, why, and with whom humans communicate. The course topics are formed along three core areas: (1) structural linguistics, which include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; (2) historical linguistics, which include language origin and evolution, structural change, and language genetics; and (3) sociocultural linguistics, which include child and adult language acquisition, and cultural and psychological constraints within the context of linguistic ethnography. (C-ID ANTH 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECF.AraujoARC MAIN DaviesHall 22511100Textbook

ANTH 391    Life and Culture Study Abroad    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: The student must complete the pre-enrollment process into the Los Rios Community College District Study Abroad program as required by the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS).
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course allows students to acquire a level of global competence while enrolled in the Los Rios Study Abroad program. Global competence is a continuing process of acquiring specific economic, historical, and geopolitical knowledge, which supports the intercultural communication skills and authentic lived experiences that allow a person to function in another culture, and result in attitudes of cultural appreciation and interdependence. While participating in a specific Study Abroad program the student will have opportunities to study and generally survey the host country's historical, cultural, and geopolitical influences, as well as the societal structures, to develop an understanding and appreciation of the host culture as different from U. S. American culture. Students may find information about the pre-enrollment meetings at the Study Abroad website, located at: http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Study_Abroad.htm

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 10-Dec 06

M11:15AM-01:20PMLECK.Casper-Denman TBA TBA20903Textbook
W01:40PM-06:00PMLECK.Casper-Denman TBA TBA20903Textbook
Note: Enrollment Limited. Study Abroad Course held in London, England as a part of the Los Rios Study Abroad Program.


ANTH 495    Independent Studies in Anthropology    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABK.Worley TBA TBA12513Textbook

Art (ART)


ART 101    Lightroom and Photoshop Basics    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: This course provides fundamental skills in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that artists, gallery personnel, photographers, and fashion industry workers need to manage image and video files for print and web purposes. Topics include file import from cameras and devices, file format, file size, and file management. It also covers Photoshop editing of image files, video files, and Photoshop processing workflows. Drawing in Adobe Photoshop using brushes and layers is introduced.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th06:30PM-07:50PMLABTBAARC MAIN FineArts 50819711Textbook

ART 300    Drawing and Composition I    3 Units

Course Family:
Drawing Fundamentals
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces observational drawing and composition. Development of the ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and value using a variety of drawing media and subject matter is emphasized. It focuses on the clarity of observational skills and the ability to translate three-dimensional form and space into two-dimensional drawings. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECP.WoodARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10112047Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABP.WoodARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101
MW12:00PM-12:50PMLECP.WoodARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10113256Textbook
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLABP.WoodARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101
MW03:00PM-03:50PMLECP.WoodARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10110942Textbook
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLABP.WoodARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101
MW06:00PM-06:50PMLECL.ParkerARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10110160Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLABL.ParkerARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101
TTh06:00PM-06:50PMLECD.SamborskiARC MAIN FineArts 51011047Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABD.SamborskiARC MAIN FineArts 510
MW02:00PM-02:50PMLECD.SamborskiOff Campus Natomas N20111199Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABD.SamborskiOff Campus Natomas N201
TTh06:00PM-06:50PMLECJ.BarelaOff Campus Natomas/Ik D12812250Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABJ.BarelaOff Campus Natomas/Ik D128
MW06:00PM-06:50PMLECJ.BertinusonOff Campus Natomas/Ik D12812420Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLABJ.BertinusonOff Campus Natomas/Ik D128

ART 302    Drawing and Composition II    3 Units

Course Family:
Drawing Fundamentals
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course further develops the skills and concepts introduced in ART 300. It covers the relationships between formal elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, perspective, and spatial relationships. It emphasizes the creative use of materials. It also includes critiques of student, historical, and contemporary works of art. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 205)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECP.WoodARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10120692Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABP.WoodARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101

ART 304    Figure Drawing I    3 Units

Course Family:
Figure Studies
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces and explores the human structure based on the history and traditions of the human figure in art. Skills are developed by critically analyzing, drawing, and composing the undraped figure in a representational manner from direct observation. A variety of media are introduced in the exploration of the human form. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-12:50PMLECS.MattsonARC MAIN FineArts 51010164Textbook
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLABS.MattsonARC MAIN FineArts 510

ART 305    Figure Drawing II    3 Units

Course Family:
Figure Studies
Prerequisite: ART 304 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ART 312
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course continues the study of the human figure in art as begun in ART 304. The pursuit of more complex strategies and skills are developed by critically analyzing, drawing, and composing the undraped figure. The use of color tools and the development of personal style are emphasized. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-03:50PMLECS.MattsonARC MAIN FineArts 51019054Textbook
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLABS.MattsonARC MAIN FineArts 510

ART 320    Design: Fundamentals    3 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 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 ARTNM 310 (C-ID ARTS 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 50413260Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 504
MW10:30AM-11:20AMLECD.GardnerARC MAIN FineArts 50410166Textbook
MW11:30AM-12:50PMLABD.GardnerARC MAIN FineArts 504
TTh03:00PM-03:50PMLECC.SmithARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10110774Textbook
TTh04:00PM-05:20PMLABC.SmithARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101
TTh06:00PM-06:50PMLECV.ConstantinoARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10112451Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABV.ConstantinoARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101

ART 323    Design: Color Theory    3 Units

Prerequisite: ART 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course studies the principles, theories, and application of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Included is the use of color systems found in major historical and contemporary artistic styles. A portfolio of design projects in applied color systems is required. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 270)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-12:50PMLECS.MattsonARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10110455Textbook
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLABS.MattsonARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101

ART 327    Painting I    3 Units

Course Family:
Painting
Prerequisite: ART 300 or 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces basic techniques and materials of painting. It includes the survey of historical and contemporary development of painting with emphasis on perceptual and technical skills, such as, color theory, paint mixing and technique, and creative responses to materials and subject matter. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 210)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-12:50PMLECC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 50410170Textbook
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLABC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 504

ART 328    Painting II    3 Units

Course Family:
Painting
Prerequisite: ART 327 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course expands on the basic painting techniques and materials introduced in ART 327. It encourages the development of artistic style and general and specific criticism found in the history of painting. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-12:50PMLECC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 50410172Textbook
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLABC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 504

ART 329    Painting III    3 Units

Course Family:
Painting
Prerequisite: ART 327 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course further develops the skills and concepts introduced in ART 327. Included is the survey of historical and contemporary styles in painting as this pertains to the development of individual style and self expression. Topics may include; post-modern expression, such as image and text; mixed-media; and combining varied styles and techniques within a single artwork. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-12:50PMLECC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 50412266Textbook
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLABC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 504

ART 336    Watercolor Painting    3 Units

Course Family:
Painting
Prerequisite: ART 300 or 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces painting with aqueous media and techniques, including watercolor, gouache, and acrylic. It emphasizes historical and contemporary development, technical skill, color relationship(s), and self-expression using aqueous media in painting. Different artists and topics are covered each semester. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECS.MattsonARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10112658Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:30AMLABS.MattsonARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101

ART 337    Intermediate Watercolor Painting    3 Units

Course Family:
Painting
Prerequisite: ART 336 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course continues the study of the aqueous medium in painting begun in ART 336. More complex methods, concepts, varying approaches, and techniques using the aqueous medium are developed. Personal style is emphasized. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECS.MattsonARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10113258Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:30AMLABS.MattsonARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101

ART 370    Three Dimensional Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This foundation course covers an analysis of historical and contemporary designs, primarily concerned with the visual dialogue between form and space, with focus on visual sensitivity for three-dimensional composition. Line, plane, and volume are utilized to construct 3-D forms using a variety of materials which may include but is not limited to clay, metal, wood, fibers, mixed media, plaster, and paper. (C-ID ARTS 101)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-12:50PMLECL.ParkerARC MAIN FineArts 50120178Textbook
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLABL.ParkerARC MAIN FineArts 501
TTh12:00PM-12:50PMLECL.ParkerARC MAIN FineArts 50110168Textbook
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLABL.ParkerARC MAIN FineArts 501

ART 372    Sculpture    3 Units

Course Family:
Sculpture
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in sculpture. It covers expressive use of form, color, and various sculptural methods, such as additive and subtractive media using clay and plaster, and constructive media like wood and steel; found objects and other materials may also be explored. This course utilizes a problem-solving format in order to develop knowledge of technical process, formal vocabulary, and individual expression. Both historical and contemporary approaches in developing form and content are included. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-03:50PMLECL.ParkerARC MAIN FineArts 50112838Textbook
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLABL.ParkerARC MAIN FineArts 501

ART 375    Figure Sculpture    3 Units

Course Family:
Figure Studies
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 304
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces figure sculpture, using the live undraped model as reference. Concepts of human anatomy are emphasized through the use of quick gestural studies and sustained sculptural projects. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECL.GelfmanARC MAIN FineArts 51010182Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABL.GelfmanARC MAIN FineArts 510

ART 376    Functional Sculpture    3 Units

Course Family:
Sculpture
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the hands-on basics of metal forming, design principles and materials used for sculpture, and functional art forms with emphasis on the use of the anvil and the gas forge. Topics include hand forging metal techniques, furniture and sculpture design, finishing processes, and the use of patinas.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-03:50PMLECL.ParkerARC MAIN FineArts 50112602Textbook
TTh04:00PM-05:20PMLABL.ParkerARC MAIN FineArts 501

ART 390    Ceramics    3 Units

Course Family:
Ceramics-Hybrid
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a beginning ceramics class in hand building and throwing techniques. Elementary clay construction including pinch pot, coil, slab, and slump molds are covered as well as an introduction to the potter's wheel. Different methods of glazing and firing are studied. The history and theory of ceramics are examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECR.MottARC MAIN FineArts 50212465Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABR.MottARC MAIN FineArts 502
F09:00AM-11:05AMLECR.MottARC MAIN FineArts 50213263Textbook
F11:15AM-02:40PMLABR.MottARC MAIN FineArts 502
MW03:00PM-03:50PMLECL.GelfmanARC MAIN FineArts 50210174Textbook
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLABL.GelfmanARC MAIN FineArts 502
MW06:00PM-06:50PMLECL.GelfmanARC MAIN FineArts 50210176Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLABL.GelfmanARC MAIN FineArts 502

ART 391    Intermediate Ceramics    3 Units

Course Family:
Ceramics-Hybrid
Prerequisite: ART 390 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an intermediate course in wheel-throwing and sculpture techniques. It explores the technical and creative processes of ceramic pottery making and sculpture including surface treatment and various firing processes. Focus is placed on an in-depth examination of contemporary ceramics. Different artists, techniques, and projects are explored each semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-06:50PMLECL.GelfmanARC MAIN FineArts 50210760Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLABL.GelfmanARC MAIN FineArts 502

ART 420    Film Making    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course involves completing a series of short, individual and/or group projects, focusing on various methods and techniques that can be used to create films/videos which are visually sophisticated and conceptually interesting. Work by contemporary and historically-significant filmmakers is also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th05:00PM-05:50PMLECT.BrozovichARC MAIN FineArts 50410178Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:10PMLABT.BrozovichARC MAIN FineArts 504

ART 442    Introduction to Art Gallery Operations    2 Units

Course Family:
Gallery Management
Prerequisite: Successful completion of two studio courses from ART, ARTNM, ARTPH.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces gallery operations to art students. It involves hands-on experience in curating, planning, and installing exhibitions. A portion of this course is offered in a TBA component of 16-30 hours which may include work as a gallery attendant or gallery docent. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T03:00PM-03:50PMLECP.WoodARC MAIN FineArts 50310180Textbook
T05:00PM-05:50PMLABP.WoodARC MAIN FineArts 503
TBATBALABP.Wood TBA TBA
2.3 hours TBA per week including some mandatory field trips. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


ART 443    Art Gallery Operations    3 Units

Course Family:
Gallery Management
Prerequisite: ART 442 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course continues students' experiences in gallery operations, including handling artwork; installing art exhibits; interacting with artists, patrons, and the public; planning and curating; inventory and maintenance of artwork; and gallery and student outreach. A portion of this course is offered in a TBA component of 16-30 hours which may include work experience as a gallery attendant or docent. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-03:50PMLECP.WoodARC MAIN FineArts 51012843Textbook
TTh04:00PM-05:20PMLABP.WoodARC MAIN FineArts 510
This class includes some mandatory field trips. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


ART 445    Art Gallery Operations    3 Units

Course Family:
Gallery Management
Prerequisite: ART 443 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course continues students' experiences in gallery operations. It provides additional exposure to gallery operations, including planning and installing exhibitions, lighting techniques, assistance in maintaining a permanent art collection, introduction to conservation techniques, participation in staffing and docent activities, gallery and student outreach programs, and assistance with additional on- and off-campus exhibitions. A portion of this course is offered in a TBA component of 16-30 hours which may include work experience as a gallery attendant or docent. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-03:50PMLECP.WoodARC MAIN FineArts 51012704Textbook
TTh04:00PM-05:20PMLABP.WoodARC MAIN FineArts 510
This class includes some mandatory field trips. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


ART 495    Independent Studies in Art    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABL.Gelfman TBA TBA12353Textbook

ART 498    Work Experience in Art    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 with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Art 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. 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 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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA12824Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA12824Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32612823Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12823Textbook
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

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19198Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19198Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Sep 15-Dec 01

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12825Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12825Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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

Art History (ARTH)


ARTH 300    Introduction to Art    3 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 I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of the history and analysis of the visual arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, and additional media. It offers a foundation for understanding art. Field trips to art galleries or museums may be required. (C-ID ARTH 100)

Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Oct 20-Dec 15
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

T07:45PM-09:20PMLECTBAOff Campus Natomas N20111401Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
Sa12:40PM-05:00PMLECTBAOff Campus Natomas N20111401Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets on one week night AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at
www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call the Natomas Center at (916) 485-6000.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECC.SmithARC MAIN Raef 16110528Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECT.BrozovichARC MAIN FineArts 50410530Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECT.BrozovichARC MAIN FineArts 50410531Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECT.BrozovichARC MAIN FineArts 50419049Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECT.BrozovichARC MAIN FineArts 50410532Textbook
TTh05:00PM-06:20PMLECC.AmatoOff Campus Natomas N10111467Textbook

ARTH 302    Art: Stone Age Through the Middle Ages    3 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 I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the ancient Near East and Europe from the Stone Age through the Middle Ages. Art works of each period are discussed and related to respective cultures. Field trips and/or individual visitation to art galleries and museums are required. (C-ID ARTH 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECD.LuiARC MAIN Online 11155Textbook
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.
This class will be taught using Canvas, you may login at www.arc.losrios.edu/Distance_Education/Canvas_Login.htm.


ARTH 308    Renaissance Tradition in Art    3 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 I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of painting, sculpture, and architecture of European and U.S. cultures from the 14th century early Renaissance to the mid-19th century. Outstanding art works of each major period are discussed, analyzed, and placed within historical context. A field trip to an art museum or art gallery may be required. (Part of C-ID ARTH 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECR.ArnfeldARC MAIN Raef 16111085Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECR.ArnfeldARC MAIN Raef 16119612Textbook

ARTH 310    Modern Art    3 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 I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century art forms including painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe and America. Styles discussed include Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, and the major movements of the 20th century. Post-Modern art is also discussed. A field trip to an art museum or art gallery may be required. (C-ID ARTH 150; Part of C-ID ARTH 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECR.ArnfeldARC MAIN Raef 16119614Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECR.ArnfeldARC MAIN Raef 16111014Textbook

ARTH 318    History of American Art    3 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 I (effective Summer 2018); CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers art in America from initial European contact to the present day. Topics include initial images of the New World made by Europeans; early art and architecture that reflects a synthesis of Native and European traditions; Colonial and early American art, architecture, and decorative arts; 19th-century portraits, landscapes, and history paintings; and regional and later modernist American art of the twentieth century. This course emphasizes the influence of European traditions as well as the history of a variety of cultures in the present day United States, the variety of styles and patrons in the country, and the way in which cultural values find expression in art, architecture, and decorative arts. An individual or group field trip to a museum or art gallery is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECR.ArnfeldARC MAIN Raef 16119050Textbook

ARTH 322    Art History of the Non-Western World    3 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 I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is a survey of art history throughout the Non-Western world. It covers the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the peoples of India, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Arctic, Australia, and Oceania. The time period spans from the Stone Age to the 18th century. Field trips and/or individual visits to art galleries and museums are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W06:00PM-09:05PMLECD.LuiARC MAIN Raef 16110527Textbook

ARTH 333    Introduction to Islamic Art    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys the art and culture of the Middle East. It focuses on Islamic art and architecture and provides fundamental information on the formation of Islamic art, its history, and philosophy. It includes visual examples from Arabic, Persian, and Indian cultures.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECS.MirmobinyARC MAIN Online 12946Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Tuesday, Aug.23    03:00PM-04:00PM    LRC 104

Art New Media (ARTNM)


ARTNM 302    Digital Basics for Art New Media    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the digital environment for Art New Media. Topics include operating system(s), digital vocabulary, scanning, saving, and file formats. Distinctions between vector, bitmap, and page layout applications are made using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th06:00PM-06:50PMLECJ.RochfordOff Campus Natomas N10313034Textbook
Th07:00PM-08:20PMLABJ.RochfordOff Campus Natomas N103

ARTNM 303    Graphic Design: Typography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the art of visual communication and introduces the tools and concepts of visual thinking. It emphasizes the potential of typography as an effective communications tool. Additionally, it also covers historical overviews, portfolio development, and client presentations, paired with the terminology and visual language of design through the creation and evaluation of individual projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M05:15PM-06:05PMLECC.MartinezOff Campus Natomas N20112721Textbook
W05:15PM-06:05PMLECC.MartinezOff Campus Natomas N20212721Textbook
M06:15PM-07:35PMLABC.MartinezOff Campus Natomas N201
W06:15PM-07:35PMLABC.MartinezOff Campus Natomas N202

ARTNM 305    History of Graphic Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/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. This course focuses primarily on analysis of design from a wide range of sources and cultures.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECS.MehalloARC MAIN Raef 16112845Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECS.MehalloOff Campus Natomas N20313036Textbook

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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh04:30PM-05:20PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 50512992Textbook
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLABC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 505

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, Aug 25-Dec 20
Adobe Illustrator CC

TBATBALECK.HendricksonARC MAIN Online 10698Textbook
TBATBALABK.HendricksonARC MAIN Online
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. This class will be taught using Canvas, you may login at https://canvas.losrios.edu.

Adobe Illustrator CC
TBATBALECC.MartinezARC MAIN Online 11015Textbook
TBATBALABC.MartinezARC MAIN Online
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. This class will be taught using Canvas, you may login at https://canvas.losrios.edu.


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, Aug 25-Dec 20
Adobe Photoshop CC

TBATBALECC.MartinezARC MAIN Online 10457Textbook
TBATBALABC.MartinezARC MAIN Online
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. This class will be taught using Canvas, you may login at https://canvas.losrios.edu.

Adobe Photoshop CC
TBATBALECD.HerreraARC MAIN Online 11858Textbook
TBATBALABD.HerreraARC MAIN Online
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. This class will be taught using Canvas, you may login at https://canvas.losrios.edu.


ARTNM 359    College Magazine: Design and Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTNM 302, 324, 328, 352, or 354
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides instruction in the design and production 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 graphic design, digital production, and printing of a literary and fine art magazine as well as the publicity, marketing, fund-raising, and distribution of the magazine. It provides the design staff a collaborative experience with the editorial staff taught by the English Department. It may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh02:00PM-02:50PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 50510897Textbook
TTh02:00PM-02:50PMLECJ.RochfordARC MAIN FineArts 50510897Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 505
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.RochfordARC MAIN FineArts 505

ARTNM 372    Character Design    3 Units

Same As: ART 317
Prerequisite: ART 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ART 304 and ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the visual development of characters including anatomical structure, environment, social and psychological concerns, and costume. Both digital and traditional media are applied. This course covers the graphical development of characters for animation, games, comics, graphic novels, children's books, and illustrated novels.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Adobe Photoshop

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECB.NelsenARC MAIN FineArts 50511310Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABB.NelsenARC MAIN FineArts 505

ARTNM 373    Storyboarding    3 Units

Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ARTNM 372 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the storyboarding process for a range of industries, from film and game entertainment to the industrial and medical industries. It includes creating artwork for the visual interpretation of scripts and provided concepts, as well as developing original ideas. In addition, conceptual exercises, drawing practice, and the use of cinematic rules used in the industry are covered. Topics also include scale and camera angle, camera movement, character staging, composition, basic editing processes, creating animatics, and story reels.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW11:30AM-12:20PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50512932Textbook
MW12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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, Aug 25-Dec 20
DrmWvr/ImgRdy/PhotShp CC

TBATBALECW.MeadARC MAIN Online 12846Textbook
TBATBALABW.MeadARC MAIN Online

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, Aug 25-Dec 20
TVPaint 11/Adobe Animate CC

TTh11:30AM-12:20PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50511856Textbook
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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, Aug 25-Dec 20
Autodesk Maya 2018

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50511742Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

ARTNM 421    3D Character Modeling    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ART 375
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of ARTNM 420. Industry techniques and issues related to humanoid character modeling are analyzed and applied. Industry issues, such as the topology flow of human anatomy, facial blend targets, and joint correction, are developed. Clothing, hair, and accessories are added to the characters, strictly following concept designs.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW02:00PM-02:50PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50519055Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABM.Stoehr TBA TBA12205Textbook

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 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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11319Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11319Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611320Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11320Textbook
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TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19199Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19199Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Sep 15-Dec 01

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11321Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11321Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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

Art Photography (ARTPH)


ARTPH 300    Basic Art Photography    3 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 I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines the formal and technical aspects of 35mm film photography. Topics include critiques of major movements in the history of photography and contemporary silver-gelatin process artists. A problem-solving approach is utilized to explore compositional ideas. Camera operation, black and white film developing, and silver-gelatin printmaking are covered. Digital photography file management and editing concepts are introduced through film scans. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera as well as darkroom and portfolio supplies are required. Processing chemicals are provided. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 260)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW08:00AM-08:50AMLECJ.HookerARC MAIN FineArts 50811145Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABJ.HookerARC MAIN FineArts 508
TTh08:00AM-08:50AMLECJ.HookerARC MAIN FineArts 50811498Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLABJ.HookerARC MAIN FineArts 508
MW04:00PM-04:50PMLECC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 50811147Textbook
MW05:00PM-06:20PMLABC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 508

ARTPH 302     Black and White Silver Gelatin Photography Lab    1 Unit

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ARTPH 300 or 340
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers additional lab hours to more fully develop creative vision and technical skills in black and white silver gelatin photography. It also allows alternative process photographers additional lab hours for development of film and digital negatives. It provides additional assistance in assignments and portfolio development for ARTPH 300 and ARTPH 340.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F08:00AM-11:10AMLABC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 50812661Textbook

ARTPH 305    Digital Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better. ARTNM 302 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is a course in basic digital photography. Topics include digital camera functions, exposure systems using f-stop and shutter speed combinations, digital shooting practices, photographic composition and aesthetics, editing tools and software, and print portfolio development. It also includes issues in contemporary photography and the history of photography. Digital cameras with adjustable f-stops and shutter speeds, camera memory cards, and re-writable memory devices are required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:30PM-02:20PMLECB.WorsfoldARC MAIN FineArts 50811643Textbook
TTh02:30PM-03:50PMLABB.WorsfoldARC MAIN FineArts 508
TTh10:30AM-11:20AMLECB.WorsfoldARC MAIN FineArts 50811153Textbook
TTh11:30AM-12:50PMLABB.WorsfoldARC MAIN FineArts 508
TTh04:00PM-04:50PMLECB.WorsfoldARC MAIN FineArts 50812049Textbook
TTh05:00PM-06:20PMLABB.WorsfoldARC MAIN FineArts 508

ARTPH 306    Photography Lab: Digital Editing    1 Unit

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ARTPH 305, 310, 322, or 360
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers additional lab hours to more fully develop creative vision and technical skills in digital image editing, processing, and printing. It provides additional assistance in assignments and portfolio development in ARTPH 305, ARTPH 310, ARTPH 322, and ARTPH 360.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F08:00AM-11:10AMLABC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 50812662Textbook

ARTPH 310    Intermediate Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTPH 300 or 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the technical control of black and white photographic materials and equipment. Professional camera techniques and the creative aspects of photography are emphasized. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) or digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera or digital camera with manual options is required. Darkroom and portfolio supplies are also required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:20AMLECJ.HookerARC MAIN FineArts 50811149Textbook
MW11:30AM-12:50PMLABJ.HookerARC MAIN FineArts 508

ARTPH 322    Color Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTPH 300 or 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the aesthetic aspects of color photography involving camera and digital techniques emphasizing uniqueness of expression. It includes a continuing exploration of form and composition, lighting and exposure, film characteristics and scanning, and digital capture and editing, with emphasis on color photography as an art form. Color correction, color management, work flow, and other digital concepts are included. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) or digital camera with manual options as well as memory devices and portfolio supplies are required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:20PMLECJ.HookerARC MAIN FineArts 50811571Textbook
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLABJ.HookerARC MAIN FineArts 508

ARTPH 360    Studio Lighting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTPH 300 or 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study in studio lighting techniques used in photography. Topics include lighting ratios, correct exposure using an electronic flash and metering, basic portraiture, choice of lighting equipment and modifiers, white balance adjustments, and color temperature. It also includes study of the history of studio photography. Black and white, color, and digital processes are included. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) or digital camera (dSLR) with manual options, lighting sync port, as well as darkroom or digital and portfolio supplies are required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F11:20AM-01:25PMLECB.WorsfoldARC MAIN FineArts 50811151Textbook
F01:35PM-05:00PMLABB.WorsfoldARC MAIN FineArts 508

ARTPH 361    Photography Lab: Studio Lighting    1 Unit

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ARTPH 360 or 370
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers additional lab hours to more fully develop creative vision and technical skills in studio lighting and large format photography. It provides additional assistance in assignments and portfolio development for ARTPH 360 and ARTPH 370.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F08:00AM-11:10AMLABC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 50812663Textbook

ARTPH 375    Freelance Photography Careers    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course covers careers in freelance photography including commercial photography, journalism, and fine art photography. It introduces the basic elements of implementing photography project plans, including necessary permits, aesthetic style choices, marketing, photography pricing, and portfolio presentations. This course also covers preparing, presenting, and implementing freelance photography career plans.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W07:00PM-08:50PMLECTBAARC MAIN FineArts 50812986Textbook

ARTPH 376    Photography Lab: Portfolio Development    1 Unit

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ARTPH 300, ARTPH 305, ARTPH 310, ARTPH 320, ARTPH 340, ARTPH 350, ARTPH 360, ARTPH 370, ARTPH 375, or ARTPH 495
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers additional lab hours to more fully develop creative vision and technical skills. It provides additional assistance in assignments and portfolio development.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F08:00AM-11:10AMLABC.SmithARC MAIN FineArts 50811645Textbook

ARTPH 495    Independent Studies in Art Photography    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

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ARTPH 498    Work Experience in Art Photography    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 with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Art Photography 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 photography. 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 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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA13059Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32613058Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA13058Textbook
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

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19200Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19200Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Sep 15-Dec 01

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA13060Textbook
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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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

ASL-Deaf Culture & ASL Studies (DEAF)


DEAF 310    American Sign Language I    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 I; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This is the first course in a series of five courses in American Sign Language (ASL). The instructional activities are based on an immersion approach, in which the learners develop language competency in source and target language. The emphasis is on non-speech communication. Topics include grammatical features such as adjective descriptors, differentiation between cardinal/ordinal numbers, contrastive structure, temporal aspect markers and temporal sequencing, conversational skills, narrative skills, and discussions with peers. This course is formerly known as SILA 305.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECR.GerlisARC MAIN DaviesHall 21312491Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh10:15AM-12:20PMLECG.BensonARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712492Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh12:30PM-02:35PMLECG.BensonARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712494Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECD.GoughARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712493Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

MW03:00PM-05:05PMLECD.GoughARC MAIN DaviesHall 22812495Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh03:00PM-05:05PMLECC.CabralARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712496Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh05:30PM-07:35PMLECC.BrasierARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712497Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

MW06:00PM-08:05PMLECC.CabralARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212498Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.


DEAF 312    American Sign Language II    4 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 310 or SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 AND ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 and ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area I; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This is the second in a series of five courses in American Sign Language (ASL). The emphasis is on nonverbal communication. Topics include grammatical features such as adjective descriptors, differentiation between cardinal/ordinal numbers, contrastive structure, temporal aspect markers and temporal sequencing, conversational skills, narrative skills, and discussions with peers. This course is formerly known as SILA 306.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECR.GerlisARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712499Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh12:30PM-02:35PMLECD.GoughARC MAIN DaviesHall 22812500Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh03:00PM-05:05PMLECC.HillenbrandARC MAIN DaviesHall 10712501Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.


DEAF 314    American Sign Language III    4 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 312 or SILA 306 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 and ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course is the third in a series of five courses in American Sign Language. It emphasizes expressive and receptive nonverbal communication skills between signers who have preliminary American Sign Language syntactical and lexical skills. It provides an understanding of deaf cultural processes by identifying behaviors and norms from activities assigned in the class. It also includes dialogs that involve asking, empathizing, negotiating and agreeing or disagreeing. The emphasis is on non-speech communication. This course is formerly known as SILA 315.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:30PM-02:35PMLECS.HimmelmannARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212502Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

MW03:30PM-05:35PMLECK.ThatenARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712503Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


DEAF 316    American Sign Language IV    4 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 314 or SILA 315 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; or ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2015); CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course is the fourth in a series of five courses in American Sign Language (ASL). It emphasizes expressive communication skills that involve locating and signing interesting facts, making major life decisions, discussing health conditions, and using money. It incorporates information and activities previously learned about Deaf culture into these narratives. The emphasis is on non-speech communication. This course is formerly known as SILA 316.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECJ.BirchallARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212504Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


DEAF 318    American Sign Language V    4 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 316 or SILA 316 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This is the last course in a series of five courses in American Sign Language (ASL). It prepares for the effective communication with Deaf people. It emphasizes expressive communication skills that involve narrating unforgettable moments, telling about accidents, and storytelling. It incorporates information and activities previously learned about Deaf culture into these narratives. The emphasis is on non-speech communication. This course is formerly known as SILA 318.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:10PM-03:15PMLECJ.BirchallARC MAIN DaviesHall 21312505Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


DEAF 320    Fingerspelling, Classifiers and Numbers    .5-1 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 310 or SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides hands-on experiences with fingerspelling, classifiers and American Sign Language (ASL) numbers. Topics include expressive and receptive fingerspelling, classifiers, and ASL numbers techniques. This laboratory course enables ASL learners to develop, expand, and reinforce hands-on experiences with fingerspelling, classifiers, and ASL numbers skills while working independently, in small groups, and with media such as DVDs and recorded video clips in ASL that incorporate fingerspelling. Coursework includes study topics integrated with expressive and receptive fingerspelling, classifiers, and ASL numbers techniques. Students may register until the sixth week of the semester. This course may be taken up to two times, for a total of 1.0 unit, using different topics. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLABC.HillenbrandARC MAIN DaviesHall 21313174Textbook

DEAF 351    Introduction to American Deaf Culture     3 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 V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; CSU Area D7
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of four institutions which have critical impact on the psycho-social development of Deaf people: family, education, work, and society. It provides awareness and sensitivity to the unique challenges of deafhood and how they influence personal-social and communication competencies of the Deaf person. Selected visits to community events may be required. This course is formerly known as SILA 330.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.ThatenARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212506Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.


DEAF 370    Linguistics of American Sign Language    3 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 316 or SILA 316 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a foundation in American Sign Language (ASL) linguistics. Topics include theoretical knowledge and practical application of phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics aspects of ASL usage. This course is formerly known as SILA 317.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLECD.GoughARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212507Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


DEAF 390    Introduction to the Interpreting Profession     .5 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 310 or SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces general information about the field of American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpretation. Topics include regulations, certification and educational requirements, fundamental and requisite skills, the Code of Professional Conduct, and pay scale and job opportunities in the field of ASL/English interpretation. An overview of the Interpreter Preparation Program at American River College and hands-on experiences are incorporated. Pass/No Pass only. This course is formerly known as SILA 362.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 08-Sep 08

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212607Textbook

DEAF 495    Independent Studies in Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

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ASL-English Interpreter Prep (INTRP)


INTRP 300    Ethics and Professional Standards of Interpreting    3 Units

Prerequisite: INTRP 303 and 305 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an exploration of personal ethics and values, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct, and interpersonal relations as they relate to professional and ethical decision-making. Emphasis is on professional integrity, managing personal and professional behaviors, and conflict resolution for interpreters.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECK.ThatenARC MAIN DaviesHall 10211281Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 301    American Sign Language Discourse    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Interpreter Preparation Program through a pre-enrollment application and interview/screening process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a foundation in American Sign Language (ASL) discourse and an introduction to translation with a focus on appropriate cultural norms used during interactions. Topics include conversational signals, prosodic features, register variation, message analysis, message transfer and translation. This course is formerly known as SILA 320.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M04:30PM-05:50PMLECC.HillenbrandARC MAIN DaviesHall 21312203Textbook
W04:30PM-05:50PMLECC.HillenbrandARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212203Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 303    Orientation to the Interpreting Profession    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Interpreter Preparation Program through a pre-enrollment application and interview/screening process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a working knowledge of the interpreting profession. Topics include the history of the interpreting field, personal and professional demands, laws and regulations, certification and evaluation standards, extra linguistic knowledge and the employment environment. Career-long learning, self-awareness, and intrapersonal and interpersonal skills are explored during this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 21311234Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 320    Simultaneous Interpreting    4 Units

Prerequisite: INTRP 305 and 307 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: SILA 330 and 332
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course provides intermediate knowledge and skill development in the area of simultaneous interpreting. Both American Sign Language (ASL) to English and English to ASL interpreting skills are incorporated. Topics include an application of the interpreting process, a focus on analytical and composition skills, incorporation of cultural considerations, and team interpreting.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M04:30PM-06:35PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 20111006Textbook
W04:30PM-06:35PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 21311006Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 334    Introduction to Medical Interpreting    1 Unit

Prerequisite: INTRP 305 and 307 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: The course is an introduction to interpreting in the medical setting. Logistics, role and ethics, the impact of culture and language use are considered.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECB.AyresARC MAIN DaviesHall 21310622Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 336    Introduction to Performing Arts Interpreting    1 Unit

Prerequisite: INTRP 305 and 307 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to interpreting in the performing arts setting. Character development, the function of space in American Sign Language (ASL), environmental considerations, team collaboration, and interpretation are considered.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 01

MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECT.BrennanARC MAIN DaviesHall 21310623Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 340    Introduction to Video Relay and Telephone Interpreting    .5 Unit

Prerequisite: INTRP 305 and 307 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to video relay and telephone interpreting. Environmental considerations, vocabulary development, resource building, video relay and telephone processes, etiquette, and ethics are considered.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 08-Sep 08

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECJ.MartinezARC MAIN DaviesHall 21310624Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 342    Introduction to Religious Interpreting    .5 Unit

Prerequisite: INTRP 305 and 307 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to interpreting in the religious setting. Environmental considerations, vocabulary development, resource building, introductory knowledge, and ethics are covered.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 17-Nov 17

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECR.CrossleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 21310625Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 344    Introduction to Working with a Certified Deaf Interpreter    .5 Unit

Prerequisite: INTRP 305 and 307 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to interpreting while working with a certified Deaf interpreter (CDI). Topics include: language and communication variation; specialized skills of the CDI; explanation of the role, function, and process of Deaf/hearing teams; and an introduction to the conjoint work involved in the collaborative interpreting process.

Schedule: Other Term, Dec 01-Dec 01

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 21311282Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 349    Signing for Dependency Situations    .5 Unit

Prerequisite: INTRP 303 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the signs used by Deaf people related to sex, alcohol, and drug abuse. Resources available to Deaf people including Deaf Hope, Deaf Safe, and sobriety meetings are covered. Methods for interpreting these resources are covered.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 13-Oct 13

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 21311235Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 352    Mock Interpreting I    1 Unit

Prerequisite: INTRP 305 and 307 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an opportunity to interpret for live or taped presenters in class. Focus is on application of text analysis, assignment preparation, team interpreting, and information processing.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECC.GallonARC MAIN DaviesHall 21311233Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


INTRP 495    Independent Studies in Sign Language Studies - Interpreting    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABTBA TBA TBA20488Textbook

Astronomy (ASTR)


ASTR 300    Introduction to Astronomy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104 or 132 with a grade of "C" or better, AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers topics in modern planetary and stellar astronomy, such as dwarf, jovian, terrestrial, and extrasolar planets and the life cycle of stars, black holes, and supernovae. It also includes topics on cosmology and galactic astronomy, such as dark matter, dark energy, the Big Bang, and the expansion of the Universe.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECA.SawARC MAIN Tech Ed 31210727Textbook
TTh04:50PM-06:10PMLECP.AfonsoARC MAIN Tech Ed 30612762Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLECP.AfonsoOff Campus Natomas N20211468Textbook
TBATBALECS.YoungARC MAIN Online 10941Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ASTR 320    Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104 or 132 with a grade of "C" or better, AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the nature and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the Universe. Topics include the history of astronomy, the tools of astronomy, star classification, stellar evolution, neutron stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. Emphasis is placed on how astronomers gain and refine their knowledge of the Universe and interpret the latest results of space exploration.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECP.AfonsoARC MAIN Tech Ed 30511659Textbook

ASTR 330    Introduction to Astrobiology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104 or 132 with a grade of "C" or better, AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the possibilities of life beyond Earth and what can we learn from terrestrial life forms surviving in extreme conditions. Topics include the origin, biology, and evolution of life on Earth, habitability and interior energy sources of Earth and other planets in the solar system, the likelihood of life existing on other planets or moons within our solar system, attempts to locate life within our solar system, and attempts to communicate with intelligent life in other parts of the galaxy.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECP.AfonsoARC MAIN Tech Ed 31211481Textbook

ASTR 481    Honors Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology    4 Units

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGWR 480 through the assessment process.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104, or 132 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This seminar-style course is an in-depth introduction to astronomy, focusing on stars, galaxies, and cosmology. It approaches current topics in astronomy through class discussion and laboratory activities, with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving techniques, and conceptual reasoning.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECP.AfonsoARC MAIN Tech Ed 30512763Textbook
M07:00PM-10:15PMLABP.AfonsoARC MAIN Tech Ed 305

ASTR 495    Independent Studies in Astronomy    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABP.Afonso TBA TBA12204Textbook

Automotive Technology (AT)


AT 100    Technical Basics for the Automotive Professional    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 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. 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, Aug 25-Oct 01

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 33411096Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

MTWTh01:00PM-03:15PMLECL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 33412958Textbook
MTWTh03:25PM-05:40PMLABL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Sa08:00AM-11:10AMLECR.TusoARC MAIN Tech Ed 33611114Textbook
Sa11:20AM-02:30PMLABR.TusoARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECD.ClinciuARC MAIN Tech Ed 33511575Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABD.ClinciuARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECR.CarlisleARC MAIN Tech Ed 33611879Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABR.CarlisleARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.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, Aug 25-Dec 20

M01:15PM-04:30PMLECC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 32613360Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECD.NorthARC MAIN Tech Ed 30311436Textbook
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECD.NorthARC MAIN Tech Ed 32610411Textbook

AT 110    Automotive Brakes    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the theory, design, adjustment, and repair or overhaul of brake systems and components. The proper 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, Oct 02-Nov 05

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 33411088Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Sa08:00AM-11:10AMLECM.GunnARC MAIN Tech Ed 33412709Textbook
Sa11:20AM-02:30PMLABM.GunnARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECC.CarletonARC MAIN Tech Ed 33410989Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABC.CarletonARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

AT 130    Manual Drive Trains and Axles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic principles of manual transmissions and transaxles 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 - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

MTWTh01:00PM-03:15PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 33510670Textbook
MTWTh03:25PM-05:40PMLABE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D10409Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D

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, Aug 25-Dec 20

F08:00AM-11:15AMLECJ.McCormackARC MAIN Tech Ed 33411252Textbook
F11:15AM-02:40PMLABTBAARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

AT 145    Automotive Exhaust System    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the principles and service of exhaust systems, including pipe bending, cutting, welding, installation, repair, and inspection. This course offers preparation to students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE X1) exhaust systems test, which is required for the ASE Under-Car Specialist Certificate. Various welding techniques are covered during the semester.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

MTWTh01:00PM-03:15PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 33511413Textbook
MTWTh03:25PM-05:40PMLABE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

AT 177    Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Emissions Update UT032    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 332 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course improves technicians' abilities to diagnose and repair emissions failures on complex computer-controlled vehicles.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 20-Oct 21

SaSu08:00AM-05:00PMLECR.CarlisleARC MAIN Tech Ed 33712925Textbook



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

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, including on-line 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: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

W01:00PM-04:05PMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 32311203Textbook
TBATBALECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Online 11203Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.KeithARC MAIN Tech Ed 32310412Textbook



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

AT 251    Automotive Electronic Accessories and Installation    3 Units

Same As: ET 251
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 330 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. This course offers preparation to become a qualified Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) installer. This course is not open to students who have taken ET 251. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Sa08:00AM-09:50AMLECJ.WakeleyARC MAIN Tech Ed 33519087Textbook
Sa10:00AM-01:10PMLABJ.WakeleyARC 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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABB.French TBA TBA20447Textbook

AT 298    Work Experience in Automotive Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 100; and 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 industry with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Automotive 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 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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABN.McCormack TBA TBA11265Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, August 22 12:10PM-1:00PM or 5:10PM-6:00PM     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
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


AT 310    Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
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 - First, Aug 25-Oct 01

MTWTh01:00PM-03:15PMLECL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 33419345Textbook
MTWTh03:25PM-05:40PMLABL.HaweARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C

AT 311    Suspension and Steering Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
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 - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 33411237Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABJ.AndronasARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECTBAARC MAIN Tech Ed 33410405Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABTBAARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A

AT 313    Automatic Transmission and Transaxles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
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: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D11239Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABE.HarperARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D

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 dis-assembly procedures, engine diagnosis, engine repair and rebuilding procedures, and engine reassembly procedures. Completion of AT 314 and AT 332 meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A1 standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Sa08:00AM-11:10AMLECTBAARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E13166Textbook
Sa11:20AM-02:30PMLABTBAARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm

AT 327    Introduction to Motorsports    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 110, 130, and 311 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: AT 325, 330, and 333
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to motorsports through lecture, hands-on activities, and raceway experience. It discusses the operation of a race team, racing events, and race track operation. Course topics include the setup and modification of vehicle safety equipment, suspension, braking, and data acquisition systems. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F08:30AM-11:45AMLECB.FrenchARC MAIN Tech Ed 33713021Textbook
F11:55AM-03:10PMLABB.FrenchARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A

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: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TThF06:00PM-07:20PMLECT.SchaumburgARC MAIN Tech Ed 33612213Textbook
TThF07:30PM-08:50PMLABT.SchaumburgARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.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: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MWF06:00PM-07:25PMLECJ.GutierrezARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E19349Textbook
MWF07:35PM-09:00PMLABJ.GutierrezARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E

AT 332    Engine Performance & Electronic Engine Controls    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 331 and AT 333 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles, operation, and diagnosis of automotive engine performance systems including engine mechanics, ignition, fuel delivery, and electronic engine controls. It includes extensive troubleshooting, use of diagnostic test equipment, lab oscilloscopes, scantools, and emission analyzers. Along with completion of AT 333, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A8 Engine Performance certification. This course is formerly known as AT 326.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 33713017Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TThF06:00PM-07:20PMLECC.TsushimaARC MAIN Tech Ed 33712510Textbook
TThF07:30PM-08:50PMLABC.TsushimaARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.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: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

MTWTh07:30AM-09:45AMLECC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 33713019Textbook
MTWTh09:55AM-12:10PMLABC.MooreARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at
http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABB.French TBA TBA20476Textbook

Auto Collision Technology (ACT)


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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 00211977Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLABG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655.

TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLABK.SteinOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: This class will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655.


ACT 110    Component Repairs    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 principals and theories to perform limited and supervised repairs to collision-damaged vehicles. It covers how to safely remove, inspect, replace, and align bolt-on body components per vehicle manufacturers' specifications. It covers protection of mechanical and electrical systems, removal of damaged parts, removal and re-installation of movable glass, diagnosis of wind noise and water leaks, and techniques applicable to damaged vehicles. 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 and I-CAR 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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECK.SteinOff Campus Mather 00111411Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLABK.SteinOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: (Formerly AT 121)
This class will be held 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, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECM.StickelOff Campus Mather 00113129Textbook
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLABM.StickelOff 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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 00112418Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABG.HartmanOff Campus Mather 002
NOTE: (Formerly AT 122)
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, Aug 25-Dec 20

F09:00AM-12:10PMLECS.ByrdOff Campus Mather 00112936Textbook
F12:20PM-03:35PMLABS.ByrdOff 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, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECM.StickelOff Campus Mather 00319079Textbook
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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABN.McCormack TBA TBA12318Textbook
Orientation:    Thursday, August 23 2:00PM-2:50PM or 5:00PM-5:50PM     Rm Mather 001
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
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
NOTE: This class orientation will be held at Mather, 10150 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655.

Biology (BIOL)


BIOL 102    Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines body systems from an anatomical and physiological point of view. The basic anatomy and physiology of all the body systems are covered with an emphasis on developing vocabulary in each area. This course meets the minimum science requirements for Paramedic, Healthcare Interpreting, Gerontology, Health Care, and Funeral Service programs.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:00AM-08:20AMLECM.HoldgateARC MAIN Science 49310712Textbook
MW08:30AM-09:50AMLABM.HoldgateARC MAIN Science 493
TTh08:30AM-09:50AMLECE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 49310525Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABE.LindgrenARC MAIN Science 493
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410521Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 493
MW03:30PM-04:50PMLECS.RennieARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410984Textbook
MW05:00PM-06:20PMLABS.RennieARC MAIN Science 493
MW06:30PM-07:50PMLECM.Badea-MicARC MAIN Science 49310785Textbook
MW08:00PM-09:20PMLABM.Badea-MicARC MAIN Science 493
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECJ.ManteyARC MAIN Science 49310523Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABJ.ManteyARC MAIN Science 493

BIOL 130    Microbiology for Funeral Services    3 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 130 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 312, 330, and 340
Advisory: BIOL 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers a survey of the basic principles of microbiology. It relates these principles to Funeral Service Education especially as they pertain to sanitation, disinfection, public health, infectious disease, and embalming practice.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 49010764Textbook

BIOL 295    Independent Studies in Biology    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABM.Martinez TBA TBA20448Textbook

BIOL 300    The Foundations of Biology    3 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 IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course for non-science majors covers basic biological principles and how they relate to humans. Topics include an introduction to the philosophy of science and basic cell chemistry, structure, and physiology. An introduction to basic genetics (transmission and molecular) as well as some biotechnology principles are discussed. Additionally, human body systems, evolution, reproduction and development, as well as ecology and human impacts on the environment are addressed.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

MW12:00PM-03:05PMLECE.LindgrenARC MAIN Tech Ed 32510320Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10412558Textbook
TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECK.GerhartARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410316Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.CarneyARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410317Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410318Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 49211907Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10410319Textbook
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECK.EngstromARC MAIN Science 42612559Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECK.EngstromOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20410935Textbook
TBATBALECJ.RobertsOff Campus McClellan ONLINE12247Textbook
Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes, as well as several online midterms and an in-person final exam. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECS.RamonesARC MAIN Online 10314Textbook
Optional Orientation: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6:00PM-6:30PM, Rm 425
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes, as well as several online midterms and an in-person final exam. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account.
TBATBALECW.DavisARC MAIN Online 10321Textbook
Special Note: This course will be taught via the Canvas Learning Management System. It is not a self-paced class and there are deadlines for each module, but it is designed to allow you to learn the material while balancing other responsibilities. The course will include short videos, readings, exercises, discussions, quizzes, several short writings, online midterms and a final exam. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account. Want to know more about the instructor and his approach to teaching and learning? Then look up William Davis at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory .


BIOL 303    Survey of Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, MATH 104, or MATH 132; AND ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 102, OR ESLR 320; and ESLW 320 with a grade of C or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic principles of cell biology, genetics (transmission and molecular), ecology, and evolution. Emphasis is also placed on the interrelationships among living organisms, and on the relationship of biological structures and functions. Plant and animal dissection are included as part of the laboratory activities. This course provides science preparation for those entering a Multiple Subject Teacher Credential Program and is taught with an inquiry-based approach. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 49211974Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 492
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 41410302Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABK.BradshawARC MAIN Science 414
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECT.NicholsARC MAIN Science 49210300Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABT.NicholsARC MAIN Science 492

BIOL 305    Natural History    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 (Proficient Reading) and ENGWR 102 (Proficient Writing) with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 (Advanced-Low Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic biological and ecological principles to explain the origin and diversity of living organisms. Topics range from landscape formation and habitats to the adaptations organisms have evolved to live in their environment. Although this is a broad survey course, emphasis is placed on California environments. Dissection is not part of this curriculum. This course is designed as an introductory course and for non-majors who enjoy the outdoors. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 49210309Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 492
TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 49210312Textbook
TTh02:30PM-03:50PMLABS.RamonesARC MAIN Science 492

BIOL 310    General Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32, MATH 42, or STAT 105 with a grade of "C" or better; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This laboratory course for non-science majors covers basic biological principles and how they relate to humans. Concepts include cell chemistry, structure, and physiology; genetics (transmission and molecular); biotechnology; human body systems; evolution; reproduction and development; ecology; and human impacts on the environment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41210462Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 412
TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 41210322Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLABM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 412
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 41210328Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABM.HolmesARC MAIN Science 412
TTh10:45AM-12:05PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Science 41210497Textbook
TTh12:15PM-01:35PMLABM.SweetARC MAIN Science 412
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41210324Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 412
TTh02:00PM-03:20PMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41210326Textbook
TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 412
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECK.PerezARC MAIN Science 41211618Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABK.PerezARC MAIN Science 412
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 41210330Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABK.PellerinARC MAIN Science 412
TBATBALECJ.RobertsARC MAIN Online 13078Textbook
F08:30AM-11:50AMLABJ.RobertsARC MAIN Science 412
Optional Orientation: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6:30PM-7:00PM, Rm 490
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Special Note: This is a hybrid course with lectures taught online (via the Canvas Learning Management System) AND weekly Friday face-to-face laboratory meetings. It is not a self-paced class and the online portion will include weekly online lecture videos, discussions, and quizzes. Midterms and final exam will be face-to-face. Communication prior to the start of class will be sent to student's official ARC Gmail account.

BIOL 352    Conservation Biology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces biological and ecological principles involved in understanding and analyzing environmental problems and exploring scientifically sound conservation approaches. Major topics include forms and patterns of biodiversity, values of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, conservation at the population and species levels, applied conservation biology, and conservation and sustainable development at the local, regional, national, and international levels. This course places emphasis on scientific processes and methodology, while also examining the economic, social, political, and ethical aspects of conservation issues. Course themes are explored through extensive use of interactive case studies, discussion, and activities surrounding relevant current events. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECJ.NealeARC MAIN Science 42419107Textbook

BIOL 370    Marine Biology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: "ENGRD 116 (Proficient Reading) and ENGWR 102 (Proficient Writing) with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 (Advanced-Low Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) with a grade of "C" or better."
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Enrollment Limitation: The course is not open to students who have completed BIOL 482.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces marine biology. It includes the study of cell biology, evolution, physical oceanography, marine algae, marine vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and the ecology of various marine zones. Field trips focusing on the Central and Northern California coast are required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 54 hours which may include but is not limited to natural history of the rocky intertidal, invertebrate identification, salt marsh ecology, sandy beach ecology, or estuary ecology.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW02:00PM-03:20PMLECD.CarneyARC MAIN Science 49212560Textbook
TBATBALABD.Carney TBA TBA
NOTE: For the above lab section, we do not meet on a weekly basis. Instead, several classroom and field study trips are required. This course is ideal for students who love nature and are willing to work outdoors even if the weather becomes challenging. The mandatory labs are scheduled for the following dates and times in particular; you must attend the Thursday, 11/8 tidepooling trip in order to complete your field journal:
Friday, 9/14, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Friday, 9/21, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Saturday, 9/29, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm; Field trip lab
Friday, 10/12, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Friday, 10/26, 9 am - 1 pm; on campus
Thursday, 11/8, 8 am - 8:30 pm; Field trip lab
Saturday, 11/17 or 11/20 8 am - 1:30 pm Field trip lab


BIOL 400    Principles of Biology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces biological concepts important for a general understanding and background for biology majors and pre-professional programs. Emphasis is on the scientific method and basic processes common to all forms of life. Topics include cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction, Mendelian and molecular genetics, evolution, and ecology. (C-ID BIOL 190)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:20AM-08:40AMLECJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 41510294Textbook
MW08:50AM-11:55AMLABJ.TopinkaARC MAIN Science 415
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510290Textbook
TTh09:30AM-12:35PMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 415
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 41510292Textbook
MW02:30PM-05:35PMLABD.WolfeARC MAIN Science 415

BIOL 410    Principles of Botany    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the general principles of botany for science majors. It builds upon and applies concepts developed in cell and molecular biology to the study of plants. The anatomy and physiology, morphology, ecology, and evolution of higher plants are covered. Topics include the diversity, taxonomy, and evolutionary trends observed among the cyanobacteria, protists, fungi, and plants, with special emphasis on higher plants of all major phyla. General ecological principles are covered, including population, community, and ecosystem dynamics. Field trips may be required. (C-ID BIOL 155; Part of C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41410296Textbook
TTh02:00PM-05:05PMLABR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 414
This course has required field trips. Course fees include one entrance fee of approximately $8 and parking costs of approximately $14. Additional field trips may be required with variable $5 to $20 fees.


BIOL 415    Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity, Evolution, and Ecology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course, intended for science majors, introduces the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity, relating the patterns of biodiversity to small and large scale environmental effects. The diversity of life on Earth (including animals, plants, fungi, protists, and additional unicellular organisms) is covered. Overarching themes include evolutionary mechanisms, phylogenetic analysis, interactions of organisms with the environment, and global processes and patterns. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIOL 410 and BIOL 420 with a grade of C or better. Field trips may be required. (C-ID BIOL 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 41412829Textbook
MW10:30AM-01:35PMLABR.ShahrokARC MAIN Science 414
Note: This section is co-taught by both BIOL 415 instructors. At least 2 field trips are required for BIOL 415, one to the California Academy of Sciences and one to the Sacramento Zoo. The total cost is about $31. Additional field trips may be required with variable $5 to $20 fees. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may submit a request to the science office for the field trip fee to be waived.

MW02:15PM-03:35PMLECM.SweetARC MAIN Science 41412768Textbook
MW03:45PM-06:50PMLABM.SweetARC MAIN Science 414
Note: This section is co-taught by both BIOL 415 instructors. At least 2 field trips are required for BIOL 415, one to the California Academy of Sciences and one to the Sacramento Zoo. The total cost is about $31. Additional field trips may be required with variable $5 to $20 fees. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may submit a request to the science office for the field trip fee to be waived.


BIOL 420    Principles of Zoology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers general principles of zoology. Topics covered include a survey of the animal kingdom, embryology, evolution, systematics, ecology, and comparative anatomy and physiology. Field trips may be required. (C-ID BIOL 150; Part of C-ID BIOL 130S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41510298Textbook
TTh02:30PM-05:35PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 415

BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 309, or 400 with a grade of "C" or better; AND ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement into transfer-level English through the assessment process.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312; OR ESLR 340
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This lecture and laboratory course in human anatomy and physiology emphasizes the integration of structure and function. The underlying basis of the course is built on the study of anatomical terminology, cells, and tissues. The course expands this study into the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Laboratory study is enhanced by the microscopic study of tissues, examination of anatomical models, and the dissection of preserved material. Laboratory study is also enhanced by the examination of prosected whole cadavers as well as prosected head, torso, upper and lower extremities, and individual organs. Laboratory activities also include both wet-lab experiments and computer simulations. Both BIOL 430 and BIOL 431 must be taken to complete the study of all major body systems. (Part of C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:00AM-08:20AMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 41110906Textbook
MW08:30AM-11:35AMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 411
TThF07:30AM-08:20AMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 41110333Textbook
TThF08:30AM-10:35AMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 411
MW10:00AM-10:50AMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310904Textbook
F10:00AM-11:05AMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310904Textbook
MWF11:15AM-01:20PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 493
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10411616Textbook
TTh11:30AM-02:35PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 493
TThF11:00AM-11:50AMLECJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 41110978Textbook
TThF12:00PM-02:05PMLABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 411
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.TorranoARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10412831Textbook
MW01:30PM-04:35PMLABM.TorranoARC MAIN Science 411
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 41810910Textbook
MW05:30PM-08:35PMLABY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 411
MW01:30PM-02:20PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310912Textbook
F01:30PM-02:35PMLECP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 49310912Textbook
MWF02:45PM-04:50PMLABP.EckermanARC MAIN Science 493
F05:30PM-06:50PMLECD.ReganARC MAIN Science 41112562Textbook
Su01:30PM-02:50PMLECD.ReganARC MAIN Science 41112562Textbook
F07:00PM-10:05PMLABD.ReganARC MAIN Science 411
Su03:00PM-06:05PMLABD.ReganARC MAIN Science 411
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 41819467Textbook
MW11:45AM-01:20PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 411
F02:15PM-05:20PMLABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 411
TTh02:30PM-03:50PMLECY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 41110338Textbook
TTh04:00PM-07:05PMLABY.ZhaoARC MAIN Science 411
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECT.Hoban-HigginsOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20310336Textbook
MW06:00PM-09:05PMLABT.Hoban-HigginsOff Campus Natomas/Ik D203
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECE.GarfieldOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20411883Textbook
TTh06:00PM-09:05PMLABE.GarfieldOff Campus Natomas/Ik D204

BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology    5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 430 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312; OR ESLR 340
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This lecture and laboratory course in human anatomy and physiology emphasizes the integration of structure and function. It provides students with an understanding of the structure, function, and regulation of the human body through the physiological integration of the following systems: cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive. Laboratory study is enhanced by the microscopic study of tissues, examination of anatomical models, and the dissection of preserved material. Laboratory activity is also enhanced by the examination of whole cadavers as well as prosected head, torso, upper and lower extremities, and individual organs. Laboratory activities also include both wet-lab experiments and computer simulations. Both BIOL 430 and BIOL 431 must be taken to complete the study of all major body systems. (Part of C-ID BIOL 115S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:30AM-08:20AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810340Textbook
F07:30AM-08:35AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810340Textbook
MWF08:45AM-10:50AMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 418
TTh07:00AM-08:20AMLECL.SmithARC MAIN Science 41810342Textbook
TTh08:30AM-11:35AMLABL.SmithARC MAIN Science 418
MW11:00AM-11:50AMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810473Textbook
F11:00AM-12:05PMLECD.WonARC MAIN Science 41810473Textbook
MWF12:15PM-02:20PMLABD.WonARC MAIN Science 418
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 41810676Textbook
TTh01:30PM-04:35PMLABD.SlutskyARC MAIN Science 418
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41810344Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 418
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 41810787Textbook
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.WoolseyARC MAIN Science 418

BIOL 440    General Microbiology    4 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, 309, or 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340; AND BIOL 300 or CHEM 306 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces microorganisms and their effects on human health. It examines the structure, physiology, metabolism, and genetics of microorganisms. Laboratory work includes aseptic technique, morphological and biochemical properties of microorganisms, and medically relevant issues regarding microorganisms.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 41610789Textbook
MW02:30PM-04:35PMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 416
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECD.SundinARC MAIN Science 49010306Textbook
TTh03:00PM-05:05PMLABD.SundinARC MAIN Science 416
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.ScottARC MAIN Science 41611216Textbook
TTh07:30PM-09:35PMLABS.ScottARC MAIN Science 416
TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 41610304Textbook
TTh09:30AM-11:35AMLABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 416
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 41611614Textbook
MW07:30PM-09:35PMLABF.FarahnakARC MAIN Science 416
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 49012677Textbook
TTh11:50AM-01:55PMLABA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 416

BIOL 442    General Microbiology and Public Health    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 306, CHEM 309, or CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better; OR CHEM 305 with a grade of "C" or better and one of the following: BIOL 300, BIOL 303, or BIOL 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a survey of bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and helminths that are associated with human infectious diseases and public health. It examines their cellular and molecular structure, physiology, metabolism, and genetics. Laboratory work introduces methods for cultivating and characterizing microorganisms.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW08:00AM-09:20AMLECL.SmithARC MAIN Science 41611384Textbook
MW09:30AM-12:35PMLABL.SmithARC MAIN Science 416

BIOL 490    Science Skills and Applications    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Current enrollment in a science, nutrition or nursing course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: This course offers individualized instructional modules designed to acquire or improve reading skills in the various science classes and in the nursing program. A partial list of skills may include the following: textbook comprehension, principles of learning and retention, note taking, annotating, discipline-based vocabulary, paraphrasing, reading graphics, test taking, and problem solving. This course is offered in a flexible TBA format of 27 laboratory hours in order to accommodate the student's schedule. Registration is open through the tenth week of the semester. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABM.MartinezARC MAIN Science 49110511Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABJ.HanstadARC MAIN Science 49110512Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABK.GerhartARC MAIN Science 49110513Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Science 49110514Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABD.WonARC MAIN Science 49110515Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Science 49110516Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Science 49110517Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Science 49111071Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent

TBATBALABJ.MooreARC MAIN Science 49112620Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent


BIOL 491    Science Skills and Applications II    .5 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 490
Corequisite: Current enrollment in a science, nutrition, or nursing course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: This course offers individualized instructional modules designed to acquire or improve study strategies for science, nursing, or nutrition courses. Strategies include goal setting, the intensive study cycle, graphic organizers, constructing and interpreting graphs, mastering science vocabulary, self monitoring while reading, coding method of reading, and advanced problem solving. This course is offered in a flexible TBA format of 27 laboratory hours to accommodate the student's schedule. Registration is open through the ninth week of the semester. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABL.ZarzanaARC MAIN Science 49112342Textbook
4.5 TBA hours per week for 6 weeks or equivalent


BIOL 495    Independent Studies in Biology    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABM.Martinez TBA TBA12206Textbook

Biotechnology (BIOT)


BIOT 301    Biotechnology and Human Health    3 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 303, BIOL 310, BIOL 400, BIOL 440, BIOL 442, or BIOT 307 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces biotechnology as it pertains to human health and disease. Topics include an introduction to molecular biology and genetics, recombinant DNA technology, biopharmaceutical products, forensics and genetic testing, stem cells and regenerative medicine, genomics and bioinformatics, and ethical issues arising from biotechnology disease diagnosis and treatment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECS.HedayatiARC MAIN Science 49011381Textbook

BIOT 305    Introduction to Bioinformatics    1 Unit

Prerequisite: BIOL 303, BIOL 310, BIOL 400, BIOL 440, BIOL 442, BIOT 301, or BIOT 307 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 14 hours LEC ; 14 hours LAB
Description: This course examines the basic concepts and techniques in bioinformatics, the computer analysis of nucleic acids and proteins. Topics include biotechnology databases, database searching, structure and function analysis of biological molecules, sequence alignment and analysis, and biological applications of bioinformatics.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECTBAARC MAIN Online 12565Textbook
TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Online
Orientation: Wednesday, October 18 01:00PM-01:50PM Rm 490


BIOT 307    Biotechnology and Society    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the scientific and social impact of biotechnology by introducing basic technical concepts to examine recent advances. Topics include biotechnology applications in medicine, agriculture, industry, and the environment, and their ethical implications and public perception.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECTBAARC MAIN Online 12770Textbook
Orientation: Monday August 22 04:45PM-05:35PM Room 412


BIOT 311    Biotechnology Laboratory Methods - Molecular Techniques    2 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 300, BIOL 303, BIOL 310, BIOL 400, BIOL 440, BIOL 442, or BIOT 307 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic concepts and techniques to work effectively in a bioscience laboratory. Topics include laboratory solution preparation, recombinant DNA methods and nucleic acid analysis techniques, protein separation and analytical techniques, good laboratory practice, and product quality issues.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

MW08:30AM-09:35AMLECA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 49011382Textbook
MW09:45AM-12:50PMLABA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 490

BIOT 312    Biotechnology Laboratory Methods - Microbial and Cell Culture Techniques    2 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 300, BIOL 303, BIOL 310, BIOL 400, BIOL 440, BIOL 442, or BIOT 307 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic concepts and techniques to work effectively in a bioscience laboratory. Topics include media preparation, microbial and plant cell culture techniques, biosafety guidelines, and DNA and enzyme diagnostic techniques.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

MW08:30AM-09:35AMLECA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 49011627Textbook
MW09:45AM-12:50PMLABA.TelleenARC MAIN Science 490

BIOT 498    Work Experience in Biotechnology    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 biotechnology with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Biotechnology 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 biotechnology. 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 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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11297Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11297Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611298Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11298Textbook
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

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19201Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19201Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Sep 15-Dec 01

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11299Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11299Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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

Business (BUS)


BUS 100    English for the Professional    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGRD 56 or ENGWR 56; OR ENGRD 15 and ENGWR 50; OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares students for professional business communication. It presents principles of correct and effective English usage as applied in business. Included are skills and techniques of written communication, sentence structure, word usage, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, and business document formatting. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and effective writing techniques by analyzing written communication and composing and organizing paragraphs into effective business documents. Proofreading skills are stressed throughout the course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.NordellARC MAIN Lib 00210145Textbook
TBATBALECK.MontgomeryARC MAIN Online 12826Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, August 23.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


BUS 105    Business Mathematics    3 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 II(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course reviews basic mathematical skills and introduces equations and formulas in solving for unknowns. Calculations for banking, commercial discounts, retail and wholesale markup-markdown, payroll computations, simple and compound interest, bank discount, present value, taxes, insurance, depreciation, and financial statements are explored. This course is recommended for business majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECM.FishARC MAIN Lib 00210148Textbook
TBATBALECM.FishARC MAIN Online 10149Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 110    Business Economics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for two-year Accounting, Business, Computer Information, Marketing, and Real Estate majors. Both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory are covered with the emphasis towards applications. This course does not meet ECON 302 or 304 requirements for transfer students.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECH.HernandezARC MAIN DaviesHall 10310147Textbook
TBATBALECH.HernandezARC MAIN Online 10146Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 18    12:00PM-2:00PM Room CMC 406
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 210    The Business Plan    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course offers an organized, step-by-step approach to preparing a business plan. All sections of the business plan are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

TBATBALECS.WheelerARC MAIN Online 10150Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 212    Marketing for Small Businesses    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers how small businesses market products and services to consumers through the creation of a marketing plan. Topics include identifying target markets and utilizing the marketing mix to most effectively reach customers.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 01

TBATBALECS.WheelerARC MAIN Online 10151Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 214    Financing a Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the sources and methods of raising capital for small businesses. It explores how much money is needed and where it can be obtained, start-up costs, and projecting monthly and yearly costs. Financial ratios and key financial statements are also covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

TBATBALECS.WheelerARC MAIN Online 12382Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 216    Essential Records for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105 and 350 with a grade of "C" or better.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course emphasizes the various types of records that small businesses must keep. The focus is on financial, employment, and tax records. Simple, easy-to-use record-keeping systems are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

TBATBALECS.WheelerARC MAIN Online 11831Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 218    Management Skills for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105 and 350 with a grade of "C" or better.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: A small business owner must understand and motivate others to help the business reach its objectives. This course covers planning and organizing work flow, delegating responsibilities, leadership styles, decision making, stress management, and working with employee organizations, all of which help the business reach its objectives.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

TBATBALECS.WheelerARC MAIN Online 12383Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 224    Customer Service    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces a study of the principles involved in building and delivering effective customer service. It focuses on providing value-added service through improved attitude, improved listening, conflict management, problem solving, and successful customer service interactions.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

Sa09:00AM-01:05PMLECD.CarlsonARC MAIN Lib 00212142Textbook

BUS 228    Selling Techniques for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: The class focuses on those skills needed to successfully engage in the sales process of products/services. Special emphasis is given to small business owners and their needs.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

Sa09:00AM-12:15PMLECD.CarlsonARC MAIN Lib 00212141Textbook

BUS 295    Independent Studies in Business    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABH.Bennett TBA TBA20449Textbook

BUS 300    Introduction to Business    3 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 V(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization's policy and practices within the U.S. and a global society. It covers specific areas such as management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and computer information systems. It is a core requirement for business majors. This course provides an overview that is helpful for selecting a specific career and/or major in the field of business. (C-ID BUS 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECR.CondosARC MAIN Online 10940Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECR.CondosARC MAIN Online 11060Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECR.CondosARC MAIN Online 12355Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECR.CondosARC MAIN Online 10143Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECR.CondosARC MAIN Online 10921Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECR.CondosARC MAIN Lib 00110140Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECH.BennettARC MAIN Raef 16010141Textbook
T06:00PM-09:05PMLECM.ParmeleeARC MAIN Portable 613B19059Textbook
T06:00PM-09:05PMLECM.HillOff Campus Natomas/Ik A11610960Textbook
TBATBALECK.HeisingerARC MAIN Online 10142Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 310    Business Communications    3 Units

Prerequisite: BUS 100 or ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the basic concepts for understanding communication in a changing business environment and focuses on practicing the strategies and principles of effective communication in business situations. Tools to communicate effectively in a fast-paced technological, global marketplace are emphasized. The course provides opportunities to create, edit, evaluate, and critique business documents and reports. A formal research paper using research and analytical skills, and drawing conclusions and making recommendations is required. An oral business presentation is prepared and delivered. (Competency: Writing)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECH.BennettARC MAIN Online 10135Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECM.FishARC MAIN Online 10950Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 18    1:30PM-2:50PM    Rm TBA
Lecture: Saturday, October 13    1:30PM-2:50PM    Rm TBA
Presentations: Saturday, December 8    1:30PM-2:50PM    Rm TBA
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

T12:00PM-01:20PMLECH.BennettARC MAIN Raef 16011392Textbook
TBATBALECH.BennettARC MAIN Online 11392Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 312    Workplace Behavior and Ethics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1 and CISC 300 with a grade of "C" or better; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces basic procedures that promote effective workplace practices. Specific topics include communicating effectively, working on teams, problem-solving, preparing and processing information, understanding business ethics, researching ethical business standards, and implementing ethical principles. Activities and techniques help to develop competencies needed in the workplace to communicate with coworkers and customers effectively.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECH.BennettARC MAIN Online 19736TextbookFree Digital Book
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 317    Managing Workplace Conflict    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on identifying and understanding the underlying causes of workplace conflict and strategies for managing conflict effectively. It explores the impact of conflict on workplace communication, decision making, and leadership. It includes practical and strategic skills to prevent escalation of conflict and defuse disruptive behaviors.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECS.HurnerARC MAIN Online 20821Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 320    Concepts in Personal Finance    3 Units

Same As: ECON 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers how to analyze financial affairs for lifelong decision making. It examines the basics of financial planning, analysis, and decision making in areas of budgeting, taxes, credit, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement with an emphasis on principles to develop economic decision-making skills. This course is not open to students who have completed ECON 320.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECM.CondosARC MAIN Online 13175Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

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Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.CondosARC MAIN Online 13525Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.CondosARC MAIN CMC 40819060Textbook
TBATBALECM.CondosARC MAIN Online 19060Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.CondosARC MAIN Lib 00210136Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.CondosARC MAIN Lib 00211398Textbook
TBATBALECR.GonzalezARC MAIN Online 11559Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

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Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 330    Managing Diversity in the Workplace    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course examines the leadership skills and abilities needed to manage a multicultural workplace. It focuses on the workplace impact of various historical, social, and cultural experience/perspectives related to gender, age, ethnicity, and disability. Workplace issues related to the diversity of the American consumer and global consumer impact on the United States are analyzed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

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Orientation:    Saturday, August 18    10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm Library 001
Final exam: Saturday, December 8 10:00AM-12:00PM Rm Library 001
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
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECM.FishARC MAIN Online 10137Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 340    Business Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the law in its relationship to the environment of business. Topics covered include the American legal system as an instrument of economic, social, and political control, sources and processes of law, contracts and sales, agency, business organizations, ethics, and the regulatory process. (C-ID BUS 125)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECC.SpeckARC MAIN Online 12974Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECG.BastianARC MAIN CMC 40611560Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECR.GonzalezARC MAIN DaviesHall 10311605Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECD.O'DonnellARC MAIN Raef 16110139Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECD.O'DonnellOff Campus Natomas/Ik G22012286Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECP.NarvandOff Campus Natomas/Ik G22012742Textbook
TBATBALECR.GonzalezARC MAIN Online 10778Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECR.GonzalezARC MAIN Online 11093Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

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Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

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Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 350    Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the various elements involved in starting and operating a small business. It covers developing a business plan, finding financial resources, developing personal and business goals, managing employees, meeting legal requirements, understanding marketing concepts, and other topics of interest to the entrepreneur.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECT.KovarARC MAIN CMC 40810144Textbook
TBATBALECT.KovarARC MAIN Online 11393Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUS 495    Independent Studies in Business    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

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BUS 498    Work Experience in Business    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 business with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Business 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 business. 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 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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11244Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11244Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611245Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11245Textbook
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TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19202Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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, Sep 15-Dec 01

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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

Business Technology (BUSTEC)


BUSTEC 100.1    Keyboarding Skills: Beginning    1 Unit

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 300.1 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300 or BUS 310; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course helps students improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy. Individualized skill improvement plans are based on a computerized assessment of computer keyboarding speed and accuracy. This course is not open to students who have previously completed the first module of BUSTEC 100. This course is for students who know how to correctly touch type and want to improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy. Students who want to learn to correctly touch type should take BUSTEC 300.1. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECTBAARC MAIN Online 12295Textbook
TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, August 23. This 8-week course will have a mandatory, in-person skills evaluation at the completion of the course. This evaluation will occur on Tuesday, October 9 between 2:30pm-4:00pm in room TBA.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, October 18. This 8-week course will have a mandatory, in-person skills evaluation at the completion of the course. This evaluation will occur on Thursday, December 6 between 2:30pm-4:00pm in room TBA.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


BUSTEC 100.2    Keyboarding Skills: Intermediate    1 Unit

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 100.1
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300 or BUS 310; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course helps students improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy and builds upon the skills learned in BUSTEC 100.1. Individualized skill improvement plans are based on a computerized assessment of computer keyboarding speed and accuracy. This course is not open to students who have previously completed the second module of BUSTEC 100. This course is for students who know how to correctly touch type and want to improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

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TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, August 23. This 8-week course will have a mandatory, in-person skills evaluation at the completion of the course. This evaluation will occur on Tuesday, October 9 between 2:30pm-4:00pm in room TBA.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, October 18. This 8-week course will have a mandatory, in-person skills evaluation at the completion of the course. This evaluation will occur on Thursday, December 6 between 2:30pm-4:00pm in room TBA.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


BUSTEC 100.3    Keyboarding Skills: Advanced    1 Unit

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 100.2
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300 or BUS 310; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course helps students improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy and builds upon the skills learned in BUSTEC 100.2. Individualized skill improvement plans are based on a computerized assessment of computer keyboarding speed and accuracy. This course is not open to students who have previously completed the third module of BUSTEC 100. This course is for students who know how to correctly touch type and want to improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

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TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, August 23. This 8-week course will have a mandatory, in-person skills evaluation at the completion of the course. This evaluation will occur on Tuesday, October 9 between 2:30pm-4:00pm in room TBA.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, October 18. This 8-week course will have a mandatory, in-person skills evaluation at the completion of the course. This evaluation will occur on Thursday, December 6 between 2:30pm-4:00pm in room TBA.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


BUSTEC 101    Computer Keyboarding: 10-Key    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the numeric keypad and alphanumeric data entry. Course content focuses on developing proper 10-key technique, speed, and accuracy. Simulated employment tests based on industry standards are included. Ten-key certification testing is completed at the end of the course.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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Mandatory Online Orientation    
Final Exam: Friday, December 7 8:00AM-9:30AM Room TBA

For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUSTEC 110    Business Procedures for Professional Success    3 Units

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 300.3 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BUSTEC 310
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides preparation for the business professional in electronic workplaces. Topics include business communication, records management, and preparation of business documents. Critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, supervision skills, administrative procedures, and information processing technologies are used to complete assignments and activities as a business professional. These skills provide the background for advancement to supervisory and management positions. Primary emphasis is on processing documents using skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, database, and email. Career planning and development are addressed.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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Orientation:    Friday, October 12 10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm TBA
Final Exam:    Friday, December 7 8:00AM-12:00PM Rm TBA
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
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUSTEC 126    Outlook: Basics    1 Unit

Same As: CISA 126
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces Microsoft Outlook, the industry-leading personal information management software. Topics include understanding and navigating the Outlook environment, creating and sending email, using email special features, managing Outlook contacts, using an electronic calendar, and creating tasks and to-do items. BUSTEC 126/CISA 126 and BUSTEC 127/CISA 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for the Microsoft Outlook application and the communications portion of the International Computer Driver's License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication. This course is not open to students who have completed CISA 126.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 01

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 41011275Textbook

BUSTEC 127    Outlook: Tools    1 Unit

Same As: CISA 127
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 126 or CISA 126 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course presents the advanced personal information management tools in Outlook. Topics include working with multiple email accounts, using rules and folders, incorporating advanced calendar and contact features, collaborating using sharing and delegate features, and customizing the Outlook user interface. In addition, the course covers the integration of Outlook with other applications in the Microsoft Office suite. Additionally, BUSTEC 126/CISA 126 and BUSTEC 127/CISA 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for the Microsoft Outlook application and the communications portion of the International Computer Driver's License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication. This course is not open to students who have completed CISA 127.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 41011277Textbook

BUSTEC 300.1    Keyboarding/Applications: Beginning    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300 or BUS 310; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces touch typing of alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys. It covers keyboarding techniques, speed-and-accuracy development, and essential computer-keyboarding information. This course is specifically designed for the beginning typist as well as those who have been typing for a long time using improper technique. This course is not open to students who have previously completed the first module of BUSTEC 300.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

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TTh01:40PM-02:45PMLABR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 408
NOTE:Students must attend online lecture and expect a minimum of two hours additional homework/lab time for skills development on a weekly basis.

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TBATBALABS.MerchantARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, August 23. This 8-week course will have two mandatory, in-person skills evaluations during this 8-week course. The evaluations will occur on Thursday, September 20 and Tuesday, October 9 between 2:30pm-4:00pm in room TBA.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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TTh01:40PM-02:30PMLABR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 408
NOTE:Students must attend online lecture and expect a minimum of two hours additional homework/lab time for skills development on a weekly basis.

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TBATBALABS.MerchantARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, October 18. This 8-week course will have two mandatory, in-person skills evaluations during this 8-week course. The evaluations will occur on Thursday, November 15 and Thursday, December 6 between 2:30pm-4:00pm in room TBA.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


BUSTEC 300.2    Keyboarding/Applications: Document Formatting    1 Unit

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 300.1 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300 or BUS 310; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course provides beginning to intermediate document formatting and skill development for academic, employment, personal, and businesses purposes. This course builds upon skills learned in BUSTEC 300.1 to provide students with additional computer keyboarding skills in the creation and modification of word processing documents. It covers use of an office-level word processing program to create and format business correspondence, academic reports, business reports, and tables. English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proofreading are reinforced throughout. Timed writing tests are used to increase keyboarding speed and accuracy. This course is not open to students who have previously completed the second module of BUSTEC 300.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECR.LeveilleARC MAIN Online 12457Textbook
TTh01:40PM-02:45PMLABR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 408
NOTE:Students must attend online lecture and expect a minimum of two hours additional homework/lab time for skills development on a weekly basis.

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TBATBALABS.MerchantARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, August 23.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
NOTE: Microsoft Word 2016 or 365 is required for this course.
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECR.LeveilleARC MAIN Online 12313Textbook
TTh01:40PM-02:30PMLABR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 408
NOTE:Students must attend online lecture and expect a minimum of two hours additional homework/lab time for skills development on a weekly basis.

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TBATBALABS.MerchantARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, October 18.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
NOTE: Microsoft Word 2016 or 365 is required for this course.
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


BUSTEC 300.3    Keyboarding/Applications: Advanced Document Formatting    1 Unit

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 300.2 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300 or BUS 310; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course provides advanced skill development of documents for business, academic, employment, or personal use. This course builds on skills learned in BUSTEC 300.2. This course includes enhancing proofreading proficiency, reinforcing communication skills, increasing speed and accuracy, and using features of a current office-level word processing program to create a variety of business documents with advanced formatting. This course is not open to students who have previously completed the third module of BUSTEC 300.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

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TTh01:40PM-02:45PMLABR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 408
NOTE:Students must attend online lecture and expect a minimum of two hours additional homework/lab time for skills development on a weekly basis.

TBATBALECS.MerchantARC MAIN Online 12463Textbook
TBATBALABS.MerchantARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, August 23.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
NOTE: Microsoft Word 2016 or 365 is required for this course.
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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TTh01:40PM-02:30PMLABR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 408
NOTE:Students must attend online lecture and expect a minimum of two hours additional homework/lab time for skills development on a weekly basis.

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TBATBALABS.MerchantARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, October 18.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
NOTE: Microsoft Word 2016 or 365 is required for this course.
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


BUSTEC 305    Business Technology Essentials    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the integration of technology and administrative skills in a business environment. Topics include hardware and software; electronic, voice, and fax communications; electronic calendars; internet resources; digital copiers and scanners; and the virtual office. This is an introductory course recommended for all business students.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

TBATBALECR.LeveilleARC MAIN Online 12706Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


BUSTEC 310    Introduction to Word/Information Processing    3 Units

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 300.1 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course reviews basic word/information processing and introduces intermediate and advanced formatting for correspondence, tables, reports, newsletters, presentations, and other business-related documents. It emphasizes formatting and document production techniques to produce professional business documents used in today's workplace. Intermediate and advanced word processing topics include tables, columns, themes and styles, merge, graphics, macros, collaboration, and templates.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
WORD 2013

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TBATBALABR.NordellARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by midnight on Thursday, August 23.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
NOTE: Microsoft Word 2016 or 365 is required for this course.
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

Chemistry (CHEM)


CHEM 83    Strategies for Problem Solving in General, Organic and Biological Chemistry    .75 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: CHEM 309
Hours: 40.5 hours LAB
Description: This course develops analytical reasoning strategies, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving abilities for both quantitative and qualitative problems in chemistry. It is designed to support students enrolled in CHEM 309 at American River College. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F11:30AM-02:05PMLABD.RoyARC MAIN Arts & Sci 11219103Textbook
Special Note:
CHEM 83 is recommended and designed to support learning outcomes for CHEM 309 students only.


CHEM 84    Strategies for Problem Solving in General Chemistry I    .75 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: CHEM 400
Hours: 40.5 hours LAB
Description: This course develops analytical reasoning strategies, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving abilities for both quantitative and qualitative problems in chemistry. It is designed to support students enrolled in CHEM 400 at American River College, with content that will be specific to CHEM 400. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F12:00PM-02:35PMLABM.PayneARC MAIN Science 40120633Textbook
Special Note:
CHEM 84 is recommended and designed to support learning outcomes for CHEM 400 students only.


CHEM 86    Strategies for Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry I    .75 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: CHEM 420
Hours: 40.5 hours LAB
Description: This course develops analytical reasoning strategies, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving abilities for both quantitative and qualitative problems in chemistry. It is designed to support students enrolled in CHEM 420 at American River College. Pass/No Pass Only.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F12:00PM-02:35PMLABE.NiedzinskiARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10419431Textbook
Special Note:
CHEM 86 is recommended and designed to support learning outcomes for CHEM 420 students only.


CHEM 87    Strategies for Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry II    .75 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: CHEM 421
Hours: 40.5 hours LAB
Description: This course develops analytical reasoning strategies, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving abilities for both quantitative and qualitative problems in chemistry. It is designed to support students enrolled in CHEM 421 at American River College.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F12:00PM-02:35PMLABE.NiedzinskiARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10419432Textbook
Special Note:
CHEM 87 is recommended and designed to support learning outcomes for CHEM 421 students only.


CHEM 305    Introduction to Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 100, 104, or 132 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ELSW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers general principles of chemistry, such as unit analysis, atomic structure, nomenclature, mole concept, stoichiometry, and gases. It also introduces organic chemistry and biochemistry. This course is primarily designed for allied health majors. (C-ID CHEM 101; Part of C-ID PHYS 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-02:05PMLECD.StewartARC MAIN Science 401
M07:30AM-10:50AMLABD.StewartARC MAIN Science 40713070Textbook
W07:30AM-10:35AMLABD.StewartARC MAIN Science 40713071Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

TTh10:45AM-12:50PMLECD.StewartARC MAIN Science 420
T07:30AM-10:35AMLABD.StewartARC MAIN Science 40712683Textbook
Th07:30AM-10:35AMLABD.StewartARC MAIN Science 40712771Textbook
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TTh10:30AM-12:35PMLECB.BekkerARC MAIN Science 422
T12:45PM-03:50PMLABB.BekkerARC MAIN Science 40710365Textbook
Th12:45PM-03:50PMLABB.BekkerARC MAIN Science 40710478Textbook
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MW11:30AM-01:35PMLECC.CorwinARC MAIN Science 422
M02:30PM-05:50PMLABTBAARC MAIN Science 40710916Textbook
W02:30PM-05:35PMLABTBAARC MAIN Science 40710917Textbook
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MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECB.BekkerARC MAIN Science 422
M11:00AM-02:20PMLABB.BekkerARC MAIN Science 40710367Textbook
W11:00AM-02:05PMLABB.BekkerARC MAIN Science 40710479Textbook
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TTh01:45PM-03:50PMLECD.GottkeARC MAIN Science 401
T04:00PM-07:05PMLABD.GottkeARC MAIN Science 40710919Textbook
Th04:00PM-07:05PMLABD.GottkeARC MAIN Science 40710920Textbook
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MW04:45PM-06:50PMLECM.CampbellARC MAIN Arts & Sci 112
M07:00PM-10:20PMLABM.CampbellARC MAIN Science 40710369Textbook
W07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.CampbellARC MAIN Science 40710714Textbook
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TTh06:30PM-08:35PMLECR.GriderARC MAIN Science 401
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLABR.GriderARC MAIN Science 40810371Textbook
TTh08:45PM-10:05PMLABR.GriderARC MAIN Science 40710372Textbook
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CHEM 306    Introduction to Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of CHEM 305. It covers the organic functional groups and reactions involved in the chemistry of life (biochemistry), as applied to the health sciences. (C-ID CHEM 102)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW11:15AM-01:20PMLECE.NiedzinskiARC MAIN Arts & Sci 11210373Textbook
W08:00AM-11:05AMLABE.NiedzinskiARC MAIN Science 405



TTh11:15AM-01:20PMLECE.NiedzinskiARC MAIN Arts & Sci 112
T08:00AM-11:05AMLABE.NiedzinskiARC MAIN Science 40510792Textbook
Th08:00AM-11:05AMLABE.NiedzinskiARC MAIN Science 40510793Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.


NOTE: Goggles that conform to specific requirements (labeled Z87+, Z87.1+, or Z94.3+) are required by the first laboratory class and must be worn at all times during laboratory activities. Goggles will not be provided by the Chemistry Department.

CHEM 309    Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 100, 104, 129, or 132 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: One year of high school chemistry with a grade of "C" or better; AND MATH 120 or MATH 133; AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an intensive survey of general, organic, and biological chemistry specifically designed for students majoring in nursing and other health-related fields. Topics include general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological chemistry as they apply to the chemistry of the human body. This course satisfies the requirements of those health-career programs which require one semester of chemistry. Students enrolled in this course are strongly encouraged to co-enroll in CHEM 83.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW08:45AM-10:50AMLECD.RoyARC MAIN Arts & Sci 112
MW11:15AM-12:35PMLABD.RoyARC MAIN Science 40511066Textbook
MW12:45PM-02:05PMLABD.RoyARC MAIN Science 40511287Textbook
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TTh04:00PM-06:05PMLECT.EiflerARC MAIN Science 401
T06:15PM-09:20PMLABT.EiflerARC MAIN Science 40511492Textbook
Th06:15PM-09:20PMLABT.EiflerARC MAIN Science 40511493Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.


CHEM 310    Chemical Calculations    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 100, 104, 129, or 132 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: MATH 120, 124, or 133
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces calculations, terminology, chemical techniques, and laboratory techniques. It provides intensive problem solving skills necessary for CHEM 400.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:30AM-10:50AMLECV.WheatonARC MAIN Science 401
T11:15AM-02:20PMLABV.WheatonARC MAIN Science 40310377Textbook
Th11:15AM-02:20PMLABV.WheatonARC MAIN Science 40310378Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

MW10:00AM-11:20AMLECV.WheatonARC MAIN Science 401
M11:30AM-02:50PMLABV.WheatonARC MAIN Science 40210380Textbook
W11:35AM-02:40PMLABV.WheatonARC MAIN Science 40211656Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECK.PesisARC MAIN Arts & Sci 104
T07:00PM-10:05PMLABK.PesisARC MAIN Science 40310382Textbook
Th07:00PM-10:05PMLABK.PesisARC MAIN Science 40312258Textbook
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MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECTBAARC MAIN Science 420
M07:00PM-10:20PMLABTBAARC MAIN Science 40212555Textbook
W07:00PM-10:05PMLABTBAARC MAIN Science 40212556Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECK.PesisARC MAIN Arts & Sci 11212253Textbook
W03:30PM-06:35PMLABK.PesisARC MAIN Science 402

NOTE: Goggles that conform to specific requirements (labeled Z87+, Z87.1+, or Z94.3+) are required by the first laboratory class and must be worn at all times during laboratory activities. Goggles will not be provided by the Chemistry Department.


CHEM 400    General Chemistry I    5 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 120, 125, 129, or 133 with a grade of "C" or better AND one of the following: 1) CHEM 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or, 2) Previous chemistry course with a grade of "C" or better AND a passing score on the Chemistry Assessment Test from the Assessment Center at American River College.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic principles of chemistry with an emphasis on chemical calculations, chemical reactions including balancing of complicated reduction-oxidation (REDOX) reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, atomic structure and bonding theories, ionic equations, solutions, intermolecular forces and phases of matter, and acid/base chemistry including titrations and pH. Laboratory work is devoted to investigations of the theoretical work discussed in lecture. (C-ID CHEM 110; Part of C-ID CHEM 120S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECO.InozemtevaARC MAIN Science 420
TTh02:30PM-05:35PMLABTBAARC MAIN Science 40210476Textbook
TTh09:30AM-12:35PMLABO.InozemtevaARC MAIN Science 40211613Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

MW08:00AM-09:20AMLECB.WeissbartARC MAIN Science 420
MW09:45AM-12:50PMLABB.WeissbartARC MAIN Science 40310348Textbook
MW01:15PM-04:20PMLABB.WeissbartARC MAIN Science 40310464Textbook
TTh08:00AM-11:05AMLABB.WeissbartARC MAIN Science 40310475Textbook
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TTh08:00AM-09:20AMLECM.MaddoxARC MAIN Science 420
TTh12:45PM-03:50PMLABM.MaddoxARC MAIN Science 40810477Textbook
TTh09:30AM-12:35PMLABM.MaddoxARC MAIN Science 40810353Textbook
MW09:15AM-12:20PMLABM.MaddoxARC MAIN Science 40810349Textbook
Enroll in one of the 3 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.PayneARC MAIN Science 420
TTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABM.PayneARC MAIN Science 40810359Textbook
MW02:30PM-05:35PMLABM.PayneARC MAIN Science 40811008Textbook
MW06:30PM-09:35PMLABM.PayneARC MAIN Science 40811009Textbook
Enroll in one of the 3 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.


NOTE: Goggles that conform to specific requirements (labeled Z87+, Z87.1+, or Z94.3+) are required by the first laboratory class and must be worn at all times during laboratory activities. Goggles will not be provided by the Chemistry Department.
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLECS.GhasemiyehARC MAIN Science 40112835Textbook
MW05:30PM-08:35PMLABS.GhasemiyehARC MAIN Science 403

CHEM 401    General Chemistry II    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of the principles of chemistry with emphasis on equilibria, bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry. A brief introduction to organic chemistry is included. Laboratory work is devoted to qualitative analysis and experiments dealing with the theoretical work discussed in lecture. (Part of C-ID CHEM 120S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW08:30AM-09:50AMLECL.ZarzanaARC MAIN Science 401
MW01:45PM-04:50PMLABL.ZarzanaARC MAIN Science 40010361Textbook
MW10:20AM-01:25PMLABL.ZarzanaARC MAIN Science 40010465Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.MeadorARC MAIN Science 401
TTh08:30AM-11:35AMLABD.MeadorARC MAIN Science 40010363Textbook
TTh01:30PM-04:35PMLABD.MeadorARC MAIN Science 40011011Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECD.MeadorARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10411010Textbook
MW07:00PM-10:05PMLABD.MeadorARC MAIN Science 400

NOTE: Goggles that conform to specific requirements (labeled Z87+, Z87.1+, or Z94.3+) are required by the first laboratory class and must be worn at all times during laboratory activities. Goggles will not be provided by the Chemistry Department.


CHEM 420    Organic Chemistry I    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 401 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to prepare students who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering, for transfer to a four-year institution, or to prepare students for entrance into professional schools in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, or dentistry. Emphasis is on the application of modern principles regarding structure, reactivity, methods of synthesis and physical properties of carbon compounds. (C-ID CHEM 150; Part of C-ID CHEM 160S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECK.CasaleARC MAIN Science 420
MW08:30AM-11:35AMLABK.CasaleARC MAIN Science 40610384Textbook
MW11:45AM-02:50PMLABK.CasaleARC MAIN Science 40610480Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECT.HongARC MAIN Science 420
TTh08:15AM-11:20AMLABK.CasaleARC MAIN Science 40612259Textbook
TTh11:45AM-02:50PMLABT.HongARC MAIN Science 40612260Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.

MW05:40PM-07:00PMLECT.HongARC MAIN Science 401
MW07:10PM-10:15PMLABD.MeadowsARC MAIN Science 40610467Textbook
MW02:25PM-05:30PMLABT.HongARC MAIN Science 40510811Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.


NOTE: Goggles that conform to specific requirements (labeled Z87+, Z87.1+, or Z94.3+) are required by the first laboratory class and must be worn at all times during laboratory activities. Goggles will not be provided by the Chemistry Department.

CHEM 421    Organic Chemistry II    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers general physical and chemical properties of aromatic compounds, ethers, carbonyl compounds, amines, carbonyl derivatives, and biological compounds of interest. It also includes mass spectrometry, ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS) spectroscopy, and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Special attention is given to development of reaction mechanisms, methods of organic synthesis, and instrumental analysis as they apply to organic chemistry. (Part of C-ID CHEM 160S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh05:40PM-07:00PMLECD.MeadowsARC MAIN Arts & Sci 112
TTh02:25PM-05:30PMLABD.MeadowsARC MAIN Science 40510468Textbook
TTh07:10PM-10:15PMLABD.MeadowsARC MAIN Science 40611853Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion listed above.


NOTE: Goggles that conform to specific requirements (labeled Z87+, Z87.1+, or Z94.3+) are required by the first laboratory class and must be worn at all times during laboratory activities. Goggles will not be provided by the Chemistry Department.

CHEM 423    Organic Chemistry - Short Survey    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 401 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a survey of carbon containing compounds with emphasis on organic compounds of biological interest. Topics include the chemistry of organic functional groups, Infra Red spectroscopy, and mechanisms of reactions. This course is designed primarily for students majoring in the life sciences, nutrition/dietetics, and related fields. This course is not recommended for students majoring in chemistry, chemical engineering, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or chiropractics.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.RoyARC MAIN Arts & Sci 11220660Textbook
Th11:15AM-12:20PMLECD.RoyARC MAIN Science 40520660Textbook
T11:15AM-02:20PMLABD.RoyARC MAIN Science 405

CHEM 495    Independent Studies in Chemistry    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABL.Zarzana TBA TBA12691Textbook

Computer Info Science - Apps (CISA)


CISA 126    Outlook: Basics    1 Unit

Same As: BUSTEC 126
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces Microsoft Outlook, the industry-leading personal information management software. Topics include understanding and navigating the Outlook environment, creating and sending email, using email special features, managing Outlook contacts, using an electronic calendar, and creating tasks and to-do items. BUSTEC 126/CISA 126 and BUSTEC 127/CISA 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for the Microsoft Outlook application and the communications portion of the International Computer Driver's License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication. This course is not open to students who have completed BUSTEC 126.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 01

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 41011276Textbook

CISA 127    Outlook: Tools    1 Unit

Same As: BUSTEC 127
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 126 or CISA 126 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course presents the advanced personal information management tools in Outlook. Topics include working with multiple email accounts, using rules and folders, incorporating advanced calendar and contact features, collaborating using sharing and delegate features, and customizing the Outlook user interface. In addition, the course covers the integration of Outlook with other applications in the Microsoft Office suite. Additionally, BUSTEC 126/CISA 126 and BUSTEC 127/CISA 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for the Microsoft Outlook application and the communications portion of the International Computer Driver's License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication. This course is not open to students who have completed BUSTEC 127.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.LeveilleARC MAIN CMC 41011278Textbook

CISA 160    Project Management Techniques and Software    3 Units

Same As: MGMT 142
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; CISC 300
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course covers the responsibilities of a project manager. It includes the knowledge needed to manage a project, control costs, and schedule resources. It also introduces the use of project management software to track project resources, tasks, and milestones. This course is not open to students who have taken MGMT 142.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECP.NarvandARC MAIN Online 10697Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory.
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


CISA 305    Beginning Word Processing    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces word processing operations, such as creating, editing, file management techniques, and printing text. Emphasis is on formatting and document production techniques to produce professional business documents used in today's workplace. The course culminates with the study of intermediate level features such as merge, sort, graphics, macros, style, and templates.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
WORD 2016

TBATBALECR.NordellARC MAIN Online 10753Textbook
TBATBALABR.NordellARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

WORD 2016
TBATBALECR.NordellARC MAIN Online 10564Textbook
TBATBALABR.NordellARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
WORD 2016

MW02:00PM-02:50PMLECC.ChapekARC MAIN CMC 41112143Textbook
WORD 2016
TBATBALECC.ChapekARC MAIN Online 12143Textbook
MW03:00PM-03:50PMLABC.ChapekARC MAIN CMC 411
TBATBALABC.ChapekARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

WORD 2016
TTh07:00PM-08:25PMLECC.ChapekOff Campus Natomas N10211737Textbook
TTh08:35PM-10:05PMLABC.ChapekOff Campus Natomas N102
WORD 2016
TBATBALECR.NordellARC MAIN Online 10566Textbook
TBATBALABR.NordellARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

WORD 2016
TBATBALECR.NordellARC MAIN Online 10798Textbook
TBATBALABR.NordellARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISA 308    Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces word processing and presentation software. The basic features and skills of creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting tables and graphics, and enhancing word processed documents and presentations are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 01

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 11638Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 10951Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 10954Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 12978Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISA 315    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 100 or 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the basic concepts and applications of an electronic spreadsheet program, including organizing, creating, and modifying a spreadsheet. It presents the basics of entering data in a worksheet using columns and rows, labels, and values; completing worksheet calculations using formulas and functions; and producing professional looking charts. In addition, the course introduces formatting, sorting, querying, and multi-sheet management. It also introduces 3-D cell referencing, financial functions, "Goal Seek", "VLOOKUP", "What If", and decision-making.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
EXCEL 2016

MW08:30AM-09:05AMLECC.StokesARC MAIN CMC 41110568Textbook
EXCEL 2016
TBATBALECC.StokesARC MAIN Online 10568Textbook
MW09:05AM-09:55AMLABC.StokesARC MAIN CMC 411
TBATBALABC.StokesARC MAIN Online
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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EXCEL 2016
Sa09:30AM-10:40AMLECW.TheissARC MAIN CMC 40910706Textbook
EXCEL 2016
TBATBALECW.TheissARC MAIN Online 10706Textbook
Sa10:50AM-12:00PMLABW.TheissARC MAIN CMC 409
TBATBALABW.TheissARC MAIN Online
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
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

EXCEL 2016
TTh07:00PM-08:25PMLECK.MalekyOff Campus Natomas N10212162Textbook
TTh08:35PM-10:05PMLABK.MalekyOff Campus Natomas N102
EXCEL 2016
TBATBALECR.NordellARC MAIN Online 10680Textbook
TBATBALABR.NordellARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

EXCEL 2016
TBATBALECC.StokesARC MAIN Online 10800Textbook
TBATBALABC.StokesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
EXCEL 2016

TTh10:00AM-11:25AMLECC.StokesARC MAIN CMC 40910570Textbook
TTh11:35AM-01:00PMLABC.StokesARC MAIN CMC 409
EXCEL 2016
TBATBALECC.StokesARC MAIN Online 11200Textbook
TBATBALABC.StokesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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EXCEL 2016
TBATBALECL.DumaisARC MAIN Online 12975Textbook
TBATBALABL.DumaisARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

EXCEL 2016
TBATBALECC.StokesARC MAIN Online 11606Textbook
TBATBALABC.StokesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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CISA 316    Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets    2 Units

Prerequisite: CISA 315 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of electronic worksheets with emphasis on workbook design and integration, template design, use of complex formulas, and built-in financial, logical, and database functions. It also includes look-up tables, the use of worksheet analysis tools, macros, and data integration.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
EXCEL 2016

TBATBALECC.StokesARC MAIN Online 10633Textbook
TBATBALABC.StokesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISA 318    Exploring Spreadsheet Software    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: The course introduces spreadsheet software. Topics include navigating a spreadsheet, editing and formatting data, using formulas and functions, inserting and formatting charts and graphics, basic database features, and analyzing data.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 01

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 10955Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 11024Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 19066Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 11639Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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CISA 320    Introduction to Database Management    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1 and CISC 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the use of database management programs on the microcomputer. It includes designing a database; storing, searching, and updating files; and designing and producing printed reports.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
Access 2016

TBATBALECI.SabzevaryARC MAIN Online 10572Textbook
TBATBALABI.SabzevaryARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

Access 2016
TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 11132Textbook
TBATBALABD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
Access 2016

TBATBALECR.NordellARC MAIN Online 11640Textbook
TBATBALABR.NordellARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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Access 2016
TBATBALECI.SabzevaryARC MAIN Online 10815Textbook
TBATBALABI.SabzevaryARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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CISA 330    Desktop Publishing    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 100.1 and CISC 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an overview of desktop publishing (DTP) and a major desktop publishing application program. It includes page layout skills needed to produce newsletters, brochures, flyers, reports, and other marketing material. Additionally, it covers importing and placing graphics and text, using layers, master pages, frames, creating graphics using the pen tool, and working with color both digitally and in print.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
Adobe InDesign CS6/CC

TBATBALECR.HayesARC MAIN Online 10574Textbook
TBATBALABR.HayesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISA 340    Presentation Graphics    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an in-depth look at using presentation software in business environments. Topics include elements of good presentation design, slide show techniques, integrating and linking of various software applications and media, animation effects, and the production of presentations using a variety of software and hardware.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
PowerPoint 2016

TBATBALECC.StokesARC MAIN Online 10802Textbook
TBATBALABC.StokesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
PowerPoint 2016

TBATBALECC.StokesARC MAIN Online 10813Textbook
TBATBALABC.StokesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISA 345    Technical Marketing Applications    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 305
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an overview of online tactical marketing tools. It includes Search Engine Optimization (SEO), analytic tools, web building and blog applications, email marketing, and other technical marketing tools.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECR.HayesARC MAIN Online 12594Textbook
TBATBALABR.HayesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISA 346    Social Media Applications    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 305
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces using a variety of social media applications and content platforms for marketing both small and large businesses. It includes popular applications for online social networking services, microblogging, visual bookmark boards, video-sharing websites, photoshare sites, and online image editing. It also includes tracking social media, apps and integration, link building and monetization.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECR.HayesARC MAIN Online 12596Textbook
TBATBALABR.HayesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

Computer Info Science - Core (CISC)


CISC 100    Computer Fundamentals with Hands-on Lab    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course develops basic computer skills needed for college-level courses, workplace productivity, and personal enrichment. It provides individuals who are new to computing or who have very little computing experience with slower paced, general, non-technical information as well as in-class hands-on instruction reinforcement. This course introduces common computer terminology and concepts, file management, electronic mail, online course management, productivity application software, and the Internet.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T08:30AM-09:50AMLECG.CottonARC MAIN CMC 41111032Textbook
Th08:30AM-09:50AMLABG.CottonARC MAIN CMC 411

CISC 295    Independent Studies in Computer Information Science - Core    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABD.Antos TBA TBA20450Textbook

CISC 300    Computer Familiarization    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, and the ability to touch type.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course develops and improves the basic computer skills necessary for college-level courses, workplace productivity, and personal enrichment. It introduces common computer terminology and concepts, file management, electronic mail, online learning, productivity application software, and the Internet.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TTh03:00PM-04:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN CMC 41110529Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN CMC 41110689Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

MW04:00PM-05:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN CMC 41110533Textbook

CISC 305    Introduction to the Internet    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 and 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces how the Internet works and how to effectively use basic Internet services. Topics include browser basics, search engines and search techniques, e-mail, the World Wide Web, Internet security, Internet resources, the Cloud, social networking, and building basic web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECR.HayesARC MAIN Online 11388Textbook
TBATBALABR.HayesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECR.HayesARC MAIN Online 10975Textbook
TBATBALABR.HayesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISC 306    Introduction to Web Page Creation    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 305
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the production of web pages, including design, layout, construction, and presentation. A web authoring tool is used to format a web page and Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) is introduced.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
WordPress

TBATBALECR.SalisburyARC MAIN Online 12979Textbook
TBATBALABR.SalisburyARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISC 308    Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the fundamentals of microcomputer hardware, software, and computer networking, focusing on operating systems. The fundamentals of the Internet and Internet tools are also introduced.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 01

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 10952Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Five Week - Second, Oct 02-Nov 05

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 10953Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Five Week - Third, Nov 06-Dec 13

TBATBALECW.TheissARC MAIN Online 11027Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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CISC 310    Introduction to Computer Information Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines information technology and its role in solving business problems. Topics include information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, and computer systems hardware and software components. These concepts and related methods are applied through hands-on projects to develop computer-based solutions to business problems. (C-ID BUS 140; C-ID ITIS 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 40710534Textbook
Th05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41010534Textbook
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECR.HayesARC MAIN CMC 40711642Textbook
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.

TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 10817Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 18    12:00PM-02:00PM Rm Raef Hall 160
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.
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

TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 10535Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 18    12:00PM-02:00PM Rm Raef Hall 160
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.
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


CISC 320    Operating Systems    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the basic features of the Windows operating system for the PC. Topics include managing files, folders, and libraries, operating system services, program management, maintenance of disks and storage media, Windows desktop, browser basics, and the Windows help system. A brief introduction to security and the command prompt is also covered.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
Windows 10

TBATBALECD.AntosARC MAIN Online 13000Textbook
TBATBALABD.AntosARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

Windows 10
TBATBALECD.AntosARC MAIN Online 11055Textbook
TBATBALABD.AntosARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
Windows 10

MW09:00AM-10:05AMLECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN CMC 40910804Textbook
MW10:15AM-11:20AMLABD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN CMC 409

CISC 323    Linux Operating System    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 and ability to touch type.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the Linux operating system for microcomputers. Concepts include the kernel, file structures, daemons, graphical user interfaces (GUI), open source, file security and permissions. Procedures for installing software, basic system administration and utilities, the Bourne again shell (BASH), command line interface utilities, and introduction to scripting topics are also covered.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TTh12:00PM-01:05PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110755Textbook
TTh01:15PM-02:20PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411

CISC 324    Intermediate Linux Operating System    1 Unit

Prerequisite: CISC 323 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of CISC 323. Topics include boot loaders, Linux devices, and command line interface (CLI) system management utilities. It covers advanced Bourne Again Shell (BASH) shell scripting, including looping and decision making logic structures. Alternates to the BASH shell and regular expressions and text stream editors are introduced.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TTh12:00PM-12:50PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110757Textbook
TTh01:00PM-01:50PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411

CISC 350    Introduction to Data Communications    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 and ability to touch type.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces business data communication concepts, systems, technology, protocols, theory, and basic terminology. Specific topics include analog and digital data encoding and transmission; media; interfaces; packet, circuit, and broadcast networks; and data multiplexing.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 10536Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISC 351    Introduction to Local Area Networks    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 320 and 350
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces local area networks (LAN) and provides hands-on training in LAN applications and network administration. Topics include planning, installing, and maintaining a LAN, responsibilities of the system administrator, and basic network security principles.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 11177Textbook
TBATBALABD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISC 361    Microcomputer Support Essentials - Preparation for A+ Certification    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 310, 320, and 350
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 42 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course is the first of two courses covering support and repair for stand-alone personal computers. It includes training to troubleshoot hardware to a field replaceable component. Operating systems installation and simple networking are also covered. The course provides a firm grounding in the supporting software that runs the hardware and in distinguishing hardware from software problems. This course, along with CISC 363, prepares students for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ certification.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online
M05:30PM-08:40PMLABW.GreenARC MAIN CMC 41010614Textbook
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online 10614Textbook
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
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

T05:30PM-08:40PMLABW.GreenARC MAIN CMC 41013002Textbook
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online 13002Textbook
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
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


CISC 362    Microcomputer and Applications Support    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: CISC 361
Advisory: CISA 305, 315, and 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course is an in-depth investigation of the technical, business, soft, and self-management skills technicians need to provide effective customer service and support in an information technology (IT) environment. Customer service and problem solving skills needed for success in a small or large business environment are introduced. Students serve as assistants in computer support in one of the American River College (ARC) computer classrooms/labs.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

W05:30PM-06:45PMLECW.GreenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11611136Textbook
TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 11136Textbook
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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CISC 363    Microcomputer Support Technical - Preparation for A+ Certification    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISC 361 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 42 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course is the second of two courses providing a foundation in personal computer (PC) support. Hands-on skills include advanced component installation and configuration, troubleshooting component hardware, and configuring and troubleshooting major operating systems and networking hardware. This course along with CISC 361 prepares students for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Certification exam.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 11141Textbook
M05:30PM-08:40PMLABW.GreenARC MAIN CMC 410
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online
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
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Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


CISC 495    Independent Studies in Computer Information Science - Core    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, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABD.Antos TBA TBA20478Textbook

CISC 498    Work Experience in Computer Information Science - Core    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 computer information science with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Computer Information Science 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 computer information science. 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 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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11424Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11424Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611425Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11425Textbook
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TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19203Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19203Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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Schedule: Other Term, Sep 15-Dec 01

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11426Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11426Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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Computer Info Science-Network (CISN)


CISN 110    Networking Technologies - Preparation for N+ Certification    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This is an introductory course in networking software and hardware. Topics include modems, communication protocols, local and wide area networks, intra- and inter-networks, network architectures, topologies, and the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model. This course, along with CISN 111, provides preparation for the Computer Technology Industry Association N+ certification test.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 10797Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 12025Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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CISN 111    Intermediate Networking Technologies - Preparation for N+ Certification    2 Units

Prerequisite: CISN 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This is an intermediate course in networking software and hardware. Topics include network operating systems setup, analyzing network performance, diagnosing and repairing of network problems, and network security techniques. This course, along with CISN 110, provides preparation for the Computer Technology Industry Association N+ certification test.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 10796Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISN 119    TCP/IP Protocols    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 350
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the TCP/IP protocol suite for the Internet. Information to support and manage TCP/IP is provided. Additional topics include routing; tunneling; IP addressing and subnetting; IP version 4 and IP version 6; virtual private networks; network address translation; ports and sockets; and many other individual protocols.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECL.DumaisARC MAIN Online 10666Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISN 140    CISCO Networking Academy (CCNA)tm: Networking Fundamentals    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 310, 320, or 350
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It surveys data communication protocols, standards, hardware and software components and basic networking concepts. Topics include the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and TCP/IP models, IP addressing and subnetting, routing concepts, LAN media, Ethernet, and network configuration, troubleshooting and analysis. This is the first course in preparation for Cisco CCNA certification examination. ARC is a certified Cisco Networking Academy and all courses are taught by Cisco Certified Academy Instructors (CCAI).

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17

MW06:00PM-09:10PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110647Textbook
MW09:20PM-10:25PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411

CISN 141    CISCO Networking Academy (CCNA)tm: Routing Protocols and Concepts    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISN 140 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Topics include configuring, verifying, and troubleshooting Routing Information Protocol (RIP) version 1 and 2, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocols. Basic router configuration and troubleshooting, networking theory, and IP addressing are also covered. This is the second course in preparation for Cisco CCNA certification examination. ARC is a certified Cisco Networking Academy and all courses are taught by Cisco Certified Academy Instructors (CCAI).

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

MW06:00PM-09:10PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110645Textbook
MW09:20PM-10:25PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411

CISN 300    Network Systems Administration    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 320, 350, and 351
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the administration of a server in a client/server network. Topics include designing a basic network, installing and configuring a network operating system, and managing network security with user and group accounts. Additional topics are creating network shares, setting up and managing network printers, backing up servers, monitoring and setting access permissions on network resources, and establishing policies and procedures for network operations.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
Win Server 2012

W06:00PM-07:15PMLECL.DumaisARC MAIN CMC 41011022Textbook
Win Server 2012
TBATBALECL.DumaisARC MAIN Online 11022Textbook
W07:25PM-09:00PMLABL.DumaisARC MAIN CMC 410
TBATBALABL.DumaisARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. This class meets one night per week only for lab.
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
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CISN 302    Intermediate Network Systems Administration    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISN 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course covers advanced system administration in a client/server network. Topics include configuring the server environment, implementing system policies, implementing and managing fault-tolerant disk volumes, and managing applications. Additional topics covered are managing connectivity for different network and client operating systems, as well as managing and implementing remote servers. This course covers material required for one of the Microsoft MCSE Networking certification examinations.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
Win Server 2012

W06:00PM-07:15PMLECL.DumaisARC MAIN CMC 41011025Textbook
Win Server 2012
TBATBALECL.DumaisARC MAIN Online 11025Textbook
W07:25PM-09:00PMLABL.DumaisARC MAIN CMC 410
TBATBALABL.DumaisARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. This hybrid class meets one night per week only for lab.
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
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CISN 307    Windows Active Directory Services    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISN 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course covers how to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. It also focuses on implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group Policy tasks required to manage users and computers. Group Policies are used to configure and manage the user desktop environment, configure and manage software, and implement and manage security settings. Installation and configuration of Domain Naming System (DNS) and Windows Internet Naming System (WINS) are covered, as well as publishing, replication and the backup of the directory services data base.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14
Win Server 2012

TBATBALECL.DumaisARC MAIN Online 11028Textbook
T03:30PM-06:40PMLABL.DumaisARC MAIN CMC 410
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
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Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Computer Info Science -Program (CISP)


CISP 300    Algorithm Design/Problem Solving    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 310
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces methods for solving typical computer problems through algorithm design. Topics include assessing and analyzing computer problems in a top-down, divide-and-conquer approach that leads to a programming solution. It also covers programming plans and detailed design documents from which source code versions of programs are created.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F09:00AM-12:05PMLECD.AntosARC MAIN CMC 40611092Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECR.HermleARC MAIN CMC 41010636Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECK.ShaukatARC MAIN CMC 40612337Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECT.DolceARC MAIN CMC 40612192Textbook
TTh08:30PM-09:50PMLECTBAARC MAIN CMC 40710665Textbook

CISP 310    Assembly Language Programming for Microcomputers    4 Units

Prerequisite: CISP 360 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the organization and behavior of real computer systems at the assembly-language level. Topics include the mapping of statements and constructs in a high-level language onto sequences of machine instructions, as well as the internal representation of simple data types and structures. Numerical computation is examined, noting the various data representation errors and potential procedural errors. (C-ID COMP 142)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECT.AuyeungARC MAIN CMC 40712193Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABT.AuyeungARC MAIN CMC 408

CISP 350    Database Programming    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISA 320 and CISC 310
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in Structured Query Language (SQL) database programming. Topics include database normalization, subqueries, joins, import/export, privileges, and Procedural Language (PL)/SQL programming.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Oracle

MW01:30PM-02:20PMLECI.SabzevaryARC MAIN CMC 40810616Textbook
Oracle
TBATBALECI.SabzevaryARC MAIN Online 10616Textbook
MW02:20PM-02:35PMLABI.SabzevaryARC MAIN CMC 408
TBATBALABI.SabzevaryARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


CISP 360    Introduction to Structured Programming    4 Units

Prerequisite: CISP 300 or 370 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to structured programming and objects. Topics include program design, documentation, testing, and debugging, as well as data representation, data types, variables, constants, and operators. It also includes control structures, functions, interactive and file input/output, standard libraries, arrays, pointers, structures, classes, and objects. (C-ID COMP 112)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECD.AntosARC MAIN Online 12396Textbook
Sa09:00AM-11:30AMLABD.AntosARC MAIN CMC 408
TBATBALABD.AntosARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regard