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Focuses on exterior repair and restoration, customization, preparation for paint, stock, and/or custom finishing.
Designed to provide entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to restore and/or customize vehicles.
Students will participate in realistic training activities as part of their educational experience and/or will work on their own projects.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
To remain in the program all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and have the required tools by the start of the second quarter. They must also successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 091 by the end of the third quarter.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|ARCF 103||Fundamentals & Shop Equipment||3|
|ARCF 109||Welding & Metal Skills||4|
|ARCF 114||Basic Repairs & Assembly||8|
|ARCF 119||Custom Fabrication||6|
|ARCF 124||Refinishing Equipment||4|
|ARCF 129||Refinish Preparation||7|
|ARCF 134||Custom Refinishing||6|
|ARCF 141||Surface Imperfections/Show & Shine||4|
|ARCF 154||Automotive Restoration & Customization Finishing Lab||9|
|ARCF 167||Custom Paint Application||3|
|ARCF 168||Applied Metal Skills||3|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)||5|
Covers shop safety, fundamentals of tool use and proper use of shop equipment.
Covers welding, heating and cutting techniques using MIG and oxyacetylene equipment. Students will learn safe handling and correct metal-forming techniques of sheet metal.
Covers basic repair and assembly procedures for bolt-on body components.
Explores basic customizing techniques used on original factory parts, as well as fabrication of custom parts.
Explores refinishing equipment use and maintenance.
Explores corrosion protection and vehicle refinish preparation.
Covers topcoat, clear coat and custom refinishing.
Covers paint-application problem-solving and show detailing.
Finish projects and competencies in restoration and/or customizing. Nine credits in summer quarter; variable credit other three quarters.
Covers application of custom masking, topcoat shading and graphics.
Covers application of previously acquired metal skills as they relate to the student’s project work.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|