Auto Collision Repair

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ABR 100 : Introduction to Applied Technologies

The course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts, terminology, and procedures associated with applied analytical skills needed to succeed in higher level courses to include: basic mathematical applications, use of scientific calculators, measurements, and geometric and triangulation methods. This course is also taught as AUM 100, DEM 100, WDT 100.

hours

3

ABR 111 : Non-Structural Repair

Students are introduced to basic principles of non-structural panel repairs. Topics include shop safety, Identification and use of hand/power tools, panel preparation, sheet metal repairs, and materials.

hours

3

ABR 114 : Non-Structural Panel Replacement

Students are introduced to the principles of non-structural panel replacement. Topics include replacement and alignment of bolt-on panels, full and partial panel replacement procedures, and attachment methods.

hours

3

ABR 122 : Surface Preparation

This course introduces students to methods of surface preparation for vehicular refinishing. Topics include sanding techniques, metal treatment, selection of undercoats, and proper masking procedures.

hours

3

ABR 123 : Paint Application and Equipment

This course introduces students to methods of paint application and equipment used for vehicular refinishing. Topics include spray gun and related equipment use, paint mixing, matching, and applying the final topcoat.

hours

3

ABR 151 : Safety and Environmental Practices

This course is designed to instruct the student in the safe use of tools, equipment, and appropriate work practices. Topics include OSHA requirements, the right to know laws, EPA regulations as well as state and local laws. This is a CORE course.

hours

3

ABR 154 : Automotive Glass and Trim

This course is a study of automotive glass and trim. Emphasis is placed on removal and replacement of structural and nonstructural glass and automotive trim. Upon completion, students should be able to remove and replace automotive trim and glass.

hours

3

ABR 156 : Automotive Cutting and Welding

Students are introduced to the various automotive cutting and welding processes. Emphasis is placed on safety, plasma arc, oxy-acetylene cutting, resistance type spot welding, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform automotive cutting and welding procedures.

hours

3

ABR 157 : Automotive Plastic Repairs

This course provides instruction in automotive plastic repairs. Topics include plastic welding (airless, hot and chemical), use of flexible repair fillers, identification of types of plastics, and determining the correct repair procedures for each. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly identify and repair the different types of automotive plastics.

hours

3

ABR 181 : Special Topics in Auto Body

This course is guided independent study in special projects to give the student additional training in a specific area selected by the instructor. Emphasis is placed on individual student needs to improve or expand skills. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills to meet specific needs.

hours

3

ABR 182 : Special Topics in Auto Body

This course is guided independent study in special projects to give the student additional training in a specific area selected by the instructor. Emphasis is placed on individual student needs to improve or expand skills. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills to meet specific needs.

hours

3

ABR 183 : Special Topics in Auto Body

This course is guided independent study in special projects to give the student additional training in a specific area selected by the instructor. Emphasis is placed on individual student needs to improve or expand skills. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills to meet specific needs.

hours

2

ABR 213 : Automotive Structural Analysis

Students learn methods of determining structural misalignment. Topics include methods of inspection, types of measuring equipment, data sheets, and identifying types of structural damage.

hours

3

ABR 214 : Automotive Structural Repair

This course provides instruction in the correction of structural damage. Topics include types and use of alignment equipment, anchoring and pulling methods, and repair/replacement of structural components.

hours

3

ABR 223 : Automotive Mechanical Components

This course provides instruction in collision related mechanical repairs. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis and repairs to drive train, steering/suspension components, and various other mechanical repairs.

hours

3

ABR 224 : Automotive Electrical Components

This course provides instruction in collision related electrical repairs and various restraints systems, including seat belts, seat belt tensioners, and airbags. Topics include basic DC theory, types of diagnostic equipment, circuit protection, wire repair, use of wiring diagrams, airbag modules, and impact sensors.

hours

3

ABR 255 : Steering and Suspension

This course introduces students to the various types of suspension and steering systems used in the automotive industry. Emphasis is placed on system components, suspension angles and effect of body/frame alignment on these components and angles.

hours

3

ABR 258 : Heating and AC in Collision Repair

This course is a study of automotive air conditioning, heating, and cooling systems. Topics include automotive air conditioning, heating and cooling systems theory, component replacement and system service.

hours

3

ABR 261 : Restraint Systems

Both the function and design of various restraints and passive restraints systems, including seat belts, seat belt tensioners, and airbags, will be discussed. Topics include airbag modules and impact sensors for both front and side airbag systems. Students learn about using service manuals, flow charts, and wiring diagrams during the diagnosis and repair process.

hours

3

ABR 265 : Paint Defects and Final Repair

This course introduces students to methods of identifying paint defects, causes, cures, and final detailing. Students learn to troubleshoot and correct paint imperfections.

hours

3

ABR 267 : Shop Management

This course introduces the students to the basic principles of body shop management. Emphasis is placed on management structure, customer/insurance company relations, sound business practices, principles of cycle time, and basic collision/damage estimation. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the principles of operating a collision repair facility.

hours

3

ABR 269 : Estimating and Damage Analysis

This course introduces the students to the principles of collision/damage estimation. Topics include cost and time estimations, determinations of repair or replacement of parts, and whether to use new, used, or aftermarket parts. Upon completion of this course students should be able to provide a hand written or computerized damage report/estimate.

hours

3

ABR 281 : Special Topics in Auto Body

This course is guided independent study in special projects to give the student additional training in a specific area selected by the instructor. Emphasis is placed on individual student needs to improve or expand skills. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills to meet specific needs.

hours

3

ABR 291 : Auto Body Repair Co-Op

This course is designed to provide practical shop experience for advanced students through part-time employment in the collision repair industry. Emphasis is placed on techniques used in collision repair facilities. Upon completion, students should have gained skills necessary for entry-level employment.

hours

1

Prerequisites

Advisor approval

ABR 292 : Auto Body Repair Co-Op

This course is designed to provide practical shop experience for advanced students through part-time employment in the collision repair industry. Emphasis is placed on techniques used in collision repair facilities. Upon completion, students should have gained skills necessary for entry-level employment.

hours

2

Prerequisites

Advisor approval

ABR 293 : Auto Body Repair Co-Op

This course is designed to provide practical shop experience for advanced students through part-time employment in the collision repair industry. Emphasis is placed on techniques used in collision repair facilities. Upon completion, students should have gained skills necessary for entry-level employment.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Advisor approval