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Collision Repair Technology - Certificate

Collision Repair Technology

[Randy Mitchell]

AssociateCertificate

Collision repair work has variety and challenges - each damaged vehicle presents a different problem. Repairers must develop appropriate methods for each job, using their broad knowledge of automotive construction and repair techniques.

Collision body repairers straighten damaged bodies, remove dents and replace crumpled parts that are beyond repair.

The Collision Repair Program is a four semester certificate program offering training in the latest methods and skills involved in the estimating, repairing, refinishing, and realignment of motor vehicles. Program graduates will receive certificates.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ABT-1146
Struc Anaylis &Damage Repair I
6

A course to provide skills and practice in welding and cutting procedures that are used in the collision repair industry. This course also covers the complete inspection and non-structural analysis of damaged vehicles. It is designed to enable the student to determine the conditions and severity of the damage, the repair or replacement of parts, the estimated repair time, and correct use of reference manuals. Three hours lecture and six hours laboratory.

ABT-1223
Non. Structural Ana. Dam & Rep I
3

A course in the procedures and practices for metal finishing and body filling. This course also covers the complete inspection and non-structural analysis of damaged vehicles. It is designed to enable the student to determine the conditions and severity of the damage, the repair or replacement of parts, the estimated repair time, and correct use of reference materials. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ABT-1313
Refinishing I
3

A course to provide skills and practices in vehicle preparation, cleaning, sanding, metal treatment, and masking. Included is determining imperfections in paint jobs. Emphasis is placed upon personal safety and environmental concerns. One hour lecture and four hours laboratory.

ABT-1443
Mechanical & Elec. Components I
3

A course designed to provide theory and practice in the areas of restraint systems, cooling systems, and air conditioning/heating systems. A n introduction to small business management techniques as applied to the collision repair shop. Includes computerized information and record systems. Also included are financial responsibilities, shop layout, inventory, and employee-employer relations. Three hours lecture.

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ABT-1153
Struc Analysissis & Damage Rep II
3

This course is a continuation of Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I. This course provides instruction and practice in the removal and reinstallation of glass. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ABT-1236
Non-Struc Analysissis & Dmg Repai
6

This course is a continuation of Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I. This course provides instruction for preparation principles and practices. This course provides instruction for outer body panel repair, replacement, and adjustment principles and practices. Three hours lecture and six hours laboratory.

ABT-1323
Refinishing II
3

Continuation of Refinishing I. Included are types of paint defects and paint gun application and maintenance procedures. One hour lecture and four hours laboratory.

ABT-1453
Mechanical & Elec. Components II
3

A course designed to provide theory and practice in the areas of brakes and electrical. Three hours lecture.



Sophomore Year

First Semester — 12 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ABT-2163
Structural Ana. & Damage Repair III
3

This course is a continuation of Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II. This course provides instruction and practice in unibody inspection, measurement, and repair. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ABT-2243
Non-Str. Ana. & Damage Repair III
3

This course is a continuation of Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II. This course provides instruction for outer body panel, replacement, and adjustment principles and practices. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ABT-2336
Refinishing III
6

A continuation of Refinishing II with emphasis on advanced painting techniques including paint mixing, matching, and applying and detailing. Two hours lecture and eight hours laboratory.

Second Semester — 12 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ABT-2923
Supervised Work Experience
3

A course that is a cooperative program between industry and education designed to integrate the student's technical studies with industrial experience. Nine hours work experience per week.

ABT-2713
Collision Analysissis &Estimation
3

This course covers the complete inspection and analysis of damaged vehicles. It is designed to enable the student to determine the conditions and severity of the damage, the repair or replacement parts, the estimated repair time, and correct use of reference manuals. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ABT-2813
Shop Operations & Procedures
3

An introduction to small business management techniques as applied to the collision repair shop. Includes computerized information and record systems. Also included are financial responsibilities, shop layout, inventory, and employee-employer relations. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ABT-2913
Spec Prob in Collision Rep Tec
3

A course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other Collision Repair Technology courses. The instructor and student work closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of the project. Six hours laboratory.

Total Hours: 54



Notes: All students are required to score 100% on a program safety exam prior to the deadline date of a course drop/delete period. 


CIP: 470603

Program of Study Code: 9460