Automotive Collision Repair

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Current Offerings Available for Automotive Collision Repair: FALL 10
114
Basic Welding Theory and Practices (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 6 hours
Instruction is given in the theory and safety of MIG and plastic welding/plastic adhesives. Students will understand welding procedures, protection of sensitive components, weld selection. Students will identify weldable materials and/or adhesives, and perform required repairs to industry standards.
115
Auto Body Construction (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 6 hours
A study is made of auto body construction and body part nomenclature. The student will disassemble and reassemble bolt-on parts on the automobile body. Students will understand diagnostic and repair procedures for movable and/or stationary glass and hardware. Students will inspect, adjust, repair or replace all power accessories, window glass and hardware to industry standards.
116
Basic Collision Repair (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 6 hours
Instruction is given in occupational information that includes body shop safety, work habits, job orientation and local laws and ordinances. The type of auto body tools and their uses are discussed and demonstrated. Laboratory experiences are provided for using basic hand and power tools in repairing minor sheet metal damage.
124
Intermediate Collision Repair – Parts Replacement and Alignment (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 6 hours
Lecture and demonstration of body parts alignment, devices and equipment used in checking alignment. Students will understand techniques of outer body panel repairs, replacements, and adjustments. Students will remove, repair, and replace steel, aluminum, and plastic composition body panels, doors, deck lids, hoods, adjust and align to manufacturers’ specifications.
125
Intermediate Collision Repair – Metal Repair and Refinishing (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 6 hours
Instruction is given in metal finishing, shrinking, and filled application. Students will grind, sand, and restore contours with heat and plastic body fillers/fiberglass fillers/SMC (Sheet molded compound) fillers/adhesives to industry standards.
126
Intermediate Collision Repair – Frame Straightening (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 6 hours
Instruction is given in auto body electrical wiring systems. Lecture and demonstrations on types and usage of auto body pull equipment and pulling and anchor points on damaged vehicles are given. Laboratory projects include proper pulling of damaged parts in conjunction with alignment and body repair.
134
Body Panel Replacement (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 6 hours
Instruction is given in welding procedures of panel replacements and the application of heavy pull equipment for proper alignment. Students will understand the techniques of outer body panel repairs, replacements, and adjustments. Students will remove, repair, and replace steel/ aluminum/SMC/Plastic body panels, doors, deck lids, and hoods, adjust and align to manufacturers’ specifications.
135
Body Section Replacement (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 6 hours
Instruction is given in body section replacement and structural sectioning, including removing and replacing mechanical parts, using manufacturers’ body repair manual and I-CAR recommendations. Measuring for cutting and proper alignment of sections is stressed. Students will understand the proper techniques of body/structural sectioning and anti-corrosion protection.
136
Unitized Body and Frame Alignment (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 6 hours
Students learn proper frame alignment and the methods of straightening damaged frames and unitized body construction. Body shop practices are also covered.
140
Advanced Collision Repair – Estimating (3)
Lecture: 1 hr, Lab 6 hrs
Body estimating, labor analysis, painting and parts estimating and use of repair and estimate manuals are taught in this course.
144
Advanced Collision Repair – Primers and Paints (3)
Lecture: 1 hr, Lab 6 hrs
This course offers a review of auto collision repair techniques and includes lectures, demonstrations and guest speakers. Advanced instruction is offered in inspection, paint repair and repaint to I-CAR and industry standards.
145
Advanced Collision Repair – Special Problems and Solutions (3)
Lecture: 1 hr, Lab 6 hrs
This course offers a review of auto collision repair techniques, including paint application problems and solutions.
148
Paint Preparation and Application (3)
Lecture: 1 hr, Lab 6 hrs
Students receive instruction in the types and properties of paint, solvent and spot painting. Cause and effect relationships of paint and surface blemishes, paint application problems and repairs, and repaints as required to I-CAR and industry standards are introduced.
149
Estimating Body Damage (3)
Lecture: 1 hr, Lab 6 hrs
Students are taught body repair and computerized estimating collision service management systems. Damage reporting, structural and non-structural damage analysis, sequencing of inspections and use of collision estimating guides and damage reports are also addressed.
226
Automotive Collision Repair I (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab 6 hrs
This course introduces students to MIG and plastic welding and adhesive techniques as well as cost estimating, customer relations, damage reporting, automotive mechanical and electrical operations and the impact of air bag deployment.
227
Automotive Collision Repair II (3)
Lecture: 1 hour; Lab 6 hrs
This course offers advanced training in refinishing, color mixing and matching of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) color codes. Proper paint gun operation and use of use of air pressure and spray patterns are emphasized, as well as VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) log calculation systems. Students will learn to repair/repaint as required to I-CAR and industry standards.

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