Courses in Auto Body Collision Technology

Auto Body Lab I

ABCT 1801     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will allow the students to develop and to practice skills needed in the auto body industry through hands-on experience.

Auto Body Lab II

ABCT 1802     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will allow the students to develop and to practice skills needed in the auto body industry through hands-on experience.

Auto Body Collision Technology Fundamentals

ABCT 1805     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces students to the auto body industry, its careers and work standards. Basic shop procedures are covered in the course and students gain insight to the equipment, personal health, safety, and special tools used in auto body repair. (Prerequisites: None)

Sheet Metal I

ABCT 1810     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
Students learn the characteristics of sheet metal repair processes in minor damage. Students practice sheet metal repair on panels or damage on vehicles. Students learn material product safety and safe use of body fillers.

Priming and Refinish System Preparation

ABCT 1820     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course teaches students refinishing safety, tools, equipment, surface preparation, and material application procedures.

Auto Collision Mechanical I

ABCT 1840     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers the principles of removing and replacing mechanical components in front and rear wheel drive vehicles as related to the auto body industry. The course includes environmental issues. (Prerequisites: None)

Trim, Hardware and Glass

ABCT 1850     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
Students learn safe procedures for removal and replacement of stationery and movable glass. Also covered are various methods of trim and hardware attachments.

Auto Body Welding

ABCT 1860     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers safety procedures, setup and operation of MIG and oxyacetylene welding equipment. Flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead positions on automotive sheet metal will be practiced. Oxyacetylene and plasma arc cutting processes are included.

Refinishing

ABCT 1870     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course teaches panel, blending, and overall refinish procedures using single and multi-stage refinish products.

Sheet Metal II

ABCT 1880     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course teaches advanced sheet metal repairs, replacement and sectioning on exterior cosmetic panels, panel adjustments, and fitting procedures.

Damage Appraisal and Shop Management

ABCT 2800     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course includes identification and calculation of vehicle damage using manuals and computer assisted procedures. Shop management procedures will include inventory management, parts and repair ordering, customer relations, and communication skills.

Auto Body Lab III

ABCT 2803     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will allow the students to develop and practice skills needed in the auto body industry through hands-on experience.

Auto Body Lab IV

ABCT 2804     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will allow the student to develop and to practice skills needed in the auto body industry through hands-on experience.

Auto Body and Collision Air Conditioning

ABCT 2805     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers the principles of air conditioning. Various system types, collision damage analysis, malfunction diagnosis, testing, and repair are studied in the classroom. Practical work such as component replacement, system evacuation, charging, and performance testing will be included. (Prerequisites: None)

Appearance Matching

ABCT 2810     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course teaches students identification and correction of color match and appearance problems. The techniques of tinting, color correction, paint, and vehicle detailing will be covered.

Composites

ABCT 2820     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course teaches students identification and safe repair of interior and exterior automotive plastics including sheet molded compound and fiberglass.

Measuring and Pulling Systems

ABCT 2830     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
Students will use mechanical and computer assisted measuring systems to analyze and develop repair procedures on frame and unibody vehicles. Frame racks, bench, and floor pulling systems will be utilized to repair direct and indirect damage on open and closed panels.

Structural Repair

ABCT 2850     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers replacement, sectioning procedures and corrosion protection of the frame, unibody, and structural members and components. Wheel alignment as it applies during structural repair will be covered.

Auto Collision Mechanical II

ABCT 2870     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course teaches collision service techniques for chassis, electronic components, steering and suspension systems, antilock brake systems, air bags, and related vehicle safety systems.

Auto Body Lab

ABCT 2900     1 - 4 Credits
Course Outline
This course will allow the students to develop and practice skills needed in the auto body industry through hands-on experience. This is a variable credit offering.

Occupational Internship

ABCT 2910     1 - 9 Credits
Course Outline
Students will work in a sponsoring auto body facility. A training plan will be developed and utilized. (Prerequisite: Instructor Approval)

Special Problems

ABCT 2920     1 - 6 Credits
Course Outline
This course will be of individual design to allow students hands-on or classroom as needed to practice skills required in the auto body industry.