Automotive Body Repair

Classes

ABR 111 : Non-Structural Repair

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

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ABR 114 : Non-Structural Panel Replacement

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

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

6

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ABR 265 : Paint Defects and Final Repairs

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

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.