Auto Body-Chassis & Finish (405)

405-115. Collision Panel Replace/Align. (4 Credits)

Apply straightening and welding skills along with procedures for restoring corrosion protection. Learn the importance of fastener selection, panel replacement and alignment procedures including interior and exterior trim components.

Prerequisites: (405-121 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 405-100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-) and 405-126 with a minimum grade of C- and 405-135 with a minimum grade of C- and 442-160 with a minimum grade of C-

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405-116. Structural Analysis. (2 Credits)

Learn about different body and frame configurations. Techniques to use universal measuring data and measuring systems to correctly determine the extent of collision damage will be utilized.

Prerequisites: (405-121 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 405-100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-) and 405-115 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-

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405-117. I-CAR Certification. (2 Credits)

After taking nine I-CAR foundational courses, and upon successful completion of the I-CAR assessments, get an opportunity to earn I-CAR Gold Points. A combination of instructor led, self-paced, and independent student study formats will be used. Learn how to prepare for ASE certification examinations.

Prerequisites: (405-121 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 405-100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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405-119. Collision Estimating-Advanced. (1 Credit)

Building on previously obtained skills, develop proficiency in the preparation of electronic estimates including the downloading of estimate files and digital photographs of damaged vehicles. Learn how the estimate generates parts lists, repair orders and technician-specialty repair assignments. Insurance industry processing of totaled vehicles and how it relates to the collision repair industry will be discussed.

Prerequisites: (405-123 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 405-101 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-) and 405-127 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-

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405-121. Auto Collision Fundamentals. (2 Credits)

Gain an introduction to the auto collision industry. Examine available occupations, ASE Certifications, I-CAR Certification, pay rates and job expectations. Learn basic hand tool usage, safety requirements and correct use of lifting equipment.

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405-123. Auto Collision Estimating. (2 Credits)

Learn how to correctly prepare an estimate for a collision-damaged vehicle. Identify all component parts on the vehicle so as to use the correct terminology when producing an estimate.

Prerequisites: (405-121 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 405-100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-) and 405-115 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- and 804-304 with a minimum grade of C-

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405-126. Collision Panel Repair & Prep. (5 Credits)

Gain an understanding of sheet metal panel straightening techniques. Learn how to apply polyester body fillers and perform correct sanding techniques. Learn the correct use of hand and air tools to straighten panels and prepare surfaces for refinishing. Get introduced to spray gun use through primer and sealer applications and the correct preparations for the application of topcoats.

Prerequisites: (405-121 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 405-100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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405-127. Auto Color Adjustment. (4 Credits)

Build on previous refinishing skills by applying knowledge of color movement theory, correct color selection and mixing techniques along with spray gun selection and set-up to solve color miss-match

Prerequisites: (405-117 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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405-130. Auto Finishing & Detailing. (5 Credits)

Build upon refinishing skills previously learned by demonstrating correct use of spray gun application techniques and appropriate use and selection of materials necessary to apply refinish products to industry standards. Additionally, identify and correct paint defects and learn procedures to detail vehicles to customer ready condition. Demonstrate these skills during refinishing, paint mixing and detailing operations while repairing damaged “live-work” vehicles.

Prerequisites: (405-121 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 450-100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-) and 405-115 with a minimum grade of C- and 405-116 with a minimum grade of C- and 405-123 with a minimum grade of C- and 405-127 with a minimum grade of C-

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405-131. Plastics/Composite Repair. (2 Credits)

Develop techniques to identify the different types of plastics. Plastic welding and composite repair will also be covered.

Prerequisites: (405-121 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 405-100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-) and 405-115 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-

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405-132. Advanced Structural Repair. (4 Credits)

Building upon previous skills, learn to replace welded steel panels, structural members such as rails, rockers and pillars, and use hydraulic equipment while applying corrective forces to unibody and full- frame vehicles with structural damage.

Prerequisites: (405-116 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 405-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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405-135. Collision Repair Electronics. (3 Credits)

Obtain the skills required to apply the fundamentals of automotive electronics. This includes applications of the principles of Ohm’s law, circuit requirements, current flow, voltage symbols and reading vehicle schematics. Instruction will include computer modules and other electronic control devices, test meters and use of diagnostic scan tools relating to collision damaged vehicles. Personal safety will be stressed related to working with low- and high-voltage electrical devices.

Prerequisites: (405-121 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 405-100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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405-304. Auto Collision Internship. (1 Credit)

Auto Collision Repair & Refinish students will gain occupational experience using technical skills and knowledge learned throughout the program.

Prerequisites: Approval of Co-op Ed Office

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