Collision Repair Technology

Collision Repair keeps pace with the fast-moving auto body/collision repair industry and covers all aspects of body repair and refinishing with an emphasis on the most up-to-date methods. The program is nationally certified by NATEF/ASE in four areas of instruction. The Collision Repair program is designed to provide students with hands-on, work based learning. To facilitate this, the college acquires late model, damaged vehicles, providing a platform on which student may learn and develop skills. The Collision Repair curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

Degrees

Courses

  • ABT 161 Auto Body Repair I
    Body shop safety, use of common hand tools, power tools, body hand tool operations, and body fasteners will be covered. Topics include the study of mild and high strength steel, sheet metal design, and collision damage analysis.
  • ABT 162 Auto Body Repair II
    Provides job planning, sheet metal repair, and metal finishing operations. Glass replacement, the alignment of doors, hoods, fenders, and applying body plastic filler and fiberglass repair will also be covered.
  • ABT 163 Auto Body Refinishing
    Spray painting equipment and facilities, spraying techniques, surface preparation, undercoat materials and applications, spot painting and blending, complete painting and color theory, matching fundamentals and techniques will be covered.
  • ABT 191 Cooperative Work Experience
    This course provides students the opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the auto body industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ABT 192 Cooperative Seminar
    Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also acquire effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: ABT 191.
  • ABT 199 Special Topics
    Students will study and train to meet established local needs in the auto body repair industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ABT 264 Unibody Rebuilding
    Students will perform unibody and frame repair, the replacement of structural components, and body panel alignment.
  • ABT 265 Electrical Mechanical
    Students will perform repair of suspension and steering systems, brake systems, air conditioning systems, cooling systems, and drive trains. Fundamentals of electricity, reading of wiring diagrams, chassis wiring and repairs, repairing power windows, power seats, other accessory units, and restraint systems, and four wheel alignment and corrections will be covered.
  • ABT 266 Damage Estimating and Shop Operation
    Introduction to procedure and sequence of writing collision damage estimates. Familiarization with body shop management. Introduction to material (physical) damage, insurance policies, and adjusting. Identification and repair procedures for plastic repair.
  • ABT 267 Advanced Auto Body Technology
    Provides advanced training for students who have completed the AAAS Degree in Auto Body Repair Technology and desire specialized training in a specific area. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ABT 297 Special Projects
    Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard auto body curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.
  • ABT 299 Leadership
    Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal setting, decision making, team building, and managing stress.

Degrees

Degrees

Courses

Courses

  • ABT 161 Auto Body Repair I
    Body shop safety, use of common hand tools, power tools, body hand tool operations, and body fasteners will be covered. Topics include the study of mild and high strength steel, sheet metal design, and collision damage analysis.
  • ABT 162 Auto Body Repair II
    Provides job planning, sheet metal repair, and metal finishing operations. Glass replacement, the alignment of doors, hoods, fenders, and applying body plastic filler and fiberglass repair will also be covered.
  • ABT 163 Auto Body Refinishing
    Spray painting equipment and facilities, spraying techniques, surface preparation, undercoat materials and applications, spot painting and blending, complete painting and color theory, matching fundamentals and techniques will be covered.
  • ABT 191 Cooperative Work Experience
    This course provides students the opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the auto body industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ABT 192 Cooperative Seminar
    Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also acquire effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: ABT 191.
  • ABT 199 Special Topics
    Students will study and train to meet established local needs in the auto body repair industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ABT 264 Unibody Rebuilding
    Students will perform unibody and frame repair, the replacement of structural components, and body panel alignment.
  • ABT 265 Electrical Mechanical
    Students will perform repair of suspension and steering systems, brake systems, air conditioning systems, cooling systems, and drive trains. Fundamentals of electricity, reading of wiring diagrams, chassis wiring and repairs, repairing power windows, power seats, other accessory units, and restraint systems, and four wheel alignment and corrections will be covered.
  • ABT 266 Damage Estimating and Shop Operation
    Introduction to procedure and sequence of writing collision damage estimates. Familiarization with body shop management. Introduction to material (physical) damage, insurance policies, and adjusting. Identification and repair procedures for plastic repair.
  • ABT 267 Advanced Auto Body Technology
    Provides advanced training for students who have completed the AAAS Degree in Auto Body Repair Technology and desire specialized training in a specific area. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ABT 297 Special Projects
    Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard auto body curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.
  • ABT 299 Leadership
    Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal setting, decision making, team building, and managing stress.