Collision Repair Technology

ABT-069: Cooperative Training, Credits = 1 - 11
The Auto Body Program covers all aspects of body repair and painting with emphasis on the most up-to-date methods. The successful body technician enjoys working with his hands and is meticulous in the way he carries out the repair operations. Students in this program will be able to work for a Certificate of Proficiency in various units of special interest.

ABT-100: Introduction to Auto Body Repair, Credits = 1 - 21
Provides high school students with an overview of the auto body repair industry. Topics include body shop safety, use of common hand tools, power tools, body hand tool operations and body fasteners. Prerequisite: Current High School student.

ABT-104: Introduction to Auto Body Repair I, Credits = 1 - 21
Introductory evening course for the auto body repair industry. Topics include body shop safety, use of common hand tools, power tools, body hand tool operations and body fasteners.

ABT-105: Introduction to Auto Body Repair II, Credits = 1 - 21
Evening course for the auto body repair industry. Topics include body shop safety, use of common hand tools, power tools, body hand tool operations and body fasteners. The study of mild and high strength steel, sheet metal design, and collision damage analysis will be covered.

ABT-161: Auto Body Repair I, Credits = 1 - 21
Body shop safety, use of common hand tools, power tools, body hand tool operations, and body fasteners will be covered. The study of mild and high strength steel, sheet metal design, and collision damage analysis.

ABT-162: Auto Body Repair II, Credits = 1 - 21
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, Credits = 1 - 21
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, Credits = 1 - 5
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, Credits = 2
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 learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: ABT 191.

ABT-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 10
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, Credits = 1 - 21
Unibody and frame repair; the replacement of structural components; fundamentals of electricity; reading of wiring diagrams; chassis wiring and repairs; repairing power windows, power seats, and other accessory units will be covered.

ABT-265: Electrical Mechanical, Credits = 1 - 21
Repair of suspension and steering systems, brake systems, air conditioning systems, cooling systems, drive trains, fuel intake and exhaust systems, and restraint systems. Four wheel alignment and corrections will be covered.

ABT-266: Damage Estimating and Shop Operation, Credits = 1 - 21
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, Credits = 1 - 21
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, Credits = 1 - 21
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, Credits = 1
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.