Collision Repair Technology

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. Topics include 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
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, 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 acquire effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: ABT 191.

ABT-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 10
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, Credits = 1 - 21
Students will perform unibody and frame repair, the replacement of structural components, and body panel alignment.

ABT-265: Electrical Mechanical, Credits = 1 - 21
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, 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.