Collision Repair Course Descriptions

Collision Repair Course Descriptions


ABT 1113—Restraint Systems and Interior Trim. A course to provide skills and practices in vehicle restraint systems and interior trim. Included are procedures for servicing restraint systems, passive restraint systems, headliners, and carpets; and procedures for operation of an air bag restraint system. (3)

ABT 1123—Bolted Units, Assemblies, and Electrical Systems. A course which provides instruction in practice in the removal and replacement of bolted parts, subunits, and assemblies. Methods of disassembly and reassembly, part adjustment, alignment, and electrical system service and repair are included in this course. (3)

ABT 1133—Glass and Related Hardware Installation and Sealing. A course in the removal and replacement of stationary and movable glass. Included are the alignment of movable glass and the repair and alignment of glass mounting hardware.  Also included are the sealing and adjustments needed to eliminate water leaks and wind noise. (3)

ABT 1213—Automotive Body Welding and Cutting. A course designed to provide specialized skills and practice in automotive body welding and cutting.  Includes instruction in the use of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment and plasma arc cutter (PAC) in repairing the high strength steels used in uni-body construction. (3)

ABT 1313—Refinishing I. A course to provide skills and practices in vehicle preparation, cleaning, sanding, metal treatment, and masking. Included is deter-mining imperfections in paint jobs. (3)

ABT 1324—Refinishing II. A continuation of Refinishing I. Included are types of refinish materials and their specific application procedures. Included are ways to prevent painting problems, solving problems that occur, basic blending for color matching, and basecoat/clear coat applications. (4)

ABT 1414—Sheet Metal Repair. A course designed to provide instruction and practice in the repair of the sheet metal components of the vehicle body. Includes practice in selecting and applying various methods and tools of the trade used in removing dents and other damage conditions from sheet metal panels. Also included are constructing and installing simple metal patch panels, and making basic repairs. (4)

ABT 1423—Body and Upper Structural Repair I. A course in the repair and replacement of major body panels and upper body structural components. Instruction will include the use of power equipment, basic anchoring and pulling, nonadjustable panel alignment, and attachment (welding and bonded). (3)

ABT 2333—Refinishing III. A continuation of Refinishing II with emphasis on advanced techniques; including pin striping, decals, lettering, color sanding, buffing, polishing, and detailing. (3)

ABT 2434—Body Panel and Upper Structural Repair II. A continuation of Body Panel and Structural Repair I. Emphasis will continue to be placed on major panel replacement. Instruction will include rolled over vehicle repair, structural alignment and roof panel replacement, and the replacement of sectioning of upper structural members. (4)

ABT 2513—Frame and Underbody Structural Repair I. An introduction to frame repair. Instruction includes analyzing frame, structural, suspension, steering damage, and setting up alignment equipment. (3)

ABT 2524—Frame and Underbody Structural Repair II. This course continues instruction from Frame and Underbody Structural Repair I. Emphasis is placed on uni-body vehicle construction. Included are welding in uni-body repair and repairing/replacing/sectioning structural components. (4)

ABT 2613—Fiberglass and Plastic Repair. A course designed to provide theory and practice in the repair of fiberglass, plastic, and sheet molded components. (3)

ABT 2713—Collision Analysis and Estimation. This course covers the complete inspection and analysis of damaged vehicles. It is designed to enable the student to determine the conditions and severity of the damage, the repair or replacement of parts, the estimated repair time, and correct use of reference manuals. (3)

ABT 2813—Shop Operations and Procedures. An introduction to small business management techniques as applied to the collision repair shop. Includes computerized information and record systems. Also included are financial responsibilities, shop layout, inventory, and employee/employer relations. (3)

ABT 2913—Special Problem in Collision Repair Technology. A course to pro-vide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other Collision Repair Technology courses. The instructor and student work closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of the project. (3)