Auto Body Collision Technology

A challenging career using both technical and artistic skills.

 

Auto Body Refinishing - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Auto Body Refinishing - 26 credit Certificate
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Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$5,189
Minimum Tool Cost:$1,550
Books/Supplies:$650
Estimated Total:$7,389

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
 
2 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Technical electives (see advisor for approved electives)
Choose one or more Technical electives.
8 cr
ABCT1115
Introduction to Transportation Careers
Intro to Transportation Careers covers departmental procedures and practices as well expectations of the students in the programs. Safety, environmental concerns, and simulated Right to Know training are a significant part of the course. Basic tools, tool usage, basic power tools, and care of them are included. Threaded fasteners, drive types, torquing, thread compounds, cutting methods, gluing, and adhesives are covered from a generic point and not vehicle specific. (Prerequisites: none) (1 credits: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
ABCT1145
Auto Body Disassembly/Reassembly
Vehicle repairs require correct disassembly, damage assessment, and reassembly procedures to complement structural, body, and refinishing procedures. The need to document conditions prior to repair as well as at the completion of repairs is required as part of vehicle work files. Vehicles that have repairs performed need to be cleaned and detailed prior to delivery to the owner at the completion of repairs and the skills and techniques to do this are included in the course. (Prerequisite or concurrent: ABCT1115) (2 credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
ABCT1155
Refinishing 1
Introductions to refinishing products, equipment, terminology, safety, corrosion protection, and product application are part of this course. The main focus will be the stages of refinishing that deal with repaired areas, bare metal, and the back side of these areas or panels. Primer surfacer work will focus on getting repaired areas leveled and free of imperfections through block sanding techniques. This course will prepare panels and build knowledge needed for Refinishing 2 which is top coat applications. This course is highly suggested prior to taking refinishing 2 but is not required. (Prerequisite or concurrent: ABCT1115) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
ABCT1245
Plastics and Composites Repair
The plastics and composites repair course provides opportunity to learn the identification of plastic and composite types and locations used on late model vehicles. Once identified repair methods available for each are presented with hands-on assignments using a variety of methods and materials available in the collision repair industry. Repairs are completed to the point of refinishing readiness. This course utilizes many resources located at various web based sights so that knowledge of future plastics and repair methods can be learned after completion of the course. (Prerequisite or concurrent: ABCT1115) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
ABCT1255
Refinishing 2
Refinishing 2 starts with cleaning of vehicle or panels to be refinished and then the development of a paint plan. Preparation of the panel(s) for top coat application, pre-paint cleaning procedures, set-up of spray equipment, mixing of paint materials and application are all part of the processes covered. Additionally paint detailing, paint problems and defects, vehicle protection, masking methods, color identification, and personal safety are included. This course start with top coat systems where refinishing y 1 ended with application of primer materials needed to treat bare metal and correct minor panel imperfections. (Prerequisite or concurrent: ABCT1115, ABCT1155 is highly recommended but not required) (5 credits: 1 lecture/4 lab)

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5 cr
ABCT1265
Refinishing Lab
This lab is intended to provide time needed to perform refinishing procedures for parts and vehicle areas needing refinishing for a variety of reasons. This includes pre-sanding cleaning, paint plan development, abrading of panels, mixing of paint products, application procedures, maintenance of spray equipment, and detailing of paint defects. (Prerequisites or concurrent: ABCT1115 and ABCT1255) (2 credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
ABCT1355
Refinishing 3
Refinishing 3 is third in a series of refinishing courses and is intended to provide experience in the most advanced levels of vehicle refinishing. Included are the study of color theory and achieving blendable paint matches. Water borne paint technology is introduced and students switch to use of it for color application in this course and advanced labs. Tri-stage paint application and custom painting techniques and materials are introduced. The opportunity is available for students to explore custom painting techniques using air brushes, mini guns, and many other tools. (Prerequisites: ABCT1155, ABCT1255, and 6 credits of refinishing and production labs) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
 
24 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 26



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