Students learn techniques of oxy-acetylene cutting and welding for automotive applications. Students are introduced to the theory and use of the metal inert gas (MIG) welder and the plasma-cutting torch in the repair of high-strength steel structural and non-structural body components.
Students continue to build skills in automotive welding applications. They learn metal inert gas welding equipment and various types of positions of welds.
Students learn to analyze various types of vehicle damage, interpret dimension specification sheets, and select and set up various types of measuring systems used for damage analysis.
Students learn the techniques of anchoring and pulling a damaged vehicle frame. Students work with high-strength steel and learn full and partial panel replacement.
This course provides the fundamentals of shop safety, tool application, damage repair preparation, metal straightening techniques, and the use of body fillers in the repair of collision-damaged vehicles.
This course continues to build skills acquired in the basic course. Students learn the techniques of door skin replacement and how to work with trim and hardware. Other related subjects are covered.
This course focuses on evaluating major body damage and determining the necessary repairs. The complete job is stressed, from body repair to final refinishing.
Constructing or restoring a good street rod requires starting with a good classic auto and a good design. This course provides students with the skills needed to do this by providing the fundamentals in research and planning needed to build a street rod or restore a classic car.
Students analyze the damaged vehicle in-depth. They practice major damage repair including alignment and straightening of unitized bodies. Students learn the alignment of door and window openings.
This class requires students to repair and refinish collision damage equal to 30 flat-rate hours. It stresses MIG welding and suspension damage.
In this class, students are required to repair collision damage equal to 40 flat-rate hours. It covers restraint systems and glass installation.
This class requires students to complete 60 flat-rate hours of collision repairs. It covers frame and suspension alignment, electrical systems, heating, and air conditioning.
Students are introduced to EPA, personal health, and safety equipment regulations. It covers introductions to finish systems, metal prep, sealers and primers, and masking techniques.
This course is a continuation of Automotive Refinishing I with emphasis placed on solving paint application problems. Students practice paint mixing, matching and application, finish defects, and causes and cures.
This course gives advanced students insight and experience in the area of custom painting of automobiles, motorcycles, street rods, and other vehicles. It covers masking, paint types, pin striping, design layout, stencils, and mixing custom colors.
Students learn the systematic approach to analyzing collision damage and creating a damage report manually. It covers different types of damage, plan for repairs, repair or replace decisions, and use of crash guides.
This course introduces mechanical and electrical systems of the automobile. It covers steering, brakes, drive line, air bags, and electrical components.
This course provides the opportunity for other instruction in special content areas not included in other Auto Collision courses.
The internship program provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge, learn new techniques, and get on-the-job training at an approved work site. To develop an internship to meet their academic and career goals, interested students must contact program faculty. Based on state guidelines, students must complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour in this course.