Auto Collision Repair Technology (ABR)

Auto Collision Repair Technology

Course Information Cr Hrs
ABR-100 Non-Structural Analysis and Repair

This course provides the basics in auto collision repair, personal safety, shop safety, use of tools and equipment, use and handling of repair materials, diagnosis and classification of damage, physical characteristics of metal and repair of damaged sheet metal. This program is ASE accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF).

4-2-4
ABR-110 Paint and Refinishing Preparation

This is a beginning course for students interested in auto refinishing. Topics include: safety, surface preparation, spray gun and related equipment, and operations. All classroom, demonstration, and laboratory instruction are related to the Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE) area of paint and refinishing preparation. This program is ASE accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF).

4-2-4
ABR-113 Damage Repair Metal Welding and Cutting

This course provides the basics in MIG welding, plasma cutting, resistance welding, equipment, materials, and techniques currently used in the auto collision repair industry. This program is ASE accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF).

4-2-4
ABR-200 Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

This course provides the basics in auto collision repair with topics such as safety, body panel repairs, body panel adjustments, body panel replacement and moveable glass and hardware.

4-2-4
ABR-245 Structural Analysis and Dimensioning

This course is designed to provide the basics in auto collision repair with regard to safety, damage analysis, frame inspection, measurement and structural alignment.

 Prerequisites: ABR 100, ABR 113, ABR 200 (ABR 200 may be taken concurrently with ABR 245).
4-2-4
ABR-248 Refinish Color Application

This course is designed for students who are interested in the auto refinishing area. Topics include: paint mixing,matching, applying and solving paint application problems.

4-2-4
ABR-250 Structural Repair

This course covers the basics in auto collision repair with the following topics: safety, damage analysis, straightening structural parts and full or partial panel replacement.

 Prerequisite: ABR 245.
4-2-4
ABR-255 Paint Detail and DefectsThis course is designed for students who are interested in the auto refinishing area. Topics include: paint defects, causes and cures and final detailing.
4-2-4
ABR-260 Plastics and AdhesivesThis course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of plastic repair and adhesives as they apply to auto collision repair. Topics include: plastic types, damage analysis, chemical plastic welding and composite repair tools and adhesives.
3-2-2
ABR-265 Vehicle Control SystemsThis course provides basic engine, driveline and differential damage assessment, estimating and parts replacement knowledge in addition to skills applied in classroom and laboratory assignments.  Prerequisite: ABR 260. 3-2-2
ABR-270 Estimating and Shop ManagementThis course provides the basics in estimating and shop management as they apply to auto collision repair and is designed for students who are interested in becoming estimators or managers.  Prerequisites: ABR 260. 3-3-0
ABR-290 Capstone/Co-op/Internship

This course provides students the opportunity for supervised work experience in their major field with practical application of the knowledge and skills attained. Students will also apply critical thinking, analytical reading, decision making and valuing skills to issues across the auto collision curriculum. An assessment will give students the opportunity to demonstrate their level of application and learning in the auto collision program. An individualized instructional management plan will determine goals to be accomplished. Seminars may also be required. Please see the department chair of specific program area for application.

 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 30 credit hours in auto collision repair courses and a minimum GPA of 2.0, or advisorís approval.
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