Auto Collision Repair Technology

2014-15 Edition

Rock Creek Campus
Building 2, Room 131 - Shop
Building 2, Room 230 - Office
971-722-7331 or 971-722-7486

www.pcc.edu/ab

Career and Program Description

Collision repair technicians possess the skills as outlined and recommended by I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) to return a collision damaged vehicle to its pre-accident condition. Among these skills are metal working, welding, mechanical, electrical, air conditioning, plastic repair, shaping and forming fillers, structural analysis and repair, and four wheel suspension alignment.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Auto Collision Repair Technology

Two-Year Certificate

Auto Collision Repair Technology

Less than One-Year Certificate

Auto Body Painting
Auto Collision Repair Technology

Prerequisites and Requirements

None currently.

Auto Collision Repair Technology AAS Degree

Minimum 90 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the courses in the program of study indicated with a § symbol. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Auto Collision Repair Technology Degree Credit Summary

AB72
WLD2
General Education16
Total Credits90

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
AB 100§Auto Body Basic Skills12
Second Term
AB 105§Frame Analysis & Repair12
Third Term
AB 106§Panel Repair12
General Education4
Fourth Term
AB 201§Panel Replacement12
General Education4
Fifth Term
AB 205§Technical Skills and Collision Repair12
General Education4
WLD 211Auto Collision Repair Welding Aluminum2
Sixth Term
AB 280ACooperative Education: Auto Body Repair10
AB 280BCooperative Education: Auto Body Repair - Seminar2
General Education4
 Total Credits: 90
§

 Course cannot be substituted with another course.

Two-Year Certificate

Auto Collision Repair Technology

Less than One-Year Certificate

Auto Body Painting
Auto Collision Repair Technology

Auto Collision Repair Technology Two-Year Certificate

Minimum 72 credits. Students must meet certificate requirements. The Auto Collision Repair Technology Certificate is a related certificate. All courses are contained within the Auto Collision Repair Technology AAS Degree.

Auto Collision Repair Technology Certificate Credit Summary

AB72
Total Credits72

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
AB 100Auto Body Basic Skills12
Second Term
AB 105Frame Analysis & Repair12
Third Term
AB 106Panel Repair12
Fourth Term
AB 201Panel Replacement12
Fifth Term
AB 205Technical Skills and Collision Repair12
Sixth Term
AB 280ACooperative Education: Auto Body Repair10
AB 280BCooperative Education: Auto Body Repair - Seminar2
 Total Credits: 72

Auto Body Painting Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 36 credits. Students must meet certificate requirements.

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
AB 116Auto Painting I12
Second Term
AB 117Auto Painting II12
Third Term
AB 118Auto Painting III12
 Total Credits: 36

Auto Collision Repair Technology Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 36 credits. Students must meet certificate requirements. The Auto Collision Repair Technology Certificate is a related certificate. All courses are contained in the Auto Collision Repair Technology AAS Degree.

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
AB 100Auto Body Basic Skills12
Second Term
AB 105Frame Analysis & Repair12
Third Term
AB 106Panel Repair12
 Total Credits: 36

Courses

AB 100. Auto Body Basic Skills. 12 Credits.

Introduces oxy-acetylene welding, use of hand tools, equipment, and procedures in replacing and aligning auto body components including the use of MIG welders in auto body repair. Develops skills in repair of auto body metals. Discusses damage analysis and how dents are reshaped to original contours. Audit available.

AB 105. Frame Analysis & Repair. 12 Credits.

Covers structural misalignment analysis, use of measuring systems, structural repair procedures, and wheel alignment. Prerequisites: AB 100. Audit available.

AB 106. Panel Repair. 12 Credits.

Develop skills in repair of practice panels, school owned vehicles, and customer cars. Safe use of grinders, sanders, assorted hand tools, and pulling equipment will be applied and practiced. Paint fundamentals, preparation, and application will be discussed. Prerequisites: AB 100. Audit available.

AB 116. Auto Painting I. 12 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in care and use of all painting equipment, shop safety, conservation of materials, surface preparation for application of paint, application techniques, color matching and basic taping techniques. Audit available.

AB 117. Auto Painting II. 12 Credits.

Introduces safe use of single stage urethane, advanced masking techniques, small dent repair and detailing. Review and practice of all previously learned painting skills on customer and school owned cars. Prerequisite: AB 116. Audit available.

AB 118. Auto Painting III. 12 Credits.

Introduces safe use of pearl and tri-coat urethane base coat/clear coat systems. Emphasizes spot repair, color matching, blending and plastic part refinishing. Covers surface preparation and proper masking techniques for these products. Prerequisites: AB 116, AB 117. Audit available.

AB 201. Panel Replacement. 12 Credits.

Covers replacing new and used weld-on panels, such as rocker panels, quarter panels and rear body panels. Includes preparation and installation of cosmetic and structural weld-on panels. Prerequisites: AB 100, AB 105, and AB 106. Audit available.

AB 205. Technical Skills and Collision Repair. 12 Credits.

Develops knowledge and manipulation skills required for the complete repair of a collision damaged vehicle by understanding and testing the safety and comfort features found on current vehicles. Prerequisites: AB 100, AB 105, AB 106 and AB 201. Audit available.

AB 280A. Cooperative Education: Auto Body Repair. 1-10 Credit.

Focuses on demonstrating knowledge of auto body repair. Observe and obtain hands-on experience matching their learning objectives. Credits are determined by total clock hours spent on site during the term. Must be coordinated with supervisor, instructor and cooperative education specialist. Prerequisites: AB 205.

AB 280B. Cooperative Education: Auto Body Repair - Seminar. 1-2 Credit.

Provides opportunity to share work experiences and receive feedback from students and instructors. Corequisite: AB 280A.