ABCT2550 Auto Body Mechanics

Course Description

Electrical, air conditioning and other mechanical parts often become damaged as a result of an accident. Collision technicians must be able to identify and possibly repair this damage. In this course students will perform minor repairs to all types of mechanical systems. Students will perform repairs to supplemental restraint systems. Environmental concerns and other topics pertaining to mechanical repairs will be addressed.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Determine cooling system components, inspect and perform needed
  • Create a system of inspecting, planning and performing brake,
    suspension and alignment repairs.
  • Comply with all manufacturer's procedures when servicing, inspecting,
    and working around supplemental restraint systems.
  • Comply with all safety and shop operations as outlined in the program
  • Demonstrate use of wire diagrams to service interior and exterior
    wiring systems.
  • Test, clean, inspect and recharge batteries.
  • Aim lamps using manual and computer aided equipment to meet MN DOT
  • Use electrical test equipment to test voltage, resistance, and amperage
    in an electrical circuit.
  • Examine A.C. systems and determine type of system and refrigerant
  • Observe all EPA regulations and perform A.C. service in compliance to
    these regulations.
  • Perform refrigerant reclaiming and recharging procedures.
  • Perform refrigerant leak detection and repairs for proper A.C. system


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

4 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 2 lab, 0 other