ABCT1545 Collision Repair Industry

Course Description

This course combines lecture and laboratory practice to introduce students to the knowledge and skills required in the auto body industry. The course introduces students to industry equipment and processes. Students will be instructed on safety and basic familiarization with industry related terminology. Written and demonstration tests will be done in accordance with Inter-Industry Convers on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) curriculum and online learning modules.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply personal and shop safety practices according to I-CAR and NATEF standards.
  • Describe the collision repair industry and related career choices.
  • Define safety and environmental issues related to the work place.
  • Identify automotive panels and parts to 90% accuracy.
  • Name auto body trim and hardware.
  • Identify hand, power tools, and equipment.
  • Show appropriate use of auto body specific tools.
  • Define auto body vehicle terminology according to I-CAR classes.
  • Identify different types of vehicle damage.
  • Perform vehicle reconditioning procedures on customer vehicles to industry standards.


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3 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other