ABCT1555 Collision Welding

Course Description

With the construction of today's vehicles, welding is an important part of auto body repair. This course covers safety procedures, basic welding on steel and galvanized metals, introduction to aluminum and silicon-bronze welding, plasma cutting and Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) welding standards. Major emphasis is placed on collision facility Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding and welding according to I-CAR standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify preferred safety procedures in welding.
  • Reproduce collision repair MIG welds according to I-CAR standards.
  • Describe and practice the use of collision industry welding equipment for aluminum, silicon bronze and MIG welding procedures.
  • Select appropriate welding or cutting tools based on work to be performed.
  • Reproduce auto body cutting, drilling, and threading to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) & I-CAR standards.
  • Choose and utilize appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety equipment.
  • Locate and identify collision repair welds and explain their structural differences.


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2 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 1 lab, 0 other