ABCT1565 Production Lab I

Course Description

Students apply basic procedures on production type vehicles and projects according to National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) standards. This is a lab course in which students apply and refine skills learned in previous courses. Students accomplish this by having the opportunity to observe, practice and demonstrate these skills in an industry like setting. Instructor guided projects along with live customer work allow students to experience a wide range of structured reinforcement of skills specific to their major. Emphasis will be placed on demonstrating the principles of dent repair to industry standards and completing entry level technician processes.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Perform daily work according to repair order process.
  • Update supplement repair order as needed.
  • Analyze basic types of auto body damage.
  • Perform detailing of vehicles.
  • Perform disassembly and assembly of vehicles.
  • Perform metal finishing techniques to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate methods of applying and sanding body filler to industry standards.
  • Complete panel removal, replacement and adjustment.
  • Perform corrosion protection according to manufacturer and industry standards.
  • Demonstrate Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding to I-CAR Standards.
  • Show safe shop operation practices.


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4 credits: 0 lecture / presentation, 4 lab, 0 other