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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

ACR 110 Introduction to Automotive Collision Repair

This course provides the beginning automotive collision students with an introduction to careers in the Automotive Collision Repair (ACR) Industry, repair processes, collision shop equipment, tool safety and proper usage, personal protection equipment used in collision repair, and the design and construction of the modern automobile. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Recommended: ENG 109 or ELI 109

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open ACR 110 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    3.00

ACR 112 Non-Structural Repair I

(Formerly ABR 110) This course will focus on the design and construction of the modern automobile. Students are introduced to theory and the fundamentals commonly used in sheet metal repair processes, chemical and plastic welding repair processes, along with removal, installation, and adjustment of moveable vehicle glass. Replacement of exterior bolted vehicle body panels including proper fitment and adjustment, and replacement of exterior lights and trim will also be covered. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Corequisite: ACR 110 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open ACR 112 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    5.00

ACR 115 Automotive Welding

(Formerly ABR 115) This course will introduce the students to theory and the fundamentals of common ferrous and non-ferrous metal welding processes used in the collision repair industry. The course will focus on welding safety, gas welding and cutting, electrical arc welding and cutting, both flat and out-of-position welding techniques, and the five most common weld joints used in automotive collision repair. Classroom discussions and in-lab hands-on welding will prepare the student to take the I-CAR Welding Qualification Exams.

Corequisite: ACR 110 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open ACR 115 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    5.00

ACR 119 Paintless Dent Removal

This course will introduce the students to theory and the fundamentals of common Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) processes, along with tools and equipment used in the collision repair industry. The course will focus on: dent theory, vehicle inspection, dent identification, PDR tool identification and recommended application, PDR vocabulary, hand and eye coordination, dent access and repair set-up, and final clean up of vehicle finish. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Prerequisite: ACR 110 and ACR 112 (formerly ABR 110) (both C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open ACR 119 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    3.00

ACR 131 Automotive Refinishing I

(Formerly ABR 130) This course will introduce the students to theory and basic fundamentals of vehicle finishing processes. The course will focus on paint and finishing safety, environmental practices, vehicle masking and protection, and surface preparation for the first coat of the finishing process. The course will also cover identification, set-up, and break down of finishing equipment, proper mixing and application of primers, sealers, and single stage paints. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Corequisite: ACR 110 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    3.00

ACR 132 Automotive Refinishing II

(Formerly ABR 131) This course will introduce the students to theory and the fundamentals of base coat and clear coat finishes, identification, set-up, and break down of finishing equipment, along with proper mixing and application of solvent base finishes. Application techniques of automotive color and clear finishes on metal, fiberglass, and automotive plastics will be covered. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Prerequisite: ACR 110 and ACR 131 (formerly ABR 130) (both C or better) Corequisite: ACR 215 (ABR 215) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open ACR 132 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    5.00

ACR 137 Automotive Mechanical Systems

(Formerly ABR 137) This course will introduce the students to theory and the fundamentals of the steering and suspension systems, drive trains, and braking systems as they apply to a collision repair technician. The course will focus on identification, theories of operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures of the vehicle's mechanical systems as a direct result of a vehicle collision. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Corequisite: ACR 110 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open ACR 137 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    5.00

ACR 138 Automotive Electrical Systems

(Formerly ABR 138) This course will introduce the students to theory and the fundamentals of the air conditioning systems, cooling systems, fuel and exhaust systems, and automotive electronic systems as they apply to a collision repair technician. The course will focus on identification, theories of operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures of vehicle electrical systems as a direct result of a vehicle collision. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Corequisite: ACR 110 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    5.00

ACR 212 Non-Structural Repair II

(Formerly ABR 111) This course will introduce the students to theory and the fundamentals of repairing non-bolted vehicle body panels. The course will focus on the removal of interior and exterior trim, hardware, removing and installing stationary glass, non-bolted body panel replacement using both chemical adhesion and fusion processes, proper alignment methods, and application of body seam sealers and foams. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.
NOTE: Work Experience may be considered to meet the prerequisite.

Prerequisite: ACR 110, ACR 112 (ABR 110), and ACR 115 (ABR 115) (all C or better) Corequisite: ACR 138 (ABR 138) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    5.00

ACR 215 Automotive Detailing

(Formerly ABR 215) This course will introduce students to theory and the fundamentals of interior and exterior vehicle cleaning, and vehicle finish defect correction. The course will focus on: vehicle interior trim identification, soiled/stains identification, interior odor removal/neutralizing and interior cleaning processes. Exterior cleaning and correction processes including identification of vehicle finish defects and finish correction will be discussed. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Corequisite: ACR 110 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open ACR 215 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    3.00

ACR 230 Structural Repair

(Formerly ABR 230) This course will introduce the students to theory and the fundamentals of the vehicle's structural system. The course will focus on the identification and analysis of structural damage using both manual and computer measuring systems, determining correct repair procedures, and straightening of structural panels. Replacement or sectioning of structural panels, panel corrosion protection, and restraint system will also be covered. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Prerequisite: ACR 110, ACR 112 (formerly ABR 110), and ACR 115 (formerly ABR 115) (all C or better) Corequisite: ACR 137 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open ACR 230 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    5.00

ACR 233 Automotive Refinishing III

(Formerly ABR 133) This course will introduce the students to theory and the fundamentals of color hue, saturation, and brightness and the tinting of automotive finishes. The course will focus on color matching, application of automotive finishes during the blending processes, and spray techniques. Students will also be introduced to waterborne base automotive finishes. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Prerequisite: ACR 132 (formerly ABR 131) and ACR 215 (formerly ABR 215) (both C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    5.00

ACR 234 Refinishing IV - Custom Painting

This course will introduce the students to theory and the fundamentals of flames, pin-striping, wood grains, texture finishes, mural design, gold leafing, air brushing, and graphic design for automotive applications. The course will focus on the design, set-up, and application of custom finishes. Application techniques using air-brushes, mini-jet spray guns, pin striping brushes, and other non-conventional equipment will also be covered. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Prerequisite: ACR 233 (formerly ABR 133) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open ACR 234 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    3.00

ACR 235 Damage Analysis and Shop Procedures

(Formerly ABR 235) This course will introduce students to theory and the fundamentals of identifying types of vehicle damages post collision. The course will focus on the preparation of written damage analysis, computerized analysis systems, and training on body shop management and operation systems. The course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career within the insurance industry as a damage analyzer, or a career as a collision shop manager/estimator. Customer relation skills and issues will be discussed. Classroom discussions and hands-on labs utilizing live vehicles and training aids will be used to enhance proficiencies.

Prerequisite: ACR 110 and ACR 112 (formerly ABR 110) (both C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    ACR
  • Units:
    3.00


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