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ABDR  1301  Auto Body Repair and Repainting
An introduction to the use of hand and power tools, techniques of metalworking, body preparation, plastic fillers, fiberglass and SMC repair, sanding, and application of primers with emphasis on shop safety practices. Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  1307  Collision Repair Welding
A study of collision repair welding and cutting procedures. Lab required. Prerequisite: ABDR 2402. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  1331  Basic Refinishing
An introduction to current refinishing products, shop safety, and equipment used in the automotive refinishing industry. Emphasis on surface preparation, masking techniques, and refinishing of replacement parts. Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  1349  Automotive Plastic and Sheet Molded Compound Repair
A comprehensive course in repair of non-metal composites. Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  1391  Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Body Repairer
Topics address current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

Advanced Electronics and Safety Systems
An introduction to current refinishing products, shop safety, and equipment used in the automotive refinishing industry. Emphasis on surface preparation, masking techniques, and refinishing of replacement parts. Lab required. Prerequisite: ABDR 1301. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  1455  Non-Structural Metal Repair
Demonstrate sheet metal repair skills using mechanical and hydraulic equipment. Emphasis on attachment devices used to straighten and align exterior body panels. Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  1458  Intermediate Refinishing
Training in mixing and spraying of automotive topcoats. Introduction to partial panel refinishing techniques. Lab required. Prerequisite: ABDR 1331. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  2347  Advanced Collision Repair Welding
Skill development in the use of advanced welding and cutting processes. Emphasizes current welding procedures and specific repair requirements for specialized metals. Lab required. Prerequisite/Concurrent Enrollment: ABDR 1307. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  2355  Collision Repair Estimating
An advanced course in collision estimating and development of a damage report utilizing estimating software. Lab required. Prerequisite: ABDR 1391. 3 credit hours. (W)

  

ABDR  2402  Auto Body Mechanical and Electrical Service
A course in the repair, replacement, and/or service of collision damaged mechanical or electrical systems. Topics include drive train removal, reinstallation and service; cooling system service and repair; exhaust system service; and emission control systems. Additional topics include wire and connector repair, reading wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting. Lab required. Prerequisite/Concurrent Enrollment: ABDR 1301. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  2437  Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V
Operation of equipment and the procedures involved in the repair of body structures. Special emphasis on conducting a thorough damage analysis as well as demonstrating proper pulling and anchoring techniques. Lab required. Prerequisite/Concurrent Enrollment: ABDR 2347. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  2441  Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement
Instruction in preparation of vehicles for major repair processes. Covers interpreting information from damage reports, planning repair sequences, selecting appropriate tools, and organizing removed parts for reinstallation. Lab required. Prerequisite/Concurrent Enrollment: ABDR 2347. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

ABDR  2449  Advanced Refinishing
Application of multi-stage refinishing techniques. Advanced skill development solving refinishing problems. Application of multi-stage refinishing techniques with emphasis on formula mixing and special spraying techniques. Lab required. Prerequisite/Concurrent Enrollment: ABDR 1458. 4 credit hours. (W)

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