Auto Collision Repair Technology - CERT

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Contact: TIM EVANS Evanst@hutchcc.edu (620)728-8141
Department Co-Chair: JILLENE CUNNINGHAM cunninghamj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: JANET HAMILTON NEWTON Hamiltonj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 43 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
AB110 Painting and Refinishing I 3

Identify safety and personal health hazards; determine types of substrates and sanding materials; identify the process to clean and prepare a substrate for paint; distinguish between the properties, uses and manufacturer specifications of metal treatments and primers; distinguish among types of spray guns and equipment; explore paint codes and specifications for use. Identify paint systems; explore types of paint defects; distinguish between damage and non-damage related corrosion; identify final detail pr ocedures.

AB111 Painting and Refinishing II 3

Select proper personal protective equipment; perform proper shop operations according to OSHA guidelines; remove paint coatings apply corrosion resistant coatings; demonstrate proper spray gun operation and cleaning procedures; select proper painting and substrate materials for projects; analyze paint defects, causes and cures; repair paint defects; measure paint mil thickness; and determine final detail procedures for given projects.

AB112 Painting and Refinishing III 3

Select proper personal protective equipment; perform proper shop operations according to OSHA guidelines; prepare substrate for refinishing; select appropriate undercoating; use necessary cleaning preparation and protect surface areas to remain unpainted. Mix, catalyze and activate paint; apply paint using various spray techniques; operate high volume and low pressure gun operation. Correct defects; apply color, sanding and buffing techniques to correct surface defects.

AB113 Painting and Refinishing IV 4

Apply safety procedures in auto body painting and refinishing; perform cleaning procedures for a refinish; prepare adjacent panels for blending; prepare plastic panels for refinishing; protect non-finished areas of vehicle; operate high and low volume/pressure spray guns. Perform paint system applications on vehicle; follow appropriate paint color matching and mixing procedures; tint color using formula to achieve a blended match. Explore the causes, effects and correction of buffing-related imperfections and pigment floatation. Measure mil thickness. Apply decals, transfers, tapes, woodgrains, pinstripes. Apply cleaning techniques to interior, exterior, glass and body openings; remove overspray.

AB114 Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I 4

Explore safety requirements in the auto collision and repair industry; explore opportunities in the industry. Explore parts and construction of vehicles. Identify metal straightening techniques and the application and use of body fillers. Demonstrate use, set-up and storage of welding equipment. Distinguish between weldable and non-weldable materials. Demonstrate fundamental welds. Identify plastics and adhesives. Explain the purpose of damage, estimation and repair orders. Explore the processes requi red for outer body panel repairs, replacements and adjustments. Demonstrate fundamental cutting procedures.

AB115 Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II 4

Apply safety procedures. Identify trim and hardware to be protected; examine considerations when working with movable glass. Perform outer body repairs, replacements and adjustments. Perform metal straightening techniques. Perform body filling techniques. Perform metal finishing techniques. Use welding procedures in non-structural damage repair. Distinguish between mechanical and electrical components. Use appropriate cutting procedures. Determine procedures for working with plastics and adhesives.

AB116 Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III 4

Demonstrate safety procedures. Remove and install trim and hardware; determine process and procedures necessary for movable glass repair; repair, replace and adjust outer body panels; remove and install mechanical and electrical components. Perform intermediate welding skill. Perform plastic and adhesive repairs.

AB117 Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair IV 5

Demonstrate safety procedures. Remove and install trim and hardware; repair movable glass; protect adjacent body panels; repair, replace and adjust outer body panels; replace mechanical and electrical components. Perform welding skills. Perform plastic and adhesive repairs.

AB120 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I 2

Identify safety requirements related to structural damage repair. Identify measuring procedures; analyze basic structural damage conditions. Analyze frame repair methods; analyze unibody inspection and measurement; identify welding procedures for structural repair.

AB121 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II 2

Apply safety requirements related to structural damage repair; analyze frame inspection and repair procedures; determine direct and indirect damage for structural repair; analyze unibody inspection, measurement and repair procedures. Perform welding techniques for structural repair; and identify cutting procedures for structural repair.

AB122 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III 3

Apply safety requirements related to structural damage repair; perform welding and cutting techniques for structural repair; diagnose unibody direct and indirect damage; apply unibody inspection, measurement and repair procedures; apply frame inspection, measurement and repair procedures; remove fixed glass.

AB123 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair IV 3

Apply safety requirements related to structural damage repair; perform advanced welding and cutting techniques for structural repair; perform inspection, measurement and repair procedures for unibody direct and indirect damage; perform frame inspection, measurement and repair procedures to industry standard; remove and install fixed glass.

AB124 Mechanical and Electrical Components 3

Demonstrate safety procedures. Determine how to diagnose steering and suspension; diagnose electrical concerns; complete headlamp and fog/driving assemblies and repairs; demonstrate self-grounding procedures for handling electrical components. Determine diagnosis, inspection and service needs for brake hydraulic components; examine components of heating and air conditioning systems; determine the inspection, service and repair needs for collision damaged cooling system components; distinguish between under car components and systems. Determine the diagnosis, inspection and service requirements of active and passive restraint systems.


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