Automotive Collision Repair and Restoration - Auto Body Diploma

West Burlington campus

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester Course Title Credit
CRR-300 PREPARATION 2
CRR-340 METAL STRAIGHTENING 3
CRR-400 PANEL REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT 3.5
CRR-500 DAMAGE ANALYSIS 2
CRR-800 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING 2.5
MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS 3
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester Course Title Credit
CRR-120 MIG (GMAW) WELDING 3
CRR-454 GLASS REPLACEMENT 2
CRR-525 STRAIGHTENING STRUCTURAL PARTS 5.5
CRR-610 STEERING AND SUSPENSION 1.5
CRR-812 SURFACE PREPARATION 5
ENG-110 WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE 3
TOTAL 20

CRR-300 - PREPARATION

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course is an introductory course designed to help students identify safety hazards in the work area, safe vehicle lifting techniques and how to identify and handle hazardous materials. Students will learn how to inspect, remove and store trim, glass, metal and molding components; protect adjacent panels during repairs; remove corrosion materials and other protective coatings; review damage reports and analyze damage to determine proper method of overall repair; develop repair plan; use appropriate cleaners to remove contaminants from surfaces to be repaired; apply environmental practices associated with repair of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Prerequisite: Valid driver's license.

CRR-340 - METAL STRAIGHTENING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course will serve as an introduction to metal straightening and fabrication. Students will learn to manipulate and operate special equipment specifically designed to return metals back to their original shapes, contours, and fabricate panels. Students will learn to heat shrink and cold shrink metals to obtain original contours within industry standards and will learn to mix, apply and shape polyester fillers to OE appearances.

CRR-400 - PANEL REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 3

Credit: 3.5

This course will serve as an introduction to replacement and adjustment of non-structural parts. Students will learn to determine extent of damage; remove bolted, bonded and welded parts; repair aluminum; align hoods, doors, deck lids and fenders; straighten and rough out contours to their original shapes; weld torn sheet metal; restore corrosion protection; replace door skins; repair wind, water and dust leaks.

CRR-500 - DAMAGE ANALYSIS

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course will serve as an introduction to the evaluation of collision damage. Students will learn to identify primary and secondary damage and prepare a successful repair plan.

CRR-800 - INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 3

Credit: 2.5

This course will serve as an introduction to the field of automotive refinishing and teach students to practice environmentally friendly application and disposal procedures. Students will learn to identify modern automotive refinishing products and reference related technical data for proper mixing and application.

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or meet minimum placement test requirement.

CRR-120 - MIG (GMAW) WELDING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course will serve as an introduction to metal inert gas welding or gas metal arc welding in collision repair. Students will learn how to identify and perform proper welding techniques to repair modern high strength steel cars, trucks and motorcycles.

CRR-454 - GLASS REPLACEMENT

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course will serve as an introduction to replacement of broken tempered and laminated safety glass. Students will learn different types of installation techniques and how to identify and use proper adhesives for glass installation.

CRR-525 - STRAIGHTENING STRUCTURAL PARTS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 7

Credit: 5.5

This course will serve as an introduction to the repair and realignment of modern Uni-body and Body over frame-constructed vehicles. Students will learn to apply corrective forces to reverse collision damage accurately and efficiently with all forms of measuring equipment to restore vehicle to pre-accident condition.

CRR-610 - STEERING AND SUSPENSION

Lecture: 1

Lab: 1

Credit: 1.5

This course will serve as an introduction to wheel alignment and steering component and suspension repair. Students will learn suspension repair related to collision damage, how to measure, diagnose and realign steering components using modern state of the art equipment.

CRR-812 - SURFACE PREPARATION

Lecture: 2

Lab: 6

Credit: 5

This course will serve as an introduction to applying modern automotive finishes and properly preparing substrates for refinishing. Students will learn to mix paint and identify and correct paint failures.

ENG-110 - WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Writing for the Workplace prepares students for the various types of written communication required by professional employers. In this class, students learn how to write informal and formal documents and reports in the design and style of career-related communication with a focus on audience, purpose, subject, and genre and how they affect our writing choices. This course also includes a review of grammar and usage skills, as well as emphasizes effective language use in real-world applications. Prerequisites: ENG-013 with a grade of C- or better or meets minimum placement scores.

Randy Wachter - Assistant Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5110

Email: rwachter@scciowa.edu
AAS, Southeastern community College

Tim Weaver - Assistant Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5111

Email: tweaver@scciowa.edu
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