Collision Repair - Plan of Study

Departmental Requirements: 53 credit hours
AUC 1031 Collision Computer Based Training
The theory/application of the proper use of computerized collision estimating, non-structural, structural, and refinishing systems. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1032 Sectioning Welded Panels
The theory/application of the replacement of weld-on outer body panels. Emphasis is given to using proper removal, sectioning and welding procedures according to manufacturer and industry recommendations. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1062 Refinishing Procedures & Detailing
The theory/application of the proper use of masking materials for priming, blending and overall refinishing and the proper detailing procedures and techniques used following the refinishing process. Safety is stressed. Theory/ Lab.
AUC 1101 Collision Career Cornerstone
Through a theory/application approach, the Career Cornerstone experience emphasizes the variety of career opportunities available in the collision repair industry with a focus on career networking by communicating with industry professionals. Materials and activities designed to aid students in completing their Career Passport are included. Students are also exposed to various styles of vehicle construction, common equipment used in the industry and sound safety practices. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1102 Chassis Analysis
The theory/application of the proper procedures used for measuring and analyzing unibody and frame structural damage is taught in this course. Emphasis is on the use of the manufacturer’s recommendations for correct anchoring techniques utilizing several types of anchoring attachments and a variety of pulling equipment, as well as the professional use of dimension books and computer measuring systems. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1111 Vehicle Design & Energy Management
The theory/application of vehicle design and construction is taught with an emphasis on unitized, full frame and space frame construction. The physics of structural deformation are featured including lateral and vertical deflection as it pertains to the three-section principle, emphasized by the collision repair industry. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1112 Panel Straightening & Filler Application
The theory/application of the use of common collision repair materials and processes related to panel straightening and filler application is taught. Emphasis is on metal, plastic and fiberglass repairs following correct procedures established by the collision repair industry. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1121 Collision Estimating
The theory/application of vehicle damage appraisals used in the collision industry. Collision estimating involves the student technician in the areas of customer relations, listing replacement parts, and determining the cost of repairs for damaged components. Collision repair manuals and computerized estimating systems are used according to industry standards. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1131 Mechanical & Electrical Procedures
The theory/application of electrical/electronic principles and concepts relating to collision repair, including the diagnosis and servicing of components and systems. Additionally, the inspection, diagnosis and servicing of mechanical components and systems are emphasized. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1212 Refinishing Equipment & Processes
The theory/application of the proper use of collision repair refinishing equipment and processes is taught. Emphasis is on specific applications, and the equipment and processes they require. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1222 Color Analysis
The theory/application of collision repair refinishing problem-solving techniques is taught. Emphasis is on solving refinishing problems as they affect the quality of the repair and shop production. Manufacturer and industry recommendations are followed. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1232 Gas Metal Arc Welding
The theory/application of automotive welding techniques used in the collision repair industry is taught. Emphasis is on proper welding operations using MIG and resistance spot welding according to industry recommendations. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1252 Panel Replacement & Alignment
The theory/application of procedures used to replace and align body panels is taught. Emphasis is on the correct processes used in the removal and replacement of bolt-on body panels following industry recommendations. The proper alignment of panels, as well as moveable glass, hardware, and locking mechanisms are included. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1262 Advanced Metal Repair
The theory/applications of procedures used to repair body lines, reverse curves, and combinations crown panels is taught. Emphasis is given to the complex shaping and leveling of various filler materials according to industry standards. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 1302 Suspension Alignment & Fundamentals
The theory/application of proper procedures used in measuring and analyzing unibody and frame damage. Emphasis is on the initial repair and correction procedures which affect wheel alignment as well as overall structural alignment using specialized shop tools, stationary systems and above-floor systems, according to manufacturer and industry recommendations. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 2101 Structural Alignment Procedures
The theory/application of the analysis and repair procedures used to properly repair minor collision damage such as kick-up, sway, twist, short rail and diamond damage utilizing electronic measuring systems and above-floor repair systems according to manufacturer and industry recommendations. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 2131 Non-Structural Recycled Panels
The theory/application of the proper use of recycled panels. Emphasis is on the proper removal and re-use of weld-on outer body panels according to industry recommendations. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 2156 Internship I
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows student technicians to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational processes. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and college representatives. Safety is stressed. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing and have successfully completed all previous required core courses.
AUC 2161 Advanced Refinishing Processes I
The theory/application of the proper production refinishing procedures used in single stage, base coat, clear coat, and tri-coat refinishing. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 2201 Structural Replacement Procedures
The theory/application of the analysis and replacement procedures used to replace front, center and rear structural components utilizing electronic and on-electric measuring systems according to manufacturer and industry recommendations. Safety is stressed. Theory Lab.
AUC 2211 Collision Industry Updates & Trends
The theory/application of updated vehicle technologies as they relate to collision repair, as well as trends developing in the industry. Emphasis is placed on Hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles, safety devices and systems, high strength steels and composites and other emerging technologies. Theory/Lab.
AUC 2231 Plastic Repair & Panel Bond
The theory/application of the proper procedures used to repair plastic bumper covers. Various manufacturers’ procedures are covered. Panel bonding of outer body panels is demonstrated and discussed. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUC 2256 Internship II
A cooperative agreement between industry and education allows student technicians to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational processes. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and college representatives. Safety is stressed. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing and have successfully completed all previous required core courses.
AUC 2261 Advanced Refinishing Processes II
The theory/application of the proper production refinishing procedures used on flexible parts. Additionally, instruction includes proper application techniques used with water-borne products. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab
AUC 2356 Internship III
A cooperative agreement between industry and education allows student technicians to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational processes. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and college representatives. Safety is stressed. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing and have successfully completed all previous required core courses.
AUC 2411 Refinishing Capstone
The theory/application of refinishing repair and problem-solving techniques is taught. Emphasis is on the student technician’s performance in the areas of color matching, applications of primers, sealers, topcoats, surface preparation of bare metal and painted surfaces. Student technicians are provided the opportunity to update their skills in refinishing by attending update seminars and new information updates by manufactures, when available. Capstone represents a culmination of the program of study. Safety is stressed. Theory/ Lab. Prerequisite: AUC 2403.
AUC 2521 Non-Structural Capstone
The theory/application of non-structural collision repair problem-solving techniques is taught. Emphasis is on the student technician’s performance of removal and replacement of outer body panels, panel sectioning, welding, and correct filler repair techniques following manufacturer’s and industry recommendations. Student technicians are provided the opportunity to update their skills in non-structural repair by attending update seminars and new information updates by manufacturers, when available. The Capstone course represents a culmination of the program of study. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: AUC 2513.
AUC 2631 Structural Capstone
The theory/application of structural collision repair problem-solving techniques is taught. Emphasis is on the student technician’s performance of correct measuring and gauging procedures, completing a detail repair plan, implementing the steps in anchoring, structural welding, and correcting structural damage as it relates to vehicle manufacturers recommendations and industry standards. Student technicians are provided the opportunity to update their skill information in non-structural repair by attending update seminars and new information updates by manufacturers, when available. The Capstone course represents a culmination of the program of study. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: AUC 2623.
General Education Requirements: 24 credit hours
For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.
Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
PSYC 1113 Introductory Psychology
PSYC 2313 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
SOC 1113 Introductory Sociology
English (3 credit hours)
ENGL 1033 Technical Writing I
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
General Business (3 credit hours)
BADM 1113 Introduction to Business
ECON 2103 Micro Economics
ECON 2203 Macro Economics
GBUS 2313 Supervisory Management
GBUS 2243 Small Business Management
History (3 credit hours)
HIST 1483 U. S. History To 1865
HIST 1493 U. S. History Since 1865
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MATH 1513 College Algebra
MATH 2003 Business Mathematics
Philosophy (3 credit hours)
PHIL 1213 Ethics
Political Science (3 credit hours)
POLS 1113 U. S. Government
Speech (3 credit hours)
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communications
Interdepartmental Requirements: 4 credit hours
General Technologies (4 credit hours)
GTGE 1111 College Cornerstone
CS 1013 Computer Literacy & Applications