Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
60 Hours

Major

45 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ABT 1010
Painting and Refinishing
6

Introduces students to the basics for all automotive refinishing work. Safety precautions, surface preparations, spray gun and related equipment operation, paint mixing, paint application, and paint defects, causes and cures. Also covered are spot repairs, contemporary color coat materials such as low VOC and waterborne technology and final details. In this class students will prepair for the ICar Refinish exam. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate in Autobody Technicion program. All Icar Modules must be compleated to qualify to test for the Platium Refinish exam. 30 hours of lecture and 120 hours of lab are required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1010L

ABT 1050
Body and Paint Practicum
6

Provides students with the opportunity to put their skills to work on complete full vehicles. Students will perform minor body work, R & R, body prep and final painting and detailing. In this class students will prepair for the ICar Refinish and Non-Structural exam. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate in Autobody Technicion program. All Icar Modules must be compleated to qualify to test for the Platium Refinish and Non-Structural exam. 30 hours of lecture and 120 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ABT 1010, ABT 1010L, ABT 1110, ABT 1110L

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1050L

ABT 1110
Non-structural Damage Repair
3

Introduces students to the basics for all automotive non-structural damage repair. Safety precautions, vehicle preparation, elementary repairs, outer body panel repairs, replacements, and adjustments are covered. In this class students will prepair for the ICarNon-Structural exam. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate in Autobody Technicion program. All Icar Modules must be compleated to qualify to test for the Platium Non-Structural exam. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1110L

ABT 1210
Structural Damage Repair
3

Introduces students to the structural aspects of vehicles in today's market. Students will be introduced to repairs such as door skin replacement, panel bonding, plastic repair and adhesives and fixed glass. In this course, students will develop specific marketable repair skills. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1210L

ABT 1710
Estimating and Shop Management
3

Introduces students to the basic processes of the automotive industry and how the estimating process is involved. Topics of focus are the estimate process both computer-based and hand-written, estimation adjustment, customer service, total losses, parts ordering, work flow, general shop running operations, and profit assessment and negotiation. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1710L

ABT 1910
Welding Processes
3

Covers the safety precautions in welding and cutting. Students learn the processes used in body repair such as MIG welding and alternative cutting techniques. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1910L

ABT 2010
Professional Career Exploration Experience
1

Provides students with an opportunity to observe autobody careers, spanning a wide variety of applications in Michigan, and introduces them to NATEF/ASE workplace employability skills.

ABT 2210
Frame Repair Fundamentals
3

Introduces students to the basics for all automotive structural damage repairs. Safety precautions, frame inspection, measurements, part identification and estimation are covered. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 2210L

AST 1210
Steering and Suspension
3

Focuses on the design and operation of automotive steering and suspension systems. Topics include front and rear alignment, component identification and repair, tire wear patterns, use of service information and equipment. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A4 test in order to earn a final grade for the course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1210L

AST 1410
Electrical Systems
3

Focuses on the introduction to automotive electrical systems which includes basic theories, electrical components, wiring diagrams, and starting and charging systems. This course also focuses on the use of test equipment such as digital multimeters, test lights and jumper wires used to diagnose basic electrical faults. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1410L

WRKAT2050
Work Experience
2

Provides students with a 60-hour minimum up to a 120-hour maximum, paid/unpaid, learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students persuing a Certificate or an Associates Degree to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students can begine work experience with 80% of coursework completed or administrative approval.

General Education

15 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

MTH 1050
Quantitative Reasoning I
3

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines. The combination of MTH 1050 and MTH 1060 satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

Select 9 Credits from the Following:

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ABT 2310
Sheet Metal Fabrication
3

Introduces students to the processes used to cut, bend and assemble metal structures. Precision measurement will be taught in conjunction with the use of building from blue prints. Manual and powered variants for cutting will be taught, torching techniques using oxy-fuel or plasma torches. The use of pneumatic hammers such as a planishing hammer will be used to develop the students' skills in fabrication. Assembly techniques will also be taught including welding, adhesives, riveting and the use of threaded fasteners. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 2310L

ABT 2410
Interior Repair
3

Introduces student to automotive interior repair and upholstery restoration. Students will learn disassembly and assembly of seats, interior components and instrument panels. Sewing and interior design will be introduced. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 2410L

ABT 2510
Custom Paint
3

Teaches the basics of custom painting. Topics include air brushing, pin striping and tapping graphics. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 2510L

AST 1310
Brakes and Braking Systems
3

Focuses on the design and operation of automotive brake systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of traditional, anti-lock brake, and traction control systems. Students will acquire knowledge of hydraulic systems, disc/drum machining, and scan tool usage. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A5 test in order to earn a final grade for the course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1310L

AST 2710
Heating and Air Conditioning
3

Addresses automotive heating and air conditioning system theories, troubleshooting, and servicing. Proper refrigerant recovery, recycling, storage, and use of recharging equipment will also be covered. Students will be made aware of recent environmental concerns relevant to coolant and refrigeration. In addition, basic shop safety and safe use of recycling equipment will be discussed. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A7 test in order to earn a final grade for the course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2710L

AST 2810
Powertrain/Noise and Vibration
3

Investigates the common causes of noise and vibration through all aspects of the vehicle. Areas of focus are drive line, bushings, mounts, seals, noise due to collision damage, and bearings. Students will perform diagnoses and repair of drive line problems due to worn and misaligned components. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

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