Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
17 Hours

Autobody Technician Certificate Level I

17 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ABT 1010A
Painting and Refinishing l (B2)
4

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 prepare for the ICar Refinish exam. All Icar Modules must be completed to qualify to test for the Platinum Refinish exam. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate in Autobody Technician program. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1010L

ABT 1110A
Non-Structural Repair (B3)
4

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 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Prerequisite(s):
ABT 1010A

Concurrent requisite(s):
ABT 1110L

ABT 1910A
Welding Processes
4

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 2010A
General Maintenance and Safety
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. 30 hours of lab are required. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Select One Course From the Following for Elective I:

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
AST 1210A
Suspension and Steering (A4)
4

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. 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. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1210L

AST 1310A
Brakes (A5)
4

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. 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. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1310L

AST 1410A
Electrical/Electronic Systems l (A6)
4

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 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1410L

AST 2710A
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (A7)
4

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. 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. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2710L

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