Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
16 Hours

Major

16 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 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 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.

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- Barry Woods Tri-County International/C&S Motors Service Manager
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