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ABOD 100 Introduction to Automotive Collision Technology Fall 2 credits
Students are introduced to automotive collision technology career requirements, the language of the trade, and shop safety.

ABOD 105 Introduction to Metal Finishing Fall 5 credits
This course covers the proper methods of filing, metal picking, and use of power grinders to properly finish metal surfaces, as well as the theory of expansion and contraction of metals during welding. Students are introduced to when and how to use plastic fillers. Shop safety is stressed.

ABOD 107 Introduction to Sanding, Priming and Painting Fall 6 credits
Students are introduced to thinning and the proper use of primer. The proper use of sandpaper and the art of sanding are initiated and practiced at this time.

ABOD 108 Intermediate Metal Finishing Spring 4 credits
Prerequisite or departmental approval: ABOD. A lab course in which students are introduced to roughing out and aligning damaged areas of a vehicle. Students upgrade their manipulative skills.

ABOD 109 Plastics and Adhesives Spring 4 credits
Different types of plastic material are introduced. Students are in lab practicing the use of adhesives on plastic repairs.

ABOD 110 Auto Body Welding Fall 4 credits
Students are introduced to basic training in the use of oxyacetylene torch and wire feed welders. Equipment, safety, and common weld joints are covered using both welding processes. Lecture and shop instruction apply welding techniques and process used in industry. Welding fuels, gases, electric current, electrodes and their applications are introduced.

ABOD 112 Introduction to Painting Spring 4 credits
Prerequisite or departmental approval: ABOD 105 and 107. The proper use, maintenance and adjustment of paint equipment is demonstrated. Students are introduced to thinners, reducers and additives in paint, and to painting damaged vehicles.

ABOD 114 Component Parts - Replacement and Adjustment Spring 5 credits
Students are introduced to the techniques of installing and properly adjusting doors, hoods, and trunk lids, and replacing and aligning new body panels. This course also covers the proper techniques of installing windshields, window regulators and glass channels.

ABOD 200 Mechanical and Electrical Components Summer 5 credits
Demonstrate the proper use, maintenance, and adjustment of electrical and mechanical equipment. Introduce multi-meters, various testing equipment, and troubleshooting techniques. The course consists of theory and receiving hands-on experience in the different types of electrical and mechanical components.

ABOD 210 Advanced Painting Summer 1 credit
This is a lecture demonstration and application course in learning color control to apply and blend with existing color in spot painting. Factory representatives will also demonstrate the latest paints and painting techniques.

ABOD 216 Frame Straightening and Wheel Alignment Summer 3 credits
A lab course in which students are introduced to frame straightening equipment used to align damaged channel frames, installation of bumpers on vehicle, and setting caster, camber, and toe-in of modern car.

ABOD 220 Estimating and Industrial Management Summer 1 credit
Students are introduced to estimating, bidding and using crash manuals by appraising jobs. Students also get practical experience in management by operating the storeroom and stock control room. Personal and public relations are also covered.

ABOD 294 Independent Study 1-3 credits
Independent or directed study of special topics in automotive collision technology. Department chairperson approval required.

ABOD 299 Special Topics 1-3 credits
Variable instructional topics in the field of automotive collision technology. Repeatable as long as content varies. Consent of department chairperson.

ABOD 195-295 Service Learning 1 credit
Maximum of six semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods: Joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum.

ABOD 197-297 Cooperative Education/lnternship 1-3 credits repeatable up to six semester hours.
Students get on-the-job experience under qualified supervision in auto collision technology occupations. Work hours are arranged by employer, advisor and student. Student progress is checked by oral and written reports from the employer. Student advisor conferences are held to discuss progress and/or problems. All co-op experiences are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Consent of department chairperson.

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