Academics

    ABR

    ABR 102  Mig Welding  (1-6-3) 
    Offered Fall Semester 
    This course is an introduction to the welding of high strength steels used in modern unibody vehicles.

    ABR 104 Auto Body Fundamentals (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course is a basic study of fundamental issues important for an entry-level auto body technician. Topics include an introduction to safety, tools, and equipment, as well as career exploration opportunities.

    ABR 105 Structural Measuring and Analysis (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite: ABR 104
    This course is an introduction to modern vehicle designs and their engineered safety features. Emphasis is placed on vehicle damage analysis and three-dimensional measuring.

    ABR 106 Non-Structural Plastic and Metal Repairs (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite: ABR 104
    This course is an exploration of plastic repair procedures and metal straightening techniques.

    ABR 107 Refinishing Fundamentals (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite: ABR 104
    This course is an exploration of refinishing preparation techniques in the automotive industry. Emphasis is placed on the application of undercoats and detailing processes.

    ABR 114 Estimating Fundamentals (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites: ABR 105, ABR 106, ABR 107
    This course is a study of basic estimating principles to include vehicle identification, electronic estimating systems, damage analysis, and processing of information relating to insurance claims.

    ABR 115 Structural Repair Planning and Correction (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite: ABR 105
    This course is the study of repair planning and methods for making corrective structural pulls to late model, collision-damaged vehicles. Emphasis is placed on the straightening of unibody, space-frame, and full-frame vehicles.

    ABR 116 Non-Structural Panel Replacement and Trim (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite: ABR 106
    This course is a study of the assembly and disassembly of automotive replacement panels to include welded, bonded, and bolted panels.

    ABR 117 Refinishing Application Processes (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite: ABR 107
    This course is a study of mixing and applying automotive topcoats, to include spray gun set-up, mixing equipment, and spraying equipment for solvent and waterborne refinishes.

    ABR 124 Advanced Estimating Procedures (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites: ABR 114, MAT 170
    This course is an in-depth review of computerized estimating systems, digital photography, and vehicle scheduling
    processes as they relate to automotive estimating.

    ABR 126 Non-Structural Advanced Materials (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites: ABR 102, ABR 116
    This course is an exploration of non-traditional vehicle materials and the repair processes that accompany them.

    ABR 127 Refinishing Color Tinting and Blending (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite: ABR 117
    This course is a study of finish matching techniques to include color theory, tinting, and blending as they apply to today’s automotive finishes.

    ABR 132 Shop Management Concepts (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites: ENG 165, ABR 124
    This course covers basic leadership skills and automotive shop management procedures.

    ABR 135 Structural Sectioning and Frame Replacement (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites: ABR 102, ABR 115
    This course covers the various sectioning procedures used in the repair of today’s vehicles as they relate to structural components of the vehicle.

    ABR 136 Metal Shaping and Fabrication (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites: ABR 126, MAT 170
    This course covers metal shaping and fabrication of vehicle parts using metal forming equipment.

    ABR 137 Advanced Refinishing Processes (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites: ABR 127, MAT 170
    This course covers the use of specialty finishes and custom paint applications.

    ABR 142 Mechanical Systems (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite: MAT 170
    This course is a study of braking, steering, and suspension systems as they relate to returning a vehicle to pre-accident condition.

    ABR 143 Auto Body Electrical Systems (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite: MAT 170
    This course is an exploration of basic circuitry and electrical problems associated with collision-damaged vehicles.

    ABR 144 Heating, Cooling, and Air Conditioning Systems (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites: ABR 142, ABR 143
    This course is an introduction to engine heating and cooling systems used in modern vehicles. Other topics include the automotive air conditioning system.