- Course Number:
- AB 100
- Course Title:
- Auto Body Basic Skills
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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Course DescriptionIntroduces oxy-acetylene welding, use of hand tools, equipment, and procedures in replacing and aligning auto body components including the use of MIG welders in auto body repair. Develops skills in repair of auto body metals. Discusses damage analysis and how dents are reshaped to original contours. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is an outcome-based course using a lecture/lab format. This course includes classroom discussions, videotapes, lab demonstrations covering technical skills, safety and environmental awareness, communication skills, computations, and human relations. This course is required for a One-year and Two-year Certificate or an Associates Degree of Applied Science.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
· communicate effectively with employers, coworkers and customers, adapting to feedback as it pertains to basic terminology, processes and skills
of auto collision repair and professional workplace behavior.
· work safely in the auto collision repair industry and apply a proper understanding of the use of basic tools and welding equipment, products and chemicals and how those items affect the local and global environment.
· identify and implement basic strategies and processes to solve workplace and vehicle repair problems, access and utilize basic repair information in a rapidly changing technology.
· apply necessary basic computation skills effectively as they pertain to auto collision repair.
· use an understanding of variation in culture and human interactions to working within the team environment in the auto collision repair industry.
· apply knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work within the ethical and professional parameters of the auto collision repair profession, with supervision.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The student will be assessed on his/her ability to demonstrate the development of course outcomes. The methods of assessment may include one or more of the following: Written examinations, written assignments, visual inspection techniques, safe work habits, task performance and work relations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Function safely in the PCC Auto Collision Shop.
• Student will understand and practice personal safety by using proper protective gear.
• Student will understand and practice hand and power tool safety.
• Student will understand and maintain a safe work area.
• Access and explain the importance of Material Safety Data Sheets(MSDS).
Demonstrate professional work habits and ethics.
• Arrive to class on time and be prepared for the day's activities.
• Perform projects in accordance to specifications and procedures.
• Follow directions in a positive manner.
• Manage time productively.
• Respect equipment and fellow students.
• Demonstrate skill in problem solving and decision making.
Gain knowledge and skill in the problem solving process.
• Write an estimate of repair costs including parts and materials for the replacement of a hood and fender.
Develop skills in the operation of Oxygen-Acetylene welding equipment.
• Demonstrate correct and safe setup and shutdown procedures for the Oxy-acetylene welding equipment.
• Determine proper torch for cutting or welding operation.
• Perform fusion welding of 20 gauge mild steel, lap weld. Demonstrate skills developed for cutting one-quarter inch mild steel.
Develop skills in the use of selected shop tools.
• Demonstrate correct bolt thread tapping procedures.
• Perform correct cutting procedures using hacksaws and snips.
• Determine correct voltage values using a Digital Volt Ohm Meter.
• Repair electrical wiring using environmental splice sleeves and soldering.
Demonstrate the ability to correctly disassemble and assemble auto body parts.
• Demonstrate skills in the proper removal, replacement and alignment of automotive bumpers, hoods, fenders, doors, and trunk lids.
• Perform proper use of the mechanical headlight aimers.
• Determine the types of auto glass used and demonstrate proper replacement techniques.
• Develop skills in mechanical repairs that include replacement of radiators, inspection of the exhaust system, inspection of the brake system, and inspection of the fuel tank and lines.
Develop Skills in the use and maintenance of the types of MIG welders used in the auto collision repair industry.
• Demonstrate correct setup and shutdown procedures for the MIG welders.
• Demonstrate continuous and skip welding techniques for lap, butt, and plug welds on 20 gauge and 18 gauge mild steel that meet industry standards.
• Demonstrate proper welding techniques used in the I-CAR welding certification test.
• Develop skills in troubleshooting and repair of problems common to the MIG welder.
Demonstrate the ability to repair dents in auto body panels using metal finishing techniques.
• Analyze direct and indirect damage.
• Determine correct repair sequence.
• Determine correct choice of tools to fit the damage.
Demonstrate skills in repairing damage to flat, low, medium, and high crown panels.
1. apply necessary basic computation skills effectively as they pertain to auto collision repair.
· writing collision damage estimates that include adding, subtracting, and multiplying for parts and materials costs, labor calculations, and overlapping operations.
· measuring voltage and resistance within an electrical circuit.
· determining fastener sizes in both metric and fractional configurations.
· converting fraction to metric sizes to determine diameter and thread pitch for bolts.
· measuring bolt sizes using the metric system and determining bolt strength designations using charts and graphs.
· working with ratios and proportion in determining the content of anti-freeze to water in the automotive cooling system.
· measuring metal thickness (gage), wire speed rates, voltage settings during welding.
· laying out and measuring dimensions for shop lab projects.
· determining torque measurements for bolt tightening operations.
1. communicate effectively with employers, coworkers and customers, adapting to feedback as it pertains to basic terminology, processes and skills
of auto collision repair and professional workplace behavior.
2. identify and implement basic strategies and processes to solve workplace and vehicle repair problems, access and utilize basic repair information in a rapidly changing technology.
· writing collision damage estimates using collision estimating guides that include parts descriptions, repair procedures, included and non included
· required reading of 411 pages in the text book Auto Body Repair Technology"
· answering chapter review and ASE style questions and students reading some of those answers aloud in class.
· presenting oral evaluations of any challenges and/or problems or items learned that they experienced from shop labs from the previous day.
· students explain technical terminology definitions when called on during classroom time or within their shop lab team.
Human RelationsHours: 95
1. use an understanding of variation in culture and human interactions to working within the team environment in the auto collision repair industry.
2. apply knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work within the ethical and professional parameters of the auto collision repair profession, with supervision.
· students learn about team concepts and cultural awareness through class room presentation and dialogue
· students are required to function as a contributing member of a team or group during parts replacement and welding activities.
· they have to work together to compile both written and oral diagnostic evaluations and come to agreement upon the proper sequence and method of replacement or repair of various automotive collision related projects.
· students must coordinate and cooperate in the set-up and use of equipment.
· because of the diversity of students within the program, they must learn to work with fellow classmates of different race, gender and ethnicity.
· they must also learn to communicate with team members using English as the primary language.
· team building competency will include instruction based upon the experience of the instructor working within the team environment used
within the auto collision repair industry.