- Course Number:
- AB 105
- Course Title:
- Frame Analysis & Repair
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Course DescriptionCovers structural misalignment analysis, use of measuring systems, structural repair procedures, and wheel alignment. Prerequisites: AB 100. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is to develop knowledge and skills in the care and use of frame repair equipment, identification of frame misalignment and/or alignment, use of frame gauges, frame repair procedures, suspension alignment, shop safety, problem solving, communication skills, computation skills, human relations, and environmental awareness. The course also includes MIG welding of light gauge metal and frame members (steel), and the use of oxy--acetylene welding equipment.
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 terminology, processes and skills of auto collision repair and professional workplace behavior on a limited basis.
· work safely in the auto collision repair industry and apply a proper understanding of collision theory to the use of frame straightening and alignment equipment, and how products and chemicals affect the local and global environment.
· identify and implement strategies and processes to solve workplace and vehicle repair problems, access and utilize repair information in a rapidly
changing technology on a limited basis.
· apply necessary advanced computation skills effectively as they pertain to frame repair measuring and 4way wheel alignment.
· use an understanding of variation in culture and human interactions to working within the team environment in the auto collision repair industry.
· apply the frame repair 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: oral or written examinations, quizzes, 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.
• Understand and practice personal safety by using proper protective gear.
• Understand and practice hand and power tool safety.
• Understand and maintain a safe, clean work area.
Demonstrate professional work ethics (Habits).
• Demonstrate skills in working with individuals, groups, and people from diverse ethnic, gender, and religious backgrounds plus personal management skills.
• Arrive to class on time and prepared for the days activities.
• Perform projects in accordance to specifications and procedures.
• Follow directions in a positive manner.
• Manage time productively.
• Develop skills in written, oral, and listening communication.
Demonstrate skill in problem solving and decision making.
• Develop computational skills as it relates to the collision industry
• Identify and explain the differences between unibody and conventional type construction.
• Read and apply dimension charts to a vehicle.
• Identify types of structural damage and write damage reports.
• Summarize technical articles by identifying important points.
• Understand and explain reference points on the vehicle.
Demonstrate to disassemble, measure and diagnose, repair, reassemble and prepare vehicle for delivery to the customer.
• Demonstrate the use of measuring systems on a variety of vehicles.
• Explain centerline, level, datum, and critical measurements.
• Explain and apply corrective measures for bends, kinks, mashes, distorted sheet metal panels, popped spot welds, and split seams.
• Explain how the vehicle body can indicate structural damage.
• Set up and use floor pulling equipment and a frame rack.
Apply alignment skills in performing a four wheel alignment.
• Explain caster, camber, SAI, turning radius, included angle, toe, and their effects on alignment.
• Identify the components of a suspension system.
Perform a complete four wheel alignment on several suspension types.
1. apply necessary advanced computation skills effectively as they pertain to frame repair measuring and 4way wheel alignment.
• the extensive study of steering, suspension and wheel alignment geometry angles as it pertains to Camber, Caster, Toe, Steering Axis
Inclination and Included Angle, Thrust Angle and Turning Radius.
• learning how to read the geometry angles in degrees and decimal points.
• the adding, subtracting and dividing of those geometry angle degrees.
• determining torque measurements and using them in the tightening operations of the steering and suspension components and wheel lug nuts.
• the study of the metric measurements and the use of them with a metric tape measure, tram gauge measurements, the Universal Measuring
System and Chief Velocity Computerized Laser Measuring System.
• the reading of metric frame measurements on factory specification charts.
• the addition, subtraction and division of metric measurements.
• the three dimensional measuring of a vehicle's Datum Plane (for height), Centerline (for width), and Zero Point (for length).
• the determining of Vector angles for frame pulling chains, anchoring chains and swing chains.
• the reading of hydraulic P.S.I. on pulling equipment and converting to Pressure in Tons.
• understanding and working with measurement tolerances.
1. communicate effectively with employers, coworkers and customers, adapting to feedback as it pertains to terminology, processes and skills of auto collision repair and professional workplace behavior on a limited basis.
2. identify and implement strategies and processes to solve workplace and vehicle repair problems, access and utilize repair information in a rapidly
changing technology on a limited basis.
· writing collision damage estimates using collision estimating guides that include parts descriptions, repair procedures, included and non included
· required reading of 87 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.
· Reading six technical articles (22 pages) and writing a one page summary for each article.
· 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: 120
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 the frame repair 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 placed on small teams and are expected to function as a contributing member of the team throughout the term.
· team leaders are rotated from day to day.
· they must work together to arrive at an oral diagnostic evaluation and agree on the proper repair plan.
· team members are expected to assist each other to fully understand the shop labs that they work on through verbal, written, and drawing methods of communication.
· students must coordinate and cooperate in the set-up and use of equipment.
· they learn how to treat the class as if they were employed at a job through respect of others, respect of tools, and respect of time.
· 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.