PCC/ CCOG / AB

Course Content and Outcome Guide for AB 205

Course Number:
AB 205
Course Title:
Technical Skills and Collision Repair
Credit Hours:
12
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
260
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$45.00

Course Description

Develops knowledge and manipulation skills required for the complete repair of a collision damaged vehicle by understanding and testing the safety and comfort features found on current vehicles. Prerequisites: AB 100, 105, 106 and 201. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This is an outcome-based course using a lecture/lab format. This course includes classroom discussions, videotapes, and lab demonstrations covering technical skills. Course outcomes will include: air bag systems, anti-lock brakes, auto electronics, aluminum welding, sheet molded compounds and plastic repair, air conditioning, estimating, safety and environmental awareness, communication, computations, and human relations.

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 advanced 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 advanced tools, products and chemicals and how those items affect the local and global environment.
· identify and implement strategies and processes to solve workplace and vehicle repair problems, access and utilize advanced repair information in a
rapidly changing technology.
· apply necessary advanced 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 the advanced technical knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work within the ethical and professional parameters of the auto collision repair
profession, with limited 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.

  • 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 ethics (habits).

  • Arrive to class on time and 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.

Apply knowledge to weld aluminum and repair sheet molded and plastic components.

  • Demonstrate correct setup and shutdown procedures for the MIG welder.
  • Complete welds on aluminum with directed practice.
  • Demonstrate repair of plastic and sheet-molded compounds.

Demonstrate knowledge to locate and describe vehicle systems that relate to safety or comfort.

  • Identify the components of the air conditioning system.
  • Explain the procedures for charging the air conditioning system.
  • Describe the components of the air bag and anti-lock systems.

Construct an electrical circuit on a board.

  • Reproduce parallel and series circuits.
  • Perform a voltage drop test.
  • Demonstrate using a DVOM to locate electrical problems.

Demonstrate knowledge and skills by reconstructing a section of a vehicle back to pre-accident condition.

  • Write a complete estimate for damage on a vehicle.
  • Repair the vehicle to pre-accident condition.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 98

Outcomes:

1. apply necessary advanced computation skills effectively as they pertain to auto collision repair.
 

Activities:

· writing collision damage estimates that include adding, subtracting, and multiplying for parts and material costs, labor calculations, and overlapping
operations.
· measuring voltage and resistance within an electrical circuit.
· working with 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.
· understanding metric measurements and using them with a metric tape measure, tram gauge measurements, the Universal Measuring System and Chief Velocity Computerized Laser Measuring System.
·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.

Communication
Hours: 64

Outcomes:

1.  communicate effectively with employers, coworkers and customers, adapting to feedback as it pertains to advanced terminology, processes and
skills of auto collision repair and professional workplace behavior.
2.  identify and implement strategies and processes to solve workplace and vehicle repair problems, access and utilize advanced repair information in a
rapidly changing technology.
 

Activities:

· writing visual inspection sheets.
· writing collision damage estimates using collision estimating guides that include parts descriptions, repair procedures, included and non included
operations.
· required reading of 149 pages in the text book €œAuto Body Repair Technology€
· answering chapter review and ASE style questions and students reading some of those answers aloud in class.
· Reading six technical articles (15 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 Relations
Hours: 126

Outcomes:

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 advanced technical knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work within the ethical and professional parameters of the auto collision repair profession, with limited supervision.

Activities:

· 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.