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Course Number:
AB 280A
Course Title:
Cooperative Education: Auto Body Repair
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Course Description

Focuses on demonstrating knowledge of auto body repair. Observe and obtain hands-on experience matching their learning objectives. Credits are determined by total clock hours spent on site during the term. Must be coordinated with supervisor, instructor and cooperative education specialist. Prerequisites: AB 205.

Addendum to Course Description

Credits are determined by total clock hours the student spends on site during the term. Must be coordinated with Auto Collision Repair department and Job-site supervisor. Required for two year Certificate or Associates Degree.

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 and start a career in the auto collision repair industry.

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 written reports by the student and supervisor, safe work habits, task performance and work relations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Function safely in a licensed auto collision repair 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 at facility 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 workers.

  • Demonstrate skill in problem solving and decision making.

Apply auto body repair procedures in a variety of shop situations.

  • Replace non-welded parts.

  • Replace weld-on parts.

  • Perform panel repairs.

  • Assist with shop operations such as vehicle clean-up, shop maintenance, and help other technicians.

Appraise learned skills by providing a weekly written report.

  • Produce a written summary of the week’s activities.