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Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing


Instructor: Jay Rebensdorf
Sophomore Eligible

RELATED CAREER WHAT DOES IT TAKE? WHAT DOES IT MAKE?
Autobody/Glass Installer Associates Degree $37,680
Claims Adjusters License/Bachelors $59,850


Autobody: Panel Remove & Install

This course teaches basic automotive panel alignment. Students will learn to remove, install
and align bolted body parts such as fenders, hoods, doors, deck-lids, bumpers and bumper covers. Using automobiles
and demonstration panels, students will learn how appearance and function of body parts will properly align on an automobile. Students must be able to work independently and in small groups while in the laboratory.

Autobody: Panel Repair
Student will learn basic automotive panel repairs. Students will learn the basics of using metal straightening tools and body fillers. The students will learn to identify and repair various types of plastics and composites on today’s vehicles. Using automobiles and demonstration panels, students will learn how appearance and function of proper body repair procedures. Students must be able to work independently and in small groups while in the laboratory.

  Autobody: Refinishing

Students will learn basic automotive panel painting procedures. Students will learn the proper operation of the paint spray gun using different products and procedures in automotive refinishing. Students will learn the purpose and application of corrosion protection products during repair procedures. Students will learn the purpose of undercoats and topcoats as well as their application techniques. Students must be able to work independently and in small groups while in the laboratory.