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Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technician

32-405-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time, Full Time 54 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Times of Day: Day, Evening Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

With this program, you’ll be ready for employment in a body shop, auto dealer shop, paint company or insurance company, among others. You’ll learn how to repair dents in vehicle bodies and will also repair plastic parts on vehicles. Your training includes the replacement of bolted-on parts such as doors, fenders and trunk lids. You’ll also learn about the structural repair of conventional frames and weld-on panels such as quarter panels and roofs. This program also covers vehicle paint preparation and paint techniques for spot repair and complete vehicle refinishing.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (48 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Refinishing Set-up and Safety
    10-405-150
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405150
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on different refinishing spray gun set-up, operation, and maintenance. There is an emphasis on personal protection, as well as the environmental regulations regarding working with refinishing materials. Students are also introduced to buffing and polishing in this course.

    Coreq: Advanced Nonstructural Repair 10405154 OR Advanced Nonstructural Repair Co-op 10405205, Auto Body Uniforms & Safety Kit 94405001 OR (Auto Body Uniforms 94405007 and Auto Body Safety Kit 94405006)
  • Part Removal and Installation
    10-405-151
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10405151
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for interior and exterior part removal, storage, replacement, and installation. Students are also introduced to repair planning.

    Coreq: Refinishing Set-up and Safety 10405150 OR (Metal Refinishing 10405148 AND Paint Refinishing 10405149)
  • Basic Nonstructural Repair
    10-405-153
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10405153
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for understanding sheet metal characteristics, repair sequencing, and making repair versus replace decisions. Students are introduced to the process of straightening steel exterior panels.

    Coreq: Part Removal and Installation 10405151 OR Part Removal and Installation Co-op 10405203
  • Advanced Nonstructural Repair
    10-405-154
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405154
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced straightening of steel in complex areas as well as straightening aluminum exterior panels.

    Coreq: Basic Nonstructural Repair 10405153 OR Basic Nonstructural Repair Co-op 10405204
  • Steel MIG Welding
    10-405-152
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405152
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for MIG welding steel in various automotive collision repair scenarios. Students are also introduced to the process of sectioning.

    Coreq: Auto Body PPE for Welding 94405005
  • Plastic Repair
    10-405-155
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405155
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for repairing the variety of plastics used on automotive vehicles.

    Prereq: Advanced Nonstructural Repair 10405154 OR Advanced Nonstructural Repair Co-op 10405205; Coreq: Refinishing Color Theory 10405159 OR Refinishing Color Theory Co-op 10405208
  • Surface Preparation and Masking
    10-405-156
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405156
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for masking and prepping surfaces in various refinishing scenarios.

    Coreq: Plastic Repair 10405155
  • Basic Refinishing Application
    10-405-157
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10405157
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for applying automotive refinish materials.

    Coreq: Surface Preparation and Masking 10405156
  • Advanced Refinishing Application
    10-405-158
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10405158
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced application of automotive refinish materials, including blending and tri-stage finishes.

    Coreq: Basic Refinishing Application 10405157 OR Basic Refinishing Application Co-op 10405206
  • Refinishing Color Theory
    10-405-159
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405159
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for tinting automotive refinish materials, which includes an in-depth look at color theory.

    Coreq: Advanced Refinishing Application 10405158 OR Advanced Refinishing Application Co-op 10405207
  • Estimating
    10-405-160
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10405160
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing skills needed to write collision analysis sheets. Learning how to identify the parts, materials, and labor needed to repair collision damaged vehicles will be covered.

    Prereq: Refinishing Color Theory 10405159 OR Refinishing Color Theory Co-op 10405208; Coreq: Auto MLR 1 - 10602100 AND Collision Structural Damage Analysis 10405162 OR Collision Structural Damage Analysis Co-op 10405199
  • Collision Structural Damage Analysis
    10-405-162
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10405162
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing skills and knowledge needed to anchor and measure collision damaged vehicles and the identification of parts and materials that are needed for proper repair. Perform structural realignment and structural part replacement on damaged vehicles.

    Coreq: Advanced Joining Techniques 10405161 OR Advanced Joining Techniques Co-op 10405197
  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1
    10-602-100
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602100
    • Credits: 4.00

    Focuses on developing skills in professionalism, safety, and the use of basic and power tools. Students are introduced to the automotive service industry and learn to use both comprehensive and manufacturer's service information to perform vehicle maintenance in 9 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas.

    Auto Plans Prereq: Bennett Assessment 94602100 = 27% or Applied Science 10806173 and Coreq: Auto Uniforms 94602001; Auto Body Plans Coreq: Auto Body Uniforms 94405007 or Uniforms/Safety 94405001; Career Tech Ed Inst Plan Coreq: CTEI Uniforms 94602005
  • Advanced Joining Techniques
    10-405-161
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405161
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for MIG welding aluminum, along with squeeze type resistance spot welding (STRSW), weld-bonding, and rivet-bonding.

    Coreq: Estimating 10405160 OR Estimating Co-op 10405198
  • Welded Panel Replacement
    10-405-163
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10405163
    • Credits: 4.00

    Focuses on developing skills needed to perform damage analysis and replacement of outer welded-on panels on collision damaged vehicles.

    Prereq: Collision Structural Damage Analysis 10405162 OR Collision Structural Damage Analysis Co-op 10405199; Coreq: Collision Alignment 10405167 OR Collision Alignment Co-op 10405202
  • Collision Heating & Cooling
    10-405-164
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405164
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair collision damaged climate control systems including heating, cooling, and air distribution. Students will learn proper handling of refrigerants and will be Federal 609 certified to perform automotive refrigerant repair.

    Coreq: Welded Panel Replacement 10405163 OR Welded Panel Replacement Co-op 10405200
  • Collision Basic Electrical
    10-405-165
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405165
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose and repair electrical and electronic systems on collision damaged vehicles. Develop skills to service batteries, starting, charging, and lighting systems.

    Coreq: Collision Heating & Cooling 10405164 OR Collision Heating & Cooling Co-op 10405201 AND Auto Body Electrical Kit 94405004
  • Collision Avoidance
    10-405-166
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405166
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing skills needed to replace components on collision avoidance safety systems, airbags, and recalibrate advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

    Coreq: Collision Basic Electrical 10405165 OR Collision Basic Electrical Co-op 10405210
  • Collision Alignment
    10-405-167
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10405167
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose and replace steering and suspension components on collision damaged vehicles. Students will also complete a wheel alignment.

    Coreq: Collision Avoidance 10405166 OR Collision Avoidance Co-op 10405211

    Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Introduction to Diversity Studies
    10-809-172
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809172
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course introduces the study of diversity from a local to a global perspective using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach that encourages exploration and prepares students to work in a diverse environment. The course introduces basic diversity concepts, examines the impact of bias and power differentials among groups, explores the use of culturally responsive communication strategies, and compares forces that shape diversity in an international context.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
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