Automative Collision Repair Technology I

Automotive Collision Repair Technology I includes classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with all phases of the repair of damaged vehicle bodies and frames, including metal straightening; smoothing areas by filing, grinding, or sanding; concealment of imperfections; painting; and replacement of body components including trim. Students examine the characteristics of body metals including the installation of moldings, ornaments, and fasteners with emphasis on sheet metal analysis and safety. Course coverage also includes instruction in personal and environmental safety practices as related to OSHA and other agencies that affect individuals working in the ground transportation technology areas. Additional instruction is given in the course on measurement principles and automotive fasteners. Instruction should also emphasize computerized frame diagnosis, computerized color-mixing, and computerized estimating of repair costs. Additional academic skills taught in this course include precision measurement and mathematical calibrations as well as scientific principles related to adhesive compounds, color-mixing, abrasive materials, metallurgy, and composite materials. 

DOE Code: 5514 Recommended Grade Level: Grade 9-12 Credits: 2 credits per semester, maximum of 2 semesters, maximum of 6 credits Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit: Ivy Tech-AUBR 101 Body Repair Fundamentals No additional cost

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