2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: ABDR 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Vehicle Design and Structural Analysis

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the collision repair industry with emphasis on safety, professionalism, and vehicle structural design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Collision Repair Welding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of collision repair welding and cutting procedures. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Sheet Metal Fabrication I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the basic shaping techniques required for fabricating sheet metal parts and pieces. Discussion will include custom cars and street rods. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 1419 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Basic Metal Repair

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Covers metal principles and working techniques including proper tool usage and product application. (2 Lec., 7 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 1431 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Basic Refinishing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to current refinishing products, shop safety, and equipment used in the automotive refinishing industry. Emphasis on surface preparation, masking techniques, and refinishing of replacement parts. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 1455 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Non-Structural Metal Repair

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Demonstrate sheet metal repair skills using mechanical and hydraulic equipment. Emphasis on attachment devices used to straighten and align exterior body panels. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 1458 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Intermediate Refinishing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Training in mixing and spraying of automotive topcoats. Emphasis on formula ingredient, reducing, thinning, and special spraying techniques. Introduction to partial panel refinishing techniques and current industry paint removal techniques. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 2353 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Color Analysis and Paint Matching

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced course in color theory, analysis, tinting, and advanced blending techniques for acceptable paint matching. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Collision Repair Estimating

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course in collision estimating and development of an accurate damage report. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 2357 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Collision Repair Shop Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of methods and equipment used in state of the art repair shops to improve management functions and profitably. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: ABDR 2359 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Structural Sectioning

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in the practical application of welded panel replacement and structural sectioning procedures as well as practical equipment applications in structural vehicle straightening, alignment, welding, and corrosion protection. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 15 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Internship - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (16 Ext.)


Course Number: ABDR 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Auto Body Mechanical and Electrical Service

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in the repair, replacement, and/or service of those mechanical or electrical systems that are subject to damage from a collision. Topics include drive train removal, reinstallation and service; cooling system service; cooling system service and repair; exhaust system service; and emission control systems. Additional topics include wire and connector repair, reading wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 2537 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Operation of equipment and the procedures involved in the repair of body structures. Special emphasis on conducting a thorough damage analysis as well as demonstrating proper pulling and anchoring techniques. (3 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: ABDR 2541 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in preparation of vehicles for major repair processes. Covers interpreting information from damage reports, planning repair sequences, selecting appropriate tools, and organizing removed parts for reinstallation. (3 Lec., 6 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.