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ABDR 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Body Repairer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lab.)


ABDR 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

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


ABDR 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Body Repairer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


ABDR 1431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

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.)


ABDR 1519 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Basic Metal Repair
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Covers basic metal principles and working techniques including proper tool usage and product application. (3 Lec., 6 Lab.)


ABDR 1555 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Non-Structural Metal Repair
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course in sheet metal repair principles using mechanical and hydraulic equipment. Emphasis on attachment devices used to straighten and align exterior body panels. (3 Lec., 6 Lab.)


ABDR 1558 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Intermediate Refinishing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Expanded 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. (3 Lec., 6.Lab.)


ABDR 2353 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

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.)


ABDR 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Collision Repair Estimating
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course in collision estimating and development of an accurate damage report. (3 Lec.)


ABDR 2357 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

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.)


ABDR 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

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.)


ABDR 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

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.)


ABDR 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

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.)


ABDR 2537 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

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.)


ABDR 2541 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

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.)


ABDR 2570 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Custom Auto/Street Rod Metal Fabrication I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A study of the basic shaping techniques required for fabricating sheet metal parts and pieces that can be applied in the building of custom cars and street rods. (3 Lec., 6 Lab.)


ABDR 2571 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Custom Auto/Street Rod Metal Fabrication II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: ABDR 2570.
Course Description: A study of the construction methods required in custom car and street rod building. (3 Lec., 6 Lab.)


ABDR 2572 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Chassis Design and Development
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: ABDR 2570.
Course Description: A study of the development of chassis components including frames, front and rear suspensions, fuel and braking systems, engine and transmission mounting methods and cooling requirements. (3 Lec., 6 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM 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.