2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Auto Body Technology



AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY -- AUTO BODY METAL TECHNICIAN

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.AUTO.BODY.METAL

Preparation for positions in the auto collision industry in the area of metal and structural repair. Courses include metal repair, frame repair, and major panel replacement. Students receive training using lab modules, live projects, and cooperative work experience.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ABDR 1519 Basic Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1555 Non-Structural Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
ABDR 1391 Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Body Repairer (3)
16

SEMESTER II

ABDR 2537 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V 5
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
ABDR 2380 Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
ABDR 2388 Internship - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician (3)
13
Minimum Hours Required 29

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY -- AUTO BODY PAINTER

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.AUTO.BODY.PAINT

Instruction leading to positions in the auto collision industry in the area of paint refinishing. Courses include surface preparation, overall refinishing, and paint mixing and tinting. Students receive training using lab modules, live projects, and cooperative work experience.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ABDR 1519 Basic Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
ABDR 1391 Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Body Repairer (3)
15

SEMESTER II

ABDR 1558 Intermediate Refinishing 5
ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
ABDR 2380 Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
ABDR 2388 Internship - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician (3)
11
Minimum Hours Required 26

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY -- AUTO BODY SHOP MANAGEMENT

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.AUTO.BODY.SHOP

Instruction leading to positions in management of auto collision facilities. Management positions include shop supervisors and managers, insurance estimators, supply sales, and factory products representatives. Classes are designed to provide a broad exposure to industry procedures and practices.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ABDR 1519 Basic Metal Repair 5
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
ABDR 2537 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V 5
15

SEMESTER II

ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 2357 Collision Repair Shop Management 3
ABDR 2355 Collision Repair Estimating 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-5
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
13-17
Minimum Hours Required 28-32

+MATH elective - Student must take MATH 1314 or any higher level MATH course.

++Natural Science Elective - Must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

NOTE: Some students enrolling in this program may plan to transfer to a four-year insitution. They should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and to identify how courses will transfer to the four-year institution of their choice.

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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AUTO.BODY

This program introduces the student to all facets of auto body repair and painting. Emphasis is placed upon the development of the necessary skills and knowledge required to function successfully in this industry. The program of study includes technical aspects of metal behavior combined with correct repair and refinishing procedures.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ABDR 1519 Basic Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-5
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
15-19

SEMESTER II

ABDR 1555 Non-Structural Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1558 Intermediate Refinishing 5
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
16

SEMESTER III

ABDR 2537 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V 5
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
13

SEMESTER IV

ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
ABDR 2357 Collision Repair Shop Management 3
ABDR 2355 Collision Repair Estimating 3
ABDR 2380 Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
ABDR 2388 Internship - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician (3)
ABDR 2402 Auto Body Mechanical and Electrical Service 4
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
19
Minimum Hours Required 63-67

+MATH Elective - student must take MATH 1314 or any higher level MATH course.

++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

+++Social/Behavioral Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY

(Level II Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.AUTO.BODY

This program is designed to train a student in all facets of auto body repair and painting. Emphasis is placed upon those skills needed by the student to become a successful auto body repair person. This program offers the student a certificate in auto body technology upon successful completion of the program.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ABDR 1519 Basic Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
12

SEMESTER II

ABDR 1555 Non-Structural Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1558 Intermediate Refinishing 5
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
ABDR 1391 Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Body Repairer (3)
13

SEMESTER III

ABDR 2537 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V 5
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
+Elective MATH OR 3-5
TECM 1341 Technical Math AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
13-17

SEMESTER IV

ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
ABDR 2357 Collision Repair Shop Management 3
ABDR 2355 Collision Repair Estimating 3
ABDR 2380 Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
ABDR 2388 Internship - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician (3)
12
Minimum Hours Required 50-54

+MATH Elective - Student must take MATH 1314 or any higher level MATH course.

++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

NOTE: Some students enrolling in this program may plan to transfer to a four-year institution. They should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and to indentify how courses will transfer to the four-year institution of their choice.

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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY - CUSTOM AUTO/STREET ROD FABRICATION

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.AUTO.BODY.CUSTOM

This certificate will provide education and training for individuals who would like to explore the basic techniques needed to design, modify and build street rods or custom automobiles. This program introduces students to the history, evolution and concepts of both street rod and the customizing of automobiles as it applies to construction, enhancement and refurbishment including techniques in welding, developing fabrication skills like shaping and forming steel or aluminum panels, and shop safety. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be awarded a Level 1 certificate in Custom Auto/Street Rod Fabrication as part of the Auto Body Technology Program.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
ABDR 2402 Auto Body Mechanical and Electrical Service 4
ABDR 1391 Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Body Repairer 3
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
14

SEMESTER II

ABDR 2570 Custom Auto/Street Rod Metal Fabrication I 5
ABDR 2571 Custom Auto/Street Rod Metal Fabrication II 5
ABDR 2572 Chassis Design and Development 5
15
Minimum Hours Required 29

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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