Automotive Collision Technology (ABOD)

ABOD 100. Introduction to Automotive Collision Technology

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALL
Students are introduced to Automotive Collision Technology career requirements, the language of the trade, and shop safety.

ABOD 105. Introduction to Metal Finishing

Credits: 5
Typically Offered: FALL
This course covers the proper methods of filing, metal picking, and use of power grinders to properly finish metal surfaces, as well as the theory of expansion and contraction of metals during welding. Students are introduced to when and how to use plastic fillers. Shop safety is stressed.

ABOD 107. Introduction to Sanding, Priming and Painting

Credits: 6
Typically Offered: FALL
Students are introduced to thinning and the proper use of primer. The proper use of sandpaper and the art of sanding are initiated and practiced at this time.

ABOD 108. Intermediate Metal Finishing

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: ABOD 105 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
A lab course in which students are introduced to roughing out and aligning damaged areas of a vehicle. Students upgrade their manipulative skills.

ABOD 109. Plastics and Adhesives

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: SPRING
Different types of plastic material are introduced. Students are in lab practicing the use of adhesives on plastic repairs.

ABOD 110. Auto Body Welding

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: FALL
Students are introduced to basic training in the use of oxyacetylene torch and wire feed welders. Equipment, safety, and common weld joints are covered using both welding processes. Lecture and shop instruction apply welding techniques and process used in industry. Welding fuels, gases, electric current, electrodes and their applications are introduced.

ABOD 112. Introduction to Painting

Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ABOD 105 and ABOD 107 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
The proper use, maintenance and adjustment of paint equipment is demonstrated. Students are introduced to thinners, reducers and additives in paint, and to painting damaged vehicles.

ABOD 114. Component Parts-Replacement and Adjustment

Credits: 5
Typically Offered: SPRING
Students are introduced to the techniques of installing and properly adjusting doors, hoods, and trunk lids, and replacing and aligning new body panels. This course also covers the proper techniques of installing windshields, window regulators and glass channels.

ABOD 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

ABOD 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

ABOD 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

ABOD 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

ABOD 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

ABOD 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

ABOD 200. Mechanical and Electrical Components

Credits: 5
Typically Offered: SUMMER
Demonstrate the proper use, maintenance, and adjustment of electrical and mechanical equipment. Introduce multi-meters, various testing equipment, and troubleshooting techniques. The course consists of theory and receiving hands-on experience in the different types of electrical and mechanical components.

ABOD 210. Advanced Painting

Credits: 1
Typically Offered: SUMMER
This is a lecture demonstration and application course in learning color control to apply and blend with existing color in spot painting. Factory representatives will also demonstrate the latest paints and painting techniques.

ABOD 216. Frame Straightening and Wheel Alignment

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SUMMER
A lab course in which students are introduced to frame straightening equipment used to align damaged channel frames, installation of bumpers on vehicle, and setting caster, camber, and toe-in of modern car.

ABOD 220. Estimating and Industrial Management

Credits: 1
Typically Offered: SUMMER
Students are introduced to estimating, bidding and using crash manuals by appraising jobs. Students also get practical experience in management by operating the storeroom and stock control room. Personal and public relations are also covered.

ABOD 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

ABOD 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

ABOD 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

ABOD 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

ABOD 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.