Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - Denver
COL105BD - Diploma Program
CIP Code: 47.0603
SOC Code: 49-3021
Program ObjectiveThis program is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding and hands-on application of industry standard collision repair and refinishing techniques. The program also provides information on the latest collision repair tools, equipment, and techniques as well as important safety tips and strategies for students to use in protecting themselves and the environment. It offers an insight into what it takes to become a successful, well-rounded collision repair technician. Graduates of the “Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology” program will be presented with the basic skills and knowledge that an entry-level technician needs to obtain employment in the collision industry. Upon graduation, the student will be qualified to work in a shop that repairs conventional and unitized bodies using various manufacturers frame, alignment, and paint equipment. This program is structured to prepare the student for I-CAR Pro Level 1 Certifications in both the Non-Structural and Refinish areas along with preparation for I-CAR steel and aluminum welding certifications. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments in each course.
Course DescriptionThis course is a detailed introduction to collision repair. Topics to be taught include proper tools and equipment, worker safety, vehicle construction, vehicle systems, diagnosing damage, determining repair or replacement of components, estimating the cost of repairs, corrosion protection, and repair materials and procedures. Students learn basic surface preparation procedures such as rough sanding, feather edging, fine sanding, priming and finish sanding. Students also learn to mask and tape for spot repairs and complete paint jobs. Students learn how to analyze and repair damaged metal panels using body hammers, dollies, and paint-less dent repair techniques. Students also learn how to repair panels by patching, welding, using fiberglass, and chemicals. Students will learn how to remove, replace, and properly align cosmetic panels. Students learn the proper washing, defect removal, and finishing procedures of a complete vehicle detail. Students also learn how to repair and replace vinyl vehicle roofs.
Course DescriptionThis course is an introduction to welding as it pertains to the collision repair and refinishing industry. The student will learn the necessary safety precautions as required for cutting and welding. Students will learn how to inspect and test a MIG, TIG, and resistance spot-welds. The student will learn how to weld with both MIG and TIG welders plus use various related equipment. Students will also be able to demonstrate plasma arc cutting as well as oxyacetylene cutting. During this class the student will demonstrate the proper procedures for welding and fabricating components in a live shop.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to teach students how to measure, straighten, and replace steel and aluminum panels including point-to-point measuring and three dimensional measuring equipment and its operation. The student will learn the basic construction of unibody vehicles, conventional frame vehicles, stub frame and space frame vehicles, collision theory, collision forces and the definition of inertia and internal and external forces. The students will also determine the different types of alignment that result from the different types of collisions. Students will learn how to replace and align full and partial vehicle body parts; identify different types of pillars and rocker panels; read and interpret dimension sheets and collision manuals; and identify different frame and frame types.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to cover basic electricity, electrical and electronic systems, active and passive restraint systems, lighting systems, steering, suspension systems, brakes, and air conditioning systems. Students will learn how to properly use of automotive electrical testing equipment, identify the types and functions of an automotive wiring harness, including the functions of circuit control and protection devices. The students learn how to safely disconnect, remove, reconnect, and reinstall automotive computers without damage. Students will learn about the function of airbags and other active and passive restraint systems, including diagnostic procedures. Students learn the principles and functions of automotive brake systems, including diagnostic procedures. Students learn how to remove, repair and replace brake assemblies. Students apply principles and functions of automotive suspension systems, including diagnostic procedures, disassembly, repair and reassembly of suspension systems, and laser wheel alignment procedures. Students apply the principles and components of automotive air conditioning systems. Students will learn how to properly evacuate, recharge, and service automotive air conditioning system.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to cover the skills and tools necessary for non-structural repair procedures. Students learn the types of steel used in vehicle construction and types of damage that can occur to steel. Students will learn various collision repair tools and repair processes related to non-structural repair. Students will also learn various fillers used in non-structural repairs along sanding equipment and methods. The students will also learn about various tools and repair methods of PDR (Paintless Dent Removal). Students will also learn about bolt-on components such as doors, front, and rear panels including installation and other considerations such as panel alignment and gaps. Weatherstripping and leak types as well as leak prevention are discussed. Student will also learn tools and techniques for straightening steel.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to cover the proper use and techniques of automotive painting equipment. This includes spot jobs and complete paint jobs, vehicle preparation, equipment selection, painting techniques, and planning. During the course, students will learn how to perform proper stroke techniques, pressure settings and the proper temperature at which to paint. Students will learn how to properly prepare a vehicle for painting; identify the different types of paint; properly apply various paints; properly mix paint to achieve optimum color and viscosity; properly use paint mixing equipment to achieve proper color matching.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to provide the student the opportunity to practice the skills of non-structural repair of the vehicle. The students will learn the proper repair, removal, replacement, and adjustment of manual and power window mechanisms. Students will also learn how to straighten metal body parts; repair plastic and composite parts; replace hoods, bumpers, fenders, grilles, and deck lids.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to provide the student the opportunity to learn how to weld aluminum, practice the skills of welding for both steel and aluminum, and apply fabrication. Students will learn the differences between welding steel and aluminum apply this knowledge to MIG welding aluminum. The student will demonstrate the required safety precautions that are a part of welding and cutting procedures in the collision industry. During this shop class the student will demonstrate the proper procedures for welding and fabricating components in a live shop. Students will also demonstrate the procedures that were taught in previous classes with regards to MIG and TIG welding and heating and cutting using a combination torch. Students will learn how to apply skills and techniques utilizing vehicles and mockups.
Course DescriptionThis course will allow the student to practice proper worker protection techniques and the correct methods of handling hazardous material that collision shops generate. Students will learn theory and the student will use the spray equipment and spray booths that they have previously used in other classes. Students will practice the proper methods of mixing and matching colors in a shop situation as well as demonstrate the correct preparation and maintenance procedures for shop equipment for both waterborne and solvent based paints. Students will learn how to safely apply skills and techniques utilizing vehicles and mockups. The students will learn how to apply airbrush techniques, with an emphasis on freehand skills. Students will learn how to properly select airbrush components; correctly use and maintain an airbrush; creatively layout and mask areas for airbrushing; use and apply decals; and properly blend automotive art with the vehicle’s original finish.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to provide a detailed introduction to assessing, measuring and estimating the damage to conventional and unitized vehicles. The student will learn industry standard measuring devices and damage reporting processes. The students will learn how to use industry standard and conventional vehicle frames aligning equipment and devices. Students will learn how to analyze structural damage to conventional and unitized vehicles; diagnose vehicle damage by using various manufacturers’ electronic measuring devices and frame machines. Students will learn how to properly repair conventional vehicle frames by using frame equipment from various manufacturers which includes setting up the various measuring systems and checking and recording all of the measurements of the vehicle.