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Auto Collision Repair - Diploma and AAS

The Auto Collision Repair Program provides training in shop processes used to restore damaged vehicles to the original condition. This program is designed to use the latest techniques in the field of Auto Collision Repair.

SCC’s Auto Collision Repair program combines state-of-the art equipment with an I-CAR curriculum, giving students the advanced knowledge required to keep up with the ever-changing automobile industry. I-CAR techniques and procedures are the industry standard for Auto Collision Professionals.

In addition to the auto industry, another growing industry that recruits automotive collision students, is the renewable energy industry. Many of the same concepts and skills involved in auto collision repair are also involved in the assembly and maintenance of wind energy components, including windmill blades and towers. While SCC offers no specific class dedicated to such specific technology, the concepts match closely.
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Randy Wachter - Assistant Professor, ext. 5110
Email: rwachter@scciowa.edu
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Tim Weaver - Assistant Professor, ext.5111
Email: tweaver@scciowa.edu
ASE Master Collision Repair
 

 

Auto Collision Repair - Diploma and AAS

After successful completion of the first two semesters, the Auto Body Diploma will be awarded.

 

* Denotes a course option. Select one class from the group of classes listed to satisfy this requirement.

 
 Fall Semester  Credit
  CRR-300 PREPARATION     2
  CRR-340 METAL STRAIGHTENING     3
  CRR-400 PANEL REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT     3.5
  CRR-500 DAMAGE ANALYSIS     2
  CRR-800 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING     2.5
  MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS     3
  SCI-115 BASIC ELECTRICITY     2
 
 Spring Semester   
  CRR-120 MIG (GMAW) WELDING     3
  CRR-454 GLASS REPLACEMENT     2
  CRR-525 STRAIGHTENING STRUCTURAL PARTS     5.5
  CRR-610 STEERING AND SUSPENSION     1.5
  CRR-812 SURFACE PREPARATION     5
  ENG-111 TECHNICAL WRITING     3
 
 Summer Semester   
  ART-133 DRAWING     3
*HIS-251 US HISTORY: 1945 TO PRESENT     3
*PHI-105 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS     3
*SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE     3
*SOC-115 SOCIAL PROBLEMS     3
 
 Fall Semester   
  CRR-201 PLASTIC REPAIR     2
  CRR-575 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL REPAIR     6
  CRR-580 ADVANCED FRAME STRAIGHTENING     6
  CRR-765 COMPUTER DIAGNOSIS FOR AUTO COLLISION     5
 
 Spring Semester   
  CRR-410 FULL OR PARTIAL BODY PANEL REPLACEMENT     3.5
  CRR-818 INTRODUCTION TO WATERBORNE FINISHES     2
  CRR-845 COLOR TINTING AND MATCHING     2.5
  CRR-875 ADVANCED REFINISHING METHODS     6
  CRR-932 INTERNSHIP     4

Auto Collision Repair - Diploma and AAS

 

ART-133 - DRAWING

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A beginning drawing class in a variety of media using an assortment of subjects. The student will explore theories and concepts of drawing.

 

CRR-120 - MIG (GMAW) WELDING

Lecture: 1Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to metal inert gas welding or gas metal arc welding in collision repair. Students will learn how to identify and perform proper welding techniques to repair modern high strength steel cars/trucks and motorcyles.

 

CRR-201 - PLASTIC REPAIR

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to identification and repair of the most commonly used plastics on modern cars and motorcycles as used in the automotive and wind power industry. Students will learn plastic welding and bonding techniques.

 

CRR-300 - PREPARATION

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: This course is an introductory course designed to help students identify safety hazards in the work area, safe vehicle lifting techniques and how to identify and handle hazardous materials. Students will learn how to inspect, remove and store trim, glass, metal and molding components; protect adjacent panels during repairs; remove corrosion materials and other protective coatings; review damage reports and analyze damage to determine proper method of overall repair; develop repair plan; use appropriate cleaners to remove contaminants from surfaces to be repaired; apply environmental practices associated with repair of cars/trucks and motorcycles. Prerequisite: Valid driver's license.

 

CRR-340 - METAL STRAIGHTENING

Lecture: 1Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to metal straightening and fabrication. Students will learn to manipulate and operate special equipment specifically designed to return metals back to their original shapes, contours, and fabricate panels. Students will learn to heat shrink and cold shrink metals to obtain original contours within industry standards and will learn to mix, apply and shape polyester fillers to OE appearances.

 

CRR-400 - PANEL REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT

Lecture: 2Lab: 3OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3.5

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to replacement and adjustment of non-structural parts. Students will learn to determine extent of damage; remove bolted, bonded and welded parts; repair aluminum; align hoods, doors, deck lids and fenders; straighten and rough out contours to their original shapes; weld torn sheet metal; restore corrosion protection; replace door skins; repair wind, water and dust leaks.

 

CRR-410 - FULL OR PARTIAL BODY PANEL REPLACEMENT

Lecture: 1Lab: 5OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3.5

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to the replacement of major structural and cosmetic weld on body panels on modern automobiles. Students will learn I-CAR based body panel and structural component sectioning techniques using metal inert gas welding and bonding materials.

 

CRR-454 - GLASS REPLACEMENT

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to replacement of broken tempered and laminated safety glass. Students will learn different types of installation techniques and how to identify and use proper adhesives for glass installation.

 

CRR-500 - DAMAGE ANALYSIS

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to the evaluation of collision damage. Students will learn to identify primary and secondary damage and prepare a successful repair plan.

 

CRR-525 - STRAIGHTENING STRUCTURAL PARTS

Lecture: 2Lab: 7OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5.5

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to the repair and realignment of modern Uni-body and Body over frame-constructed vehicles. Students will learn to apply corrective forces to reverse collision damage accurately and efficiently with all forms of measuring equipment to restore vehicle to pre-accident condition.

 

CRR-575 - ADVANCED STRUCTURAL REPAIR

Lecture: 2Lab: 8OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 6

Description: This course will cover the proper sectioning techniques for structural components damaged in a collision. Techniques will focus on unibody and hydro-extruded frame components.

 

CRR-580 - ADVANCED FRAME STRAIGHTENING

Lecture: 2Lab: 8OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 6

Description: This course will explain new techniques in full frame and unibody anchoring which are used to straighten to pre-colllision specifications. The use of advanced measuring systems will be explained and utilized.

 

CRR-610 - STEERING AND SUSPENSION

Lecture: 1Lab: 1OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 1.5

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to wheel alignment and steering component and suspension repair. Students will learn suspension repair related to collision damage, how to measure, diagnose and realign steering components using modern state of the art equipment.

 

CRR-765 - COMPUTER DIAGNOSIS FOR AUTO COLLISION

Lecture: 2Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: This course will study the safety related components that are damaged in a collision. The topics to be covered are: anti-lock brakes, seat belts, supplemental inflatable restraints and the computers that control them.

 

CRR-800 - INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING

Lecture: 1Lab: 3OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2.5

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to the field of automotive refinishing and teach students to practice environmentally friendly application and disposal procedures. Students will learn to identify modern automotive refinishing products and reference related technical data for proper mixing and application.

 

CRR-812 - SURFACE PREPARATION

Lecture: 2Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to applying modern automotive finishes and properly preparing substrates for refinishing. Students will learn to mix paint and identify and correct paint failures.

 

CRR-818 - INTRODUCTION TO WATERBORNE FINISHES

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to today's new automotive paint systems, and the techniques and equipment used to apply them.

 

CRR-845 - COLOR TINTING AND MATCHING

Lecture: 1Lab: 3OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2.5

Description: This course will serve as an introduction to the evaluation of color matching and blending paint in automotive refinishing on modern automobiles and motorcycles. Students will learn to adjust tint, hue and chroma to obtain a blendable color match.

 

CRR-875 - ADVANCED REFINISHING METHODS

Lecture: 2Lab: 8OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 6

Description: This course will focus on today's high tech factory finishes and the techniques used to understand and repair finishes to factory quality. The course will also cover custom refinish techniques used for restoration and painted graphic design on cars/trucks and motorcycles.

 

CRR-932 - INTERNSHIP

Lecture: 0Lab: 0OJT: 16Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: Supervised work experience with an approved auto collision repair employer. Individual student eligibility will be determined by the instructor. Placement will depend on the student's skill level and the availability of appropriate training sites. Prerequisite: Successfully complete ALL Auto Collision Repair Course work through third semester.

 

ENG-111 - TECHNICAL WRITING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Studies the rhetorical techniques specifically oriented to industrial requirements. Applies expository patterns as incorporated within the report apparatus, including such specialized formats as process analysis, progress/ lab reports, feasibility study, and the proposal. Also includes correspondence and application of basic library research skills. Course designed to satisfy specified career program requirements. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

HIS-251 - US HISTORY: 1945 TO PRESENT

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An intensive study of the history of the United States since 1945, with an emphasis upon America's national and international problems during this period.

 

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or Pre-Algebra COMPASS score of 50-99 or ACT Math score of 18-19 or math faculty approval.

 

PHI-105 - INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A survey of the major ethical emphases from ancient to modem times with pertinent reading in the works of representative philosophers.

 

SCI-115 - BASIC ELECTRICITY

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: An introduction to basic electricity and magnetism. A study of the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. Power generation, power transfer and their applications. A basic understanding of the applied electrical circuits.

 

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

 

SOC-115 - SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An investigation into a selection of social problems involving alternative solutions. Topics may include drug and alcohol abuse, crime, violence, prejudice and discrimination, and human sexuality.

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