Auto Body I
This course provides learning experiences designed to allow students to gain knowledge and skills in repairing automotive bodies and fenders. Planned learning activities in this course are balanced to allow students to become knowledgeable in the fundamental aspects of auto body repair methods and techniques, and to develop practical skills in the basic operations required to prepare the automobile for final application.
Instruction emphasizes safety principles and practices, hazardous materials, auto body nomenclature, function of individual components, the use of parts manuals, the identification of replacement parts, the use of auto body fillers, the use of plastic/glass fillers and special body repair tools, refinishing problems, and paint preparation procedures.
Practical activities relate experience in writing and calculating damage estimates, removing and installing body panels, trim and glass; straightening by using hammers, bucks, and jacks; and smoothing by filing, grinding, and using fillers. Students also learn to prime the area to be painted and prepare the surface for final paint application. These experiences and skills are related to metal, fiberglass, or urethane components.
Auto Body II
This course provides learning experiences designed to Further enhance the students' skills in performing more advanced tasks related to automotive body and fender repair. Learning activities in this course emphasize the successful application of the final paint coat and the preparation that precedes it. Emphasis is also placed upon the identification and correction of imperfections and finish buffing of the final coat.
Student learning activities include instruction in safety principles and practices, hazardous materials, types and qualities of paints, colors, and refinishing problems; glass standards and installation special alignment techniques, customer relations, damage estimating, and insurance adjustments.
Student practical activities relate to experiences in estimating collision damage costs, preparing customer bills, removing and replacing glass surfaces, selecting paints, repainting minor and major damages, repainting total car body, drying or baking painted surfaces, post-paint cleanup, and post-paint polishing.