Academic Catalog

Automotive Collision Technician Classes

Fundamentals of Collision Repair

Item Number
ACT 102
Credits
3

Explores career safety, industry certifications, vehicle construction and an overview of the career field.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Body Shop Equipment

Item Number
ACT 106
Credits
3

Covers operating hand tools, power tools and shop equipment. Explores air systems and their design and function.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Welding, Heating & Cutting

Item Number
ACT 110
Credits
4

Covers the skills of welding, heating and cutting as they relate to the collision industry. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Plastics/SMC Repair

Item Number
ACT 115
Credits
4

Explores plastic, fiberglass, and SMC repairs as they relate to the collision industry.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Glass, Trim & Hardware

Item Number
ACT 120
Credits
5

Covers the practical skills used to repair and replace door locks and windows and to repair water leaks on car and truck bodies, interior parts and door skin. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Introduction to Metal Straightening

Item Number
ACT 125
Credits
3

Introduces basic body-panel straightening techniques.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Panel Replacement

Item Number
ACT 132
Credits
6

Covers the fundamentals of replacing hoods, bumpers, fenders, grilles, lids and other bolted-on panels. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Panel Repair

Item Number
ACT 133
Credits
6

Covers metal-straightening fundamentals, including proper tool usage, application of fillers, and sanding for proper size, shape and texture.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Auto Collision Major Repair

Item Number
ACT 134CAP
Credits
5

Introduces vehicle damage measuring systems, straightening auto body structure and replacing structural components. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Automotive Systems Repair

Item Number
ACT 140
Credits
4

Explores basic mechanical repairs, wheel alignments, electrical repairs, and restraint system repairs.

Auto Body Aluminum Repair

Item Number
ACT 141
Credits
4

This course is an introduction to aluminum body repair.

Prerequisites

ACT 102-125.

Collision Estimating

Item Number
ACT 145
Credits
5

Covers collision damage estimating, reviewing work orders and acquiring work skills for job success. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Refinish Equipment Preparation

Item Number
ACT 151
Credits
6

Covers paint-shop equipment and painting fundamentals.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Topcoat Refinishing

Item Number
ACT 154
Credits
8

Covers color matching, final masking, surface cleaning and topcoat finishing. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Pre-Prime Preparation

Item Number
ACT 156
Credits
5

Explores corrosion protections and vehicle refinish preparation. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Post-Prime Preparation

Item Number
ACT 157
Credits
5

Explores final preparations, blocking and final sanding for application of topcoat. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Surface Imperfections/Exterior Trim

Item Number
ACT 166CAP
Credits
5

Covers paint-application problem solving, final detailing, decals and trimming.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Plastic Refinishing

Item Number
ACT 171
Credits
5

Covers paint-shop equipment and painting fundamentals as they relate to plastics.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Introduction to Automotive Trades

Item Number
IAUT 102
Credits
3

This course is an introduction to the automotive industry. Students will learn about the industry, automobile safety, pollution and hygiene, basic hand tools, fasteners and resume preparation.

Co-requisites

IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Introduction to Automotive Electrical

Item Number
IAUT 104
Credits
4

This course is an introduction to automotive electrical systems. Students will learn electrical theory, basic electrical testing equipment and procedures and proper wire splicing and repairs.

Co-requisites

IAUT 102, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Item Number
IAUT 115
Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive steering, suspension and braking systems. Students will learn the basic theory of these systems, how to put a vehicle on a lift and perform inspections, and how to perform a four-wheel alignment.

Co-requisites

IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Automotive HVAC

Item Number
IAUT 130
Credits
2

Students will learn auto HVAC system diagnosis and proper service techniques.

Co-requisites

IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, and IAUT 139.

Basic Automotive Welding

Item Number
IAUT 139
Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive welding. Includes basic welding using Oxy-Fuel, MIG, and other processes used in automotive repair.

Co-requisites

IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, and IAUT 130.

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