Course Descriptions

Auto Collision Repair, TC

TAC 131 Structural Analysis & Damage I 2 Cr Hr

Through a variety of classroom and/or lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: identify measuring procedures; analyze the basic structural damage conditions; identify the safety requirements pertaining to structural damage repair; analyze frame repair methods; analyze unibody inspection and measurement and identify procedures of welding for structural repair.

TAC 132 Structural Damage Analysis & Damage II 2 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of classroom and/or shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: apply safety requirements pertaining to structural damage repair; analyze frame inspection and repair procedures; determine direct and indirect damage for structural repair; analyze unibody inspection measurement, and repair procedures; perform welding techniques for structural repair; and identify cutting procedures for structural repair. Prerequisite: TAC 131 Structural Damage Analysis &Damage I.

TAC 133 Structural Analysis & Damage III 3 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of classroom and/or shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will; apply safety requirements pertaining to structural damage repair; perform welding and cutting techniques for structural repair; diagnose unibody direct and indirect damage; apply unibody inspection and measurement procedures; apply unibody repair procedures; apply frame inspection and measurement procedures; apply frame repair procedures; and remove fixed glass. Prerequisite: TAC 132 Structural Damage Analysis & Damage II.

TAC 134 Structural Analysis & Damage IV 3 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of classroom and lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: apply safety requirements pertaining to structural damage repair; perform advanced welding and cutting techniques for structural repair; perform inspection and measurement of unibody for structural repair; repair unibody direct and indirect damage; perform frame inspection and measurement procedures; repair frame to industry standards; and remove and install fixed glass. Prerequisite: TAC 133 Structural Damage Analysis & Damage III

TAC 141 Paint & Refinishing I 3 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of classroom and/or shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: identify safety and personal health hazards according to OSHA guidelines and the “Right to Know” law; determine the different types of substrates and sanding materials relevant to autobody surface preparation; identify the process to clean and prepare a substrate for paint; distinguish between the properties, uses and manufacturer specifications of metal treatments and primers; distinguish among the various types of spray guns and equipment; explore various paint codes and specifications for use; identify the various paint systems; explore the types of paint defects; distinguish between damage and non-damage related corrosion; and identify final detail procedures.

TAC 142 Paint & Refinishing II 3 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of classroom and/or shop.lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: select proper personal protective equipment; perform proper shop operations according to OSHA guidelines; remove paint coatings; apply corrosion resistant coatings; demonstrate proper spray gun operation and cleaning procedures; select proper painting and substrate materials for projects; analyze paint defects, causes and cures; repair paint defects; measure paint mil thickness; and determine final detail procedures for given projects. Prerequisite: TAC141 Paint & Refinishing I.

TAC 143 Paint & Refinishing III 3 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of learning and/or shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: identify safety and personal health hazards according to OSHA guidelines and the “right to Know” law; determine the different types of substrates and sanding materials relevant to autobody surface preparation; identify the process to clean and prepare a substrate for paint; distinguish between the properties, uses and manufacturer specifications of metal treatments and primers; distinguish among the various types of spray guns and equipment; explore various paint codes and specifications for use; identify the various paint systems; explore the types of paint defects; distinguish between damage and non-damage related corrosion; and identify final detail procedures. Prerequisite: TAC141 Paint & Refinishing II

 TAC 144 Paint & Refinishing IV 4 Cr Hrs

Hrs Through a variety of classroom and/or shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course ill: apply exemplary safety procedures in all areas of auto body painting and refinishing; perform proper cleaning procedures for a refinish; prepare adjacent panels for blending; prepare plastic panels for refinishing; protect all non-finished areas of vehicle; operate high and low volume/pressure spray gun operations for painting and refinishing; perform all paint system applications on an automobile; apply appropriate paint color matching and mixing procedures; tint color using formula to achieve a blendable match; explore the causes, effects and correction of buffing-related imperfections; explore the causes, effects and correction of pigment flotation; measure mil thickness; apply decals, transfers, tapes, woodgrains, pinstripes to an automobile; apply buffing and polishing techniques to remove defects; apply cleaning techniques to automobile interior, exterior, glass and body openings; and remove overspray. Prerequisite: TAC143 Paint & Refinishing III

TAC 151 Nonstructural Analysis & Damage I 4 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of classroom and/or shop.lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: explore the components of safety pertaining to auto collision and repair; explore the parts and construction of vehicles; explore opportunities in the auto collision industry; identify metal straightening techniques; identify the application and use of body fillers; demonstrate proper use, set-up and storage of welding equipment; distinguish between weldable and non-weldable materials; demonstrate fundamental industry standard recommended welds; identify plastics and adhesives used in automotive industry; explain the general purpose of damage, estimation and repair orders; explore the processes required for outer body panel repairs, replacements and adjustments; and demonstrate fundamental cutting procedures.

TAC 152 Nonstructural Analysis & Damage II 4 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of classroom and /or lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: identify trim and hardware to be protected; examine what to consider when working with movable glass; perform outer body panel repairs; perform outer body replacements and adjustments; perform metal straightening techniques; perform body filing techniques; perform metal finishing techniques; use welding procedures in non-structural damage repair; distinguish between mechanical and electrical components; apply safety standards for the collision repair industry; use cutting procedures in non-structural damage repair; and determine procedures necessary for working with plastics and adhesives. Prerequisite: TAC 151 Nonstructural Damage Analysis & Damage I .

TAC 153 Nonstructural Analysis & Damage III 4 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of classroom and/or lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: remove and install trim and hardware; determine process and procedures necessary for movable glass repair; repair outer body panel; replace and adjust outer body panels; remove and install mechanical and electrical components; demonstrate safety protocol appropriate for the auto repair setting; perform intermediate welding skills on non-structural damage repairs; and perform plastic and adhesive repairs. Prerequisite: TAC151 Nonstructural Damage Analysis & Damage II

TAC 154 Nonstructural Analysis & Damage IV 5 Cr Hrs

Through a variety of classroom and shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: remove trim and hardware; install trim and hardware; repair movable glass; protect adjacent body panels; repair outer body panel; replace outer body panels; adjust outer body panels; replace mechanical and electrical components; demonstrate safety protocol appropriate for the auto repair setting, perform welding skills on non-structural damage repairs; and perform plastic and adhesive repairs. Prerequisite: TAC151 Nonstructural Damage Analysis & Damage III

TAC 160 Mechanical & Electrical Components 3 Cr Hrs

Through classroom and/or lab/shop learning and assessment  activities, in this course students will: determine how to  diagnose steering and suspension; diagnose electrical  concerns; complete headlamp and fog/driving lamp  assemblies and repairs; demonstrate self-grounding  procedures for handling electronic components; determine  diagnosis, inspection and service needs for brake system  hydraulic components; examine components of heating and  air conditioning systems; determine the inspection, service  and repair needs for collision damaged cooling system  components; distinguish between the under car components  and systems; and determine the diagnosis, inspection and  service requirements of active and passive restraint systems.

CED 101 Computer Essentials 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop students’ computer literacy, keyboarding skills and to meet the needs of students in the associate degree programs and technical certificate programs. The student will learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment.

EBS 115 Pre-Algebra Math 3 Cr Hrs

Provides students with the skills necessary to be successful in their math courses. The course is designed to identify the student’s specific learning style, provide note taking/test taking techniques, and offer math preparation strategies. This course does not count toward the A.A., A.S., A.A.S., or A.G. S. degree. Prerequisite: EBS113 Basic Arithmetic with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores.

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.