CURRICULAR GUIDE

Auto Body Repair
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0188  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Auto body repair technicians possess the necessary skills to perform collision
repair and refinishing according to the "manufacturer's specifications." 
Using hand and power tools, they straighten bent frames and body sections,
replace badly damaged parts, smooth out minor dents and creases, remove rust,
fill small holes and renew painted surfaces.  Auto body repair technicians are
employed by collision repair shops, new car dealerships, refinishing
businesses and auto restoration shops.  Formal training is highly desirable,
because advances in technology in recent years have greatly changed the
structure, the components and even the materials used in automobiles.  This
program does not provide state certification.  State certification tests are
available at any Michigan Secretary of State Office.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Transportation Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 51 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AUTB 110    Non-Structural Repair (See Note 1)                               3
AUTB 112    Advanced Non-Structural Repair                                   5
AUTB 114    Auto Body Welding and Cutting (See Note 1)                       5
AUTB 116    Auto Body Structural Repair                                      5
AUTB 118    Introduction to Refinishing (See Note 1)                         5
AUTB 120    Advanced Refinishing                                             5
AUTB 122    Collision Repair Estimating                                      3
AUTB 124    Automotive Plastic Repair                                        3
AUTB 162    Collision Repair Internship (See Notes 1 & 2)                    3
AUTO 100    Auto Service I                                                   3
AUTO 110    Auto Electrical Theory                                           5
AUTO 150    Auto Steering & Suspension                                       3
AUTO 160    Auto Heat & Air Conditioning                                     3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 16-17 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below:

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Automotive Related                                     4-5 Credits
AUTB 160    Auto Body Repair and Painting (See Note 1)                       4
AUTO 215    Engine Performance/Tune-Up                                       5
AUTO 225    Automotive Computers                                             5

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   67

1.    Students must obtain department approval from the Transportation
      Department prior to registering for these courses.
2.    AUTB 162 may be repeated one time for additional internship experience.
Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
AUTB 110          AUTB 112          AUTB 116          AUTB 122
AUTB 114          AUTO 110          AUTB 120          AUTB 124
AUTB 118          Lim.Ch.           AUTO 160          AUTB 162
AUTO 100          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           AUTO 150
                                    Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.