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Auto Body Repair Technology student working with grinderWorking with industry professionals, we offer training necessary to achieve a one-year certificate or a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Auto Body Repair Technology. As collision repair technology advances, we are committed to offer in-depth coverage of both conventional and innovative collision repair technologies and processes. We offer knowledge-based training, performance-basedtesting and emphasize hands-on exercises.

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  • Darin Miller
    • Phone: (307) 268-2278
    • Office: WT 145
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  • Warren Geiger
    • Phone (307) 268-2665
    • Office: WT 202
  • Emil Williams
    • Phone (309) 268-2665
    • Office: WT 202

AUBR 1540 Auto Body Welding (1L,4LB,3CR):
A course in the application of basic welding techniques in replacement and repair of auto body panels. Prerequisite: WELD 1820 or concurrent enrollment.

AUBR 1550 Auto Body Repair I (2L,4LB,4CR):
Course covers shop and tool safety; service information and measurements; mechanical repair of power train, suspension, steering, brake, cooling, heater and air conditioning, exhaust, emission control, and fuel systems.

AUBR 1560 Auto Body Repair II (2L,4LB,4CR):
A continuation of AUBR 1550, covering the automotive electrical/ electronic systems, and restraint system operation and service. Prerequisite: AUBR 1550.

AUBR 1710 Frame and Chassis I (1L,3LB,2.5CR):
An introduction to frame repair including impact on its effect on a vehicle, measurement of body dimensions, unibody straightening, and realigning techniques. Prerequisite: AUBR 1550 and AUBR 1810.

AUBR 1810 Collision Damage Repair I (2L,4LB,4CR):
Introduction to the collision repair industry, vehicle construction technology, tool usage, materials, fasteners, working sheet metal, and the use of body fillers.

AUBR 1820 Collision Damage Repair II (2L,4LB,4CR):
A continuation of AUBR 1810, covering the service and replacement of fenders, hoods, panels, bumpers, trim, doors, glass, and passenger compartment components. Prerequisite: AUBR 1810.

AUBR 1910 Auto Paint I (2L,2LB,3CR):
A course in auto painting, with emphasis on material and equipment handling.

AUBR 1920 Auto Paint II (2L,2LB,3CR):
A continuation of AUBR 1910, stressing theoretical and practical aspects of final finishing procedures for complete car refinishing and spot repairs. Prerequisite: AUBR 1910.

AUBR 1975 Independent Study - Auto Body Repair (1-3CR):
This course provides an option for students with sufficient background to pursue special interests in the auto body lab under contract with the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

AUBR 1980 Cooperative Work Experience (1-8CR):
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students with sufficient entry level auto body skills to work off-campus, in weld related areas, while attending classes on campus parttime. Prerequisite: demonstrate proficiency of auto body skills, and permission of the instructor.

WELD 1820 GMAW and GTAW Welding (1L,3LB,2.5CR):
Provides basic instruction in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes. Emphasis on safety, machine set-up and trouble-shooting, and power sources. Students should develop skills necessary to produce quality welds on mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel joints utilizing both processes.

WELD 1910 Specialized Welding and Joining (2L,2LB,3CR):
Emphasizes unique applications of hard-to-join metals and plastics. Utilizing modern technology, students are exposed to new dimensions in welding. Various laboratory exercises will cover plasma, submerged arc welding, resistance spot welding, metal surfacing, thermal torch spraying, thermoplastic welding. Prerequisite: WELD 1710, 1755, 1770, 1820, AUBR 1540.

 

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  • Additional opportunities to advance into higher education
  • All tools supplied
  • Auto club activities
  • Instructors are ASE master technicians with 20+ years experience in the industry
  • Large spacious shop
  • Lots of opportunity for hands-on experience
  • Majority of automotive classes 65-80+ percent hands-on
  • Newest diagnostic tools available
    Partnerships with businesses in automotive service industry, allowing students learning opportunities at work as well as in the classroom
  • Student opportunities to perform diagnostics/repairs on personal vehicles
  • Students engaged in special projects (most recently a tough truck build-up)
  • Two-person teams for lab work

Our cooperative work experience course encourages students to work in the local industry while earning college credits and a pay check. Preparing a student for the workforce includes combining excellent automotive skills with superior work ethics. Job opportunities in the field include dealer apprenticeship programs, independent automotive repair shops, parts supply stores, and other industry related activities-all of which can lead to a lifelong career in the field.

National statistics show that the automotive industry remains a strong career option and that there is an increasing demand for better entry-level ability. Changes over the past decade dictate that students must know more about electronics, computerized management systems, fuel injection, and front-wheel drive/all-wheel drive systems. Today's successful automotive technicians are very highly skilled and educated individuals.

Pop the hood on any late-model car today and it's easy to see that today's automotive systems have become increasingly complex. To become a successful automotive technician, you need to not only learn about cars but also receive comprehensive training on electronics, computers, specialized tools and software programs. It's the only way to stay on top of the industry's continuing technological advances.

Understanding technology is vital. But just as important to your success is maintaining a professional image and gaining the vital people skills that are so prized by employers. Most successful people start with their dreams, set goals, and then commit to their future. Obtaining an AAS degree is a step towards that goal.

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Job Opportunities

Job opportunities in this occupation are expected to be very good for persons who complete automotive training programs in community colleges, as employers report difficulty in finding workers with the right skills. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there will be 35,000 automotive technician positions to fill each year through the end of the decade.

Also, according to industry statistics, the shortage of qualified technicians has resulted in higher starting salaries for people entering the automotive aftermarket. Median hourly earnings of automotive service technicians and mechanics, including commission, were $15.60 in May 2004. The highest 10 percent earned more than $26.22 per hour.

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The world of business and industry is a dynamic and changing environment. Our programs offer a wide range of study and career choices and our faculty members take the time to help students explore the options and choose the best career path possible. Our degree programs focus on the education and skills needed in modern business and industry.

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