Automotive Collision Repair (ACR)

ACR 001 C Auto Collision Repair Tech I 6 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture and 162 laboratory. This course covers principles and fundamentals of automotive collision repair with emphasis on tools of the trade and their proper use. Sheetmetal straightening and welding is covered in depth. $20.00 Material Fee-Payable at Registration.

ACR 002 C Auto Collision Repair Tech II 6 Units

Prerequisite(s): ACR 001 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 162 laboratory. This course covers principles and fundamentals of automotive collision repair with emphasis on tools of the trade, their proper use, and metal working techniques, including auto body sheet metal welding. $20.00 Material Fee-Payable at Registration.

ACR 003 C Auto Collision Repair Tech III 6 Units

Prerequisite(s): ACR 002 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 162 laboratory. This course will cover major body repairs with welded panel replacement, panel alignment, upholstery removal and replacement. Glass removal and replacement, advanced metal work, including straightening of frames. $20.00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration.

ACR 004 C Auto Collision Repair Tech IV 6 Units

Prerequisite(s): ACR 003 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 162 laboratory. This course will cover major body repairs with welded panel replacement, panel alignment, upholstery removal and replacement. Glass removal and replacement, advanced metal work, including straightening of frames. $20.00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration.

ACR 007 C Refinishing Technician I 6 Units

Formerly ACR 011 C Term hours: 90 lecture and 54 laboratory. This is the first introductory course to the automotive refinishing industry. Refinishing techniques with water base materials and urethane topcoat, equipment, procedures and techniques necessary to properly prepare and refinish the modern automobile. $20 Material Fee - Payable at Registration.

ACR 008 C  Refinishing Technician II 6 Units

Prerequisite(s): ACR 007 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 90 lecture and 54 laboratory. In this course, students will learn the use of basic auto refinishing water base materials, equipment, procedures and techniques necessary to properly prepare and refinish the modern automobile and related body parts. $20.00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration.

ACR 009 C Refinishing Technician III 6 Units

Prerequisite(s): ACR 008 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 90 lecture and 54 laboratory. In this course, students will learn the use of advanced custom painting materials and techniques. Bumper Plastic Identification, plastic bumper paint repair preparation. Advanced painting techniques include tri stage repair procedures and proper color matching of base coat and mid coat. $20.00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration.

ACR 012 C Collision Damage Appraisal 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is designed to prepare students to enter the field of collision damage appraisal. Students will learn how to write repair estimates on damaged vehicles. This course will cover frame straightening, glass, paint and the use of various manuals.

ACR 013 C  Computerized Automotive Damage Appraisal 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ACR 012 C or equivalent, or minimum of one year estimating experience

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is designed for students who have had previous estimating training or some experience in automotive damage appraisal. Students will learn computer-based estimating software used in the collision repair industry. The course will give the student an opportunity to develop skills in computer-assisted estimate writing.

ACR 020 C  Auto Detail/Car Care - Beginning 3 Units

Term hours: 36 lecture and 54 laboratory. This is an introductory automotive detailing and car care course. Detailing chemicals, processes, tools and equipment are covered in the class. Topics include the theory, diagnosis of paint conditions, and communication with the customer. Laboratory activities will emphasize skill competency in paint condition identification, washing, waxing, polishing and interior care.

ACR 021 C Advanced Auto Detailing 3 Units

Term hours: 36 lecture and 54 laboratory. This is an advanced course in automotive detailing and car care. Topics include: starting a detailing business, location determination, customer service, and advanced detailing techniques. Laboratory activities include receipt and delivery of customer vehicles, use of chemicals, and advanced detailing.

ACR 030 C  Electrical Systems and Component Repair 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ACR 002 C, ACR 003 C, or ACR 004 C, or employment in the industry.

Term hours: 72 lecture and 36 laboratory. This course will include advanced techniques in Auto Collision Repair. Topics included are: collision related electrical repairs, supplemental restraint systems (SRS), sheet mold compound (SMC), interior and exterior plastic repairs, plastic welding, bumper energy absorbing systems, air conditioning, sun roofs, aluminum repair and welding. Students are given practical applications for diagnosis, repair and servicing on both laboratory and live projects. $20.00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration.

ACR 040 C Structural Alignment Repair 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ACR 002 C, ACR 003 C or ACR 004 C; or employment in the industry.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course will emphasize the diagnosis and restructuring of the unitized automobile, light ruck frame and body, use of manuals, structural restoration, centerline gauge use, dedicated measurement systems, sectioning techniques, corrosion protection, relationship of suspension and structural components.

ACR 050 C ACR/Special Projects 2-3 Units

Term hours: 18 lecture and 48-108 laboratory depending on units attempted. This course is designed to offer students a supervised independent program to continue and broaden their studies in automotive collision repairs. May be taken for credit 4 times.

ACR 055 C  Automotive Collision - Work Experience - Vocational 1-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in seven units, including work experience. Concurrent enrollment in Auto Collision Program

Concurrent enrollment in Automotive Collision Program. Term hours: 18 lecture and additional requirements depending on units attempted. The course requires a minimum of five hours employment in an automotive collision related occupation per week. Refer to class schedule for an explanation of unit credit. May be taken for credit 4 times.

ACR 060 C Collision Repair Management 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is designed for those interested in pursuing a management track in the collision repair industry. Areas covered include: vehicle check in, vehicle movement/tracking, financial statement analysis, production management, insurance practices with collision repair facilities, Bureau of Automotive Repair rules, quality control methods, equipment purchase/lease decisions, shop layout and design, managing multiple stores, and new car dealership collision repair centers.

ACR 070 C Automotive Color Matching 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of matching color applied to automobiles. The course covers color, light, and vision theory, spray gun application techniques and extensive use of solid, metallic, and pearl color match exercises. The class will be using automotive paint mixing systems. The student will be required to provide certain safety and respiratory protection equipment.

ACR 298 C  Automotive Collision Repair Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required

Advisory: May be required

Corequisite: May be required. Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-1080 laboratory depending on units attempted. This is a course for students who wish to increase their knowledge of automotive collision repair. Various topics will be offered. Unit credit may range from 1/2 to 12 units in any given semester. Consult the class schedule to verify credit for a particular semester. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade option. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. (CSU)