Course Catalog

Automotive Collision Repair (NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2020) (ACR2)  Diploma


The Automotive Collision Repair Diploma Program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive collision repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes either major automotive collision repair or automotive painting and refinishing depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive an Automotive Collision Repair diploma which qualifies them as major collision repair technicians or painting and refinishing technicians.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each Fall and Spring semester on the Valdosta campus.

Additional Information:

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Curriculum Outline (49 hours)
General Core Courses 8
ENGL 1010

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0090 and/or ENGL 0090 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): None Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

3
MATH 1012

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Diploma Level Math Scores or MATH 0090 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): None Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

3
EMPL 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

2
Occupational Courses 29
ACRP 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3.6 Lab 2 - 0.8 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course provides instruction in procedures and practices necessary for safe and compliant operation of auto collision repair facilities. It introduces the structural configuration and identification of the structural members of various unibodies and frames used for automobiles as well as equipment and hand tools used in collision repair tasks.

4
ACRP 1005

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 2.5 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course provides instruction in removal and replacement methods of a variety of non-structural cosmetic and safety features of the automobile as well as bolt-on body panels.

4
ACRP 1010

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2- 3.5 Lab 3 - 4 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1000, ACRP 1005 This course introduces the materials, tools, and operations required to repair minor collision damage and it provides instruction in non-metallic auto body repair techniques.

5
ACRP 1015

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2.5 Lab 2 - 2.5 Lab 3 - 1 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course introduces welding and cutting procedures used in auto collision repair. Emphasis will be placed on MIG welding techniques through a variety of different procedures.

4
ACRP 1017

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 0.5 Lab 2 –4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course introduces suspension and steering, braking, and drive train systems found on vehicles typically requiring repair of damages incurred through automobile collisions.

4
ACRP 1019

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 2.5 Lab 2 – 4.5 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course introduces the various electrical, heating and AC, engine cooling, fuel and intake, and restraint systems found on vehicles typically requiring repair of damages incurred through automobile collisions.

5
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0.5 Lab 3 - 2.5 Pre-Requisites: None Co-Requisite: None This course is designed to assist the learner to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic, personal, and professional success and to improve student retention. Areas of importance include Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Personal Financial Management, Stress Management and Wellness, Studying and Test Taking Skills, Communication Skills, Career Planning and Goal Setting, Computer Applications/Technology Skills and Employability/Professional Skills.

3
COMP 2000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture-3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-Requisites: Program Admission Co-Requisite: None This course provides an introduction to computer applications for the development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. The course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Topics include file management, word processing software, database software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software skill development. The course also introduces terminology related to computer hardware, computer networks, and social and ethical concepts.

3
Specializations – Choose One of the Following (12 Hours) 12
8RS2 - Refinishing Specialization (12 hours) 12
ACRP 2001

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 3 Lab 2 –3.5 Lab 3 - 0.5 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1000, ACRP 1010 This course covers the safety precautions followed during the painting and refinishing processes used in a shop during collision repairs. Basic surface preparations will be discussed and practiced. Spray gun types and basic operations will also be introduced.

5
ACRP 2002

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 2.5 Lab 2 – 4.5 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1000, ACRO 2001 This course covers the fundamental refinishing tasks of mixing, matching and applying various types of automotive paints. Paint defect causes and cures will be examined in depth. Final delivery detailing and tasks will also be practiced and discussed.

5
ACRP 2009

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 Co-requisite(s): ACRP 2001, ACRP 2002 Provides occupation-based learning opportunities for students pursuing the Paint and Refinishing specialization. Students will be mentored by qualified professional technicians as they experience working in the Automotive Collision Repair profession in an industry standard commercial repair facility or industry standard simulated on-campus facility. Topics include: sanding, priming, and paint preparation; special refinishing applications; urethane enamels; tint and match colors; and detailing.

2
8MC2 - Major Collision Repair Specialization (12 hours) 12
ACRP 2010

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 3.5 Lab 3 - 1 Pre-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1005 This course introduces procedures and resources used in the identification and assessment of automotive collision damages. This course provides instruction on the hydraulic systems and for the diagnosis, straightening, measuring and alignment of automobile frames and bodies.

5
ACRP 2015

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab - 3.5 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 Co-requisite(s): ACRP 2010 This course provides instruction in conventional/unibody automobile body structural panel repairs emphasizing a variety of removal and replacement techniques.

5
ACRP 2019

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 Co-requisite(s): ACRP 2010 and ACRP 2015 Provides occupation-based learning opportunities for students pursuing the Major Collision Repair specialization. Qualified professional technicians will mentor students as they experience working in the Automotive Collision Repair profession in an industry standard commercial repair facility or industry standard simulated on-campus facility. Topics include: conventional frame repair, unibody damage identification and analysis, unibody measuring and fixturing systems, unibody straightening systems and techniques, unibody welding techniques, unibody structural panel repair and replacement, conventional body structural panel repair, unibody suspension and steering systems, and bolt-on body panel removal and replacement.

2
Faculty
Advisor

Auto Collision Repair Program Coordinator
Valdosta Campus

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