Auto Body Repair & Painting 10-3 or 10-5(3 or 5 credits)
Imagine being able to fix a dent or a scratch in a car, being able to work with your hands and use over 50 different tools to repair or replace damaged motor vehicle structures and body components.Imagine learning how to paint a car in high school and possibly turning your hobby into a successful career.This program will teach you all of this and more.Course content includes safety, metal straightening and body-filling, panel replacement and adjustment, vehicle detailing, preparation for paint and painting.Workplace ethics including leadership, attendance, punctuality, efficiency, and shop maintenance are an integral part of learning.
Auto Body Repair & Painting 20-3 or 20-5 (3 or 5 credits)
Prerequisite:Auto body Repair and Painting 10-5
After a short review students will move quickly onto lab projects that will involve an intermediate level of performance.Customer repair and student based projects will help outline the rest of the semester.This hands-on course is supplemented with independent study and group lecture presenting fundamental principles and terminology of auto body, non-structural analysis and damage repair.Course content includes preparation, metal finishing, body filling, outer panel repairs and replacement, adjustments, welding and painting.Hazardous materials, workplace ethics, leadership, human relation fundamentals, attendance, punctuality, and shop maintenance are integral to instruction in all applicable situations.
Auto Body Repair & Painting 30-3 or 30-5 (3 or 5 credits)
Prerequisite:Auto body Repair and Painting 10-5/20-3 or 20-5
Auto Body 30 is divided into six areas of study at the advanced level: metal repair, plastic repair, refinishing, painting, customer repair and student-based projects. Metal repair involves procedures for repairing and replacing body panels on a vehicle.This might involve welding or the use of structural adhesives.Students are also trained in the use of a variety of plastic repair products, refinishing and painting.Customer-based projects and student-based projects are brought in to help students learn real life shop situations; this might involve a student bringing their own vehicle in to work on or a vehicle that is brought in from within the school community.
Auto Refinishing, Painting & Airbrushing 10/20/30 (3 credits)
This course is strictly for the people who love to design, create and paint. A hands-on course supplemented with independent study and group lecture presenting fundamental principles and terminology of auto body painting, airbrushing and refinishing including surface preparation and spray gun operation, paint mixing, matching and applying, solving paint application problems, finish defects causes and cures, safety precautions, and miscellaneous analysis and repair.
Welding 10/20/30(3 credits each):
This course covers the proper use and care of hand tools, safety, oxy-acetylene cutting and welding.The course is set up for those interested in the trade as well as those simply exploring this as an option.It is also appropriate for artists exploring sculpture.