CURRICULAR GUIDE

Auto Body Repair
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0188  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

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 the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

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.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 54 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AUTO 100    Auto Service I                                                   3
AUTO 110    Auto Electrical Theory                                           5
AUTO 141    Non-Structural Repair (See Note 1)                               3
AUTO 142    Advanced Non-Structural Repair                                   5
AUTO 143    Auto Body Welding and Cutting (See Note 1)                       5
AUTO 144    Auto Body Structural Repair                                      5
AUTO 145    Introduction to Refinishing (See Note 1)                         5
AUTO 146    Advanced Refinishing                                             5
AUTO 147    Collision Repair Estimating                                      3
AUTO 148    Automotive Plastic Repair                                        3
AUTO 150    Auto Steering & Suspension                                       3
AUTO 160    Auto Heat & Air Conditioning                                     3
AUTO 285    Automotive Internship (See Note 1)                               6

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 page 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Automotive Related                                     4-5 Credits
AUTO 188    Auto Body Repair and Painting                                    4
AUTO 215    Engine Performance/Tune-Up                                       5
AUTO 225    Automotive Computers                                             5

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   70

1.    Students must obtain department approval from the Technology Careers
      Department prior to registering for these courses.
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
AUTO 100          AUTO 110          AUTO 144          AUTO 147
AUTO 141          AUTO 142          AUTO 146          AUTO 148
AUTO 143          Lim.Ch.           AUTO 160          AUTO 150
AUTO 145          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           AUTO 285
                                    Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.