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Automotive Collision Technology

47.0603

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

The Automotive Collision Technology program of State Technical College of Missouri prepares students to take advantage of the opportunities in many related areas which include auto body repair, auto body painting, auto body estimating (shop supervisor) and collision damage estimating (insurance).  The Automotive Collision Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  The program is also accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Enrollment in the Automotive Collision Technology program is limited and students are selected for this program on a competitive basis. Contact the Office of Admissions for the specific application requirements and deadline.

Students may complete a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program or students may choose to pursue a one-year technical certificate in the area of Refinishing & Non-Structural Repair or Structural & Mechanical Repair. The student gets intensive hands-on experience in repairing a variety of damaged vehicles. The auto body shop is well equipped with an extensive inventory of power tools and accessories such as the following:

  • Kansas Jack Frame Equipment
  • Chief Velocity Computerized Measuring System
  • Sanders
  • Hydraulic Power Tools
  • Grinders
  • Air Tools
  • DUZ-MOR Frame Rack
  • Paint Guns & Equipment
  • Car-O-Liner Bench Frame Rack
  • Car-O-Liner Computerized Measuring System
  • Pro Spot Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welder
  • MIG Welders
  • Centerline Gauge System
  • USI ITALIA Paint Booths
  • Prep Station
  • Paint Mixing System
  • Waterborne Paint Technology

The Automotive Collision Technology program contributes to the green economy by teaching students to repair vehicles that may otherwise be discarded. The program uses waterborne paint technology to reduce the program’s carbon footprint. Most parts used in the program are used or recycled assemblies. Solvents and other chemicals are recycled to help reduce water, air, and soil contamination.

Courses in electrical systems, shop metal and shop management ensure that the student can advance and specialize in the field after gaining employment.

Students who graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology may pursue a second Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Collision Technology.

It is a graduation requirement of the Automotive Collision Technology (ACT) program for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses.

Program Mission
The mission of the Automotive Collision Technology program is to prepare students with the higher education, technical, and interpersonal skills needed for employment in the challenging and highly technical career of Automotive Collision Technology, with the foundation for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician Certification.

Program Goals
The goals of the program are to provide the opportunity for students to develop:

  • Electrical knowledge and skills needed to repair and maintain safety devices related to automotive industry.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to repair, replace and estimate structural and non-structural damages.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary in replacing and estimating of non-structural repair procedures.
  • Critical thinking skills used in troubleshooting, estimating and repairs in the automotive collision industry and demonstrate those skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills needed in the automotive collision technology field.
Program Assessments
  • National Automotive Student Skills Assessment (NA3SA)
  • Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

CORE CURRICULUM

Credit
Hours

ACT

101

Basic Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

2

ACT

102

Basic Refinishing Techniques

2

ACT

103

Advanced Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

2

ACT 104 Advanced Refinishing Techniques
2

ACT

107

Auto Plastic Repair

3

ACT

108

Tinting and Blending

3

ACT

205

Structural Analysis I

4

ACT

206

Structural Analysis II

4

ACT

223

Non-Structural Repair Applications

7

ACT

224

Structural Repair Applications

7

Optional    
ACT 200 Sheet Metal Fabrication (Optional)
(3)

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

36-39

     
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
General Education Requirements
19
May Not Include:  
ASC 104 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I
4
ASC 106 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II
4
NST 101 Network Fundamentals
3
    SUB-TOTAL
19
     
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
WLT 151 ACT Welding
3
AMT 154 Automotive Electrical Systems
6
AMT 267 Mechanical Systems and Power Accessories
6
    SUB-TOTAL
15
     
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
COM 125 Job Search Strategies
1
    SUB-TOTAL
1
       
    PROGRAM TOTAL
71-74
It is a graduation requirement of the Automotive Collision Technology (ACT) program for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses.

 

Automotive Collision Technology
47.0603
(One-Year Certificate in Refinishing & Non-Structural Repair)

CORE CURRICULUM

Credit Hours

ACT

101

Basic Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

2

ACT

102

Basic Refinishing Techniques

2

ACT

103

Advanced Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

2

ACT

104

Advanced Refinishing Techniques

2

ACT

107

Auto Plastic Repair

3

ACT

108

Tinting and Blending

3

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

14

     
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Must include:
Three credit hours from Area 1. Oral & Written Communication
3
AND
3
Three credit hours from Area 5. Technical Literacy
3
May Not Include:  
NST 101 Network Fundamentals
3
SUB-TOTAL
6
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
MAT
031
Preparatory Mathematics
4
AMT
154
Automotive Electrical Systems
6
WLT
151
ACT Welding
3
    SUB-TOTAL
13
     
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
COM
125
Job Search Strategies
1
    SUB-TOTAL
1
    PROGRAM TOTAL
34
It is a graduation requirement of the Automotive Collision Technology (ACT) program for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses.

 

Automotive Collision Technology
47.0603

(One-Year Certificate in Structural & Mechanical Repair)

CORE CURRICULUM

Credit Hours

ACT

205

Structural Analysis I

4

ACT

206

Structural Analysis II

4

ACT

223

Non-Structural Repair Applications

7

ACT

224

Structural Repair Applications

7

SUB-TOTAL

22

   
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
 
Must include:
Three credit hours from Area 1. Oral & Written Communication
3
AND  
Three credit hours from Area 5. Technical Literacy
3
May Not Include:
NST 101 Network Fundamentals
3
 
SUB-TOTAL
6
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
 

MAT

031

Preparatory Mathematics

4

AMT

267

Mechanical Systems & Power Accessories

6

WLT

151

ACT Welding

3

SUB-TOTAL

13

   
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
 
COM
125

Job Search Strategies

1

SUB-TOTAL

1

PROGRAM TOTAL

42

It is a graduation requirement of the Automotive Collision Technology (ACT) program for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses.


ACT  101  Basic Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair.  This course is an introduction to identifying, analyzing, and repairing non-structural damage to vehicles, including personal safety practices, preparation, panel replacement, and alignment.  Students also work with trim, metal straightening and repair methods, moveable glass, and hardware.  2 credit hours.

ACT  102  Basic Refinishing Techniques.  This course is an introduction to automotive finishes.  Topics include preparing the equipment, the surface for refinishing, and the paint and refinish materials; applying the finish; solving paint application problems; and application of the safety and environmental practices needed in the refinishing process.  2 credit hours.

ACT  103  Advanced Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair.  This course is a continuation of identifying, analyzing, and repairing non-structural damage to vehicles, including personal safety practices, preparation, panel replacement, and alignment.  Students continue to work with trim, metal straightening and repair methods, moveable glass, and hardware.  Prerequisites:  ACT 101 and ACT 102 with a grade of “C” or better.  2 credit hours.

ACT  104  Advanced Refinishing Techniques.  In this course students continue to learn and work with automotive finishes.  Topics include preparing the equipment, the surface for refinishing, and the paint and refinish materials; applying the finish; solving paint application problems; and application of the safety and environmental practices needed in the refinishing process.  Prerequisites:  ACT 101 and ACT 102 with a grade of “C” or better.  2 credit hours.

ACT  107   Auto Plastic Repair.  This course covers the identification and repair process of plastic materials currently used in automotive vehicles.  Prerequisites:  ACT 103 and ACT 104 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

ACT  108   Tinting and Blending.  This course provides students with an understanding of how light sources, pigments, and application affect color changes in the refinishing/blending process.  Students will have the opportunity to apply the proper steps and techniques in a lab environment.  Prerequisites:  ACT 103 and ACT 104 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

ACT  200   Sheet Metal Fabrication.  This course teaches the skills and use of equipment needed to perform sheet metal fabrication of components related to performance and vintage vehicles.  Prerequisite:  WLT 128 or WLT 151 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

ACT  205   Structural Analysis I.  Identifying, analyzing, and repairing structural damage of vehicle bodies and vehicle body components.  Prerequisites:  ACT 107, ACT 108, and WLT 151 with a grade of “C” or better.  4 credit hours.

ACT  206   Structural Analysis II.  Identifying, analyzing, and repairing underbody structural damage to unibody and frame vehicles. Prerequisites:  ACT 107, ACT 108, and WLT 151 with a grade of “C” or better.  4 credit hours.

ACT  220   Body Repair and Painting.  This course is an independent study course designed to develop and enhance the special interests of certificate students.  Projects and topics will be individualized and will include research and application of theory.  Prerequisites:  ACT 205 and ACT 206 with a grade of “C” or better.  4 credit hours.

ACT  223   Non-Structural Repair Applications.  Theory/application of auto body non-structural systems.  Emphasis is given to live and simulated work analysis and repair procedures according to industry specifications.  Complete refinishing and color matching.  Blending techniques are also included.  Safety is stressed.  Prerequisites:  ACT 205, ACT 206, and WLT 151 with a grade of “C” or better.  7 credit hours.

ACT  224   Structural Repair Applications.  Theory/application repair of auto body structural systems.  Emphasis is given to live and simulated work analysis and repair procedures, according to industry specifications.  Complete refinishing and color matching.  Blending techniques are also included.  Safety is stressed.  Prerequisites:  ACT 205, ACT 206, and WLT 151 with a grade of “C” or better.  7 credit hours.

ACT  225   Collision Repair Internship.  This course will provide the student with a day-to-day knowledge of a working body shop.  The student must fill out the required forms from the instructor.  The instructor will visit with the student on the job to be sure that the requirements for the internship are being administered.  Prerequisites:  ACT 205 and ACT 206 with a grade of “C” or better.  8 credit hours.

ACT  299  Special Topics in Automotive Collision Technology.   Special Topics in Automotive Collision Technology (ACT) may include instruction on topics not covered in other ACT courses.  Topics covered in other ACT courses may also be covered in more depth in this special topics course.  Projects may be undertaken in any area related to the major program with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement.  The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours.  The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office.  Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits.  1-4 credit hours.






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