Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Automotive Collision Repair

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall

Award

Diploma

1 year (2 semesters, 1 summer)

Certification

I-CAR Welding certification

Automotive Collision Repair teaches students the theory and practices of metal forming and shaping; body fillers, frame straightening and repair, uni-body straightening and repairs; refinishing procedures; paints and paint chemistry; glass installation; upholstery removal and replacement; and equipment use and care. Cost estimating and customer relations skills are also emphasized. A majority of class time is devoted to practical laboratory experience in the college’s Auto Collision Repair Center. A tool set is required for this program.

Career opportunities: body/fender shop, auto/truck dealership, auto garage or repair service, auto or parts manufacturer, tool sales company, equipment/materials sales, insurance claims adjuster.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

CRR-338

Introduction to Metalworking

3

CRR-803

Introduction to Refinishing

3

CRR-820

Metalworking and Refinishing Practices

3

CRR-830

Metalworking and Refinishing I

3

MAT-715

Industrial Math I

3

WEL-333

Auto Collision Welding

2

 

 

17

Second Semester (Spring)

CRR-342

Metalworking II

4

CRR-344

Metalworking III

4

CRR-833

Refinishing II

3

CRR-837

Refinishing III

3

CRR-932

Internship

3

 

 

17

Summer Term

CRR-545

Body Straightening and Painting

7

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

10

Total program credit hours

44

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