Auto Body Repairer/Fundamentals

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of five designed for the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification in Auto Body Repair. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in non-structural analysis and damage repair of automobiles using sustainable and green vehicle technologies. Instruction includes classroom and workplace policies and procedures in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations. It covers the proper use, maintenance, and storage of auto body repair tools and equipment. Emphasis is placed on the techniques in the following areas of non-structural analysis and damage repair: preparation, outer body panel repairs/replacements/adjustments, metal finishing and body filling, movable glass and hardware, metal welding and cutting, plastics and adhesives. It also teaches trade mathematics, resource management, and employability skills. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

PREREQUISITES:
None

NOTE:

Tasks designated as High Priority are identified as HP-I to meet NATEF certification standards. Competency in HP-I Tasks will indicate to employers that the graduate is skilled in those areas. Tasks designated as HP-G will indicate to employers that the graduate has been tested on the information, but may not have "hands-on" competency skills.

At completion of course the student will receive a competency certificate that verifies he has met the minimal competencies in the following areas: (Course Hours: 360)

  • ORIENTATION AND SAFETY
  • TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
  • TRADE MATHEMATICS
  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • NON-STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DAMAGE REPAIR PREPARATION
  •  OUTER BODY PANEL REPAIRS, REPLACEMENTS, AND ADJUSTMENTS
  • METAL FINISHING AND BODY FILLING
  • MOVABLE GLASS AND HARDWARE
  • METAL WELDING AND CUTTING
  • PLASTICS AND ADHESIVES
  • EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS