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Collision Repair & Refinish (CRR)

CRR-203 Plastic Repairs Theory, 2 cr.
Students receive instruction and perform all types of plastic and adhesive repair as well as SMC repair. Course is achieved through industry demos, and hands on plastic repairs.
 
CRR-302 Intro to Collision Repair, 2 cr.
Shop and tool safety, tool and equipment usage and career options in the collision repair industry are studied. Vehicle construction and components are introduced and environmental effects and proper safety, handling and disposal of hazardous materials used in collision repair are studied.
 
CRR-326 Sheet Metal Repair Theory, 3 cr.
Metalworking skills are emphasized as the foundation of properly repairing damaged metal panels, followed by an understanding of body fillers and shaping techniques. Damage theory is covered in addition to damage analysis and the different types of steel used in automotive construction. Introduction and paint gun use for conversion coatings and primer will be covered.
 
CRR-327 Sheet Metal Repair Lab, 2 cr.
Metalworking skills are performed by properly repairing damaged metal panels, followed by using body fillers and shaping
techniques. Damage analysis and repairing steel panels used in automotive construction are worked with first hand. Introduction and paint gun use for applying conversion coatings and primer will also be covered.
 
CRR-351 Collision Lab I, 2 cr.
Students perform a real non-structural repair from beginning to end with direct supervision of the instructor.
 
CRR-352 Collision Repair Lab II, 2 cr.
Students repair vehicles in the lab based on actual estimates generated by the students. Skills are fine-tuned to sequence a repair plan while improving speed and working efficiently on a production basis. Prerequisite: CRR-351.
 
CRR-409 Exterior Body Construction Lab, 3 cr.
Practice in panel replacement of doors, hoods, etc. Repair and replacement of door hardware, window systems, interior and exterior trim is included. Co-requisite: CRR-408.
 
CRR-421 Non-Structural Repair Theory, 3 cr.
Panel replacement and alignment of doors, hoods, etc. are studied. Course also covers theories of door hardware, window systems, and exterior and interior trim replacement and repairs.
 
CRR-422 Non-Structural Repair Lab, 2 cr.
Panel replacement and alignment of doors, hoods, etc. are practiced. Door hardware, window systems, and exterior and interior trim replacement and repairs and performed on actual vehicles.
 
CRR-540 Structural Repair Theory, 3 cr.
The basic fundamentals of frame diagnosis and repair on conventional and unitized frames are taught. Also, the types of frame machines and safety are introduced, as well as collision theory. Structural integrity via stationary glass is covered along with its replacement. Includes replacement of structural panels, including both new and used parts. Sectioning techniques are introduced as well as a study in sideswipe, frontal, and rear damages as well as rollover damages.
 
CRR-541 Structural Repair Lab, 2 cr.
Frame diagnosis and repair on conventional and unitized frames are performed on vehicles. Frame machines, as well as structural integrity via stationary glass is covered along with its replacement. Includes replacement of structural panels including both new and used parts. Sectioning techniques are introduced as well as a study in sideswipe, frontal, and rear damages as well as rollover damages. All above work is performed on actual vehicles.
 
CRR-606 Mechanical Repairs Theory, 2 cr.
Accident damaged mechanical components are covered in this course. Basic repairs to electrical, suspension, steering, cooking and air conditioning systems are taught, beginning with diagnosis and an understanding of identification and system operations.
 
CRR-607 Mechanical Repairs Lab, 1 cr.
Basic repairs to electrical, suspension, steering, cooling and air conditioning systems are performed beginning with identification of damaged parts and replacement.
 
CRR-742 Estimating Theory, 2 cr.
Analyzing and learning to write a cost estimate using a computer as well as printed material. Knowledge of parts, manuals, nomenclature and flat rate charts is covered and shop management techniques are introduced.
 
CRR-749 Estimating Lab, 1 cr.
Practice in analyzing a job and writing an estimate using a computer as well as printed material. Shop management skills and professionalism are demonstrated. Co-requisite: CRR-742.
 
CRR-808 Introduction to Refinishing Theory, 1 cr. 
Introduction to painting including surface preparation, safety, composition of paint, primers and sealers, application techniques and equipment.
 
CRR-809 Introduction to Refinishing Lab, 3 cr.
Practice in surface preparation, safety, application techniques for paints, primers and sealers. Masking skills and paint application are performed. Correcting paint imperfections is practiced along with application of decals and stripes. Co-requisite: CRR-808.
 
CRR-838 Refinishing II Theory, 2 cr.
Theory of adjusting tints for a color match, blending techniques, tri-coat finishes to achieve the finishes on today’s vehicles. Color theory and techniques for applying pearls and metallics are studied.
 
Practice in adjusting tints for a color match, blending and spraying tri-coat finishes and applying pearls, metallics and custom paints. Prerequisite: CRR-809. Co-requisite: CRR-838
 
CRR-908 Cooperative Education, 2 cr.
Job training in a collision repair facility performing assigned tasks. Prerequisite: first two semesters of program.
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