• Program: Auto Body Collision Technology
  • Course: Surface Preparing and Finish Application
  • Course #: ABCT1260
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course will enable the technician to identify type and color of a finish. The student will understand undercoat materials, sanding procedures and masking procedures in the preparation of the surface for refinishing. Manufacturers of today`s vehicles use various refinish systems such as single stage, base coat, clearcoat and tri-stage. To properly refinish a vehicle and meet customer expectations, the technician will understand and apply these types of finishes. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Apply finish using appropriate spray techniques
Apply selected product on test panel
Administer selected product on test panel
Use manufactures' recommendations
Simulate safe workstation
Model daily shop duties
Demonstrate environmental safety standards
Prepare broken areas for refinishing
Protect unfinished surfaces
Apply single stage colorcosts
Apply base coat finishes
Administer clearcoat finishing
Use tri-coat finishes

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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