• Program: Auto Body Collision Technology
  • Course: Damage Analysis and Straightening Structural Parts
  • Course #: ABCT2051
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

The students will learn how to look for all types of damage in all vehicle designs including hidden damages that are often overlooked in the estimating process. Furthermore, the student will straighten structural parts through the use of pulling and anchoring systems that have different characteristics from different manufactures. Also, the student will become familiar with different anchoring and pulling systems in the normal collision repair operation.

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:
Identify five types of collision damage
Diagnose direct damage repair
Identify self centering gauges
Install self centering gauges
Identify tram gauges
Use tram gauge
Select clamping procedures for tie downs
Describe the proper repair of a uni-body vehicle
Identify different metals used in automotive construction
Identify five types of frame damage
Demonstrate proper stress relieving procedures
Analyze extent indirect damage
Demonstrate electronic measuring

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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