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Auto Body Technician (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Technicians repair vehicles that are damaged as a result of collisions, corrosion and wear. They provide customers with cost estimates for repair, replace or repair body parts and paint vehicles using various materials, equipment and methods.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate electrical circuit repairs.

Perform repairs on plastics.

Create damage report utilizing the procedure pages.

Perform proper replacement techniques on structural parts.

Apply straightening techniques on structural parts.

Demonstrate stationary glass replacement.

Solve paint application problems.

Apply primer surfacer to paint company and industry standards.

Perform techniques for removing and replacing bolt-on parts.

Body fill a one hour dent to industry standards.

Execute MIG welding metal procedures according to I-CAR standards.

Demonstrate metal cutting using an oxy/act torch.

Career Opportunities

Auto Body Technicians work for automotive dealerships, independent auto shops, government agencies and other organizations that maintain their own fleets of trucks and cars. There are also opportunities to be employed as an insurance adjuster, manufacturer`s representative, auto service and sales person or wholesale parts and tool sales person.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 57 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ABCT1145Cutting, Heating and MIG Welding

3

ABCT1150Trim, Moveable Glass and Hardware

2

ABCT1155Metal Straightening and Body Filler I

4

ABCT1160Bolt-on, Weld-on Panel Replacement and Alignment

4

ABCT1165Using Body Filler II

2

ABCT1240Detailing

2

ABCT1255Environmental Health, Safety and Equipment Preparation for Finishes

4

ABCT1260Surface Preparing and Finish Application

4

ABCT1265Tinting and Blending

4

ABCT2006Stationary Glass Replacement

1

ABCT2015Steering and Suspension

2

ABCT2040Restraint Systems

1

ABCT2051Damage Analysis and Straightening Structural Parts

4

ABCT2055Panel Replacement and Restoring Corrosion Protection

4

ABCT2146Electrical and Electronic Systems

2

ABCT2150Brake Systems

1

ABCT2175Analyzing Damage/Creating a Manual Damage Report

2

ABCT2185Plastic Adhesive and Welding Repairs

2

ABCT2190Air Conditioning and Cooling Systems

2

ABCT2495Auto Body Internship I

4

ABCT2505Auto Body Internship III

3

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ABCT1145Cutting, Heating and MIG Welding

3

ABCT1150Trim, Moveable Glass and Hardware

2

ABCT1155Metal Straightening and Body Filler I

4

ABCT1160Bolt-on, Weld-on Panel Replacement and Alignment

4

ABCT2146Electrical and Electronic Systems

2

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ABCT1240Detailing

2

ABCT1255Environmental Health, Safety and Equipment Preparation for Finishes

4

ABCT1260Surface Preparing and Finish Application

4

ABCT1265Tinting and Blending

4

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  17

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
General Education Electives

6

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ABCT2006Stationary Glass Replacement

1

ABCT2015Steering and Suspension

2

ABCT2040Restraint Systems

1

ABCT2051Damage Analysis and Straightening Structural Parts

4

ABCT2055Panel Replacement and Restoring Corrosion Protection

4

ABCT2150Brake Systems

1

ABCT2190Air Conditioning and Cooling Systems

2

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  18

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ABCT1165Using Body Filler II

2

ABCT2175Analyzing Damage/Creating a Manual Damage Report

2

ABCT2185Plastic Adhesive and Welding Repairs

2

ABCT2495Auto Body Internship I

4

ABCT2505Auto Body Internship III

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Total Credits  16

MnTC Goal Area 2

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

General Education Electives

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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