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Auto Body Technician (BP/EP) Diploma

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 58 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

ABCT2501Auto Body Internship II

4

General Education Required 2 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

General Education Elective 4 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 64

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

General Education Electives

2

Total Credits  16

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

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

Total Credits  17

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

ABCT2501Auto Body Internship II

4

General Education Electives

2

Total Credits  16

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  4 Credits

Graduation (64 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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