This first level course begins preparation for apprentice level entry in auto body repair or further education in the field. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental aspects of collision repair and development of skills in the basic operations required to prepare an automobile for final paint application. Instruction includes safety principles and practices, vehicle nomenclature, function of individual components, parts manuals, and the use of filler and special body repair tools. Techniques stressed are straightening, shrinking, filling and the application of the hammer and dolly, and paint preparation procedures. Mig Welding is taught as it applies to Collision Repair. Successful completion of this course is the basis for the Kishwaukee College Collision Repair Technology Certificate and Associate Degree (A.A.S.) Program. CRT 111 & CRT 112 are the courses for which students may earn college credit. Students need to provide their own safety glasses, work boots and purchase a shop uniform shirt.
First Semester -- students will be enrolled in AMT 113-Basic Electrical. This course offers classroom and laboratory instruction and is a required course for students pursuing a Collision Repair Technology Certificate and Associate Degree. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of safety practices and proper use of related test equipment and meters. Topics covered will be theory and operation of basic electrical systems found on the automobile. This includes coverage of basic electrical theory, Ohm’s Law, starting/charging systems, lighting and other basic electrical systems. In addition to hands-on work, students will be required to use a textbook for reading and written work as well as computers for online assignments. Students should be able to follow multiple-step directions and work both independently and in team situations. Students must provide their own 3-ring binder, safety glasses and writing materials. Students are required to wear proper shop attire and footwear.
Second Semester – students will be assigned a special project by the Collision Repair Instructor and the majority of the class time will be spent in the Collision Repair Lab.