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CORT 156 (4 credits)
Introduction to Refinishing Procedures
Refinishing and the use of tools operated by compressed air.
Proper use of various finish materials: primers, sealers, and
thinners. Masking and spray painting techniques are also covered.
Prerequisite: CORT 116
CORT 162 (4 credit)
Proper removal and replacement of panels are stressed as well as
the proper alignment of panels. A general overview of determining
repair procedures, inspecting areas for hidden damage, removal of
damaged panels, and corrosion protection.
Prerequisite: CORT 156
CORT 166 (4 credits)
Introduction to Frame Alignment and Repair
Frame alignment and straightening is studied, including the use
of gauges and frame straightening equipment needed to restore a
damaged frame or body to factory specifications.
Prerequisite: CORT 162
CORT 212 (4 Credits)
Estimators inspect and analyze collision-damaged vehicles to
create a repair plan. The technician builds relationships with
vehicle owners, repairers, and insurance personnel, and also
insures satisfaction when repairs are complete.
Prerequisite: CORT 166
CORT 222 (4 Credits)
An aluminum structural technician restores aluminum structural
dimensions and structural integrity to collision damaged vehicles.
He or she uses measuring and frame equipment to diagnose,
damage, and return damaged frame or uni-body parts to
Prerequisite: CORT 212
CORT 232 (4 Credits)
Non-structural technicians restore damaged vehicles to their
original structural integrity, function, and appearance. These
technicians use hand tools and power tools to remove or repair
damaged parts, weld as needed, and properly install new parts.
They work with a variety of metals and plastics, as well as glass,
electrical, and mechanical parts.
Prerequisite: CORT 222
CORT 252 (4 Credits)
Steel Structural Technology
Steel structural technicians restore structural dimensions and
integrity to collision damaged vehicles. Technicians use measuring
and framing equipment to diagnose damage and return damaged
frame or uni-body parts to manufacturer's specifications. Hand
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tools and power tools are used to remove or repair damaged parts,
weld as needed, and properly install new parts. This individual
also works with a variety of metals and plastics, as well as glass,
electrical, and mechanical parts.
Prerequisite: CORT 232
CORT 262 (4 Credits)
Refinish technicians prepare and apply paint to repaired vehicles.
Duties may include final sanding, masking, color mixing and
tinting, spray booth operations, applying primers, sealers, color,
and clear coats. They may need to blend color into adjacent panels
for a better color match to existing vehicle paint. These individuals
work with potentially hazardous materials, so attention to safety
and personal protection are essential. Vehicles must be correctly
prepared and refinished to ensure proper adhesion, color match,
and overall appearance.
Prerequisite: CORT 252
CORT 272 (4 Credits)
The Mechanical Technician diagnoses and repairs collision-related
mechanical damage which includes steering and suspension
systems. Hand tools and power tools are used to remove or repair
damaged parts and properly install new and used parts.
Prerequisite: CORT 262
CADT 105 (3 Credits)
Fundamentals of Machining (3 credits)
This course introduces students to common machine tools and
processes. Students are exposed to the various hand and power tools
as well as the vertical mill, engine lathe, and the surface grinder.
CADT 112 (3 Credits)
A study of orthographic projection and drawing creation with
applications in multi-view drawings including sectioning and
auxiliary views. Techniques in pictorial drawing are also used to
convey orthographic views as pictorial representations.
Co-requisites: CADT 105 and CADT 120 or instructor approval
CADT 120 (3 Credits)
Introduction to AutoCAD® Applications
A practical application of 2D orthographic skills utilizing
AutoCAD® integrating knowledge of software commands with
drafting standards. Students also experience dimensioning styles,
templates, and symbols libraries. During the course, students
create a series of mechanical drawings.
Co-requisites: CADT 105 and CADT 112 or instructor approval