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collision repair technology (CORT)
CORT 107 (4 credit)
Details of Body Construction

Different types of automobile bodies and how they are made
at the factory. The locations of body joints and parts and the
proper methods for parts removal and replacement are also
covered.

CORT 111 (4 credits)
Collision Repair Welding

Designed to prepare students in the use of a MIG welder
and the various uses of oxyacetylene equipment for cutting
and heating to normalize and shrink metal. Proper use of
equipment is stressed.
Prerequisite: CORT 107

CORT 116 (4 credits)
Repairing Damaged Panels and Metalworking
Methods

Use of proper tools and techniques to bend sheet metal.
Direct and indirect damage are explained along with ways
damage can be corrected.
Prerequisite: CORT 111

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)
Panel Replacement, Adjustment, and Corrosion
Protection
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)
Estimating Technology

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

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CORT 222 (4 Credits)
Aluminum Technology

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 manufacturer's specifications.
Prerequisite: CORT 212

CORT 232 (4 Credits)
Non-Structural Technology

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 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)
Refinishing Technology

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)
Mechanical Technology

The Mechanical Technician diagnoses and repairs collisionrelated 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



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