Automotive Collision and Repair (ACR) Courses

ACR 020  6 Units  
Non-Structural Body Repair  

Lecture: 90 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course covers theory and practical experience in automotive collision damage repair and shop safety with a focus on automotive construction, regulations, oxyacetylene and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, surface preparation, basic spray painting, and detailing. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test B-3. (Formerly AUTO 020)

Associate Degree Applicable

ACR 022  6 Units  
Non-Structural Collision Repair and Estimating  

Lecture: 90 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course covers theory and practical experience in automotive collision damage repair and shop safety with a focus on laws and regulations, refinishing techniques, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding and steering, suspension and vehicle alignment, damage analysis and estimating, and Hybrid and electric vehicle safety procedures. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National B3 Test. (Formerly AUTO 022)

Associate Degree Applicable

ACR 024  6 Units  
Structural Analysis and Damage Repair  

Lecture: 90 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ACR 020 or ACR 022

This course covers theory and practical experience in auto collision repair and shop safety, with a focus on Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, panel replacement, theory and practical experience in minor uni-body frame measuring and repair, basic hybrid body repair, and hybrid and electric vehicle safety procedures. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National B4 Test. (Formerly AUTO 024)

Associate Degree Applicable

ACR 026  6 Units  
Auto Collision Refinishing  

Lecture: 90 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ACR 020 or ACR 022

This course covers theory and practical experience in automotive collision repair and refinishing, shop safety practices, personal safety, and health protection as outlined by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Topics include Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) panel replacement; heat reshaping plastic parts; electrical and electronic systems; single-, two-, and three-stage refinishing systems; spot repairing/blending; polishing; detailing; estimating; and custom painting. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test B2. (Formerly AUTO 026)

Associate Degree Applicable

ACR 030  5 Units  
Mechanical Technology for the Collision Specialist  

Lecture: 72 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ACR 020 or ACR 022

This course is an intense overview of the mechanical aspects of a vehicle as it pertains to Collision industry. Subjects covered are A/C, Electrical, SRS (Safety Restraint Systems), front end geometry and hybrid and electrical vehicle safety. (Formerly AUTO 030)

Associate Degree Applicable

ACR 620  Noncredit  
Non-Structural Body Repair  

Lecture: 90 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course covers theory and practical experience in automotive collision damage repair and shop safety with a focus on automotive construction, regulations, oxyacetylene and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, surface preparation, basic spray painting, and detailing. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test B-3. (Formerly AUTO 620)