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AUB 111 - Automobile Body Theory and Shop Practices I
Teaches and applies the fundamentals and use of body tools and materials. Emphasizes shop safety, metal working, welding, cooling systems. Teaches bodies and frames design and construction, wheel suspensions, steering systems, wheel alignment and balancing, shock absorbers, glass, hardware and upholstery. Part I of II.
Lecture 5 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 14 hours per week.
8 credits
AUB 112 - Automobile Body Theory and Shop Practices II
Teaches and applies the fundamentals and use of body tools and materials. Emphasizes shop safety, metal working, welding, cooling systems. Teaches bodies and frames design and construction, wheel suspensions, steering systems, wheel alignment and balancing, shock absorbers, glass, hardware and upholstery. Part II of II.
Lecture 5 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 14 hours per week.
8 credits
AUB 113 - Automobile Body Theory and Shop Practices III
Presents the fundamentals of refinishing and painting automobiles including the techniques of masking, blending and spraying. Covers paint shop layout, management, equipment, and damage estimating.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 6-9 hours. Total 10-12 hours per week.
6 credits
AUB 115 - Damage Repair Estimating
Teaches inspection and estimation of cost to repair collision damage. Emphasizes writing acceptable estimates for insurance companies. Studies practices used by repair shops and insurance adjusters.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
AUB 116 - Auto Body Repair
Teaches collision straightening procedures and use of equipment, planning repair procedures, disassembly techniques, body fastening systems, glass removal and replacement and panel repair and alignment. Lecture 3 hours.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
AUB 118 - Automotive Paint Preparation
Teaches auto body preparation for painting, using the materials, processes, and equipment required to prepare metal and old finishes. Includes sanding, cleaning, solvents, special materials, fillers and primers.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
AUB 119 - Automotive Painting
Teaches theory and application of painting and the use of painting equipment and materials including paints, thinners, primers, rubbing compounds and cleaners.
Lecture 3 hours.Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
AUB 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits