Outcome-based 18/FA Course Syllabus
  
Course Rubric Number Section: ABDR 1349 1001
Lecture-Lab-Credit: 2-3-3
CIP Code: 47.0603
Course Title: Automotive Plastic and Sheet Molded Compound Repair
Course Description: A comprehensive course in repair of interior and exterior plastics including the use of various types of adhesives.
Prerequisites:
Co-requisites:
Course Meets: 1TTC 119 LEC TH 08:00AM 09:50AM 1ACR 100 LAB TH 10:00AM 12:45PM
  
Instructor: Tracy Marshall
Office Phone Number: 254 867-4854
Email Address: tlmarshall@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number: 254 867-2315
Building & Office Room Number: Fentress Center 120
Office Hours: Monday 8:00am - 12:00pm
 
Approved by: Clint CampbellDate: 2018-08-14
Course Outcomes
CO1: Identify various types of automotive plastics
CO2: Repair various types of automotive plastics using approved product manufacturer's recommendations and use of adhesives
 

TSTC Grading Policy

(Grades for courses must be C or better)

Grade

Percent

Description

Grade Points

A

90-100

Excellent/Superior Performance Level

4

B

80-89

Above Required Performance Level

3

C

70-79

Minimum Required Performance Level

2

D

60-69

Below Required Performance Level

1

F

Below 60

Failure to meet Performance Requirements

0

IP

--

In Progress

 

W

--

Withdrawal

0

CR

--

Credit

0

AUD

--

Audit of Course

0

See College Catalog for complete descriptions.

 

Competencies Rating Scale

Rating Scale Key

 

 

 

6

90+

Proficient

Student consistently performs the task accurately to industry standards without supervision.

5

80-89

Proficient

Student performs the task to industry standards with no supervision.

4

70-79

Proficient

Student performs the task to industry standards with little supervision. This is the minimum performance rating for STAR skill completion.

3

60-69

Exposed/Not Proficient

Student has been introduced to the task and can perform some of the tasks to industry standards.

2

50-59

Exposed/Not Proficient

Student has been introduced to the task, but cannot perform the task to industry standards.

1

0-49

 

Student was absent or did not complete assignment.

 

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Resources
Textbooks & Publications:
ItemTitleAuthorPublisherEditionISBN
1Collision Repair and Refinishing (Not required)Alfred M. Thomas, Michael JundDelmarFirst9781401889944
2ABDR 1349 Plastics RepairAuto Collision & ManagementTSTCWorkbookSKU# 10412299
Tools, Materials:
ItemResource Quantity
1 Safety Glasses (Clear Lenses)1 pr
2Sanding Block ( 2 3/4" x 5")1
3Putty Knife (1 1/2" to 2")1
4Paint Brush (2") Chip brush style2
5Nitrile Gloves1-Box
6Solvent Resistant Gloves1-pr Extra large
7Mixing Board or Tear-off Sheets1
8Shredder (Stanley 298A)1
9Plastic Spreaders (3" Wide)10
10Particle Mask (Osha approved 2 strap)1-Box or 12 minimum
11Long Sanding Board (Clip on style)1
12Fiberglass Saturation Roller (3/4" X 3" wide )1
13Retractable Measuring Tape ( Combination Standard /Metric)1 3 ft/1M or longer
14Tool Box (small, to store listed tools)1
15Shop Apron (optional)1
16Standard pencil (1 for lecture and 1 for lab use)2
17Scissors, General purpose utility1 pr

 

Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
lecture 33.33    
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Test 1: Safety Test: Test3.33
Test 2: Identifying Plastics:Test3.33
Test 4: Repair Replace:Test3.33
Test 6:Fiber Reinforced:Test3.33
Test 3: Plastic Welding:Test3.33
Test 5: Non-Fiber Reinforced Plastic:Test3.33
Test 7: One Sided SMC Repairs:Test3.33
Test 8:Two Sided SMC Repairs:Test3.33
Test 9: Panel Replacement / Sectioning:Test3.33
Test 10: Door Skin Replacement:Test3.33
Category Description Category Value   
lab 33.33    
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Bumper Cover Onesided Repair:Lab Objective3.03
Bumper Cover Two Sided Repair:Lab Objective3.03
Pinning:Lab Objective3.03
Fiberglass Lay-Up:Lab Objective3.03
One Sided Fiberglass Repair:Lab Objective3.03
Two Sided Fiberglass Repair:Lab Objective3.03
SMC Lay-Up:Lab Objective3.03
SMC One Sided Repair:Lab Objective3.03
SMC Two Sided Repair:Lab Objective3.03
SMC Sectioning:Lab Objective3.03
Plastic Welding:Lab Objective3.03
Category Description Category Value   
final 33.34    
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Final Exam:Test 33.34
Total Assessment Points          100.00
Total Category Points 100.00
A = 100-90 B = 89-80 C = 79-70 D = 69-60 F = 59-0


Description of Graded Elements of the Course
Assessment Label Assessment Description/Course outcomes met Assessment Value
in Points
% of Final Grade
Test 1: Safety Test Test
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.333.33%
Test 2: Identifying PlasticsTest
Course outcomes met: CO1
3.333.33%
Bumper Cover Onesided RepairLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
Test 3: Plastic WeldingTest
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.333.33%
Bumper Cover Two Sided RepairLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
Test 4: Repair ReplaceTest
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.333.33%
PinningLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
Test 5: Non-Fiber Reinforced PlasticTest
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.333.33%
Fiberglass Lay-UpLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
Test 6:Fiber ReinforcedTest
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.333.33%
One Sided Fiberglass RepairLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
Test 7: One Sided SMC RepairsTest
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.333.33%
Two Sided Fiberglass RepairLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
Test 8:Two Sided SMC RepairsTest
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.333.33%
SMC Lay-UpLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
Test 9: Panel Replacement / SectioningTest
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.333.33%
SMC One Sided RepairLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
Test 10: Door Skin ReplacementTest
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.333.33%
SMC Two Sided RepairLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
SMC SectioningLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
3.033.03%
Plastic WeldingLab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
3.033.03%
Final ExamTest
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
33.3433.34%
  100.00100.00%

 

        Description of Graded Elements of the Course

  •            Student test assessments will be graded on the ability to choose the correct answer in regard to multiple  choice test questions or provide the correct answer to test questions that require a missing word or brief statement.
  •         Performance assessments are designed to enhance the student’s level of competency based on the course outcomes and expectations of the industry.

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1 Course Orientation, Overview & Syllabus Introduction.
 
  • Course introduction and overview, with an emphasis on Program Policies, and Lab Safety Issues.

Course Orientation: Review program and class polices.
Lesson: Introduction to Plastic Repair
Test 1: Safety Test: Test1st Lab
Identify and Explain Safety Standards-Lab
Homework: Read Identifying Plastic Parts; Chapter 1
in assigned work book for next week
2Identify Different Types of Plastic by their Characteristics.
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate different methods of Plastics Identification.
Read: Types of Plastic Repair,
from assigned work book.
Lab - Issue Parts to be Repaired.
Homework: Read Identifying Plastics Work Sheet
(Continued) for next week.
3 Determine Level of Identification Needed.
 
  • Explain and demonstrate the level of identification for a particular repair product or procedure.
Read: Plastic Memory,
from assigned work book.
Test 2: Identifying Plastics: TestTo be completed prior to next class period..
Start Repair Objectives in Lab
Homework: Review Plastic Welding,
from assigned work book for next week.
Bumper Cover Onesided Repair: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prior to start of next repair objective.
4Plastic Welding
 
  • Explain and demonstrate various types of Plastic welding Equipment, and the different types of welds that may be performed on different types of automotive plastics.
Read: Adhesive Repair,
from assigned work book.
Test 3: Plastic Welding: TestTo be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Repair Objectives: Fiberglass Lay-Up in Lab.
Homework: Read Repair Materials,
from assigned work book, Repair Replace Work Sheet
for next week.
Bumper Cover Two Sided Repair: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prior to start of next repair .
5Repair vs. Replace
 
  • Identify and explain the factors involved in determining whether to repair or replace a plastic part.
Read: Flexible Plastic Repair from assigned work book
Test 4: Repair Replace: TestTo be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Repair objectives,
SMC Lay -Up in Lab.
Homework: Read Non-Fiber Reinforced Plastic Repair,
from assigned work book for next week.
Pinning: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prior to start of next repair.
6Non-Fiber Reinforced Plastic Repair
 
  • Explain and demonstrate the proper procedures required to make repairs on Non-Fiber Reinforced plastic parts.
Read: Fiberglass Hand Out.
Test 5: Non-Fiber Reinforced Plastic: TestTo be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Repair Objectives in Lab.
Homework: Read SMC Hand Out,
for next week.
Fiberglass Lay-Up: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prior to start of next repair.
7Fiberglass
 
  • Explain and demonstrate the process for fabricating Fiberglass repair parts, Explain and demonstrate the proper repair procedures for repairing fiberglass parts.
Read: Fiberglass Handout;
" Bruce Myers".
Test 6:Fiber Reinforced: TestTo be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Repair Objectives,
in Lab.
Homework: Read SMC Handout,
One Sided Repairs for next week.
One Sided Fiberglass Repair: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prior to start of next repair.
8SMC One Sided Repairs
 
  • Explain and demonstrate the proper procedures for effectively making one sided repairs on Sheet Molded Compound Panels.
Continue to Read SMC Hand Out.
Test 7: One Sided SMC Repairs: TestTo be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Repair Objectives,
in Lab.
Homework: Read SMC Hand Out,
Two Sided Repairs for next week.
Two Sided Fiberglass Repair: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prior to start of next repair.
9SMC Two Sided Repairs
 
  • Explain and demonstrate the proper procedures for effectively making two sided repairs on Sheet Molded Compound Panels.
Read SMC Handout,
Panel Replacement
Test 8:Two Sided SMC Repairs: TestTo be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Repair Objectives,
in Lab.
Homework: Read SMC Handout,
Panel Replacement for next week.
SMC Lay-Up: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prior to start of next repair.
10SMC Panel Replacement
 
  • Explain and demonstrate the proper for replacing Sheet Molded Compound Panels as well as sectioning rules and procedures available for partial panel replacemt or repair.
Read SMC Handout,
Sectioning.
Test 9: Panel Replacement / Sectioning: TestTo be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Repair Objectives,
in Lab.
Homework: Read SMC Handout,
Door Skin Replacement for next week.
SMC One Sided Repair: Lab ObjectiveTo Be completed prior to start of next repair.
11SMC Door Skin Repacement
  
Explain and Demonstrate the proper procedures for replacing Sheet Molded Compound Door Skins.
Read: Summary in Assigned work book
Test 10: Door Skin Replacement: TestTo be completed prior to next class period
Continue Repair Objectives,
in Lab.
Homework: Review work book objectives and handouts
SMC Two Sided Repair: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prir to start of next repair.
12Reinforcement Training
 
  • Re-Emphasis key points on all phases of plastics repair, to include Identification, Cleaning, Prepping, and proper repair procedures and repair materials selection.
Read: Review All Notes and handouts.
Practice/ Sample-Final Exam, in class
(Not Graded).
Continue Repair Objectives,
in Lab
Homework: Review Notes and Handouts.
SMC Sectioning: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prior to start of next repair.
13Review for Final Exam
 
  • Review all previous course notes and handouts, in preparation for end of course Final Exam.
Plastic Welding: Lab ObjectiveTo be completed prior to end of the semester.
14Final Course Exam
 
  • Administer end of course Final Exam
Final Exam: Test To be completed prior to end of semester.
Finalize Repair Objectives
Meet with advisor, register for next semester classes.
15Lab Clean Up
 
  • Brief all assigned students on Lab clean-up procedures and policies, with an emphasis on safety.
Clean up Lab in Preparation for Next Semester.

 

Participation Policy
Students are expected to present Repair Samples to the Instructor during each Lab period for evaluation.
 
A Student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of instruction (Lecture and Lab). This begins with the first scheduled class day of the term. A student that misses more than 10%3.0 hours) of the lecture or 10% ( 5.0 hours) of the lab periods, regardless of grades earned on assignments, will have to repeat the course.
 
A student is considered tardy up to 15 minutes into the scheduled lecture or lab, and thereafter will be considered absent for that period of instruction.

Safety Procedures
Students are required to participate in a safety lecture prior to performing in the laboratory portion of the course. A written test will be given to each participating student covering the presented safety materials. Students must complete the safety test with 100% accuracy prior to receiving lab assignments.

 
All lecture and laboratory safety rules and regulations will be followed in every detail. Failure to comply with this policy will result in dismissal from class until further notice.
 
Acceptable Attire
·        NIOSH approved with clear safety glasses will be worn at all times
·        Full-toed shoes (no slippers, sandals, flip-flops, or bare feet)
·        Full length pants (must extend past ankles)
·        Pants must fit around waist within 3 inches of belly button
·        Shirts (no sleeveless or tank tops)
·        Shirts with and without buttons can be worn with instructor approval on neck opening exposure
·        Clothing must be reasonably snug fitting (not excessively loose, baggy, torn)
·        An inappropriate slogan on clothing is not acceptable.
·        Jogging clothes sweats or warm-ups are not acceptable.
·        Acceptable headgear: ball caps or bump caps (No do-rags, bandanas or shower caps)
·        The Instructor has the final authority concerning matters of dress
 
Classroom and Lab Behavior
·        Smoking in classrooms, laboratories and shops are prohibited
·        Smoking is permitted only in designated areas
·        Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of a building, when permitted
·        Smoking is prohibited within the fenced area surrounding the ACM and CAT Labs.
·        The consumption of drinks, candy and other food items is restricted to lounge areas
·        Eating or drinking in laboratories are hazardous because of the toxic nature of lab materials being handled
·        No horseplay at any time
·        Be responsible – Be a professional 

Late Work/Test Policies
All students are required to be present for class. However, unexpected circumstances will occur. If a student has an excused absence, death or illness in the immediate family, the student must notify the instructor of record immediately. If a test is missed, the instructor has to give permission for makeup. The missed test must be made up before the next scheduled period of instruction.
 
An excused absence only allows for makeup of missed assignments or test. The absence is recorded.
 
Assignments are due at the beginning of class of the set due date. Late assignments will not be accepted and a grade of “zero” will be earned for said assignment. Students who prior contacted the instructor may be considered excused.
 
Pop Tests
Can be given at any time by the instructor and are not make up items.
 
Exemptions
Students can be exempted from a final exam if:
A.    Lecture average is 90 or above
B.    Attendance is perfect
C.    Assignments are completed and turned in
D.    Projects are complete 

 

Cell Phone Policy
Cell phones may not be brought into the classroom or lab as they are unsafe and disruptive to the environment.
 
Anyone failing to adhere to this policy will be dismissed from class and issued a non-participation grade (absence) for that period of instruction.
 
Departmental Awards Ceremony/Cleanup Policy
Each student is expected to participate in the awards ceremony and cleanup activities once the date has been identified.
 
Students’ final exam grade is dependent upon their participation at these functions. One half (½) of the final exam grade for the course is participation. One half (½) of the final exam grade is completing the final exam for the course.
 
Students with unexpected circumstances can be excused by the department chair only.
 

TSTC school calendar identifies the end of the semester. Student break begins the day after.