Outcome-based 20/SU Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:ABDR-2255-10X1
Credit:2
Contact Hours:
  • 1 hr - Online (DL2)
  • 2 hrs - Lab
CIP Code:47.0603
Course Title:Collision Repair Estimating
Course Description:An advanced course in collision estimating and development of a damage report utilizing estimating software.
Prerequisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Course Meets:
Online
Instructor: Kyle V. Pokraka
Office Phone Number: 254-867-3396
Email Address: kyle.pokraka@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number: 254-867-2315
Building & Office Room Number: 1FC1 107 Lecture 108 Lab
Office Hours: THURSDAY'S 8:00AM- 12:00PM
 
Approved by: Clint CampbellDate: 2020-05-27
Course Outcomes
CO1: Create an accurate damage estimate utilizing the estimating guide procedures
 

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
Tools, Materials:
ItemResource Quantity
1Basic Calculator (Cell phone not acceptable)1
2Pencils #2 Lead4
3Estimating Guide (PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR)1
43 Ring Binder or Folder1
5Notebook1
6Red Pen4
7Highlighter (2 different colors)2 ea.
8Thumb Drive1

 

Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
Lecture 33.2%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
DAM01 I-CAR Test:Students will complete the DAM01 I-CAR test6.64%
P-Pages Vocabulary Test:HOMEWORK: Students will complete the P-Pages Vocabulary Test in Moodle.6.64%
Profit and Markup worksheet:Students will complete the Profit and Markup worksheet.6.64%
Syllabus Quiz:Students will complete comprehensive quiz of the ABDR 2255 Quiz electronically as provided in Moodle.6.64%
Vehicle Components Test:Students will complete comprehensive quiz over vehicle components.6.64%
Category Description Category Value   
Lab 33.2%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Computer Estimate 1:Students will complete their 1st computer estimate. (Mitchell)4.15%
Computer Estimate 2:Students will complete their 2nd computer estimate. (Mitchell)4.15%
Computer Estimate 3:Student will complete their 3rd computerized estimate (Mitchell)4.15%
Computer Estimate 4:Students will complete their 4th computer estimate. Student should be producing sufficient estimates at this point.4.15%
Computer Estimate 5:Student will complete computer estimate 5.4.15%
Estimate Reading:Students will read an estimate provided to them (Mitchell) and demonstrate how that information translates to the repair of a vehicle.4.15%
Hand-written estimate 1 :Student will complete their 1st graded hand-written estimate.4.15%
Hand-written estimate 2:Students will complete their 2nd hand-written estimate. 4.15%
Category Description Category Value   
Final 33.6%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Lab Final Exam:Students will complete a lab final exam consisting of their final computer estimate.13.60%
Lecture Final Exam:Students will complete a lecture final exam.10.00%
Midterm Exam:Students will complete a comprehensive midterm exam over all material covered to week 6.10.00%
Total Assessment Percent          100.00%
Total Category Percent 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 Percent
% of Final Grade
Syllabus QuizStudents will complete comprehensive quiz of the ABDR 2255 Quiz electronically as provided in Moodle.
Course outcomes met: CO1
6.646.64%
Vehicle Components TestStudents will complete comprehensive quiz over vehicle components.
Course outcomes met: CO1
6.646.64%
P-Pages Vocabulary TestHOMEWORK: Students will complete the P-Pages Vocabulary Test in Moodle.
Course outcomes met: CO1
6.646.64%
Hand-written estimate 1 Student will complete their 1st graded hand-written estimate.
Course outcomes met: CO1
4.154.15%
Hand-written estimate 2Students will complete their 2nd hand-written estimate.
Course outcomes met: CO1
4.154.15%
DAM01 I-CAR TestStudents will complete the DAM01 I-CAR test
Course outcomes met: CO1
6.646.64%
Estimate ReadingStudents will read an estimate provided to them (Mitchell) and demonstrate how that information translates to the repair of a vehicle.
Course outcomes met: CO1
4.154.15%
Computer Estimate 1Students will complete their 1st computer estimate. (Mitchell)
Course outcomes met: CO1
4.154.15%
Computer Estimate 2Students will complete their 2nd computer estimate. (Mitchell)
Course outcomes met: CO1
4.154.15%
Midterm ExamStudents will complete a comprehensive midterm exam over all material covered to week 6.
Course outcomes met: CO1
10.0010.00%
Computer Estimate 3Student will complete their 3rd computerized estimate (Mitchell)
Course outcomes met: CO1
4.154.15%
Profit and Markup worksheetStudents will complete the Profit and Markup worksheet.
Course outcomes met: CO1
6.646.64%
Computer Estimate 4Students will complete their 4th computer estimate. Student should be producing sufficient estimates at this point.
Course outcomes met: CO1
4.154.15%
Computer Estimate 5Student will complete computer estimate 5.
Course outcomes met: CO1
4.154.15%
Lecture Final ExamStudents will complete a lecture final exam.
Course outcomes met: CO1
10.0010.00%
Lab Final ExamStudents will complete a lab final exam consisting of their final computer estimate.
Course outcomes met: CO1
13.6013.60%
  100.00100.00%

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1Week 1: Course Orientation/ Syllabus Review
 
  • Introduce students to course, syllabus, and all policies, guidelines, and expectations for the remainder of the semester.
  • Students will be given course text book (must be turned in at end of semester to be eligible to take final exam).
  • Vote will be taken by class on a designated day and time of week to participate in live lecture material.
Syllabus Quiz: Students will complete comprehensive quiz of the ABDR 2255 Quiz electronically as provided in Moodle.Week 2
2Week 2: Overall Knowledge Assessment and Review
 
  • Students will be assessed for knowledge of vehicle components exterior, interior, and structural.
  • 1st half of DAM01 I-CAR lecture provided by instructor electronically via WEBEX, GOOGLE Meet, or Moodle (TBD). Lecture will be recorded and published for students future reference.
  • Hand-written estimate introduction. Students will follow along with practice estimate (part of daily participation grade).
Vehicle Components Test: Students will complete comprehensive quiz over vehicle components.In Class
P-Pages Vocabulary Test: HOMEWORK: Students will complete the P-Pages Vocabulary Test in Moodle.Week 3
Hand-written estimate 1 : Student will complete their 1st graded hand-written estimate.Week 3
3Week 3: The Damage Estimate
 
  • Review and turn in 1st hand written estimate. Review is an opportunity for the students to present questions or concerns with the estimation process.
  • 2nd half of DAM01 I-CAR lecture provided by instructor electronically via WEBEX, Google Meet, or Moodle (TBD).
  • Hand-written estimate continued. Students will continue to follow along with practice estimate (part of daily participation grade).
  • Provide students with Mitchell Connect login information. (Points deducted each time instructor has to reset account)
Hand-written estimate 2: Students will complete their 2nd hand-written estimate. Week 4
4Week 4: The Damage Estimate Cont.
 
  • Review and turn in 2nd hand-written estimate. This opportunity is for the students to discuss principles of estimating that they do not fully understand. (Emphasis on thinking like technicians)
  • Introduction to Mitchell Computerized Estimating System electronically via WEBEX, Google Meet, or Moodle (TBD). Lecture will be recorded and published for students future reference. (Students have access to Mitchell Connect on any internet-capable decvice)
  • Students will learn how to access electronic P-Pages and take note that P-Pages are the same across the Mitchell paper and electronic estimating systems.
  • Students will learn the estimating systems organization of front to back, outside to inside.
DAM01 I-CAR Test: Students will complete the DAM01 I-CAR testIn Class
5Week 5: Computer Damage Estimate (Mitchell)
 
  • Review of Mitchell Computerized Estimating System including the use of footnotes and p-pages for a more complete estimate.
  • Students will learn the standard photo documentation required for collision repair claims.
Estimate Reading: Students will read an estimate provided to them (Mitchell) and demonstrate how that information translates to the repair of a vehicle.In Lab
Computer Estimate 1: Students will complete their 1st computer estimate. (Mitchell)Week 6
6Week 6: *****Midterm*****
 
  • Review 1st computer estimate and turn in. This opportunity is for the students to discuss principles of estimating that they do not fully understand.
  • Students will learn about the process of bidding for blending of adjacent panels and allotting for 3-stage colors.
  • Students will learn how to view and use footnotes in Mitchell estimating software to write a more complete estimate. (Think like technicians)
  • Midterm exam review.
Computer Estimate 2: Students will complete their 2nd computer estimate. (Mitchell)Week 7
Midterm Exam: Students will complete a comprehensive midterm exam over all material covered to week 6.In Class
7Week 7: Estimating and Damage Analysis
 
  • Review and turn in 2nd computer estimate and turn in. This opportunity is for the students to discuss principles of estimating that they do not fully understand. (Emphasis on thinking like technicians)
  • Introduction to judgement labor times (dents) and considerations to make when assessing repairable vehicle damage.
  • Introduction to used parts, sublet, markup and discounts.
  • Introduction to bidding for pre and post diagnostic repair scans.
  • Introduction to using preset parts code tables.
Computer Estimate 3: Student will complete their 3rd computerized estimate (Mitchell)Week 8
Profit and Markup worksheet: Students will complete the Profit and Markup worksheet.Week 8
8Week 8: Estimating and Damage Analysis Cont.
 
  • Review and turn in 3rd computer estimate. This opportunity is for the students to discuss principles of estimating that they do not fully understand. (Emphasis on thinking like technicians)
  • Introduction to weld-in panel replacement on estimates.
  • Students will participate in discussion over collision energy management and damage types (direct and indirect damage).
  • Introduction to inspecting vehicles with potential structural damage and structural damage indicators I.E. bent hood strikers, uneven panel gaps, articulating panels making contact that should not e.t.c.
  • Adding seam sealers and adhesives required for weld in panel replacement.
  • Introduction to Mitchell Connect's built in OEM Repair Procedures and how to use them to complete an estimate.
Computer Estimate 4: Students will complete their 4th computer estimate. Student should be producing sufficient estimates at this point.Week 9
9Week 9: Insurance claims and how they impact a collision repair facilities business models.
 
  • Review and turn in 4th computer estimate. This opportunity is for the students to discuss principles of estimating that they do not fully understand.
  • Students will participate in discussion over insurance companies and claims and how they impact collision repair facilities and business models.
  • Students will participate in discussion over insurance industry terms including: insured, claimant, collision claim, comprehensive claim, and liability claims.
  • Students will learn how to add manual lines to a computer estimate for instances where the database is incomplete or missing parts, labor, materials, or additional required repair procedures.
Computer Estimate 5: Student will complete computer estimate 5.Week 10
10Week 10: Computer Estimate Troubleshooting
 
  • Review and turn in 5th computer estimate. This opportunity is for the students to discuss principles of estimating that they do not understand.
  • Students will participate in a discussion focused on problem-solving within the Mitchell Computer estimating software.
  • Common problems in the estimating process include: hard to find parts or parts not listed in the estimating database(yes it happens, and no the databases are not perfect, verifying if a part in the database is the correct part for the vehicle.
  • Catch up week: this opportunity is for students to turn in missing assignments due to excused absences for full credit or missing assignments to failure to complete and turn in on time for a 25% deduction off of the grade earned at this time.
  • NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER WEEK 10**
 
11Week 11: Final Exam/ Textbook turn in.
 
  • Final Exam Review
Lecture Final Exam: Students will complete a lecture final exam.In Lab
Lab Final Exam: Students will complete a lab final exam consisting of their final computer estimate.In Lab
12Week 12: End of semester lab cleanup.
 
  • Students will participate in the MANDATORY end of semester lab cleanup. ALL ESTIMATING STUDENTS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO A COLLISION OR REFINISHING LAB FOR CLEANUP.
 

 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 questions, test questions that require a missing word and brief statements.

Performance assessments are designed to enhance the student’s level of competency based on the course outcomes and expectations of the industry. 

Students cannot advance to the Lab Performance Exams until the required practice labs are completed and ALL Practice Labs and Performance Labs must be complete before Course Comprehensive Final Exam will be administered

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.
Acceptance 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.
§Appropriate headgear
§The Instructor has the final authority concerning matters of dress
Classroom and Lab Behaviors
 
§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 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

Auto Collision and Management Participation Policy

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 and continues to the last scheduled class day of the term. The student who chooses to consistently participate in class discussions and activities sets themselves to be highly successful. The class and lab activities are designed to develop skills necessary to thrive in the collision repair industry. Skills can only be developed by discovery, observed demonstration, time to try and time to increase neurological and muscle growth. Each student has purchased and set aside time to develop knowledge and skills to be successful in this industry. Make every effort to get everything possible from this time.

If a student happens to complete assigned objectives ahead of schedule the instructor and the lead instructor/department chair will discuss and plan activities to continue the growth of these skills. Take advantage of every opportunity to grow as a technician.  The Auto Collision Department is dedicated to developing highly trained entry level technicians with the skills and knowledge to advance at a rapid pace.

But, life happens. In these situations handle it properly. Students should call in and leave word with the instructor or someone in the office. If possible let the instructor know beforehand, so he can work with you and be better prepared to help keep you caught up. Schedule appointments outside of class time when possible. Provide documentation of the events when possible so that accurate records are kept and integrity is never questioned. Make sure to take responsibility of any make up work and adjust lab work to meet project deadlines. Always be honest and straight forward. When life happens, work through it.

 Daily, Weekly, Assignments and Participation Grade

A class participation grade will be taken each and every class day. The quiz or assignment will be the participation grade if given. Otherwise, 25 will be given for attending and being on time. A 12.5 will be given if you are tardy. An unexcused absence will earn a grade of “ZERO”. The Midterm and Final Exams will include the participation grade for those days. 25% of the exam grade will be deducted if you are tardy. A grade of “ZERO” will be earned if you have an unexcused absence.

Tardiness

When a student arrives or leaves after participation record (role) has been taken it becomes the student’s responsibility to alert the instructor of his/her arrival or departure and confirm that the proper update has been made in the student participation record. If the instructor fails to document the arrival or departure it is the student’s fault. This has to be this way especially in the lab environment because the instructor does not keep his participation record on his person at all times. 

Leaving the lecture or lab early without proper notice could become a safety issue and needs to be taken very seriously. In an emergency situation each student must be accounted for. 

Please, out of respect for first responders, instructors and classmates who may go back into a dangerous situation to get you out, let the instructor know when you leave.

A student is considered tardy up to 15 minutes into the scheduled lecture or lab, and thereafter will be considered a non-participant for that period of instruction.

Any earned non-participation time will be recorded, tallied and included in the 10% non-participation policy.

Each Tardy will be 1% addition of non-participation to the non-participation policy.

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. Excused absences are determined by the instructor.
 
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.
 
ABDR 2255 specific late work policy:
 
All students have the opportunity to view both on the syllabus and in moodle when assigments will be given and when they will be due. Late assignments will not be accepted without valid excuse. Week 10 of each semester is designated as a "CATCH UP" week for this reason alone. The instructor may allow for late assignments to be turned in with a 25% deduction from the highest grade acheived on a late assignment.

Pop Tests

Can be given at any time by the instructor and are not make up items.

Cell Phone Policy
 
Cell phones may be brought into the classroom or lab. However, they must be in the off or vibrate setting.
 
As instructors, we understand that cell phones can be used in an educational manner which is considered appropriate for this class. The instructor reserves the right to determine if cell phone usage is appropriate for the classroom or lab setting at any given time.
 
Anyone failing to adhere to this policy will be dismissed from class and issued a non-participation grade (absence) for that period of instruction.
 
CELL PHONES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED FOR USE AS CALCULATORS FOR THE ESTIMATING CLASS!!
End of Semester Cleanup Policy
 
Each student is expected to participate in the end of semester cleanup activity 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.