Outcome-based 22/SP Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:ABDR-1371-10X1
Credit:3
Contact Hours:
  • 1 hr - Online Component
  • 6 hrs - Lab
CIP Code:47.0603
Course Title:Basic Paint Tchnqs, Eqpt Envn
Course Description:An introduction to current refinishing products, equipment and procedures used in the automotive refinishing industry on damaged panels. Emphasis on surface preparation, corrosion protection, masking techniques, masking techniques, block sanding techniques, and refinishing repaired panels.
Prerequisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Course Meets:
Online
Lab:
Friday 8:00AM to 11:40AM
Building: 1ARL room 101
Lab:
Friday 1:00PM to 2:50PM
Building: 1ARL room 101
Instructor: Kyle Pokraka
Office Phone Number: 254-867-3396
Email Address: kyle.pokraka@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number: 254-867-2315
Building & Office Room Number: 1ARL Advanced Refinish Lab 101
Office Hours: Thursday 0800-1200
 
Approved by: Clint CampbellDate: 2022-01-04
Course Outcomes
CO1: Perform all paint shop procedures in a safe manner
CO2: Properly adjust a spray gun and demonstrate correct spray gun technique
CO3: Demonstrate proper featheredging technique
CO4: Demonstrate proper block sanding technique
CO5: Apply one-stage and two-stage colorcoats
CO6: Perform proper color sanding and compounding techniques
CO7: Comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state, and local environmental laws and regulations
CO8: Identify personal health and safety hazards according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines
CO9: Select, inspect and use approved personal safety equipment and clothing
CO10: Apply knowledge of low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) regulations and refinish technology
 

TSTC Non-PBE 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.

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Resources
Tools, Materials:
ItemResource Quantity
1NIOSH approved clear safety glasses (Z87)1
23 Ring loose leaf binder1
3Tool Box1
4Squeegee (Detailer's Choice) 63121
5Small Rubber Sanding Block1
6Brush, 1"- 1 1/2" 3
73M Particle Mask1
8Paint Respirator with chemical cartridges and pre-filters for organic vapors 1
9Sponge sanding pad 3M # 055261
10Solvent Resistant Gloves1
11Nitrile Gloves (Disposable)1 box of 100
12Dual Action Air Palm Sander 6 inch Hook and Loop Pad1
13Ear Plugs1 pair
14Sanding Board1
15Paint Suit1
166" Velcro Pad for Palm Sander1
176" Soft Velcro Interface Pad for Palm Sander1
18Pens/Pencils for lecture and lab5 ea
19Microfiber Cleaning Cloth4
20Mixing Cup 1
21Spray Gun Cleaning Brush Kit1
222006 Hyundai Sonata Fender1
23Laptop or Personal Computer with Internet Access (For COVID-19 related access to instructional material)1
24Internet ConnectionAs needed
25Microsoft office software: Word and PowerPoint. Adobe ReaderAs needed

 

Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
ATTENDANCE 5%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
ATTENDANCE:Attendance will be recorded in the grade book. 2 scheduled sessions each lab.5.00%
Category Description Category Value   
LECTURE 30%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
TEST 1:Lab Safety Test0.50%
TEST 2:Spray Gun Parts2.00%
TEST 3:I-CAR REF01 MODULE 1 2.00%
TEST 4:I-CAR REF01 MODULE 22.00%
TEST 5:I-CAR REF01 MODULE 32.00%
TEST 6:I-CAR REF01 MODULE 42.00%
TEST 7:SURFACE PREPARATION 2.00%
QUIZ 1:Paint Mixing Quiz1.50%
SP2 Safety Program:(Intro Series) Personal Safety, Environment and Interview Modules2.00%
I-CAR: HAP01e:(Intro Series) Hazardous Airborne Pollutant Reduction1.06%
I-CAR:IPS00e:(Intro Series) Introduction to Personal Safety1.06%
I-CAR: HWD01e:(Intro Series) Hazardous Material Storage and Disposal 1.06%
I-CAR: IRC01e:(Intro Series) Introduction to Refinishing and Corrosion Protection, Part 11.06%
I-CAR: IRC02e:(Intro Series) Introduction to Refinishing and Corrosion Protection, Part 21.06%
I-CAR: REF01e:(Intro Series) Refinishing Program 11.70%
UNIT 1 REVIEW QUIZ:Comprehensive quiz over Unit 1.1.00%
UNIT 2 REVIEW QUIZ:Comprehensive quiz over Unit 2.1.00%
UNIT 3 REVIEW QUIZ:Comprehensive quiz over Unit 3.1.00%
UNIT 4 REVIEW QUIZ:Comprehensive quiz over Unit 4.1.00%
UNIT 5 REVIEW QUIZ:Comprehensive quiz over Unit 5.1.00%
DISCUSSION BOARD:Each unit will have a discussion board due before the end of the last week of the unit. The overall average of these boards will count as one grade.2.00%
Category Description Category Value   
LAB 45%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
LAB OBJECTIVE 1:FENDER OBJECTIVE11.25%
LAB OBJECTIVE 2:PRACTICE PANEL OBJECTIVE11.25%
LAB OBJECTIVE 3:TEST PANEL OBJECTIVE22.50%
Category Description Category Value   
FINAL 20%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
FINAL EXAM :Comprehensive Course Final Exam20.00%
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
ATTENDANCEAttendance will be recorded in the grade book. 2 scheduled sessions each lab.
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO4, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO6, CO1, CO5
5.005.00%
DISCUSSION BOARDEach unit will have a discussion board due before the end of the last week of the unit. The overall average of these boards will count as one grade.
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO8, CO9, CO4, CO3, CO1, CO2, CO5, CO6, CO7
2.002.00%
TEST 1Lab Safety Test
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO2, CO1, CO3, CO9, CO8, CO10
0.500.50%
TEST 2Spray Gun Parts
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO8, CO9, CO3, CO1, CO2, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO6
2.002.00%
I-CAR:IPS00e(Intro Series) Introduction to Personal Safety
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO7, CO5, CO2, CO1, CO3, CO4, CO9, CO8, CO10
1.061.06%
I-CAR: HAP01e(Intro Series) Hazardous Airborne Pollutant Reduction
Course outcomes met: CO9, CO3, CO1, CO6, CO10, CO4, CO2, CO8, CO7, CO5
1.061.06%
I-CAR: HWD01e(Intro Series) Hazardous Material Storage and Disposal
Course outcomes met: CO5, CO7, CO8, CO2, CO4, CO10, CO6, CO1, CO3, CO9
1.061.06%
UNIT 1 REVIEW QUIZComprehensive quiz over Unit 1.
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO9, CO8, CO3, CO1, CO4, CO2, CO5, CO7, CO6
1.001.00%
TEST 3I-CAR REF01 MODULE 1
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO1, CO2, CO3, CO8, CO9, CO10
2.002.00%
SP2 Safety Program(Intro Series) Personal Safety, Environment and Interview Modules
Course outcomes met: CO9, CO7, CO8, CO10, CO3, CO1, CO2, CO4, CO5, CO6
2.002.00%
LAB OBJECTIVE 1FENDER OBJECTIVE
Course outcomes met: CO7, CO6, CO5, CO2, CO1, CO3, CO4, CO9, CO8, CO10
11.2511.25%
I-CAR: IRC01e(Intro Series) Introduction to Refinishing and Corrosion Protection, Part 1
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO8, CO9, CO4, CO3, CO1, CO2, CO5, CO6, CO7
1.061.06%
I-CAR: IRC02e(Intro Series) Introduction to Refinishing and Corrosion Protection, Part 2
Course outcomes met: CO7, CO6, CO5, CO2, CO1, CO3, CO4, CO9, CO8, CO10
1.061.06%
UNIT 2 REVIEW QUIZComprehensive quiz over Unit 2.
Course outcomes met: CO9, CO10, CO8, CO2, CO3, CO1, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7
1.001.00%
TEST 4I-CAR REF01 MODULE 2
Course outcomes met: CO7, CO6, CO5, CO4, CO1, CO2, CO3, CO8, CO9, CO10
2.002.00%
LAB OBJECTIVE 2PRACTICE PANEL OBJECTIVE
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO9, CO8, CO3, CO4, CO2, CO1, CO5, CO6, CO7
11.2511.25%
QUIZ 1Paint Mixing Quiz
Course outcomes met: CO7, CO6, CO5, CO4, CO2, CO1, CO3, CO9, CO8, CO10
1.501.50%
I-CAR: REF01e(Intro Series) Refinishing Program 1
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO9, CO8, CO3, CO4, CO2, CO1, CO6, CO5, CO7
1.701.70%
UNIT 3 REVIEW QUIZComprehensive quiz over Unit 3.
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO7, CO4, CO5, CO1, CO3, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO2
1.001.00%
TEST 5I-CAR REF01 MODULE 3
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO8, CO9, CO3, CO1, CO2, CO5, CO4, CO7, CO6
2.002.00%
LAB OBJECTIVE 3TEST PANEL OBJECTIVE
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO7, CO5, CO2, CO1, CO3, CO4, CO9, CO8, CO10
22.5022.50%
TEST 6I-CAR REF01 MODULE 4
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO8, CO9, CO3, CO1, CO2, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO6
2.002.00%
UNIT 4 REVIEW QUIZComprehensive quiz over Unit 4.
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO1, CO3, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO2
1.001.00%
TEST 7SURFACE PREPARATION
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO8, CO9, CO3, CO1, CO2, CO4, CO5, CO7, CO6
2.002.00%
UNIT 5 REVIEW QUIZComprehensive quiz over Unit 5.
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO7, CO5, CO4, CO1, CO3, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO2
1.001.00%
FINAL EXAM Comprehensive Course Final Exam
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO10, CO9, CO5, CO4, CO6, CO8, CO7, CO3, CO2
20.0020.00%
  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 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.

Fender Objective
Students will perform basic refinishing steps on the fender purchased by the student as a requirement for the course.  This objective will also be graded. An incomplete panel (uncompleted steps) will not be graded. Thus the student will have to repeat the course.
 
20x30 Practice Panel
The 20X30 practice panel is designed to develop students’ abilities to perform the practiced and necessary steps to create an industry acceptable paint job.   This is a practice component.  It is a graded component.  An incomplete panel (uncompleted steps) will not be graded. Thus the student will have to repeat the course.
 
20x30 Test Panel
The 20X30 test is designed to test students’ abilities to perform the practiced and necessary steps to create an industry acceptable paint job.   This is a TEST.  An incomplete panel (uncompleted steps) will not be graded. Thus the student will have to repeat the course.

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1UNIT 1: I-CAR REF01 Module 1: Spray Guns: Paint Gun Setup and Adjustment, Spray Technique, Spray Gun Cleaning and Maintenance (WEEKS 1-3)
 
  • Identify the required components of the course syllabus and discuss policies.
  • Identify acute and chronic chemical exposure. IPS00e, SP2, HAP01e, and HWD01e.
  • Recognize the different routes of hazardous chemical entry into the body. Safety Test, IPS00e, SP2, HAP01e, and HWD01e.
  • Listing the different hazardous chemical categories and where the hazards are located in the refinishing facility. Safety Test, IPS00e, SP2, HAP01e, and HWD01e.
  • Describe the various types, designs, and parts of a spray gun.
  • Explain the importance of cleaning and maintaining a spray gun.
  • Describe how to set up a high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray gun.
  • Defining the different personal protective equipment recommended for different tasks in a refinishing facility. Safety Test, IPS00e, SP2, HAP01e, and HWD01e.
  • Defining United States and Canadian respirator requirements. Safety Test, IPS00e, SP2, HAP01e, and HWD01e.
  • Describe who is under direct regulation by the National Rule.
  • Describe where VOC contents can be located.
    Safety Test, IPS00e, SP2, HAP01e, and HWD01e.
  • Test-fitting and properly maintaining respirators. IPS00e, SP2, HAP01e, and HWD01e.
  • Describing the difference between gravity and siphon feed spray guns.
  • Describe the parts of a spray gun and the functions they control.
  • Describe the reason for using coated or plastic material cups.
  • Explain proper gun techniques and applications.
  • Describe how to identify and correct improper spray patterns.
  • Describe proper spray gun distance and air pressure needed.
  • Describe proper spray gun fluid and fan adjustments for specific applications of materials.
  • Describe some test used to insure proper gun set up was achieved.
  • Explain how to determine how many coats are needed for each material sprayed and purpose of flash times.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
GETTING STARTED
COURSE INTRODUCTION
UNIT 1 LESSON
ATTENDANCE: Attendance will be recorded in the grade book. 2 scheduled sessions each lab.END OF SEMESTER
DISCUSSION BOARD: Each unit will have a discussion board due before the end of the last week of the unit. The overall average of these boards will count as one grade.END OF SEMESTER
TEST 1: Lab Safety TestEND OF LAB WEEK 1
TEST 2: Spray Gun PartsWEEK 2
I-CAR:IPS00e: (Intro Series) Introduction to Personal SafetyWEEK 2
I-CAR: HAP01e: (Intro Series) Hazardous Airborne Pollutant ReductionWEEK 2
I-CAR: HWD01e: (Intro Series) Hazardous Material Storage and Disposal WEEK 3
UNIT 1 REVIEW QUIZ: Comprehensive quiz over Unit 1.WEEK 3
TEST 3: I-CAR REF01 MODULE 1 WEEK 3
SP2 Safety Program: (Intro Series) Personal Safety, Environment and Interview ModulesWEEK 7
WEEK 1 LAB:
SAFETY AND INTRODUCTION TO LAB
Learning about the location of safety items in the lab and how to follow proper safety guidelines
Learning about the gun cleaning station
o How to properly disassemble and reassemble the gun for cleaning
o Which locations of the cleaning station to use
o How to dispose of the hazardous waste
ACTIVITIES:
Safety Test
WEEK 2 LAB:
SPRAY GUN DEMONSTRATION
Explain proper panel preparation, spray gun parts and patterns.
Demonstrate proper spray gun techniques.
Inspect tools and safety equipment needed to perform work in the lab.
***There will be a tool check-off during lab next week**
ACTIVITIES:
Practice spray gun methods with water
Practice technique
Practice movement and study spray patterns
MUST HAVE ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS BY WEEK 3 TO PARTICIPATE IN FOLLOWING LAB ACTIVITIES!
WEEK 3 LAB:
LAB OBJECTIVE 3: TEST PANEL OBJECTIVE
FENDER, PRACTICE & TEST PANELS
Explain and demonstrate proper mixing and application of primer sealer to panels.
Explain and demonstrate mixing and application of Basecoat
Explain and demonstrate mixing and application of Clearcoat.
ACTIVITIES:
Prep fender for refinishing process:
Clean and scuff entire fender
Mask off areas that will not have product applied
-Apply sealer
-Apply basecoat
-Apply clearcoat
Prep practice and test panels for refinishing process while waiting for fender applications to dry:
o Clean and sand entire practice and test panel
o Apply etch or epoxy primer to entire panels.
o Apply primer surfacer to entire panels.
LAB OBJECTIVE 1: FENDER OBJECTIVEWEEK 4
2UNIT 2: I-CAR REF01 Module 2: Compressed Air, Air Regulators, Hoses, Filters, Air Pressure (WEEKS 4-5)
 
  • Explain the type of compressed air that is required for refinishing.
  • Describe how to use compressed air.
  • Identify components of compressed air systems.
  • Describe and compare the difference between compressed air measuring terminology. Pressure (PSI) vs Volume (CFM)
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
UNIT 2 LESSON
I-CAR: IRC01e: (Intro Series) Introduction to Refinishing and Corrosion Protection, Part 1WEEK 4
I-CAR: IRC02e: (Intro Series) Introduction to Refinishing and Corrosion Protection, Part 2WEEK 4
UNIT 2 REVIEW QUIZ: Comprehensive quiz over Unit 2.WEEK 5
TEST 4: I-CAR REF01 MODULE 2WEEK 5
LAB:
SPRAY GUN DEMONSTRATION
• Explain proper panel preparation, spray gun parts and patterns. Demonstrate proper spray gun techniques.
• Inspect tools and safety equipment needed to perform work in the lab.
There will be a tool check-off during lab next week.
ACTIVITIES:
• Practice spray gun methods with water
o Practice technique
o Practice movement and study spray patterns
DUE WEEK 3. MUST HAVE ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN FOLLOWING LAB ACTIVITIES!
WEEK 4 LAB:
PRACTICE PANEL
Discuss sanding scratches and how to repair damage created from sanding.
Discuss techniques for finding imperfections in the repaired area and signs of proper block sanding.
Explain importance of blocking the repair area correctly.
Demonstrate guide-coat application
Demonstrate block sanding and adhesion sanding
ACTIVITIES:
Spray guide-coat over entire surfaced practice panel
Block sand entire practice panel removing 90-100% of the guide-coat
Adhesion sand the entire practice panel removing all guide-coat
Apply sealer
Apply basecoat
Apply clearcoat
WEEK 5 LAB:
PRACTICE & TEST PANEL
Demonstrate proper featheredging techniques and use of power sanders.
Discuss application of materials on damaged areas.
Demonstrate proper block sanding on damaged surfaced area.
Explain proper mixing and application of primer sealer to damaged panels after repair.
Demonstrate and explain color sanding steps.
Demonstrate proper use of air buffers and explain the purpose of Compounding and Polishing.
LAB ACTIVITIES:
Apply guide-coat to entire test panel.• Block sand entire test panel.
Adhesion sand entire test panel.
Apply sealer over entire test panel.
Apply basecoat over entire test panel
Apply clearcoat over entire test panel.
*During test panel dry times, begin color sanding, compounding, and polishing on practice panel if ready to do so.
LAB OBJECTIVE 2: PRACTICE PANEL OBJECTIVEWEEK 8
3UNIT 3: I-CAR REF01 Module 3:Spraybooth Mixing Room Spray Environment. Paint Booth, Prep Station and Mixing Rooms (WEEKS 6-8)
 
  • Describe the types of spraybooths currently in use.
  • Identifying the various adjustments that can be made within a spraybooth.
  • Explain the different controls and settings of a spraybooth.
  • Explain how to maintain a spraybooth.
  • Describe the difference between cotton and nylon paint strainers.
  • Describe how and where mixing sticks and cups may be used.
  • Describe the three types of viscosity cups that may be available.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
UNIT 3 LESSON
QUIZ 1: Paint Mixing QuizWEEK 7
I-CAR: REF01e: (Intro Series) Refinishing Program 1WEEK 8
UNIT 3 REVIEW QUIZ: Comprehensive quiz over Unit 3.WEEK 8
TEST 5: I-CAR REF01 MODULE 3WEEK 8
WEEK 6 LAB:
PRACTICE & TEST PANEL
ACTIVITIES:
Practice Panel:
Color Sand the Clearcoat.
Compound the sanding scratches out of the clearcoat in the practice panel.
Polish the Swirl marks out of the clearcoat restoring the gloss back into the practice panel.
Featheredge damage created in practice panel by hand sanding.
Featheredge damage created in practice panel by machine sanding.
Adhesion Sand entire practice panel.
Sand and clean bare metal in repair areas on practice panel.
Apply epoxy or etch primer over bare metal in repair areas on practice panel.
Apply primer surfacer to repair area on practice panel.
Test Panel:
*During dry times, students may color sand, compound, and polish the clearcoat on the test panel if ready to do so.
WEEK 7 LAB:
PRACTICE & TEST PANEL
ACTIVITIES:
Practice Panel:
Spray Guide coat over repair area on practice panel.
Block Sand repair area creating a flat and level surface on practice panel.
Final Adhesion Sand entire practice panel.
Spray Sealer over entire practice panel.
Spray Basecoat over entire practice panel.
Spray Clearcoat over entire practice panel.
Test Panel:
*During wait times, clearcoat on the test panel may be color sanded compounded and polished. If that is completed, students may begin working on damaged areas on test panel.
WEEK 8 LAB:
Discuss proper procedures and steps in completing the test panel.
PRACTICE & TEST PANEL
ACTIVITIES:
Practice Panel:
Color sand the Clearcoat.
Compound the sanding scratches out of Clearcoat in the practice panel.
Polish the Swirl marks out of the Clearcoat restoring the gloss back into the practice panel.
Submit Practice Panel
Test Panel:
Continue working on test panel to complete those objectives
LAB OBJECTIVE 3: TEST PANEL OBJECTIVEWEEK 14
4UNIT 4: I-CAR REF01 Module 4: Mixing Equipment. Material Storage, Paint Product Technical Service Bulletins and Mixing Ratios (WEEKS 9-11)
 
  • Explaining Mixing Ratios.
  • Describing the difference between cotton and nylon paint strainers.
  • Describing how and where mixing sticks and cups are used.
  • Explaining how to dispose of excess refinish materials.
  • Describe how to identify and repair imperfections after materials have been applied.
  • Describe the terms used to explain mixed refinish materials.
  • Describe the types of refinish materials.
  • Identify and explain different types of Undercoats and the materials used within the mixing ratios.
  • Identify and explain different types of Topcoats and the materials used within the mixing ratios.
  • Describe mixing ratios.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
UNIT 4 LESSON
TEST 6: I-CAR REF01 MODULE 4WEEK 11
UNIT 4 REVIEW QUIZ: Comprehensive quiz over Unit 4.WEEK 11
WEEK 9 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Test Panel:
Continue with objectives on objectives worksheet until test panel is completed
WEEK 10 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Test Panel:
Continue with objectives on objectives worksheet until test panel is completed
WEEK 11 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Test Panel:
Continue with objectives on objectives worksheet until test panel is completed
5UNIT 5: Surface Preparation of Damaged Panels & Paint Product Application and Paint Detail Finishing of Repaired Panels. Cleanliness, Use of Sandpaper, Types of Sanding Operations, Compounding, & Polishing (WEEKS 12-13)
 
  • Describe how to properly clean a damaged panel using soap, water, and a wax-grease remover before repairs.
  • Describe and compare the difference between compressed air measuring terminology. Pressure (PSI) vs Volume (CFM) WRUT
  • Recognize and evaluate the condition of the paint surface.
  • Describe methods for removing the damaged paint if needed
  • Explain abrasives, types of abrasives and the grit numbering system.
  • Describe proper sanding techniques and final cleaning for paint application.
  • Define and Demonstrate Adhesion Sanding.
  • Define and Demonstrate Feather Edge sanding for damage removal and repaired area preparation.
  • Define and Demonstrate Block Sanding for surface levelness.
  • Identify and demonstrate the use of wax and grease removers prior to undercoat and topcoat application.
  • Identify and demonstrate the use of procedures for removing static electricity, dust and lint prior to undercoat and topcoat application.
  • Identify and demonstrate the use of epoxy and self-etch primer to damaged areas of a panel repair.
  • Identify and demonstrate the application of surfacer to damaged areas of a panel repair.
  • Identify and demonstrate the application of sealer to damaged areas of a panel repair.
  • Identify and demonstrate the application of basecoat to damaged areas of a panel repair.
  • Identify and demonstrate the application of clearcoat to damaged areas of a panel repair.
  • Demonstrate "color sanding" techniques used to match the texture of existing finishes.
  • Demonstrate nib sanding techniques for the purpose of removing minor surface imperfections such as dirt and lint in a finished panel.
  • Demonstrate block sanding techniques for removing runs, sags and surface levelness imperfections.
  • Demonstrate compounding techniques for removing the sand scratches from "color sanding", nib sanding and block sanding procedures on a refinished panel.
  • Demonstrate polishing techniques for removing the compound scratches on a refinished panel.
  • Identify cleanliness procedures and quality control standards for preparing a repaired panel to be returned to a customer.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
UNIT 5 LESSON
TEST 7: SURFACE PREPARATION
WEEK 13
UNIT 5 REVIEW QUIZ: Comprehensive quiz over Unit 5.WEEK 13
WEEK 12 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Test Panel:
Continue with objectives on objectives worksheet until test panel is completed
WEEK 13 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Test Panel:
Continue with objectives on objectives worksheet until test panel is completed
6UNIT 6: Overview of Course Information: Final Exam Review/Final Exam/ LAB CLEAN-UP (WEEKS 14-15)
 
  • Organize and clean lab areas used.
  • Review course information for comprehensive exam. Study for Final Exam in Week 15
  • Administer final exam.
MOODLE OBJECTIVES:
(Complete activities for each section)
UNIT 6 LESSON
WEEK 14 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
Test Panel:
Test panel must be completed this week.
WEEK 15 LAB:
ACTIVITIES:
LAB CLEAN-UP
FINAL EXAM : Comprehensive Course Final ExamWEEK 15

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)
  • Inappropriate slogans on clothing are 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

Lab Behaviors:

  • Smoking in 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

 

Safety glasses MUST BE WORN at all times while in the lab areas. 

Arriving to lab without safety glasses will impact your attendance and participation grade.  If you do not have your safety glasses available, you will be asked to leave class and to not return until you do have them.  

Gloves, paint suit, and respirator MUST BE WORN in the paint booth at all times. 

Failing to do so will also impact your attendance and participation grade.  If you do not have these items available, you will not be able to enter the paint booth or apply any paint products until you do have them.  If students do not adhere to the safety standards or are seen in the booth without the proper protective gear, they will be asked to leave class.  This will result in an absence for that lab period.

 

**With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic; Approved face masks will be worn at all times and social distancing will be mandatory. Hourly washing or disinfecting of hands and or gloves will be required according to the demonstrated lab regiment.

Auto Collision and Management Participation Policy:

A student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of instruction (online 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.

 

Instructor Participation Policy:

Due to COVID-19 circumstances students are required to check Moodle and email for updates to "Announcements" in Moodle or homework, lesson resource or videos, and tests in the Moodle "Weekly" sections. 

Tests and homework must be completed by end of stated due dates. Complications with student activity will require student communication with instructor by phone, email or Moodle messages.

 

A student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of lab instruction.  This begins with the first scheduled class day of the term.  A student deemed a non-participant for more than 10% ( 9.0 hours) of the lab periods, regardless of grades earned on assignments, will have to repeat the course.  Participation in Moodle learning activities is recorded.  Students not participating in Moodle activities for more than 11 consecutive school days, excluding weekends, will be deemed a non-participant and 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 a non-participant for that period of instruction and receive an absense.

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 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.

**With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic; Approved face masks will be worn at all times
and social distancing will be mandatory. Hourly washing or disinfecting of hands and or
gloves will be required according to the demonstrated lab regiment.  Failure to follow these policies will result in disciplinary action and possible removal from the course, program, or even the institution.

Each student must provide a medical release stating that he/she is physically able to withstand the fatigue of working in a paint environment and breathing through a respirator.

Each student must meet the requirements of a respirator fit test and agree to maintain his/her respirator to include filter changes.

Any student that does not provide a medical release and/or meet the requirements of the respirator fit test will not be allowed to participate in any activity that requires the use of a respirator.

Each student must be clean shaven upon entering the lab each day. Failure to do so can affect the ability of a paint respirator to seal properly, and in tern prevent a student from safely participating in lab activities.

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.  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.

Leaving 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.

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 lab. 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 make-up. The missed test must be made up before the next scheduled period of instruction.

 
An excused absence only allows for make-up of missed assignments or test. The absence is recorded.
 
Assignments are due by 11:59 pm of the assigned 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 be brought into lab as they are a part of our society.  It is common courtesy to put devices such as cell phones and laptops away during presentations and discussions as alerts and notifications from devices can distract you and others. So, the rule is to turn off cell phones during lab time and put them away. Do not use a laptop in lab unless you use it to take notes. If there is a need to use a device in the lab, communicate this to your instructor so a discussion can occur and an understanding reached.

Phones and earphones may be used in the lab for music only.  Phones must be off during demonstrations or lab discussions. 

 

Anyone failing to adhere to this policy will be dismissed from class and issued a non-participation grade (absence) for that period of instruction.

Cleanup Policy:
Each student is expected to participate in cleanup activities once the date has been identified.

 

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

 

Course Schedule Statement:
This schedule is intended to give the student guidance in what may be covered during the semester and will be followed as closely as possible. However, the instructor reserves the right to modify, supplement, and make changes as the course needs arise.
 
The course week will be from
Monday, 8:30 a.m. through the following Sunday, 11:59 p.m.
 

Course Expectations

  • You will be asked to undertake these activities to help you to learn the subject matter of this course.
  • Review the weekly lessons provided in Moodle
  • Research all study guides, articles, PowerPoints, or PDFs presented in Moodle, provided by your instructor
  • Complete all weekly module activities in Moodle prior to scheduled lab time
  • Have reliable computer access not just a smartphone
  • Have reliable access to email
  • Have appropriate study skills and self-motivation to research the material
  • Meet the required attendance policy standards

**Definition -

Research: the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.