Collision Repair Technology Schedule & Curriculum
Model Schedule For Collision Repair Technology (CORT)
CORT 107 Details of Body Construction 4
CORT 111 Collision Repair Welding 4
CORT 116 Repairing Damaged Panels & Metalworking 4
ENG 106 Composition I 3
MATH 126 Technical Mathematics I 3
CORT 156 Introduction to Refinishing Procedures 4
CORT 162 Panel Replacement, Adjustment,
Corr. Protection 4
CORT 166 Introduction to Frame Alignment and Repair 4
CIS 111 Intro to Computer Applications 3
ENG 216 Technical Report Writing 3
CORT 212 Estimating Technology 4
CORT 222 Aluminum Technology 4
CORT 232 Non-Structural Technology 4
MATH 111 Business Math 3
BUSN 106 Small Business Management 3
CORT 252 Structural Technology 4
CORT 262 Refinishing Technology 4
CORT 272 Mechanical Technology 4
Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Additional General Education Requirements
HEAL Elective: HEAL 106 or HEAL 111 1
Total Credits: 73
CORT 107 (4 credits)
Details of Body Construction
Different types of automobile bodies and how they are made at the factory. The locations of body joints and parts and the proper methods for parts removal and replacement are also covered.
CORT 111 (4 credits)
Collision Repair Welding
Designed to prepare students in the use of a MIG welder and the various uses of oxyacetylene equipment for cutting and heating to normalize and shrink metal. Proper use of equipment is stressed.
Prerequisite: CORT 107
CORT 116 (4 credits)
Repairing Damaged Panels and Metalworking Methods
Use of proper tools and techniques to bend sheet metal. Direct and indirect damage are explained along with ways damage can be corrected.
Prerequisite: CORT 111
CORT 156 (4 credits)
Introduction to Refinishing Procedures
Refinishing and the use of tools operated by compressed air. Proper use of various finish materials: primers, sealers, and thinners. Masking and spray painting techniques are also covered.
Prerequisite: CORT 116
CORT 162 (4 credits)
Panel Replacement, Adjustment, and Corrosion Protection
Proper removal and replacement of panels are stressed as well as the proper alignment of panels. A general overview of determining repair procedures, inspecting areas for hidden damage, removal of damaged panels, and corrosion protection.
Prerequisite: CORT 156
CORT 166 (4 credits)
Introduction to Frame Alignment and Repair
Frame alignment and straightening is studied, including the use of gauges and frame straightening equipment needed to restore a damaged frame or body to factory specifications.
Prerequisite: CORT 162
CORT 212 (4 credits)
Estimators inspect and analyze collision-damaged vehicles to create a repair plan. The technician builds relationships with vehicle owners, repairers, and insurance personnel, and also insures satisfaction when repairs are complete.
Prerequisite: CORT 166
CORT 222 (4 credits)
An aluminum structural technician restores aluminum structural dimensions and structural integrity to collision damaged vehicles. He or she uses measuring and frame equipment to diagnose, damage, and return damaged frame or uni-body parts to manufacturer’s specifications.
Prerequisite: CORT 212
CORT 232 (4 credits)
Non-structural technicians restore damaged vehicles to their original structural integrity, function, and appearance. These technicians use hand tools and power tools to remove or repair damaged parts, weld as needed, and properly install new parts. They work with a variety of metals and plastics, as well as glass, electrical, and mechanical parts.
Prerequisite: CORT 222
CORT 252 (4 credits)
Steel Structural Technology
Steel structural technicians restore structural dimensions and integrity to collision damaged vehicles. Technicians use measuring and framing equipment to diagnose damage and return damaged frame or uni-body parts to manufacturer’s specifications. Hand tools and power tools are used to remove or repair damaged parts, weld as needed, and properly install new parts. This individual also works with a variety of metals and plastics, as well as glass, electrical, and mechanical parts.
Prerequisite: CORT 232
CORT 262 (4 credits)
Refinish technicians prepare and apply paint to repaired vehicles. Duties may include final sanding, masking, color mixing and tinting, spray booth operations, applying primers, sealers, color, and clear coats. They may need to blend color into adjacent panels for a better color match to existing vehicle paint. These individuals work with potentially hazardous materials, so attention to safety and personal protection are essential. Vehicles must be correctly prepared and refinished to ensure proper adhesion, color match, and overall appearance.
Prerequisite: CORT 252
CORT 272 (4 credits)
The Mechanical Technician diagnoses and repairs collision-related mechanical damage which includes steering and suspension systems. Hand tools and power tools are used to remove or repair damaged parts and properly install new and used parts.
Prerequisite: CORT 262