Dec 06, 2023
ABOD 1045 - Damage Analysis and Estimating Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This hands-on course introduces students to the theory and effects of force on shape and structural members. Class activities include identifying and isolating discrete damage sustained by collision; evaluating the collision damage; preparing collision damage reports and estimates using industry-accepted software and computerized estimating programs. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into ENGL 0950 and RDNG 0950 or above OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher OR course placement into ESOL 0051 and ESOL 0052 and ESOL 1033 OR completion of ESOL 0041 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0042 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0043 with a grade of C or higher.
- Safety precautions when providing a damage analysis report
- Identification of various manufacturer structural designs
- Identification and documentation of damage sources
- Creation of computerized damage reports and estimates using professional collision estimation software
- Damage analysis and repair cost estimation
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- identify the various structural designs used in the manufacturing of an automobile and how they are affected by collision energy.
- identify and distinguish the difference between direct and indirect damage.
- identify damage sustained while performing a visual inspection of the damaged vehicle.
- provide computerized estimates and damage reports using up-to-date collision software.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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