Oct 27, 2020
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; AND Arithmetic placement score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra placement score of 76 or higher or minimum placement score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070 or above or completion of MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher; AND instructor consent. We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math placement retesting or registering for a MATH course.
- 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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