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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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.
MnTC Goals

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. 
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Safety precautions when providing a damage analysis report
  2. Identification of various manufacturer structural designs
  3. Identification and documentation of damage sources
  4. Creation of computerized damage reports and estimates using professional collision estimation software
  5. Damage analysis and repair cost estimation

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. identify the various structural designs used in the manufacturing of an automobile and how they are affected by collision energy.
  2. identify and distinguish the difference between direct and indirect damage.
  3. identify damage sustained while performing a visual inspection of the damaged vehicle.
  4. provide computerized estimates and damage reports using up-to-date collision software.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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