Maui Community College
Auto Body Repair & Painting Program
1. Course Title: ABRP 40F Dimensioning Collision Damage
Number of credits: Two credits (2)
Abbreviated Course Title: Dimensioning Collision Damage
Date of Outline: November 14, 2001
2. Course Description: Explains methods to determine collision damages to
the automotive chassis and suspension components
for conventional framed and unitized vehicles.
3. Credits/ Contact Hours: 2 credits - 4hrs. Lect/Lab
4. Prerequisites: ABRP 40E or consent of instructor
Recommended Preparation: NONE
Approved by ________________________________Date__________________
5. General Course Objectives:
Provides students with instruction on the special skills, procedures, and methods
required to determine collision damages to the automotive chassis and suspension
components for both conventional framed and unitized vehicles.
6. Specific Course Competencies
Upon completion of ABRP 40F the student should be able to:
A. Describe and demonstrate safety considerations for performing collision
damage analysis on an automobile.
A. Identify and describe the unitized constructed vehicles, its chassis and
suspension components, and the differences between early model and late
model unibody construction.
B. Explain and demonstrate the required procedures for determining collision
damage to a unitized vehicle.
C. Analyze and identify direction of impact, amount of damage done, and
type of damage occurred during impact.
A. Identify and describe the conventional frame and chassis constructed
vehicles and its major components.
B. Explain and demonstrate procedures for determining collision damage to
the conventional frame and chassis and/or the major body components.
C. Analyze and identify direction of impact, amount of damage, and type of
damage occurred during impact.
7. Recommended Course Content and Approximate Time Spent:
UNIT 1. 4 hrs.
UNIT 2. 40 hrs.
UNIT 3. 16 hrs.
8. Recommended Course Requirements:
1. Lecture/Lab/Individual study packets.
2. Homework assignments
3. Tests and quizzes.
4. Practical performance on training modules.
Course requirements may change at the discretion of the instructor, depending on
the skill level of each student enrolled for a specific module.
9. Text and Materials:
Auto Body Repair Technology, 4th Edition, James E. Duffy, Delmar Publishers
Student Technician's Manual to Accompany Auto Body Repair Technology, 4th
Edition, Paul Uhrina / James E. Duffy, Delmar Publishers Inc.
10. Evaluation and Grading:
25% Class/homework assignments
25% Class/shop exercises
25% Final exam
11. Methods of Instruction:
Individual study packets
Audiovisuals aids and displays
Shop work on assigned projects