FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS COLFF-CT Collision Repair and Refinishing

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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AUTO-1071AC-043 Accreditation for Level 1
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AUTO-1279Service Advisor
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This course is designed to introduce the students to the role of the Service Advisor in the Transportation industry.

Prerequisites:
SAFE-1033 or AUTO-1203
WRKE-1279 and AUTO-1279 are corequisites.
AUTO-1550Vehicle Construction and Safety Features
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During this course, students will learn the theoretical principles and practical procedures underpinning the removal and replacement of major structural, functional, and non-functional parts of vehicles. Topics include safety, manuals, tools, and old technology versus new technology in terms of metals, methods of repair, frame construction, and quality control. In the practical component of this course, students will integrate theoretical knowledge with the skills required for practical applications. Tasks include performance of skills in areas such as safety procedures, removal and replacement of major structural, functional, and non-functional parts, frame construction, tool use, metals, methods of repair, and quality control. 

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SAFE-1033 and AUTO-1550 are corequisites
AUTO-1551Fundamentals of Metal Work
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During this foundational course, students will learn the theoretical principles and practical procedures underpinning metal straightening of damaged vehicles. Student will exercise theoretical knowledge of metallurgy and metal straightening which also provides the opportunity to develop practical skills in metal straightening, shrinking, filling, and proper use of tools on various damaged projects.

Prerequisites:
SAFE-1033 and AUTO-1551 are corequisites
AUTO-1552Metal Work Applications
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This course builds on the principles and procedures acquired in Fundamentals of Metal Work to provide students with further knowledge and skills in the alignment and replacement of more severe and complicated sheet metal damage. Students will be repairing more severe and complicated sheet metal damage involving the use of hydraulic equipment to apply a corrective force. Students will also develop metal shaping skills in forming and installing rust repair patches.

Prerequisites:
SAFE-1033 and AUTO-1552 are corequisites
AUTO-2066Trim, Glass, and Hardware
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During this course, students will learn the theoretical principles and practical procedures underpinning hardware, glass and trim in vehicles, as well as the repair and refinishing of automobile door components, interior trim, and flexible panels. Students will also integrate theoretical knowledge with the skills required for practical applications. Some of the tasks performed will be the removal and replacement of door components and interior trim, while focusing primarily on auto glass repair and replacement, repair and fastening methods, body filler application, and refinishing procedures for flexible panels.

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AUTO-2067Project Repair and Surface Preparation
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During this course, students will learn the theoretical principles and practical procedures underpinning basic paint preparation in order to repair damaged vehicles. Theoretical topics will cover WHMIS practices, common refinishing terminology, basic paint preparation systems, products, equipment, and application procedures. In the practical component of this course, students will integrate theoretical knowledge from other courses with the skills required for practical applications. Students will exercise their theoretical knowledge of preparing panels for refinishing using the proper products, equipment, and procedures. This would include application of fillers and undercoats on projects. Students will also spend time applying the metal working skills that they had learned earlier on in the course.

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AUTO-2068Project Refinishing and Assembly
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During this course, students will learn the theoretical principles and procedures underpinning the application of modern topcoats using appropriate spraying equipment. Topics will include safety, equipment and accessories, final preparation, masking, paint colour, code, mixing, lighting, O.E.M. finishes, refinishing systems, and final clean-up and detailing. Personal protection and safe handling of hazardous products is emphasized. Once refinishing is complete, students will apply their knowledge of vehicle detailing procedures and assemble projects.

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AUTO-2069Refinishing Techniques
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In this course, students will apply the skills learned during prior courses in order to further their knowledge in refinishing techniques. This will include multi-stage finishes, blending, two-toning and spot repairs. 

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AUTO-2070Frames and Structural Repair
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In this course, students will be introduced to the proper use of frame measuring equipment in order to identify various types of frame damage and how they relate to poor body fits. Students will apply metal working skills learned during prior courses to further their knowledge in metal working techniques. In addition to Frames and Structural repair, this section will also include an introduction to flexible panel repair where students will be able to identify different types of plastics and repair techniques.

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AUTO-2215Advanced Electrical
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This course will cover the fundamentals of electronics and solid state devices, electromagnetism, and starting and charging systems. It is designed to build on the principles learned in the Basic Electrical course (AUTO-1215).

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COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

MATH-1196Math
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This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to use mathematics with precision, resourcefulness and confidence as it applies to the automotive service trade. Beginning with a review of basic mathematical operations, this course of study will progress towards the more advanced mathematical topic areas that an automotive service technician needs to work with in order to perform the tasks of the trade in an effective and accurate fashion.

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SAFE-1033Shop Safety and Tools
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This course will provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills that are required to safely and effectively use hand and power tools, shop equipment, and fasteners. Safe vehicle hoisting and jacking will be taught. Instruction will include basic shop operations and the use of the measuring tools and metal fabrication tools that are used to cut, drill and tap metal. The use of V.I.N. numbers, service information, and the preparation of trade related documents may also be covered.

SCIE-1023Science
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This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about the basic scientific principles on which the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems of the automobile are based. Matter and energy, heat and thermodynamics, metallurgy, simple machines, basic hydraulics, basic electricity and basic engine fundamentals and engine performance calculations are the areas that will be covered in this course.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

TRAN-1003Electrical Foundations
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This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge of relevant electrical principles and ideas used on modern vehicles and equipment. The course will look at terminology, design, and components used in electrical circuits. Series and parallel circuits, diagnostic test equipment usage, schematics, symbols, and theory and maintenance of batteries will be covered.

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WELD-1104MIG Welding
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This course will introduce and equip students with basic theoretical knowledge of GMAW (MIG or semi-automatic). Students will learn different machine types and related equipment, the gases used in GMAW, how to identify filler wires, and various transfer methods. They will also learn how GMAW is applied to different metals.

WRKE-1279Service Advisor Work Experience
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This is the Work Practicum portion of the Service Advisor course. In this course the students will spend time in the industry, shadowing and learning from a service advisor.

Prerequisites:
SAFE-1033 or AUTO-1203
AUTO-1279 and WRKE-1279 are corequisites
WRKE-3005Work Experience
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Students will have the opportunity of gaining valuable real-life work experience with an industry partner of their choice or one chosen by a core instructor. During this time, the student will shadow a licensed technician and observe actual repair and and refinishing techniques. Students will be responsible for recording all tasks and repairs into a College-issued Log Book during their time out in industry.

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