Chief and Cerritos College Training Collaborative

Chief and Cerritos College Training Collaborative

 Overview:

This is a series of courses created in collaboration with Chief Automotive Systems, Inc.new window parterned after their industry training and certification programs.  Chief has trained thousands of technicians and damage appraisers over the past twenty years regardless of the brand of equipment used.  Their curriculum crosses boarders between equipment manufacturers and designs and is considered the foremost educational organization for these subjects worldwide.

Chief changed its educational focus in late 2000 to include regional training cooperatives with community colleges and vocational training centers. In this regard,  Chief has partnered with Cerritos College to provide curriculum, training, and over $250,000 in equipment and software for the Auto Collision Repair program to deliver training to students and technicians already in industry.

Chief Certified Courses are also CASE (Continuing Automotive Service Education-ASE) and I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) cross-credit courses.  The courses offered at Cerritos College include expanded class and lab hours and are pursuing similar certifications.  Each course is 36 hours versus the traditional 16 hours.  It was felt that additional time would be beneficial for student learning.  Classes are also offered in a variety of "Technician-Friendly" schedules:  9-evenings with 4 hours per class from 6-10 PM;  4 Saturdays at 9 hours per class from 8-6 PM.

Description of Courses (most also delivered OnLine):

AB 59A Computerized Measuring Training

The focus of this course is for students to become proficient in Computerized Measuring (CMT).  Students will learn to properly identify vehicles, components and systems, and to select and install the appropriate scan targets and attachments onto various vehicles and provide digital measuring.  Topics include basic collision theory, damage analysis fundamentals and maintenance and operation of computerized measuring systems as currently used in the collision repair industry.  The processes and methods used within the software program and digital scanners will be reviewed extensively.

AB 59B Unitized Body Analysis and Repair Planning 

This course is designed for structural repair technicians and students with little or no training in unitized body repair.   The course employs actual case studies that give technicians "Real World" information needed to measure, analyze, and develop repair plans for damaged unitized body vehicles.  It provides foundation information for intermediate and advanced analysis and repair courses.

AB 59C Full-Frame Analysis and Repair Planning 

This course is designed for structural repair technicians and students with little or no training in full frame vehicle analysis and repair.   The course employs actual case studies that give technicians "Real World" information needed to measure, analyze, and develop repair plans for damaged full frame vehicles (Pickups and Sport Utility Vehicles).  It provides foundation information for intermediate and advanced analysis and repair courses.

AB 59D Unibody Repair - Gauges (Proposed Summer 2004)

This course is designed for expanded student learning in areas of unitized body structural damage analysis and repair utilizing universal measuring gauges.  Topics include:  structural automotive design analysis and it's effect during vehicle impact, unibody structural damage assessment using universal gauges, options for unitized vehicle hook-up and structural damage correction, and methods of determining repaired vehicle has been returned to factory design specifications.

AB 59E Full-Frame Repair - Gauges (Proposed Summer 2004)

This course is designed for additional student learning in full-frame damage analysis and repair utilizing universal measuring gauges.  Topics include:  full-frame automobile design analysis and it's effect during vehicle collisions, full-frame structural damage assessment using universal gauges, options for full-frame vehicle hook-up and structural damage correction, and methods of determining repaired vehicle frame and body have been returned to factory design specifications.

AB 59F Unibody Repair - Electronic (Proposed Spring 2004)

This course is designed for continued student learning in areas of unitized body structural damage analysis and repair utilizing electronic measuring devices.  Topics include:  continued structural automotive design analysis and effects of vehicle impact, additional unibody structural damage assessment using electronic measuring, expanded options for unitized vehicle hook-up and structural damage correction, and more precise methods of determining repaired vehicle is within factory design specifications using electronic gauges and "Proof of Repair" printouts.

AB 59G Full-Frame Repair - Electronic (Proposed Fall 2004)

This course is designed for advanced student learning in areas of full-frame structural damage analysis and repair utilizing electronic measuring equipment.  Topics include:  continued full-frame automotive design analysis and effects of vehicle impact, advanced full-frame damage assessment using electronic gauges, expanded options for full-frame vehicle hook-ups and structural damage correction, and more precise methods of determining repaired frame and body is within factory design specifications using electronic gauges and "Proof of Repair" printouts.

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