close
 MyCerritos has been restored. Thank you for your patience.
PeopleSoft (my.cerritos.edu) will be down April 27-30 for maintenance.

Online Course Descriptions

Online Course Descriptions

Distance education courses at Cerritos College give you the opportunity to complete most of your work outside the traditional classroom.  You set your own hours!  These distance education courses offer the same quality of instruction and content that you will find in on campus courses.  The very latest technologies are used in course delivery and interaction:  telephone, fax, email, Internet, World Wide Web, television and more. 

Keep in mind, though, that if you are going to succeed in a distance education course, you have to be self-motivated!  Will you keep up with your work when you don't have regular weekly hours in a classroom?   

All distance education courses in Auto Collision Repair are TOL - Traditional/ Online courses recently referred to as 'Hybrid'courses.  Access to email and the Internet is required.  The course will begin on campus and then move to the online format sometime during the semester.  Lab hours allocated to any particular course will be conducted on campus at assigned hours. 

Traditional Online (TOL) Courses in Auto Collision Repair 

AB 59A Computerized Measuring Training: The focus of this course is for students to become proficient in the operation and use of computerized measuring systems.  Students will learn to properly identify vehicles, components and systems, select and install the appropriate scan targets and attachments onto various vehicles, and provide digital measuring with the Genesis2/Velocity computerized measuring system.  Topics include basic collision theory, damage analysis fundamentals, maintenance, and operation of the Genesis2 and Velocity laser measuring systems.  The processes and methods used within the software program and laser scanners will be reviewed extensively. (Next class - Traditional/ Online Class - Register Online or contact Charlie Robertson.)

AB 59B Unitized Body Analysis and Repair Planning: This course introduces students to the concepts of damage analysis and repair planning for unitized body vehicles.  It is designed for structural repair technicians and students with limited training in structural repair.   The course presents case studies that give students the information needed to measure, analyze, and develop repair plans for damaged unitized structures.  It provides foundation information for intermediate and advanced analysis and repair courses.

AB 59C Full Frame Analysis and Repair Planning: This course expands student learning of damage analysis and repair planning to include full-frame vehicles (pickups and sport utility vehicles).  Additional case studies of damaged full-frame vehicles will be presented that give technicians the information needed to measure, analyze, and develop appropriate repair plans.   The additional information in this course is fundamental for success in more advanced damage analysis and repair courses.

AB 80 Automotive Customer Service:Students learn appropriate industry terminology, measuring and improving levels of customer service, interpreting body language, conflict resolution, telephone and in-person communication skills, personal conduct and business ethics, and the completion of paperwork related to autobody customer service positions.   

AB 86 Production Management: Focus is on production management and improving workflow in automotive repair facilities.  The course includes job analysis, task prioritizing, job descriptions, flow-charting, capacity planning, parts and material procurement, production controls, cycle-time analysis, and development of key controls for management.

AB 83A Computerized Damage Estimating - ADP:     The focus is for students to become proficient in ADP's collision damage estimating program.  Topics include development of customer and insurance company profiles, maintenance of user accounts, the generation of supplemental damage reports and the use of software-specific part codes, as currently used in the collision repair industry.

AB 83C Computerized Damage Estimating - CCC:    The focus is for students to become proficient in CCC's collision damage estimating program.  Topics include development of customer and insurance company profiles, maintenance of user accounts, the generation of supplemental damage reports and the use of software-specific part codes, as currently used in the collision repair industry.

AB 83M Computerized Damage Estimating - Mitchell: The focus is for students to become proficient in Mitchell's collision damage estimating program.  Topics include development of customer and insurance company profiles, maintenance of user accounts, the generation of supplemental damage reports and the use of software-specific part codes, as currently used in the collision repair industry. (Next class - Ultramate - Register Online or contact Charlie Robertson.)

AB 183 Computerized Damage EstimatingThe focus is for students to become proficient in software-specific collision damage estimating programs.  Topics include development of customer and insurance company profiles, maintenance of user accounts, the generation of supplemental damage reports and the use of software-specific part codes, as currently used in the collision repair industry. 

AB 281Structural Damage Analysis for Estimators:  This course is designed to help the collision damage estimator, appraiser and student better understand the process of analyzing structural and suspension damage.  Collision theory, industry terminology, structural design, the visual inspection process and measuring and repair equipment are covered in the course.  Anchoring and pulling concepts are described in detail.

AB 282 Steering and Suspension Analysis for Estimators:  This course is designed to assist the collision damage estimator, appraiser and student to better understand the process of analyzing steering and suspension damage from collisions.  It builds on student knowledge gained from the prerequisite course and assists in mastery of steering and suspension damage analysis.  Specialized procedures to verify steering and suspension alignment are practiced herein. 

AB 283 Advanced Frame Analysis for Estimators: This course is designed to build on student knowledge gained from the prerequisite course and to assist in mastery of collision damage analysis.  The focus of this course expands damage analysis specifically for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.   

AB 287 Advanced Collision Repair Management Covers effective direction, management and promotion of a multi-location collision repair facility.  Includes rules and regulations, job costing, equipment and material procurement, facility cost analysis, department operations, safety, right-to-know issues, warranties, customer satisfaction, licensing and certification, from the perspective of consolidator and/or franchise body shop operations. 

Stay Connected

Site Map | Accreditation | Disclaimer | Report a Website Issue | Document Readers | Gainful Employment | Last Update: 2/20/2018