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Automotive Metal Fabrication

Course Title: Introduction to Automotive Metal Fabrication

Description: This course covers skills using various tools and equipment necessary to make interior and exterior sheet metal panels. Emphasis is placed on cutting, bending, and shaping sheet metal into the various parts necessary to construct auto parts or various other projects. Upon completion, students should have acquired the basic skills to fabricate, form, and fit various sheet metal components.

This is a “beginners” course where you learn basic skills and understanding of metals and tools used to shape them.

Student will be introduced to tools such as an English wheel, bead roller, planishing hammer, shrinker / stretcher, metal brakes and various hand tools.

Course Learning Objectives: Feedback of student progress is continuous and focused on the task/project at hand. As a student accomplishes a given task set, the student’s progress is evaluated and critiqued. A student’s level of success will be determined by the commitment, discipline, and effort that they put into the course.

Course Length: 24.0 Hours


• Work on assigned project.

• Learn the basic uses of tools.

• Study the different types of materials used in process.

• Keeping personal safety first and foremost.

• How to work metal to different shapes.

• How to cut, rivet and bend your metal project.

• Some light welding may be involved.

CEU’s: 2.4

Pre-Requisites: None

Textbook(s) Required: None

Supplies or Other Requirements: Z87 Approved Safety Glasses

Grading: Students will receive a “S” Satisfactory if they attend 80% of the total course hours and meet course requirements as established by instructor or a “U” Unsatisfactory if are absent in excess of 20% of total course hours or fail to meet course requirements as established by instructor.

Attendance: Students must attend 80% of total course hours.

Disability Statement: If you have a disability that may affect your academic performance and are seeking accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the ADA service office. The office is located in room 117 of the Patterson Building. You may call Andra Bennett, 704-991-0214, if you have any questions concerning disability services. It is important to request accommodations early enough to the ADA services offices adequate time to consider your request and recommend reasonable accommodations. Instructors will provide necessary accommodations based on the recommendations of the ADA services office

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