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Painting & Refinishing

Course Title: “Painting & Refinishing I”

Course Description: This course introduces the proper procedures for using automotive refinishing equipment and materials in surface preparation and application. Topics include federal, state, and local regulations, personal safety, refinishing equipment and materials, surface preparation, masking, application techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and use proper equipment and materials in refinishing following accepted industry standards.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course requirements, the student will be able to

1. Demonstrate knowledge of spray gun operations and spray-pattern adjustments.

2. Understand and apply the fundamental stroke techniques for paint applications.

3. Understand and apply basic surface preparation techniques involving the application of primer, primer-sealer, primer surfacer, and glazing putty.

4. Incorporate critical thinking skills in the selection of abrasive materials and sanding techniques to accomplish a specific surface preparation task.

5. Demonstrate proper procedures and techniques in spot repairs, panel repairs, coating selections, and completion of overall paint job.

6. Perform basic research and problem solving associated with vehicle damage evaluation, repair, and refinishing.

7. Knowledge of proper personal safety equipment types and when to use.

Course Length: 208 Hours


• Work on assigned project.

• Learn the basic uses of tools.

• Study the different types of materials used in repair process.

• Keeping personal safety first and foremost.

• Learn differences between different types of paints, primers & clears

• How to spray primers, paints and clear coats.

CEU’s: 20.8

Pre-Requisites: None

Textbook(s) Required: None

Supplies or Other Requirements: Approved safety glasses and respirators. Materials for any personal projects.

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 they 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.