According to Dan Moore, department head for Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology, the reinstatement of evening courses will make the program more convenient for those who are already employed but want to learn a new skill or possibly change careers. “We have not held these courses in a few years, but there has been some interest expressed to me from the public,” Moore said.
The certificate can be completed in one year if the student takes two courses each semester.
The fall 2016 courses include AUB-121, Nonstructural Damage I; and TRN-180, Basic Welding for Transportation. If students take both courses, they will attend class Monday through Thursday evenings each week from August 15 through December 13.
TRN-180 meets on Mondays from 6-7:50 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 6-8:40 p.m. AUB-121 will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:50 p.m. and on Thursdays from 6-8:40 p.m. in the Richard Petty Education Center on the Asheboro Campus.
The AUB-121 course introduces safety, tools, and the basic fundamentals of body repair. Topics include shop safety, damage analysis, tools and equipment, repair techniques, materials selection, materials usage, and other related topics. TRN-180 covers the terms and procedures for welding various metals used in the transportation industry with an emphasis on personal safety and environmental health. Topics include safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification methods, types of welds/joints, techniques, inspection methods, cutting processes and other related issues.
Two additional courses--AUB-111, Painting & Refinishing; and AUB-131, Structural Damage I--will be offered in spring of 2017 to complete the certificate.
All of these courses are transferable if the student decides to pursue a diploma or degree.
Registration is ongoing this summer. Students interested in these courses must first apply for admission to RCC by visiting http://www.randolph.edu/new-and-returning-students.html. Students are encouraged to complete the admission steps as early as possible to be ready to register well before the August 15 starting date.
For more information about the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program, contact Dan Moore at (336) 633-0377.