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North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Trades & Industry • Collision Repair Technology

Introduction to Paint Refinishing ACRR-164

  • Fall 2012
  • Section 01
  • 1 Credits
  • 11/19/2012 to 12/14/2012
  • Modified 11/30/2012

Contact Information

Instructor: Calvin F DeHaas

Meeting Times


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 AM to 8:50 AM, Hedlund 133


Introduction to Paint Refinishing offers classroom introduction and discussion related to automotive corrosion protection and application, and introduction to automotive painting fundamentals. Surface preparation, masking, finish identification, primers, and fundamentals of paint chemistry will also be covered. Health and safety issues will also be covered. Lecture: 1 hour per week of 3 weeks


Auto Body Repair Technology

  • Author: James E. Duffy
  • Edition: 5th
  • ISBN: 13: 978-1-4180-7353-4 / 10: 1-4180-7353-9

 I-Car cd's

  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair
  • Adhesive Bonding
  • Corrision Protection
  • Vehicle ID, Estimating Systems, and Terminology
  • Trim and Hardware




Second Half of Fall Semester






Class Participation


Total Possible




Students’ progress toward successful achievement of the learning outcomes will be monitored and recorded on a regular basis throughout the school year. Students will be evaluated according to the attached rating scale. The scale for the classroom portion is measured using tests, student attitude, participation, and attendance. A similar rating scale is used in the lab setting where students’ quality of work, work habits, attitude, attendance, and tool care will be rated. A complete competency profile will be provided for each graduating student along with a certificate of program completion.


Grades are assigned based on scores received on quizzes, assigned chapter questions, class participation, reports, tests, and comprehensive final exam. The compilation of these assignments, minus excessive absences beyond what is allowed for this course, will result in a corresponding letter grade assigned based upon the following percentage breakdown:











299 or below


Examples of how you will be exposed to these concepts follow:

Communications: You will be required to write work orders in regard to customer problems and repair work completed. You will interact verbally with actual customers on a regular basis. You will learn and use appropriate industry terms to convey ideas and information about collision repair. You will also learn to prepare a resume, cover letter and general job application materials.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: You will be required to answer questions in class regarding the theory and application of collision repair techniques. You will determine the best way to repair a vehicle balancing the nature of the repair with the ability of the customer to pay.

Personal Ethics are stressed in everyday interaction with classmates and the school environment. You will be required to discuss your work as a collision repair technician from the perspective of a shop owner, as well as from the perspective of customers. Issues of safety, honesty, and appropriate work ethics will be part of these discussions.

Make ups--Since tests and quizzes have been scheduled well ahead of time, all students are expected to be present for them. Any make-up work will require approval of instructor. Make-up work can be scheduled ahead of time if the student knows that he/she will be unavailable and can show legitimate reasoning.


ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AND DIRECTLY AFFECTS YOUR GRADE. It is assumed that adult college students will not miss classes. Attendance is being physically present from the beginning of the class session to the end of the class session. Participation in the learning activities would also be greatly appreciated.

The first 3 absences will not affect your grade (but you must call your instructor as early as possible to let them know you will not be in that day)

Each absence accrued after the allowable 3 listed above will take 5 total percentage points off of your final grade average.

Example: If you were a "B" student with an 85 grade average and you miss....

1-3 classes missed



Grade B

4 classes missed



Grade B-

5 classes missed



Grade C

6 classes missed



Grade C-

Missed classes add up quickly and can greatly affect your final grade!!! The instructor has discretion regarding excessive attendance issues with options including removal from the program or an incomplete.

DEFINITION OF AN ABSENCE: Student is not present in the class for any reason, except for school authorized events or previous instructor notification and approval. Students arriving in class 15 or more minutes late are considered to be absent.

DEFINITION OF A TARDY: Student has arrived in the class after the instructor has started the class session. 2 tardies = 1 absence.

Extended illness, emergencies, or extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Course Policies


1.     SAFETY FIRST!!  Follow all safety rules.  Safety rules will be taught during each section studied.  (See attached general safety rules sheet).

2.     Leather shoes are required in the shop.

3.     No profanity allowed in the classroom or lab.

4.     No sexist, racial, or ethnic jokes or comments allowed in the classroom or lab.

5.     No tobacco products are to be used in this building - NO CIGARETTES, PIPES, CIGARS, OR CHEWING TOBACCO!!

6.     No playing personal or customer radios, stereos. NO IPODS 

7.     Assigned projects must be completed.

8.     Neither the college nor the instructor is responsible for any breakage, theft, or fire.

9.     All vehicle keys must remain in the vehicle or with the instructor.          

  1. Students will not be permitted time during this course to work on their own vehicles.
  2. Cell phone use is not permitted in the classroom or lab.
  3. Students must use the time clock to check in and out for lunch and at the end of the day.


Auto Collision Repair Technology

Safety Rules

 1.  Wear proper protective equipment!

  • Safety glasses and/or face shield
  • Leather shoes
  • Gloves
  • Respirators
  • Ear protectors 

2.  Report all accidents to the instructor.

  • Where any injury where body fluids are visible: No first aid will be administered without proper protective measures such as wearing latex gloves and safety glasses.
  • Use safe practices around flammable materials and power equipment. 
  • Wash skin frequently with soap and water and avoid using solvents to clean skin. 
  • No horse play or running in the shop area; wet floors are slick! 
  • Use good housekeeping habits!
    • Keep aisles and walkways clear.  Hang up unused hoses.
    • Keep floors clean and picked up, discarding paper products, sandpapers, and discs.
    • Return materials and shop tools  to proper storage are 
  • All raised vehicles must have safety stand placed safely under them.
  • All students will participate in daily shop cleanings to ensure a safe environment.

3.   On Thursday  afternoons (weather permitting), all shop equipment and vehicles will be taken outside and a thorough shop cleaning will take place.  All students will participate!



Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
7:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Hedlund 133
Intro to Paint Refinishing

Week 1

Paint Chemistry I

Week 2

Paint Chemistry II

Week 3

Paint Chemistry III

Additional Items

Division Policies

Student Responsibility
As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities: Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information that pertains to this subject. For a complete explanation of the North Idaho College Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity please refer to Policy 5.06 & Procedure 5.06.01: 

Academic Integrity
Disruptive behavior in the class is not tolerated. To quote from the NIC “Student Code of Conduct,” Article II, (found in the Student Handbook):

In order to carry out North Idaho College’s Mission and to create a community of learners, the students, faculty, staff, and administrators must share common principles or values.  These values – which include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility – make up academic integrity.

II.  Academic Dishonesty.
Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College.  These violations include the following:

Cheating:  using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.

Fabrication:  falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.

Plagiarism:  knowingly representing the words, ideas or work  of another as one’s own in an academic exercise.

Violation of Intellectual Property:  stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources, materials, or official documents of the college.

Facilitating Academic Dishonesty:  knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy.

Our department strongly endorses the above code, believing that no learning can take place if a strong commitment to academic integrity is compromised. Any unethical behavior, including any violation of academic integrity or instance of plagiarism, may result in a grade of zero for an assignment in question or failure of the course.

Institutional Policies

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct applies to any student enrolled at North Idaho College.  This includes, but is not limited to, face-to-face classes and Internet classes.

Student Responsibilities

As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.

Center for Educational Access/Disability Support Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities.  Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access. 

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor.  Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.


By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.

If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.


Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes:

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure:

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid.  See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy:

Additional withdrawal information:


An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length).  Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury.  Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session.  If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency.  The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.

All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session.  If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.

Discrimination and Harassment

North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.  For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, Edminster Student Union Building, (208) 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, (208) 769-3304) for employee issues.

Institutional Statement

DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT:  By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by  5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.

REMOVAL FROM CLASS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend may result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.