Street Rod Technologies

Certificate Program - Courses

CAMPUS:Lloydminster Campus
During the 8-month street rod technologies program you'll develop these applied skills:
  • basic panel restoration
  • metal identification
  • welding
  • sheet metal shaping
  • advanced body construction metal shaping
  • preparation for undercoats
  • spray gun operation
  • top coats
  • custom painting and effects
  • undercoats
Required Courses CREDITS
SR 101 Introduction to the Trade 3
This course is designed to teach the student about specialty vehicle industry terminology, the types of restoration projects and the tools needed to complete a project. The focus is on understanding the types of vehicles and the categories of restoration projects. The history of the automobile and motorized vehicles and the evolution of the industry are discussed. The student learns the types of equipment and tools required to complete a restoration or customization project. This is an introduction to the operation and uses of tools specific to this type of work. Prerequisites: none
SR 102 Frames, Suspension, and Drivetrains 3
Students learn about the design, geometry and manufacturing processes involved in the chassis of a vehicle and how upgrades can affect drivability and safety. Provincial and Canadian laws governing vehicle modifications are discussed. Students learn suspension and steering systems and wheel alignment angles. We discuss suspension installations and upgrades applicable to the industry and how these modifications can affect the handling characteristics of the vehicle. Students learn the basics of braking systems and the common upgrades performed in this industry. Prerequisites: none
SR 103 Panel Repair 3
Students learn to analyze damage and proper methods of repair as it pertains to the restoration industry and that communication of intentions for the project are very clear from the start of the work being done. Students learn the identification of substrates and develop strategies for repair. Students become familiar with the processes involved in creating moulds and plugs to develop composite body parts, and the repair of composite materials. Safety is of the highest concern when learning these processes. Core topics--basic panel restoration and composites. Prerequisites: SR101 & SR102

Proposed Outcomes:
  • Learn to analyze damage and proper methods of repair in the restoration industry-- originality sometimes can be more important than the cost of repair.
  • Communicate clear intentions before work starts
  • Be familiar with the processes involved in creating moulds and plugs to develop composite body parts, and the repair of composite materials.
  • Safety is a priority in the process.
SR 104 Welding 3
Students become familiar with metal composition; fill rod choices, effects of heat on materials, and welding processes related to the industry. The restoration industry requires the technician to perform multiple welding methods on a large variety of metals. The welding techniques are specifically related to very thin metals and working with very old metals with oxidation issues. The student learns to identify the materials that are to be welded and select the correct method and procedures required to weld the materials. The student practices welding with oxy-fuel, MIG, and TIG on mild steels, aluminium, and stainless steels.  Prerequisites: SR101, SR102, & SR103
Core topics--metal identification and types of welding.

Proposed outcomes:
  • become familiar with metal composition
  • show competency in all welding processes relevant to restoring. Will require lab time to become competent.
  • learn fill rod choices
  • learn effects of heat on materials
SR 105 Basic Sheet Metal 3
Students learn to identify panel design, learn the difference between shape and curves or bends, and design a process to recreate the panel in new sheet metal. Students have an opportunity to develop skills using sheet metal breaks, rollers, bead tools, and various hand tools for shaping sheet metal. Simple body modifications are covered in this section. This section is high lab time and takes a hands on approach to developing skills related to sheet metal shaping equipment and processes. Core topic--shaping sheet metal. Prerequisites: SR101, SR102, SR103, & SR104

Proposed outcomes:
  • learn to identify panel design
  • learn the difference between shape, curves and bends
  • design a process to recreate a panel in sheet metal
  • develop skills using sheet metal breaks, rollers, bead tools and hand tools
SR 106 Advanced Sheet Metal 3
Students learn and practice sheet metal shaping techniques, patterning, and panel replacement. Advanced body modifications are identified and discussed as well as how specific body modifications apply to specific genre of vehicle or style. Students practice operation of advanced sheet metal equipment such as brakes, power hammers, bead rollers, and planishing hammers. Students start planning and performing restoration or modification processes on project vehicles.  Prerequisites:  SR1010, SR102, SR103, SR104, & SR105
Core topics--advanced body construction metal shaping

Proposed outcomes:
  • learn and practice sheet metal shaping techniques, patterning and panel replacement
  • identify and discuss advanced body modifications and specific body modifications for vehicle style/genre
  • use advanced sheet metal equipment including bakes, power hammers, bead rollers and planishing hammers
SR 107 Body Assembly 3
Students learn and practice assembling, pre-fitting, adjusting, and modifying hinged panels to meet showroom standards. Students become familiar with remote operated hinged panel opening systems, and common industry hinged modifications. Students learn to identify structural issues based on panel alignment. Assessing vehicle body issues and creating a plan for repair.  Prerequisites:  SR101, SR102, SR103, SR104, SR105, & SR106
Core topics--hinges and hinged panels

Proposed outcomes:
  • Learn to and practice assembling, pre-fitting, adjusting and modifying hinged panels to showroom standards
  • Become familiar with remote operated hinged panel opening systems and common industry hinged modifications
  • Identify hidden structural issues based on panel alignment
SR 108 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
Students learn the fundamentals of electricity and how it applies to the automotive industry. Student become familiar with standard practices when diagnosing and repairing electrical and computer controlled systems. Designing electrical systems to meet DOT safety regulations are discussed.  Prerequisites:  SR101, SR102, SR103, SR104, SR105, SR106, & SR107
Core topics--electrical and safety systems

Proposed outcomes:

  • learn the fundamentals of electricity and its application in automotives
  • learn standard diagnostic and repair practices for electrical and computer controlled systems
  • discuss electrical system designs that meet transportation safety regulations
SR 109 Preparing for Paints 3
Students learn and practice all processes involved in preparing a panel for primers and paint. Students become familiar with the types of product available and their applications as per industry standards. This course includes substrate preparation, sanding procedures, primers, and paint. Students have the opportunity to learn operation of industry standard paint spraying equipment in a state of the art paint booth. All safety procedures are to be followed and practiced when applying product.  Prerequisites:  SR101, SR102, SR103, SR104, SR105, SR106, SR107, & SR108
Core topics--undercoat preparation, spray gun operation and undercoats

Proposed outcomes:
  • Learn and practice how to prepare a panel for primer and paint
  • Become familiar with available products and their application within industry standards
  • Sufficient lab time to become proficient with paint spraying techniques
SR 110 Top Coats 3
Students learn colour identification and mixing procedures. Technical aspects of specific paint types are discussed. Custom paint techniques are discussed, researched, and practiced by the student in the labs. Students become familiar with paint themes based on vehicle genre that become industry standards. Prerequisites:  none
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