Automotive Collision Repair
The Automotive Collision Repair Diploma Program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive collision repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes either major automotive collision repair or automotive collision repair or automotive painting and refinishing depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive an Automotive Collision Repair diploma which qualifies them as major collision repair technicians or painting and refinishing technicians. Graduates of the Automotive Collision Repair Diploma program will also receive technical certificates of credit in Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I and Heating and Automotive Collision Repair Assistant II.
Minimum Program Length = 3 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost $6,476
- Must be 16 years of age
- Official high school or GED transcript is not required to apply. However, completion of a high school diploma or GED and submission of an official transcript must be obtained prior to graduation.
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
- Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
- Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.
This course introduces suspension and steering, braking, and drive train systems found on vehicles typically requiring repair of damages incurred through automobile collisions.
This course introduces the various electrical, heating and AC, engine cooling, fuel and intake, and restraint systems found on vehicles typically requiring repair of damages incurred through automobile collisions.
This course covers the safety precautions followed during the painting and refinishing processes used in a shop during collision repairs. Basic surface preparations will be discussed and practiced. Spray gun types and basic operations will also be introduced.
This course covers the fundamental refinishing tasks of mixing, matching and applying various types of automotive paints. Paint defect causes and cures will be examined in depth. Final delivery detailing and tasks will also be practiced and discussed.
Provides occupation-based learning opportunities for students pursuing the Paint and Refinishing specialization. Students will be mentored by qualified professional technicians as they experience working in the Automotive Collision Repair profession in an industry standard commercial repair facility or industry standard simulated on-campus facility. Topics include: sanding, priming, and paint preparation; special refinishing applications; urethane enamels; tint and match colors; and detailing.