Why Choose Automotive Body Repair and Restoration?

Students work in auto program

Students will demonstrate the basic knowledge of auto construction, parts, materials, tools and measurements, as well basic welding procedures/skills and required safety knowledge set forth by CCAR/SP2 Safety.

Intermediate students will demonstrate the knowledge of which parts need to be replaced or repaired and demonstrate the skills required to install or repair parts. Students will have knowledge of basic paint applications, surface preparation, plastic and composite repair techniques, welding techniques such as Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and resistance spot, and metal shaping techniques such as shrinking, stretching, bending and cutting.

Advanced students will demonstrate the knowledge needed to accurately estimate, on a legal repair order (to Bureau of Automotive Repair standards), the required materials, parts and amount of labor to complete the repairs. Students will become more skilled in paint and surface preparation and metal shaping, shrinking, stretching, bending and cutting.

What are the degree and certificate options

Degrees

  • Associate in Science, Automotive Technology

Certificates

  • Certificate, Automotive Body Basic Repair and Restoration
  • Certificate, Automotive Body Intermediate Repair and Restoration
  • Certificate, Automotive Body Advanced Repair and Restoration

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

What can I do with my degree and certificate?

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Body Basic Repair and Restoration Certificate, the student demonstrates basic skills for employment as an automotive detailer and collision repair helper.

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Body Intermediate or Advanced Repair and Restoration Certificate, the student demonstrates skills for employment as an apprentice collision repair-person, apprentice paint technician, or as a painter's helper and may start his or her own business.

After becoming employed, students are eligible to take the examinations to be certified by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or receive certification for various courses taken through I-CAR, Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair.

Consumer Information & Cost

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