Automotive Collision Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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This program prepares students to enter into, or upgrade skills in, auto collision repair. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in non-structural metal repair, structural repair, and all aspects of refinishing. Students who complete a certificate program are prepared to enter into a specific area of the collision repair industry. The degree program provides students with a broader background and training in all areas of auto collision repair. Students completing either a degree or certificate program should have little difficulty in finding employment. The program utilizes late-model vehicles for training purposes and is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Students must provide their own work clothes and hand tools. A complete set of collision repair tools should be purchased before job entry.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Additionally, students should work with a program faculty advisor to ensure that they are taking the correct classes for their program.

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

COM 225

Organizational Communication

3

MAT 107

Career Math

3

General Education Electives approved list

6

 

15

Additional Required Courses

ACT 101

Introduction to Automotive Collision Technology

4

ACT 111

Metal Welding & Cutting I

3

ACT 121

Non-Structural Repair Preparation

3

ACT 123

Metal Finishing & Body Filling

3

ACT 124

Replace Weld-On Exterior Panel

3

ACT 131

Structural Damage Diagnosis

3

ACT 132

Structural Damage Repair

3

ACT 142

Surface Preparation I

2

ACT 143

Spray Equipment Operation

2

ACT 144

Refinishing I

2

ACT 151

Plastics & Adhesives I

1

ACT 180

Automotive Collision Repair Internship Level I

2

ACT 181

Automotive Collision Repair Level II Internship

2

ACT 205

Estimating & Shop Management

3

ACT 226

Production

4

ACT 231

Advanced Structural Damage Diagnosis & Repair

3

ACT 232

Fixed Glass

2

ACT 241

Paint Defects – Causes & Cures

3

ACT 243

Refinishing II

2

ACT 244

Final Detail

2

 

 

52

Total Credit Hours

67

Certificates

Estimating & Blueprinting Technician

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ACT 101

Introduction to Automotive Collision Technology

4

ACT 121

Non-Structural Repair Preparation

3

ACT 131

Structural Damage Diagnosis

3

ACT 180

Automotive Collision Repair Internship Level I

2

ACT 181

Automotive Collision Repair Level II Internship

2

ACT 205

Estimating & Shop Management

3

Total Credit Hours

17

Non-Structural Repair Technician

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ACT 101

Introduction to Automotive Collision Technology

4

ACT 111

Metal Welding & Cutting I

3

ACT 121

Non-Structural Repair Preparation

3

ACT 123

Metal Finishing & Body Filling

3

ACT 124

Replace Weld-On Exterior Panel

3

ACT 180

Automotive Collision Repair Internship Level I

2

Total Credit Hours

18

Plastics Repair Technician

ACT 101

Introduction to Automotive Collision Technology

4

ACT 121

Non-Structural Repair Preparation

3

ACT 142

Surface Preparation I

2

ACT 151

Plastics & Adhesives I

1

ACT 243

Refinishing II

2

Total Credit Hours

12

Refinish Prep Technician

ACT 101

Introduction to Automotive Collision Technology

4

ACT 142

Surface Preparation I

2

ACT 143

Spray Equipment Operation

2

ACT 181

Automotive Collision Repair Level II Internship

2

ACT 244

Final Detail

2

Total Credit Hours

12

Refinish Technician

ACT 143

Spray Equipment Operation

2

ACT 144

Refinishing I

2

ACT 181

Automotive Collision Repair Level II Internship

2

ACT 241

Paint Defects – Causes & Cures

3

ACT 243

Refinishing II

2

Total Credit Hours

11

R & I Technician

ACT 101

Introduction to Automotive Collision Technology

4

ACT 121

Non-Structural Repair Preparation

3

ACT 232

Fixed Glass

2

Total Credit Hours

9

Structural Repair Technician

ACT 131

Structural Damage Diagnosis

3

ACT 132

Structural Damage Repair

3

ACT 231

Advanced Structural Damage Diagnosis & Repair

3

ACT 232

Fixed Glass

2

Total Credit Hours

11