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Auto Collision Technology
Advances in the auto body repair industry reflect the complexity and sophistication of today’s automobile. The auto collision technician is a professional who artistically blends technical skills with advanced practical knowledge to repair automobiles to pre-accident condition. With the high cost of automobiles today, restoration to pre-accident safety and value is very important. The Auto Collision department is modeled after top repair shops in the industry and meets the standards for National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certification in non-structural analysis and damage repair, structural analysis and damage repair, plastics and adhesives, and painting and refinishing.

Upon completion of the Auto Collision Program students will:
• Perform auto body collision repairs to NATEF & I-CAR industry standards.
• Apply a variety of paint & refinish materials to NATEF and I-CAR industry standards.
• Repair plastic & fiberglass on auto bodies to NATEF & I-CAR industry standards.
• Prepare an estimate & develop a plan for auto body repair to NATEF & I-CAR industry standards.

All Auto Collision Technology students are required to take a comprehensive departmental exam during the semester of instruction.

Admissions Requirements

Students must complete the admissions requirements as listed under “Admissions Information.”
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2013LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
ABDR1331  Basic Refinishing24963
ABDR1349  Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair23803
ABDR1419  Basic Metal Repair261284
Total Hours61330410
Semester 2
ABDR1207  Collision Repair Welding14802
ABDR1458  Intermediate Refinishing261284
ABDR2449  Advanced Refinishing261284
MATH1332  Contemporary Mathematics I † * 30483
Total Hours81638413
Semester 3
ABDR1311  Vehicle Measurement & Damage Repair Procedures24963
ABDR1441  Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I261284
ABDR2353  Color Analysis & Paint Matching24963
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective † 30483
Total Hours121441616
Semester 4
ABDR1442  Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II261284
ABDR1455  Non-Structural Metal Repair261284
ABDR2345  Vehicle Safety Systems24963
ABDR2370  Collision Damage Analysis & Reporting Systems24963
  Speech Elective † 30483
Total Hours112049617
Semester 5
ABDR2257  Collision Repair Shop Management ° 12482
ABDR2431  Structural Analysis & Damage Repair III261284
ABDR2441  Major Collision Repair & Panel Replacement261284
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective † 30483
Total Hours81435213
Grand Totals4577195269
o This course has been designated as the capstone course
† Courses articulated with high schools
‡ Courses with external learning experience
*MATH 1332 OR MATH 1314


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