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Program Overview

The Collision Repair and Refinishing program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. Includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating.

Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering and suspension, transmission and transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

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Employment Opportunities:

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Program Contacts:

Jeff Boles

Lead Instructor - Collision Repair

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

AUB-111 Painting & Refinishing I 4
AUB-121 Non-Structural Damage I 3
AUB-131 Structural Damage I 4
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 2
TRN-180 Basic Welding for Transportation 3

Spring Semester

AUB-112 Painting & Refinishing II 4
AUB-132 Structural Damage II 4
AUB-136 Plastics & Adhesives 3
AUB-150 Automotive Detailing 2
ENG-101 Applied Communications I 3
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
OR
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

Summer Semester

AUB-114 Special Finishes 2
AUB-122 Non-Structural Damage II 4
AUB-162 Autobody Estimating 2
OR
WBL-121 Work-Based Learning II 2

Total credits needed to graduate: 43 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

AUB-111 Painting & Refinishing I 4
AUB-121 Non-Structural Damage I 3
AUB-131 Structural Damage I 4
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 2

Spring Semester

AUB-112 Painting & Refinishing II 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

Learning Outcomes

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge on the fundamentals of structural damage repairs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety in the workshop area, and when using hand tools.
  • Repair techniques of body fillers, plastic repair, and fiber glass repair.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of automotive detailing techniques and preparation.
  • Working with customers on their projects and how to discuss the work that needs to be performed

Program Costs

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,492.75 $11,748.75
Books and Supplies $279.50 $279.50
Total Cost $3,772.25 $12,028.25
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,379.25 $4,643.25
Books and Supplies $138.75 $138.75
Total Cost $1,518.18 $4,792.00

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