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Automotive Technology - Autobody/Collision Repair Technician - Certificate Level 1

Available on Campus Campus

The Autobody/Collision Repair Technician certificate program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. The program 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.


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
ABDR 2441 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 4
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
ABDR 1215 Vehicle Trim and Hardware 2
Semester 2
ABDR 1458 Intermediate Refinishing 4
ABDR 1441 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I 4
ABDR 1442 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II 4
Semester 3
ABDR 2449 Advanced Refinishing 4
ABDR 2431 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III 4
ABDR 1291 Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Body Repairer 2
ABDR 1280 Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician (Capstone) 2

Year 2

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 37

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Marketable Skills

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