Additional information available on the Automotive Collision Technology Department website at www.ppcc.edu/degreescertificates/auto-collision-technology.
Recommended basic skills standards are
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.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Automotive Collision Technology program, students should be able to:
- Follow auto collision shop safety requirements
- Straighten a common dent in preparation for refinish operations
- Prepare an automotive panel for refinish operations
- Perform a refinish blend operation on an automotive panel