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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Collision Technology, AAS

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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

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