Additional information available on the Automotive Collision Technology Department website.
Recommended basic skills courses are
- College Reading & Writing Literacy
- College Quantitative Literacy
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.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Automotive Collision Technology degree 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