Auto Body Technology

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Faculty: Tony Bennett

The Auto Body Technology certificate program offers a number of career options by providing students the opportunity to earn a one year certificate. Most of our students go directly into the workforce in technical or mechanical jobs while some go on to start their own business.

A background in auto body repair can be a valuable asset in a number of careers:

Collision repair technician
Automotive detailer
Insurance estimator
Custom auto builder/painter

The Auto Body Technology program consists of 40 hours of coursework and commonly takes three semesters to complete. Range of study varies from shop safety to metallurgy to paint restoration.

Location: Career Education Center

Program Coordinator: Tony Bennett

Degrees Offered: Level I Certificate

Level I Certificate
First Semester
ABDR 1201 Auto Body Repair & Repaint 2 SCH
ABDR 1203 Vehicle Design & Structural Analysis 2 SCH
ABDR 1207 Auto Body Welding 2 SCH
ABDR 1311 Vehicle Measurement & DamageRrepair Procedures 3 SCH
ABDR 1331 Basic Refinishing 3 SCH
TOTAL 12 SCH
Second Semester
ABDR 1349 Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair   3 SCH
ABDR 1419 Basic Metal Repair   4 SCH
ABDR 1441 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I   4 SCH
ABDR 1442 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II   4 SCH
TOTAL 15 SCH
Third Semester
ABDR 2259 Structural Sectioning   2 SCH
ABDR 2355 Collision Repair Estimating   3 SCH
ABDR 2447 Advanced Collision Repair Welding   4 SCH
ABDR 2345 Vehicle Safety Systems   3 SCH
ABDR 2166 Practicum   1 SCH
TOTAL 13 SCH
TOTAL HOURS 40 SCH