This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.

The Auto Body Repair 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, and custom auto builder/painter. The Auto Body Repair program consists of 42 hours of coursework and commonly takes three semesters to complete. Range of study varies from shop safety to metallurgy to paint restoration.

 

First SemesterHours Second SemesterHours
ABDR 1301
Auto Body Repair & Repaint
3LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
1
ABDR 1203
Vehicle Design & Structural Analysis
2ABDR 1349
Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair
3
ABDR 1207
Collision Repair Welding
2ABDR 1419
Basic Metal Repair
4
ABDR 1411
Vehicle Measurement & Damage Repair Procedures
4ABDR 1441
Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I
4
ABDR 1431
Basic Refinishing
4ABDR 2257
Collision Repair Shop Management
2
Total15 Total14

 

Third SemesterHours   
ABDR 2359
Structural Sectioning
3
ABDR 2255
Collision Repair Estimating
2
ABDR 2447
Advanced Collision Repair Welding
4
ABDR 2345
Vehicle Safety Systems
3
ABDR 2166
Practicum
1
Total

Total Hours

13
42