Associate of Applied Science – Concentration in Auto Body Technology

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

The Auto Body/Collision and Repair Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the auto body and collision repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program consists of 60 hours of coursework and commonly takes four semesters to complete when taken during the day. The range of study varies from vehicle safety systems to auto repair and repainting.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ABDR 1201 
Auto Body Repair & Repainting
2   LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
1
ABDR 1203 
Vehicle Design & Structural Analysis
2   ABDR 1419 
Basic Metal Repair
4
ABDR 1307 
Collision Repair Welding
3   ABDR 1441 
Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I
4
ABDR 1411 
Vehicle Measurement & Damage Repair Procedures
4   ABDR 2257 
Collision Repair Shop Management
2
ABDR 1431 
Basic Refinishing
4   ABDR 1349 
Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair
3
Total 15   Total 14

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ABDR 2359 
Structural Sectioning
3   College Level Math (core) 3
ABDR 2255 
Collision Repair Estimating
2   SPCH 1315 (core) Public Speaking 3
ABDR 2447 
Advanced Collision Repair Welding
4   ENGL 1301 (core) Composition I 3
ABDR 2345 
Vehicle Safety Systems
3   Social Science Elective (core) 3
ABDR 2166 
Practicum
1   Arts/Drama/Music Elective (core) 3
      BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300 (core) Business Application Applications or Learning Framework 3
Total 13   Total Auto Body Technology AAS Total 18 60

Gainful Employment

Have questions about this program, the costs involved and what job prospects may exist in the marketplace?  Check our Gainful Employment report.

To learn more, please contact us.

Tony Bennett
Program Coordinator, Auto Body Repair
(903) 823-3247
email
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232
email

Auto Body Technology Course Descriptions

ABDR 1207 W - Collision Repair Welding (2,0,7).
ABDR 1301 W - Auto Body Repair & Repaint (3,1,4).
ABDR 1349 W - Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair (3,1,7).
ABDR 1411 W - Vehicle Measurement & Damage Repair Procedures (4,2,5).
ABDR 1419 W - Basic Metal Repair (4,3,4).
ABDR 1431 W - Basic Refinishing (4,2,7).
ABDR 1441 W - Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I (4,3,4).
ABDR 2166 W - Practicum (1,0,8).
ABDR 2255 W - Collision Repair Estimating (2,0,6).
ABDR 2257 W - Collision Repair Shop Management (2,0,8).
ABDR 2345 W - Vehicle Safety Systems (3,2,3).
ABDR 2359 W - Structural Sectioning (3,1,6).
ABDR 2447 W - Advanced Collision Repair Welding (4,2,4).