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
ABDR 1203
Vehicle Design & Structural Analysis
2   ABDR 1419
Basic Metal Repair
ABDR 1307
Collision Repair Welding
3   ABDR 1441
Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I
ABDR 1411
Vehicle Measurement & Damage Repair Procedures
4   ABDR 2257
Collision Repair Shop Management
ABDR 1431
Basic Refinishing
4   ABDR 1349
Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair
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) 3
ABDR 2447
Advanced Collision Repair Welding
4   ENGL 1301 (core) 3
ABDR 2345
Vehicle Safety Systems
3   Social Science Elective (core) 3
ABDR 2166
1   Arts/Drama/Music Elective (core) 3
      BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300 (core) 3
Total 13   Total

Auto Body Technology AAS Total



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
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232