Auto Body Technology One-Year Certificate (Level One)

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 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 1349
Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair
3
ABDR 1307
Collision Repair Welding
3   ABDR 1419
Basic Metal Repair
4
ABDR 1411
Vehicle Measurement & Damage Repair Procedures
4   ABDR 1441
Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I
4
ABDR 1431
Basic Refinishing
4   ABDR 2257
Collision Repair Shop Management
2
Total 15   Total 14

 

Third Semester Hours      
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
     

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