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.

Resources

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