Structure Repair Technician Certificate

Skilled automotive collision structure repair technicians may be employed in new car dealerships and independent auto collision shops, as well as industrial and government agency motor pools.

Graduates of this program will enter the trade with considerable practical skills gained through actual hands-on repair experience throughout the program.

Students in Automotive Technician, Ford MLR, or Automotive Collision Technician programs must pass all program classes with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in order to enroll in the next quarter program courses shown on the degree or certificate education plan. To remain in the program, all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and the required tools by the start of the second quarter. To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program, all courses must be completed with a “C” (2.0) GPA or higher.

Program Length

This program is approximately three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ENG 094 or meet appropriate placement and be concurrently enrolled in MAT 092 or meet appropriate placement while enrolled in IAUT. Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive or Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Technician certificate, or equivalent with a “C+” (2.3) in each IAUT and FAUT class in order to register for first quarter classes in Automotive Technician or Automotive Collision Technician programs. A valid driver’s license is required.

Introduction To Automotive List

IAUT 104Introduction to Automotive Electrical

4

IAUT 105Introduction to Automotive Trades

4

IAUT 115Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes

5

IAUT 130Automotive HVAC

2

IAUT 140Basic Automotive Welding

4

Total Credit Hours:19

Program Course List

ACT 102Fundamentals of Collision Repair

3

ACT 106Body Shop Equipment

3

ACT 110Welding, Heating, & Cutting

4

ACT 115Plastics/SMC Repair

4

ACT 120Glass, Trim, & Hardware

5

ACT 125Introduction to Metal Straightening

3

ACT 132Panel Replacement

6

ACT 133Panel Repair

6

ACT 134CAPAuto Collision Major Repair

5

ACT 141Auto Body Aluminum Repair

4

 

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Or

PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace

5

 

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:80

NOTE: 

ACT 120 is articulated with high schools for dual enrollment.