Automotive Restoration and Customization – Finishing Certificate

Focuses on exterior repair and restoration, customization, preparation for paint, stock, and/or custom finishing.

Designed to provide entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to restore and/or customize vehicles.

Students will participate in realistic training activities as part of their educational experience and/or will work on their own projects.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Restoration & Customization – Finishing certificate, students will be able to:

  • Operate panel forming equipment safely.

  • Manufacture repair/replacement panels.

  • Apply custom surface finishes.

  • Disassemble projects in an organized manner.

  • Assemble vehicles to restoration/show standards.

  • Create replacements for obsolete parts.

  • Map out repair/customizing plan.

  • Perform correction of finish imperfections/defects to show or display standards.

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 four to six quarters long after meeting prerequisites, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements and prerequisites, master the skills and techniques covered, and finish a capstone project.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters, by instructor’s permission only.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Instructor Permission Only. Students must also have successfully completed the entire Automotive Collision Program or equivalent. A valid driver’s license is required.

Program Course List

ARCF 103Fundamentals & Shop Equipment

3

ARCF 109Welding & Metal Skills

4

ARCF 114Basic Repairs & Assembly

8

ARCF 119Custom Fabrication

6

ARCF 124Refinishing Equipment

4

ARCF 129Refinish Preparation

7

ARCF 134Custom Refinishing

6

ARCF 141Surface Imperfections/Show & Shine

4

ARCF 154Automotive Restoration & Customization Finishing Lab

4-9

ARCF 167Custom Paint Application

3

ARCF 168Applied Metal Skills

3

 

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:70-75
 

Recommended Electives

ARCF 130Advanced Paint Application

4-6

ARCF 133Fiberglass/Composites Techniques

4-6

ARCF 159Metal Straightening & Shaping

4-6

ARCF 170Custom Refinishing Special Projects

4-6