Refinishing Technician Certificate

CIP Code

47.0603

Skilled automotive collision refinishing 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 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.

Students entering the Refinishing Technician certificate from the Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Technician program will not be required to repeat equivalent courses upon entering the Refinishing Technician certificate. They will be required to take IAUT 140 Basic Automotive Welding.

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 141Auto Body Aluminum Repair

4

ACT 145Collision Estimating

5

ACT 151Refinish Equipment Preparation

6

ACT 154Topcoat Refinishing

8

ACT 156Pre-Prime Preparation

5

ACT 157Post-Prime Preparation

5

ACT 166CAPSurface Imperfections/Exterior Trim

5

ACT 171Plastic Refinishing

5

 

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