Nov 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Automotive Collision Technology, AAS

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Additional information available on the Automotive Collision Technology Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Readiness in English
  • College Readiness for Quantitative Literacy 

This program prepares students to enter into, or upgrade skills in, auto collision repair. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in non-structural metal repair, structural repair, and all aspects of refinishing. Students who complete a certificate program are prepared to enter into a specific area of the collision repair industry. The degree program provides students with a broader background and training in all areas of auto collision repair. Students completing either a degree or certificate program should have little difficulty in finding employment. The program utilizes late-model vehicles for training purposes and is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Students must provide their own work clothes and hand tools. A complete set of collision repair tools should be purchased before job entry.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Additionally, students should work with a program faculty advisor to ensure that they are taking the correct classes for their program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Automotive Collision Technology degree program, students should be able to:

  • Follow auto collision shop safety requirements
  • Straighten a common dent in preparation for refinish operations
  • Prepare an automotive panel for refinish operations
  • Perform a refinish blend operation on an automotive panel

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 29

Emphasis Areas

Total Credit Hours: 21

Total Credit Hours for Collision Degree Emphasis 65

Total Credit Hours: 27

Total Credit Hours for Customizing Degree Emphasis 71

Total Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours for Estimating Degree Emphasis 61

Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours for Mechanical Degree Emphasis 62

Total Credit Hours: 19

Total Credit Hours for Refinish Degree Emphasis 63

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