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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Trades: Autobody Repair, A.A.S.

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Degree: Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS Code: 5306.0
Curriculum Code: 2452.AUT
Campus Location: South

Engineering & Technologies Division
Career Opportunities/Further Education: Autobody Repair Shops, Auto Insurance Estimating Centers

Program Description

The Automotive Trades: Autobody Repair Program prepares students for employment in the Automotive Collision Repair Industry. Students may study full- or part-time for an Associate Degree in Applied Science, day or part-time evening.

The curriculum includes the study of theory as well as practical applications of theory. Students enrolling full-or part-time in the A.A.S. Program take their laboratory work in a fully equipped, up-to-date facility at the South Campus.To be admitted to the program, a student needs to follow the application procedures described in this catalog. Each student must have his/her own basic tool kit and will be admitted to laboratory classes only upon satisfying minimum tool requirements. The approximate cost of the tools is $1,000-$3,000 depending on the source and quality of the tools. A list of the required tools will be made available to the students.

Graduates of the Autobody Repair Program will be eligible for advanced degree training and positions as body technicians, painting technicians, body shop managers, collision estimators, and auto appraisers. Graduates will be I-CAR Pro-Level I and II certified, in both Refinish and Non-Structural Technician.

Program Competencies

Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in the field of Automotive Trades: Autobody Repair, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate appropriate methods of estimating and developing repair orders/invoices;
  • demonstrate universal measuring devices, as well as dedicated fixtures;
  • demonstrate proper use of tools;
  • demonstrate the various welding techniques;
  • demonstrate different methods of frame-straightening;
  • demonstrate the application of multiple painting procedures; and 
  • interpret manufacturer’s specifications and perform prescribed procedures from manuals for diagnosis and repair of charging, starting, electrical, and accessory systems; struts, torsion bars, leaf and coil spring suspension systems; air conditioning and heating systems; brake systems and hydraulics, including automatic braking systems.


Total Degree Credits: 63.0

First Year, Spring Semester

Second Year, Fall Semester

Second Year, Spring Semester


This is a recommended sequence. Students should consult their academic adviser prior to registering.

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