Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology curriculum provides training in the use of equipment and materials of the collision repair and refinishing trade. The student studies the construction of the automobile body and techniques of repairing, rebuilding and refinishing.

The course work includes collision repair fundamentals, industry overview and safety. Students will perform hands-on repairs in the areas of non-structural and structural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing and other related areas.

Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in the collision repair and refinishing industry. Graduates may find employment with franchised independent garages, or they may become self-employed.

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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (A60130)

Diploma Awarded

An Associate in Applied Science degree in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required as the foundation of a career in this area.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites. Check the Courses section for details.

Note: Students must furnish required hand tools, textbooks, respirator and protective clothing. A list of these items can be obtained from an instructor or the program chair. Call the program chair at 704.330.4153 for a list.

Contact Information

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program is in the Transport Systems Technologies Division. For more information, call the program chair at 704.330.4153 or the Transport Systems Technology Division at 704.330.4122.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Select 3.0 credits from the following:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Select 3.0 credits from the following:3.0
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Select 3.0 credits from the following:3.0
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy
Quantitative Literacy
Statistical Methods I
Precalculus Algebra
Select 3.0 credits from the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies
Myth in Human Culture
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Select 3.0 credts from the following:3.0
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Major Requirements
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
TRN 120Basic Transportation Electricity5.0
TRN 140Transportation Climate Control2.0
TRN 170Pc Skills for Transportation2.0
AUB 111Painting & Refinishing I4.0
AUB 112Painting & Refinishing II4.0
AUB 121Non-Structural Damage I3.0
AUB 131Structural Damage I4.0
AUB 114Special Finishes2.0
AUB 122Non-Structural Damage II4.0
AUB 132Structural Damage II4.0
AUB 136Plastics & Adhesives3.0
AUB 162Autobody Estimating2.0
TRN 180Basic Welding for Transportation3.0
Technical Electives
Select 5.0 Credits from the Following:5.0
Mechanical & Electrical Components I
Basic Welding for Transportation Lab
Transportation Climate Control Lab
Work-Based Learning I
Work-Based Learning II
Total Credits67

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (D60130)

Diploma Awarded

A Diploma in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required as the foundation of a career in this area.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites. Check the Courses section for details.

Note: Students must furnish required hand tools, textbooks, respirator and protective clothing. A list of these items can be obtained from an instructor or the program chair. Call the program chair at 704.330.4153 for a list.

Contact Information

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program is in the Transport Systems Technologies Division. For more information, call the program chair at 704.330.4153 or the Transport Systems Technology Division at 704.330.4122.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
or ENG 101 Applied Communications I
MAT 110Mathematical Measurement and Literacy3.0
Major Requirements
AUB 111Painting & Refinishing I4.0
AUB 112Painting & Refinishing II4.0
AUB 114Special Finishes2.0
AUB 121Non-Structural Damage I3.0
AUB 122Non-Structural Damage II4.0
AUB 131Structural Damage I4.0
AUB 132Structural Damage II4.0
AUB 136Plastics & Adhesives3.0
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
TRN 180Basic Welding for Transportation3.0
AUB 162Autobody Estimating2.0
WBL 112Work-Based Learning I2.0
AUB 141Mechanical & Electrical Components I3.0
TRN 180ABasic Welding for Transportation Lab1.0
Total Credits47

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Certificates (C60130)

The certificates listed below can be earned in the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (D60130) program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required as the foundation of a career in this area.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites. Check the Courses section for details.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Commercial Driver's License Instructor at 704.330.4158 or the Transport Systems Technologies Division at 704.330.4122.

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Painting and Refinishing (C60130-C1)

This certificate is also available to high school students enrolled in Career and College Promise.

Major Requirements
AUB 111Painting & Refinishing I4.0
AUB 112Painting & Refinishing II4.0
AUB 114Special Finishes2.0
AUB 136Plastics & Adhesives3.0
Total Credits13

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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Collision Repair (C60130-C2)

Major Requirements
AUB 121Non-Structural Damage I3.0
AUB 122Non-Structural Damage II4.0
AUB 131Structural Damage I4.0
AUB 132Structural Damage II4.0
TRN 180Basic Welding for Transportation3.0
Total Credits18

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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Autobody Estimating (C60130-C3)

Major Requirements
AUB 131Structural Damage I4.0
AUB 132Structural Damage II4.0
AUB 162Autobody Estimating2.0
WBL 112Work-Based Learning I2.0
Total Credits12

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Courses

AUB 111. Painting & Refinishing I. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the proper procedures for using automotive refinishing equipment and materials in surface preparation and application. Topics include federal, state, and local regulations, personal safety, refinishing equipment and materials, surface preparation, masking, application techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and use proper equipment and materials in refinishing following accepted industry standards.

AUB 112. Painting & Refinishing II. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course covers advanced painting techniques and technologies with an emphasis on identifying problems encountered by the refinishing technician. Topics include materials application, color matching, correction of refinishing problems, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to perform spot, panel, and overall refinishing repairs and identify and correct refinish problems.

Prerequisites: Take AUB 111

AUB 114. Special Finishes. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces multistage finishes, custom painting, and protective coatings. Topics include base coats, advanced intermediate coats, clear coats, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and apply specialized finishes based on accepted industry standards.

Prerequisites: Take AUB 111

AUB 121. Non-Structural Damage I. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces safety, tools, and the basic fundamentals of body repair. Topics include shop safety, damage analysis, tools and equipment, repair techniques, materials selection, materials usage, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and repair minor direct and indirect damage including removal/repairing/replacing of body panels to accepted standards.

AUB 122. Non-Structural Damage II. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course covers safety, tools, and advanced body repair. Topics include shop safety, damage analysis, tools and equipment, advanced repair techniques, materials selection, materials usage, movable glass, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and repair or replace direct and indirect damage to accepted standards including movable glass and hardware.

AUB 131. Structural Damage I. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces safety, equipment, structural damage analysis, and damage repairs. Topics include shop safety, design and construction, structural analysis and measurement, equipment, structural glass, repair techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and perform repairs to a vehicle which has received light/moderate structural damage.

AUB 132. Structural Damage II. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an in-depth study of structural damage analysis and repairs to vehicles that have received moderate to heavy structural damage. Topics include shop safety, structural analysis and measurement, equipment, structural glass, advanced repair techniques, structural component replacement and alignment, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and perform repairs according to industry standards.

Prerequisites: Take AUB 131

AUB 136. Plastics & Adhesives. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers safety, plastic and adhesive identification, and the various repair methods of automotive plastic components. Topics include safety, identification, preparation, material selection, and the various repair procedures including refinishing. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, remove, repair, and/or replace automotive plastic components in accordance with industry standards.

AUB 141. Mechanical & Electrical Components I. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the basic principles of automotive mechanical and electrical components. Topics include personal and environmental safety and suspension and steering, electrical, brake, heating and air-conditioning, cooling, drive train, and restraint systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify system components and perform basic system diagnostic checks and/or repairs according to industry standards.

AUB 162. Autobody Estimating. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a comprehensive study of autobody estimating. Topics include collision damage analysis, industry regulations, flat-rate and estimated time, and collision estimating manuals. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and interpret a damage report.