Automotive Collision Repair Technology, Certificate I

Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Certificate I


The Automotive Collision Repair Technology curriculum is specialized to train students to become reliable and efficient automotive collision repair technicians. The program’s curriculum is updated periodically to reflect the skills needed for the modern technician in the ever-evolving automotive collision repair industry.


The  Automotive Collision Repair study provides training in various areas of specialization, including: automotive plastic and sheet molded compound repair, refinishing, estimating job repairs, color analysis and matching, suspension systems, structural analysis, and damage repair.


Plan of Study

Recommended Course Sequence Semesters Offered Credit Hours
Semester 1
ABDR 1303 - Vehicle Design and Structural Analysis Fall, Spring 3
ABDR 1307 - Collision Repair Welding Fall, Spring 3
ABDR 1419 - Basic Metal Repair Fall, Spring 4
ABDR 1431 - Basic Refinishing Fall, Spring 4
14 Hours
Semester 2
ABDR 1441 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I Fall, Spring 4
ABDR 1458 - Intermediate Refinishing Fall, Spring 4
ABDR 2402 - Autobody Mechanical & Electrical Service Fall, Spring 4
ABDR 2441 - Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement Fall, Spring 4
16 Hours
Semester 3
ABDR 1323 - Collision Repair Steering and Suspension Fall, Spring 3
ABDR 1349 - Automotive Plastic and Sheet Molded Compound Repair Fall, Spring 3
ABDR 2255 - Collision Repair Estimating Fall, Spring 2
ABDR 2449 - Advanced Refinishing (Capstone) Fall, Spring 4
12 Hours

Students Must Consult With The Program Advisor For Entry Requirements.