Skilled automotive collision technicians may be employed in new car dealerships, independent auto collision shops, and industrial and government agency motor pools.
Graduates of this program may enter the trade with considerable practical skills gained through actual hands-on repair experience throughout the program.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
To remain in the program all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes, required tools by the start of the second quarter and successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 091 by the end of the third quarter.
Students pursuing an AAT degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone-project, diversity and computer-literacy requirements.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|IAUT 102||Introduction to Automotive Trades||3|
|IAUT 104||Introduction to Automotive Electrical||4|
|IAUT 115||Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes||5|
|IAUT 130||Automotive HVAC||2|
|IAUT 139||Basic Automotive Welding||5|
|ACT 102||Fundamentals of Collision Repair||3|
|ACT 106||Body Shop Equipment||3|
|ACT 110||Welding, Heating & Cutting||4|
|ACT 115||Plastics/SMC Repair||4|
|ACT 120||Glass, Trim & Hardware||5|
|ACT 125||Introduction to Metal Straightening||3|
|ACT 132||Panel Replacement||6|
|ACT 133||Panel Repair||6|
|ACT 134CAP||Auto Collision Major Repair||5|
|ACT 141||Auto Body Aluminum Repair||4|
|ACT 145||Collision Estimating||5|
|ACT 151||Refinish Equipment Preparation||6|
|ACT 154||Topcoat Refinishing||8|
|ACT 156||Pre-Prime Preparation||5|
|ACT 157||Post-Prime Preparation||5|
|ACT 166CAP||Surface Imperfections/Exterior Trim||5|
|ACT 171||Plastic Refinishing||5|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)||5|
|Computer Literacy Requirements||3|
This course is an introduction to the automotive industry. Students will learn about the industry, automobile safety, pollution and hygiene, basic hand tools, fasteners and resume preparation.
This course is an introduction to automotive electrical systems. Students will learn electrical theory, basic electrical testing equipment and procedures and proper wire splicing and repairs.
This course is an introduction to automotive steering, suspension and braking systems. Students will learn the basic theory of these systems, how to put a vehicle on a lift and perform inspections, and how to perform a four-wheel alignment.
Students will learn auto HVAC system diagnosis and proper service techniques.
This course is an introduction to automotive welding. Includes basic welding using Oxy-Fuel, MIG and other processes used in automotive repair.
Explores career safety, industry certifications, vehicle construction and an overview of the career field.
Covers operating hand tools, power tools and shop equipment. Explores air systems and their design and function.
Covers the skills of welding, heating and cutting as they relate to the collision industry.
Explores plastic, fiberglass and SMC repairs as they relate to the collision industry.
Covers the practical skills used to repair and replace door locks and windows and to repair water leaks on car and truck bodies, interior parts and door skin.
Introduces basic body-panel straightening techniques.
Covers the fundamentals of replacing hoods, bumpers, fenders, grilles, lids and other bolted-on panels.
Covers metal-straightening fundamentals, including proper tool usage; application of fillers; and sanding for proper size, shape and texture.
Introduces vehicle damage measuring systems, straightening auto body structure and replacing structural components.
This course is an introduction to aluminum body repair.
Covers collision damage estimating, reviewing work orders and acquiring work skills for job success.
Covers paint-shop equipment and painting fundamentals.
Covers color matching, final masking, surface cleaning and topcoat finishing.
Explores corrosion protections and vehicle refinish preparation.
Explores final preparations, blocking and final sanding for application of topcoat.
Covers paint-application problem solving, final detailing, decals and trimming.
Covers paint-shop equipment and painting fundamentals as they relate to plastics.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|
|CAS 121CL||Word I||3|
|CAS 151CL||Access I||3|
|CPW 101CL||Programming Fundamentals||5|
|ARC 181CL||Introduction to AutoCAD||5|
|ARC 284CL||Applied AutoCAD||5|
|CAS 103CL||Online Learning with Canvas||3|
|CAS 115CL||Introduction to Computing||3|
|CAS 130CL||Excel I||3|
|CAS 135CL||Excel II||3|
|NSS 105CL||IT Essentials II||4|
|CAH 105CL||Computer Applications||5|
|ECS 110CL||Computer Essentials for the ECE Professional||4|
|ENV 245CL||Environmental Law II||5|
|GTC 123CL||Macintosh Operations & Image Acquisition||5|
|HS 110CL||Computer Applications for the Human Services Professional||3|
|MEC 140CL||Computer Programming and Logic||5|