Academic Catalog

Refinishing Technician Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 3 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters
Prerequisites
Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive or equivalent.

Skilled automotive collision refinishing technicians may be employed in new car dealerships, independent auto collision shops, as well as industrial and government agency motor pools.

Graduates of this program will enter the trade with considerable practical skills gained through hands-on repair experience throughout the program.

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 and have the required tools by the start of the second quarter.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
IAUT 102Introduction to Automotive Trades3
IAUT 104Introduction to Automotive Electrical4
IAUT 115Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes5
IAUT 130Automotive HVAC2
IAUT 139Basic Automotive Welding5
ACT 141Auto Body Aluminum Repair4
ACT 145Collision Estimating5
ACT 151Refinish Equipment Preparation6
ACT 154Topcoat Refinishing8
ACT 156Pre-Prime Preparation5
ACT 157Post-Prime Preparation5
ACT 166CAPSurface Imperfections/Exterior Trim5
ACT 171Plastic Refinishing5
English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking5
Any 100-Level Math Class5
General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)5
 Technical Credits77

Introduction to Automotive Trades

Item #
IAUT 102
Total Credits
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.

Co-requisites
IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Introduction to Automotive Electrical

Item #
IAUT 104
Total Credits
4

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.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Item #
IAUT 115
Total Credits
5

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.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Automotive HVAC

Item #
IAUT 130
Total Credits
2

Students will learn auto HVAC system diagnosis and proper service techniques.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 139.
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Basic Automotive Welding

Item #
IAUT 139
Total Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive welding. Includes basic welding using Oxy-Fuel, MIG and other processes used in automotive repair.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130.
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Auto Body Aluminum Repair

Item #
ACT 141
Total Credits
4

This course is an introduction to aluminum body repair.

Prerequisites
ACT 102-125.
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Collision Estimating

Item #
ACT 145
Total Credits
5

Covers collision damage estimating, reviewing work orders and acquiring work skills for job success. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Refinish Equipment Preparation

Item #
ACT 151
Total Credits
6

Covers paint-shop equipment and painting fundamentals.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Topcoat Refinishing

Item #
ACT 154
Total Credits
8

Covers color matching, final masking, surface cleaning and topcoat finishing. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Pre-Prime Preparation

Item #
ACT 156
Total Credits
5

Explores corrosion protections and vehicle refinish preparation. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Post-Prime Preparation

Item #
ACT 157
Total Credits
5

Explores final preparations, blocking and final sanding for application of topcoat. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Surface Imperfections/Exterior Trim

Item #
ACT 166CAP
Total Credits
5

Covers paint-application problem solving, final detailing, decals and trimming.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Plastic Refinishing

Item #
ACT 171
Total Credits
5

Covers paint-shop equipment and painting fundamentals as they relate to plastics.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking

Total Credits
5
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Any 100-Level Math Class

Total Credits
5
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General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)

Total Credits
5
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