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.
Students entering the Refinishing Technician Certificate from the Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Technician program will not be required to repeat equivalent courses upon entering the Refinishing Technician Certificate. They will be required to take IAUT 139 Basic Automotive Welding.
|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 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|
|COLL 102||College Success for All||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.
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|
College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond. This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers. The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures. This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.