Academic Catalog

Automotive Restoration & Customization — Finishing Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 4-6 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters, by instructor permission only.
Prerequisites
Automotive Collision Technician, or equivalent.

Focuses on exterior repair and restoration, customization, preparation for paint, stock, and/or custom finishing.

Designed to provide entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to restore and/or customize vehicles.

Students will participate in realistic training activities as part of their educational experience and/or will work on their own projects.

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 and have the required tools by the start of the second quarter. They must also successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 091 by the end of the third quarter.

Recommended Electives

  • ARCF 130
  • ARCF 133
  • ARCF 159
  • ARCF 170

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
ARCF 103Fundamentals & Shop Equipment3
ARCF 109Welding & Metal Skills4
ARCF 114Basic Repairs & Assembly8
ARCF 119Custom Fabrication6
ARCF 124Refinishing Equipment4
ARCF 129Refinish Preparation7
ARCF 134Custom Refinishing6
ARCF 141Surface Imperfections/Show & Shine4
ARCF 154Automotive Restoration & Customization Finishing Lab9
ARCF 167Custom Paint Application3
ARCF 168Applied Metal Skills3
English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking5
Any 100-Level Math Class5
General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)5
 Technical Credits72

Fundamentals & Shop Equipment

Item #
ARCF 103
Total Credits
3

Covers shop safety, fundamentals of tool use and proper use of shop equipment. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Welding & Metal Skills

Item #
ARCF 109
Total Credits
4

Covers welding, heating and cutting techniques using MIG and oxyacetylene equipment. Students will learn safe handling and correct metal-forming techniques of sheet metal. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Basic Repairs & Assembly

Item #
ARCF 114
Total Credits
8

Covers basic repair and assembly procedures for bolt-on body components.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Custom Fabrication

Item #
ARCF 119
Total Credits
6

Explores basic customizing techniques used on original factory parts, as well as fabrication of custom parts. 

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

Item #
ARCF 124
Total Credits
4

Explores refinishing equipment use and maintenance.

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

Item #
ARCF 129
Total Credits
7

Explores corrosion protection and vehicle refinish preparation.

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

Item #
ARCF 134
Total Credits
6

Covers topcoat, clear coat and custom refinishing.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Surface Imperfections/Show & Shine

Item #
ARCF 141
Total Credits
4

Covers paint-application problem-solving and show detailing.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Automotive Restoration & Customization Finishing Lab

Item #
ARCF 154
Total Credits
9

Finish projects and competencies in restoration and/or customizing. Nine credits in summer quarter; variable credit other three quarters.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Custom Paint Application

Item #
ARCF 167
Total Credits
3

Covers application of custom masking, topcoat shading and graphics. 

Prerequisites
Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Applied Metal Skills

Item #
ARCF 168
Total Credits
3

Covers application of previously acquired metal skills as they relate to the student’s project work. 

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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This page was last updated on July 23, 2015.