Auto Body Collision Technology

Auto Body Collision Technology



This certificate prepares students to perform non-structural repairs. This includes panel repairs of four hours or less, bolt-on panel replacements and weld-on panel replacements.

Program Title:
Auto Body Collision Technology

Award Type:
Occupational Certificate

Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16
Award Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate electrical circuit repairs.
  • Perform repairs on plastics.
  • Create damage report utilizing the procedure pages.
  • Perform proper replacement techniques on structural parts.
  • Apply straightening techniques on structural parts.
  • Demonstrate stationary glass replacement.
  • Solve paint application problems.
  • Apply primer surfacer to paint company and industry standards.
  • Perform techniques for removing and replacing bolt-on parts.
  • Body fill a one hour dent to industry standards.
  • Execute MIG welding metal procedures according to I-CAR standards.
  • Demonstrate metal cutting using an oxy/act torch.

Career Opportunities:
Auto Body Technician Assistants work for automotive dealerships, independent auto shops, government agencies and other organizations that maintain their own fleets of trucks and cars. As a Non-structural Repair Technician Assistant the student will assist the Journeyman in repairing and replacing components in the day-to-day operations of vehicle repair.

Choose Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 13 Credits
ABCT1145 Cutting, Heating and MIG Welding 3
ABCT1150 Trim, Moveable Glass and Hardware 2
ABCT1155 Metal Straightening and Body Filler I 4
ABCT1160 Bolt-on, Weld-on Panel Replacement and Alignment 4
Technical Studies Electives: 3 Credits
ABCT1165 Using Body Filler II 2
ABCT2495 Auto Body Internship I 4
ABCT2600 Collision Lab 1-8
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 0 Credits