• Program: Auto Body Collision Technology
  • Degree: Occupational Certificate
  • Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16
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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.

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.

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.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 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
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 3 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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