• Program: Auto Body Collision Technology
  • Degree: Occupational Certificate
  • Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 17
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Refinishing Assistants buff cars and trucks, install detail, sand, tape, mix paint and paint small jobs and used cars.

Career Opportunities

Auto Body Technicians work for automotive dealerships, independent auto shops, government agencies and other organizations that maintain their own fleets of trucks and cars. As a Refinishing Technician`s Assistant the student will work with a Journeyman Painter who will direct the student in the refinish environment. There are also opportunities to be employed as an insurance adjuster, manufacturer`s representative, auto service and sales person or wholesale parts and tool sales person.

Award Outcomes:

  • Solve paint application problems.
  • Apply primer surfacer to paint company and industry standards.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 14 Credits
  • ABCT1240 Detailing 2
  • ABCT1255 Environmental Health, Safety and Equipment Preparation for Finishes 4
  • ABCT1260 Surface Preparing and Finish Application 4
  • ABCT1265 Tinting and Blending 4
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 3 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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