The Collision Repair Technology Program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to enter the collision repair industry. The Collision Repair student will study the theory of repair and actually perform each of the different types of repairs (panel replacement, frame straightening, refinishing, etc.) on damaged vehicles.
The students will work in a controlled, safe environment and have hands-on training on modern equipment including:
This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
Graduates of this program will satisfy an industry need for well-educated and technically-trained people. Typical positions available in the collision industry include:
In addition to the general admission requirements, Collision Repair Technology applicants should be aware of the following criteria:
A minimum of one year of high school Algebra I is recommended.
Basic skills in written English are required.
A basic automotive tool kit and roll cabinet are required . A copy of the required tool list is available at the bottom of this page. Accepted students needing tools may purchase tool kits at a college sponsored Tool Day in August at a substantial discount. Approximate tool kit cost to the student is between $1,600.00 and $3,500.00 depending on the manufacturer. Prices are subject to change.
Students are expected to possess a good work ethic and a strong desire to learn.
A clean, valid drivers license is normally required for employment in the automotive repair industry. (See Program Coordinator for details.)
|ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE in COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY|
|AUTN121||Automotive Service and Maintenance**||2||4||4|
|CRTN101||Basic Collision Repair**||2||6||4|
|AUTN114||Automotive Suspension and Steering||2||4||4|
|CRTN105||Basic Auto Body Refinishing||2||6||4|
|MTHN103||Topics in Applied College Mathematics - OR||3||0||3|
|General Education: Group E Elective||4||0||4|
|BCPN101||Computer Technology and Applications||2||2||3|
|General Education: Group A Elective||3||0||3|
|AUTN113||Automotive Electricity & Wiring||2||3||3|
|CRTN201||Advanced Collision Repair||2||4||4|
|CRTN210||Structural Analysis and Repair||2||4||4|
|SCIN150||Physical Science 1||3||2||4|
|CRTN235||Collision Mechanical & Electrical Systems||2||3||3|
|General Education: Group D Elective||3||0||3|
|AUTN221||Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning||2||3||3|
|CRTN225||Advanced Automotive Refinishing||2||8||5|
|CRTN230||Collision Estimating & Repair: A Capstone Experience||2||6||4|
|General Education: Group C Elective||3||0||3|
|General Education: Group F or G Elective||3||0||3|
|Total 68/69 Credits|
*This course may be waived by Accuplacer text scores or by Math department placement exam. These credits do not count towards graduation.
**A student must earn a "C" or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.
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