Auto Body Collision Technology

Auto Body Collision Technology



Structural Assistants perform wheel alignments, replace suspension parts, prepare vehicles for structural repairs, perform minor structural repairs and replace panels. Prerequisite: Completion of Non-Structural Repair Technician Assistant certificate or two years related experience in industry.

Program Title:
Auto Body Collision Technology

Award Type:
Advanced Technical Certificate

Credits: Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 16
Award Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate electrical circuit repairs.
  • Perform proper replacement techniques on structural parts.
  • Apply straightening techniques on structural parts.
  • Demonstrate stationary glass replacement.
  • 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 Technicians work for automotive dealerships, independent auto shops, government agencies and other organizations that maintain their own fleets of trucks and cars. As a Structural Repair Technician the student will work with a Body Repair Technician who will guide the student in the repair, replacement and alignments of vehicles needing these repairs.

Choose Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 16 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 12 Credits
ABCT2006 Stationary Glass Replacement 1
ABCT2015 Steering and Suspension 2
ABCT2040 Restraint Systems 1
ABCT2051 Damage Analysis and Straightening Structural Parts 4
ABCT2055 Panel Replacement and Restoring Corrosion Protection 4
Technical Studies Electives: 4 Credits
ABCT2000 Advanced Welding Methods 1
ABCT2060 Straightening Structural Parts II 1
ABCT2495 Auto Body Internship I 4
ABCT2501 Auto Body Internship II 4
ABCT2600 Collision Lab 1-8
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 0 Credits