Autobody Repair
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Program Description

The Automotive Trades: Autobody Repair Program prepares students for employment in the automotive industry. Students may study full- or part-time for an Associate Degree in Applied Science day or part-time evening.

The curriculum includes the study of theory as well as practical applications of theory. Students enrolling full-or part-time in the A.A.S. Program will take their laboratory work in a fully equipped, up-to-date facility at the South Campus. To be admitted to the program, a student needs to follow the application procedures described in this catalog. Each student must have his/her own basic tool kit and will be admitted to laboratory classes only upon satisfying minimum tool requirements. The approximate cost of the tools is $1,000-$1,200. A list of the necessary tools will be available to the students during the first week of classes.

Graduates of the Autobody Repair Program will be eligible for advanced degree training and positions as body technicians, painting technicians, body shop managers, collision estimators, and auto appraisers. Graduates will also be eligible for I-CAR Gold Points.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Hegis: 5306.0
Curriculum Code: 0453
Campus Location: South
Engineering & Technologies Division

Available at:

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
Math I
1 Year Science (Chemistry or Physics)

Recommended HS Courses And/Or Experiences:

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Autobody Repair Shops
Auto Insurance Estimating Centers


Did You Know?

A significant number of courses have been renumbered as part of the State University of New York's policies which promote student mobility, through transfer of academic credit, to other SUNY institutions. All courses should be numbered at the 100-200 levels. The Listing Reference contains both the old and new numbers which should aid students in their choice of courses.


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