The Automotive Trades: Autobody Repair Program prepares students for employment in the Automotive Collision Repair 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 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-$3,000 depending on the source and quality of the tools. A list of the required tools will be made available to the students.
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 be I-CAR Pro-Level I and II certified, in both Refinish and Non-Structural Technician.