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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair Pathway Description: Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field. 

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen. 

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Collision Repair and Refinishing program description: The collision repair and refinishing program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. Topics include instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating. 

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 65

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Basic Transp Electricity

Credit Hours: 

5.00
PC Skills for Transp

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Basic Welding for Transp

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Basic Welding for Transp Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Spring Semester

Painting and Refinishing I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Non-Structural Damage I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Transp Climate Control

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Transp Climate Cont Lab

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Structural Damage I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Plastics and Adhesives

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Special Finishes

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Non-Structural Damage II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Structural Damage II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Painting and Refinishing II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Autobody Estimating

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Suspension and Steering Sys

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Suspension and Steering Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00

or

Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

4.00