Auto Body Repair Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in auto body repair technology. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 77 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 62 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AUTB 1015 Glass, Trim, and Welding Theory
Course includes study of glass installation, servicing, automotive trim, and a study of MIG welding procedures. Course also emphasizes the theory of expansion, contraction, and distortion of sheet metal along with problems and control.
AUTB 1035 Glass, Trim, and Welding Lab
Involves servicing both fixed and adjustable glass, moldings, and interior trimming. A study of MIG welding emphasizes the theory of expansion, contraction, and distortion of sheet metal along with problems and control.
AUTB 1050 Panel Adjustment and Metalworking Theory
Course includes study of basic metalworking procedures, terminology, and metallurgy. Also includes the effect of impact on automobile sheet metal, its classification, analysis, repair procedures, and proper adjustments of all body bolts on panels.
AUTB 1060 Panel Adjustment and Metalworking Lab
Course includes minor collision damage repair, including the effect of force on shape, basic straightening operations, and proper adjustment of all body bolt on panels.
AUTB 1210 Major Body Damage Repair Theory
Includes instructions in car body design, the use of plastic body filler, body lead, and various auto body materials. Also includes fiberglass repair, plastic welding, MIG welding, portapowers and alignment equipment, power tools and equipment, and basic electricity and chassis electrical systems.
AUTB 1245 Major Damage and Metalworking Lab
Covers all major panel replacement and repair operations, including replacement of weld-on panels, sections and straightening major damaged panels. Also includes the repair of basic automotive electrical systems
AUTB 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and the employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. First year completion of the Auto Body Technology program required.
AUTB 2015 Paint Care and Refinishing Theory
Extensive study of detailing procedures, automotive refinishing, surface preparation, undercoats and automotive colors. Course also includes proper use of refinishing tools and equipment required in minor spot repair to major auto refinishing projects.
AUTB 2025 Paint Care and Refinishing Lab
Involves the proper use of materials, equipment, and refinishing techniques used to restore and refinish all types of automotive paint finishes.
AUTB 2215 Frame and Heavy Collision Theory
A study of frame and unitized body terminology and measuring including the effects of impact, its classification, analysis and repair procedures. All phases of collision repair including methods and procedures of estimating collision damage, calculating estimates according to local standards on live projects, as well as, business practices involved in estimating and acquainting students with the shop manager’s role in organizing the shop and its equipment along with customer relations, and employer-employee relations.
AUTB 2225 Frame and Heavy Collision Lab
Involves application of frame measuring, diagnosis and repair of all types of damage, including suspension using the latest frame equipment available to restore major collision projects to industry standard.
AUTB 2250 Applied Body Repair Lab
Covers all major repair operations, with emphasis on the more complex repair and refinishing encountered in auto body repair. Provides essential knowledge and skills to perform all operations necessary to put a vehicle back into service under actual shop conditions.

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Workplace Communication
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Technical Mathematics I
This course provides the math skills required in career/technical fields. The course includes a review of arithmetic operations, exponents, algebraic operations, and right triangle trigonometry with empasis placed applications.

Science or Technology or Exploratory Studies 4-6 Credit Hours

CAPL 1290 and INFO 1000 required, select one additional course
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1000 Basic Computer Applications
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.
LEAD 1010 Introduction to Community Leadership
The course provides an overview of core competencies for community leadership. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics and speakers thus enhancing their understanding of effective leadership, cultural dynamics, and the resources necessary to sustain and revitalize a community. Students will study effective techniques for framing ideas, how to build and use social capital, and how to mobilize resources. This course challenges each student to select a community and design a community engagement strategy.
INDT 1040 Industrial Process Dynamics
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of industrial physics that are frequently encountered in the work place. Principles of mass, velocity, flow, temperature, pressure, heat, gases, liquids, solids, fluid systems, energy, work, power, torque and heat energy transfer are covered.
CAPL 1290 Introduction to Job Search and Employment
Basic course in analysis of qualifications and operation of cooperative internship programs, locating and researching a prospective business or company, developing a resume and cover letter, and preparing for an employment interview.
HVAC 2230 Physics of Building Science
Study of basic principles of building science to assess energy efficiency in a home while also monitoring conditions that have a direct impact on human health and safety. Students will learn how to perform calculations to meet ventilation requirements and determine thermal efficiency. Student will also learn how to use diagnostic equipment to ensure systems are functioning together correctly to maximize home performance, comfort, energy efficiency, safety, and durability.

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.

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