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Program Description

The Automotive Collision Repair Program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive collision repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes either major automotive collision repair or automotive painting and refinishing depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive an Automotive Collision Repair diploma which qualifies them as major collision repair technicians or painting and refinishing technicians.

Nature of the Work

Automotive body and related repairers, often called collision repair technicians, straighten bent bodies, remove dents, and replace crumpled parts that cannot be fixed.They repair all types of vehicles, and although some work on large trucks, buses, or tractor-trailers, most work on cars and small trucks.They can work alone, with
only general direction from supervisors, or as specialists on a repair team. In some shops, helpers or apprentices assist experienced repairers.

Employment

Automotive body and related repairers held about 185,900 jobs in 2008; about 10 percent specialized in automotive glass installation and repair.Around 62 percent of repairers worked for automotive repair and maintenance shops, while 17 percent worked for automobile dealers.A small number worked for wholesalers of motor vehicles, parts, and supplies.About 12 percent of automotive body repairers were self-employed.

Job Outlook

Employment of automotive body repairers is expected to grow by 1 percent over the 2008-18 decade.The number of vehicles on the road is expected to continue increasing over the next decade. This will lead to overall growth in the demand for collision repair services.The increasing role of technology in vehicles also will mean new opportunities for workers with expertise or training
in repairing particular makes and models of cars or working with specific materials.

Earnings

Median hourly wages of automotive body and related repairers, including incentive pay, were $17.81 in May 2008.The middle 50 percent earned between $13.74 and $23.57 an hour.The lowest 10 percent earned less than $10.75, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $30.17 an hour. Median hourly wages of automotive body and related repairers were $18.95 in automobile dealers and $17.40 in automotive repair and maintenance.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians and Aides, on the Internet at http://www.bls. gov/oco/ocos180.htm.


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There are no available degrees at this time, please check back with us regularly as new programs are added regularly.


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Automotive Collision Repair Diploma (45 hrs)
core courses
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
3
ENGL 1012 Fundamentals of English II
3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
2
Completion of one of the two specializations (Refinishing or Major Collision Repair in addition to the core occupational courses)
 
Automotive Collision Repair
occupational courses
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
ACRP 1000 Intro/Auto Collision Repair
4
ACRP 1005 Automobile Comp Repair&Replace
4
ACRP 1010 Foundations of Collision Repai
5
ACRP 1015 Fund of Automotive Welding
4
ACRP 1018 Mechanical and Electrical Syst
4
 
Refinishing
occupational courses
ACRP 2000 Introduction to Refinishing
5
ACRP 2005 Fundamentals of Refinishing I
5
ACRP 2008 Fundamentals of Refinishing II
3
ACRP 2009 Refinishing Internship
3
SPECIALIZATION
 
Major Collision Repair
occupational courses
ACRP 2010 Major Collision Repair
5
ACRP 2015 Major Collision Replacements
5
ACRP 2019 Major Collision Repair Intern
3
SPECIALIZATION
 


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Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I: AB51
ACRP 1000 Intro/Auto Collision Repair
4
ACRP 1005 Automobile Comp Repair&Replace
4
ACRP 1015 Fund of Automotive Welding
4
ACRP 1018 Mechanical and Electrical Syst
4
 
Automotive Refinishing Assistant I: ARA1
ACRP 1000 Intro/Auto Collision Repair
4
ACRP 1005 Automobile Comp Repair&Replace
4
ACRP 1010 Foundations of Collision Repai
5
 
Automotive Refinishing Assistant II: AP71
ACRP 2000 Introduction to Refinishing
5
ACRP 2005 Fundamentals of Refinishing I
5
 
Automotive Collision Repair Assistant II: AZ51
ACRP 1010 Foundations of Collision Repai
5
ACRP 2010 Major Collision Repair
5
ACRP 2015 Major Collision Replacements
5
 




*All program information subject to change without notice.

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Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

COMPASS SCORES
Min. Scores
Writing
Reading
Pre-Algebra
Algebra
Degree
Diploma
32
70
26
N/A



Instructors & Faculty

Underwood, Bill
Bonds, Elliott