Automotive Refinishing Assistant I (ARA1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Embedded in Automotive Collision Repair Diploma)

Program Description:

The Automotive Refinishing Assistant I certificate program prepares students for employment as assistants to lead and master technicians in an automotive collision repair shop. Topics covered include work safety, hand and power tools, basic component repair and replacement, and trim accessories and glass replacements.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION– Reading 218 ACCUPLACER- Reading Comprehension 36
Writing 222 Sentence Skills 30
Arithmetic 223 Arithmetic 23

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 13

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Courses 13 credits
ACRP 1000

This course provides instruction in procedures and practices necessary for safe and compliant operation of auto collision repair facilities. It introduces the structural configuration and identification of the structural members of various unibodies and frames used for automobiles as well as equipment and hand tools used in collision repair tasks.

ACRP 1005
Corequisite: ACRP 1000

This course provides instruction in removal and replacement methods of a variety of non-structural cosmetic and safety features of the automobile as well as bolt-on body panels.

ACRP 1010
Corequisites: ACRP 1000, ACRP 1005

This course introduces the materials, tools, and operations required to repair minor collision damage and it provides instruction in non-metallic auto body repair techniques.

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Program Chair

Instructor, Auto Collision
Artisan Hall

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