Jefferson Davis Campus

Become a Skilled Automotive Body Repair Technician

About the Program

Collision Repair Technology is an instructional program designed to prepare students for entry level into the collision repair and refinishing trade. Upon completion of this program, the students will be prepared for beginning positions as body, frame, and refinish technicians.

What Students Learn

Students will be provided theory and practical repair and refinish work, beginning with basic applications and progressing on to heavy-collision repairs requiring major body and frame alignment and panel replacement.

  • Collision Repair
  • Glass Replacement
  • Welding
  • Replacement fo Hardware and Trim Items
  • Cosmetic Repairs
  • Structural Repairs

Degree Options and Requirements

This program may lead to an Associate of Applied Science of Occupational Education Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college advisor for advisement.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board-approved Technical Attainment Assessment where applicable.

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Auto Collision Repair Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Auto Collision Repair Certificate

Course Credit(s)
ABT 1144 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I 4
ABT 1223 - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I 3
ABT 1313 - Refinishing I 3
ABT 1153 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II 3
ABT 1443 - Mechanical and Electrical Components I 3
ABT 1233 - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II 3
ABT 1324 - Refinishing II 4
ABT 1453 - Mechanical and Electrical Components II 3
ABT 2334 - Refinishing III 4

Total Credits: 30

Auto Collision Repair Diploma

Course Credit(s)
ABT 2163 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III 3
ABT 2244 - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III 4
ABT 2254 - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair IV 4
ABT 2344 - Refinishing IV 4

Total Credits: 15

A.A.S.O.E. Degree

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science 3/4 *
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/16


Articulated credit may be awarded for approved courses. Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

*MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email