Become a Skilled Automotive Body Repair Technician

About the Program

Auto Collision Repair Technology is an instructional program designed to prepare students for entry level into the collision repair, frame, 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 leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board-approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Auto Collision Repair Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
ABT 1146 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I 6
ABT 1153 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II 3
ABT 1223 - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I 3
ABT 1313 - Refinishing I 3
ABT 1443 - Mechanical and Electrical Components I 3
LLS 1721 Employment Readiness 1**

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
ABT 1236 - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II 6
ABT 1323 - Refinishing II 3
ABT 1453 - Mechanical and Electrical Components II 3
ABT 2336 - Refinishing III 6

Total Credits: 36/37

Auto Collision Repair Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
ABT 2163 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III 3
ABT 2243 - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III 3
ABT 2913 - Special Problem in Collision Repair Technology 3

Total Credits: 9

Total Clock Hours: 900

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I or LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness and SPT 2172 - Interpersonal Communication 3**
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 14/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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