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Auto Body Technology

Award Type: Associate in Science

The auto body curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry level career opportunities in the auto collision industry involving auto body metal repair, frame measurement and alignment, welding, automotive electrical, and refinishing techniques found in the collision industry. Emphasis is also given to safety, ethics, and work habits needed to succeed in the auto collision trade.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Auto Body Technology will:

  • Develop, practice and apply good work and safety habits while in the auto body workplace.
  • Develop work skills, involving plastic filler application, metal finishing, frame alignment, MIG welding and structural repair.
  • Apply vehicle service information skills to evaluate major damage and implement repair procedures.
  • Develop the ability to refinish vehicles using modern urethane paints and primers.
  • Develop occupational skills including; team work, work habits, ethics, and communication skills.
  • Identify estimating processes used in the collision industry

Program Requirements

A major of 23 units is required for the degree. Required core courses (17 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
AB 351 Auto Body - Metal 3.0
AB 353 Auto Body - Repair 3.0
AB 356 Automotive Painting Techniques 3.0
AB 358 Automotive Refinishing 3.0
AB 360 Collision Repair 5.0

Plus a minimum of 6 units from the following

Course Number Course Title Units
AB 300 Shop Math and Measurement 3.0
AT 303 Automotive Electricity 5.0
AB 370 SkillsUSA 3.0
WLDT 106 Beginning Welding 3.0

General Education Requirements

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