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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Curriculum Description

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become qualified technicians who possess the diverse skills required to perform quality repairs and proper refinishing techniques on automobile bodies and to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems.

Coursework includes classroom and laboratory experiences that integrate technical application with academic theory. Emphasis is placed on autobody fundamentals, painting and refinishing, structural and non-structural damage repair, mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement, and common industry practices.

Graduates should be qualified to take National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations and also for entry-level employment in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, or through self-employment, as collision repair and refinishing technicians.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A60130
NC CIP: 47.0603
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 1 4 0 3
AUB 131 Structural Damage I 2 4 0 4
AUB 134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
AUB 136 Plastics & Adhesives 1 4 0 3
AUB 160 Body Shop Operations 1 0 0 1
AUB 162 Autobody Estimating 1 2 0 2
   
    7 18 0 16

Spring Semester
AUB 111 Painting & Refinishing I 2 6 0 4
AUB 122 Non-Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
AUB 132 Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
AUB 150 Automotive Detailing 1 3 0 2
   
    7 21 0 14

Summer Term
AUB 112 Painting & Refinishing II 2 6 0 4
AUB 114 Special Finishes 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
   
    9 8 0 12

Fall Semester
AUB 141 Mech & Elec Components I 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Customizing Elective * * * 3
___ ___ Customizing Elective * * * 4
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
   
    5 2 0 13

Spring Semester
AUB 142 Mech & Elec Components II 3 9 0 6
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    6 9 0 12

Total Credit Hours: 67

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Customizing Elective - Select a maximum of 7 hours: AUC 111, AUC 112, AUC 117, AUC 285

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, ENG 125, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, or REL 110.

Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.