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Degrees & Certificates: Automotive

Automotive Collision-Automotive Collision Repair Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

This degree prepares individuals to forge a successful career as an automotive collision repair technician or other related areas including insurance estimators, parts specialists, collision shop service advisors, etc.  Students will take a total of 45 credits in Automotive Collision Repair classes that will combine the cumulative Non-Structural Repair Technician Certificate, Structural Repair Technician Certificate, and the Plastics Repair Technician Certificate with an additional 15 credits of general education classes to round out the degree.

Students will use up-to-date technology, the latest computer software / programs, advanced collision industry equipment, and learn from experienced experts from the collision industry.  Skills developed will be for computer and program application, repair techniques, shop workflow management, repair order processing, overall shop safety, and more. 
Automotive Collision Repair Technology, A.A.S. (2 years)

Non-Structural Repair Technician Certificate

Non-Structural Repair Certificate is a program certificate by which students have the chance to earn a 24 credit certificate in Non-Structural Repair.  Courses in the certificate apply to the Automotive Collision-Automotive Collision Repair Technology, (Associate of Applied Science), Degree.  Students earning a Non-Structural Repair Technician Certificate may find rewarding careers as a standalone Non-Structural Repair Technician or in many of the related fields of found in the analysis and damage repair of automotive body components.  This would include Non-Structural item preparation, outer body panel repairs, replacement, and adjustments, metal finishing and body filling, movable glass and hardware work, and automotive metal welding and cutting.  Additionally the certificate can be used to upgrade current skills, to apply for job advancement or enter a specific non-structural sector of the automotive collision industry. 
Non-Structural Repair Technician Certificate (2 semesters)

Structural Repair Technician Certificate

Structural Repair Technician Certificate is a program certificate by which students have the chance to earn a 16-credit certificate in Structural Repair.  Courses in the certificate apply to the Automotive Collision-Automotive Collision Repair Technology, (Associate of Applied Science), Degree.  Students earning a Structural Repair Technician Certificate may find rewarding careers as a Structural Repair Technician or in many of the related fields of found in the structural analysis and damage repair of automobiles.  This would include structural frame inspection and repair, unibody and unitized structure inspection, measurement, and repair, fixed glass removal and installation, and metal welding and cutting.  Additionally the certificate can be used to upgrade current skills, apply for job advancement or enter a specific structural sector of the automotive collision field. 
Structural Repair Technician Certificate (2 semesters)

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Plastics Repair Technician Certificate

Plastics Repair Technician Certificate is a program certificate by which students have the chance to earn a 10-credit certificate in Plastics Repair.  Courses in the certificate apply to the Automotive Collision-Automotive Collision Repair Technology, (Associate of Applied Science), Degree.  Students earning a Plastics Repair Technician Certificate may find rewarding careers as a Plastics Repair Technician or in many of the related fields of found in the plastics analysis and damage repair of automobiles.  This would include plastic inspection and repair of body components and other plastic items found in today’s modern vehicles.  Additionally the certificate can be used to upgrade current skills, apply for job advancement, or enter a specific plastics sector of the automotive collision field. 
Plastics Repair Technician Certificate (1 semester)

Refinish Technician Certificate

Refinish Technician Certificate is a program certificate by which students have the chance to earn a 24-credit certificate in Painting and Refinishing.  Courses in the certificate apply do not to the Automotive Collision-Automotive Collision Repair Technology, (Associate of Applied Science), Degree.  Students earning a Refinish Technician Certificate may find rewarding careers as a Painting or Refinishing Technician or in many of the related fields of found in the painting and refinishing of automobiles.  This would include painter, surface prep person, painter’s helper, and detailer.  Additionally the certificate can be used to upgrade current skills, apply for job advancement, or enter a specific paint related sector of the automotive collision field. 
Refinish Technician Certificate (2 semesters)

Damage Appraisal Estimating Certificate

Damage Appraisal Estimating Certificate is a program certificate by which students have the chance to earn a 4-credit certificate in Damage Appraisal Estimating.  Courses in the certificate do not apply to the Automotive Collision-Automotive Collision Repair Technology, (Associate of Applied Science), Degree.  Students earning a Damage Appraisal Estimating Certificate may find rewarding careers as a damage appraisal estimator or in many of the related fields found in the damage repair and appraisal of automotive body vehicles and components.  This would include estimator, adjustor, parts person.  Additionally the certificate can be used to upgrade current skills, apply for job advancement or enter a specific estimating sector of the automotive collision field. 
Damage Appraisal Estimating Certificate (1 semester)

Upholstery Certificate

Upholstery Certificate is a program certificate by which students have the chance to earn a 16-credit certificate in upholstery.  Courses in the certificate do not apply to the Automotive Collision-Automotive Collision Repair Technology, (Associate of Applied Science), Degree.  Students earning an Upholstery Certificate may find rewarding careers as an upholsterer or in many of the related fields found in the automotive upholstery field.  This would include upholsterer, helper, and top manufacturer.  Additionally the certificate can be used to upgrade current skills, apply for job advancement or enter a specific upholstery and interior specialist sector of the automotive collision field. 
Upholstery Certificate (6 semesters)

 

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