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Automotive Body Repair Technology Certificate Level 1 (47.0603)

Automotive Body Repair Technology Certificate Level 1 (47.0603) Uvalde Campus


Faculty and Staff

L Fernandez
Luis M. Fernandez
Business, Industrial, and Technical
Studies Division Chair
Email
(830) 591-7304

J Aviles
John Aviles
Instructor
Email
(830) 591-4161

Purpose

The purpose of the Automotive Body Repair Technology program is to give students the training needed to repair collision damage, straighten frames and replace body panels.  Instruction will also be given in welding, cutting, painting and estimating.  Students will learn the use of fiberglass and plastic fillers.  Graduates of the program will be employable as entry-level service technicians at an independent shop or dealership.


Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted to the Automotive Body Repair Technology program through the regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section).  Students will receive a one-year Certificate, two-year Certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree upon satisfactory completion of the program of study and upon making formal application for graduation (see Curricula section).

The Automotive Body Repair Technology program carries three award options, a one-year Certificate, a two-year Certificate, and an A.A.S. degree.  The one-year Certificate is TSI exempt, however, those not meeting TSI requirements are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate developmental course(s).

Students who wish to pursue the two-year A.A.S. degree or the two-year certificate must meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.


Program of Study

Automotive Body Repair Technology One-Year Certificate add

Program of Study

Fall Semester

Automotive Body Repair Technology One-Year Certificate Program of Study Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Technology 3
ABDR 1419 Basic Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1331 Basic Refinishing 3
ABDR 2255 Collision Repair Estimating 2
Total 12

Spring Semester

Automotive Body Repair Technology One-Year Certificate Program of Study Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
ABDR 1458 Intermediate Refinishing 4
ABDR 1449 Automotive Plastic and Sheet Molded
Compound Repair 4
ABDR 14411 Structural Analysis/Damage Repair I 4
Total 12
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 24

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.

π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Standard tuition and fees are assessed to each student as indicated in Finances section.  Lab and uniform fees are also assessed (see Course Descriptions).  Each student can also expect to purchase a tool set.

Tool Set (approximate cost) $600


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