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Automotive Body Repair Technology Certificate Level 1, 2 and A.A.S. (47.0603)

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

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

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.
Automotive Body Repair Technology Two-Year Certificate add

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
ABDR 1419 Basic Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1331 Basic Refinishing 3
ABDR 2255 Collision Repair Estimating 2
Total 12

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
ABDR 1458 Air Conditioning Control Principles 4
ABDR 1449 Automotive Plastic and Sheet Molded
Compound Repair 4
ABDR 1441 Structural Analysis/Damage Repair I 4
Total 12

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
ABDR 2441 Major Collision Repair and Panel
Replacement 4
ABDR 1442 Structural Analysis and Paint Matching 4
Total 11

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
ABDR 2449 Advanced Refinishing 4
ABDR 2431 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III 4
ABDR 22801 Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision
and Repair Technology/Technician 2
Total 10
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 45

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.
Automotive Body Repair Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree add
General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Natural Science & Math 3
Other 6
Total General Education Courses 15
Technical Education Courses 45
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
ABDR 1419 Basic Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1331 Basic Refinishing 3
ABDR 2255 Collision Repair Estimating 2
Elective Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
ABDR 1458 Intermediate Refinishing 4
ABDR 1449 Automotive Plastic and Sheet Molded
Compound Repair 4
ABDR 1441 Structural Analysis/Damage Repair I 4
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications 3
Total 15

Summer Session

Course Number Title Credit
Elective Speech Communications 3
Elective Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Total 6

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
ABDR 2441 Major Collision Repair and Panel
Replacement 4
ABDR 1442 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II 4
Elective College Level Mathematics 3
Total  14

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
ABDR 2449 Advanced Refinishing 4
ABDR 2431 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III 4
ABDR 22801 Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision
and Repair Technology/Technician 2
Total 10
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

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.

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