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Auto Collision Repair and Finish Technician
Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 31-405-1

For Information: 414-571-4500

Overview — This two-semester program will prepare you for employment with automobile dealerships, independent body shops, specialized shops, franchise repair garages and manufacturing jobs requiring spray painting ability. When employment opportunities arise, and with the employer’s and instructor’s consent, portions of this program may be taken off campus for co-op credit.


Career Outlook — Based on the high number of passenger cars and trucks being produced, the need for automobile body technicians is at a high level. Employment prospects are promising for technicians trained in the complex design of unibody construction. Graduates typically obtain positions as painter, body repairer, estimator, assistant body shop manager and insurance company appraiser.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Use hand tools, power tools and shop equipment properly, with attention to safety measures
  • Analyze unibody damage
  • Blend and match various types of paints
  • Interpret manufacturer's manuals as well as aftermarket publications
  • Repair and paint damaged vehicles
  • Repair and/or replace damaged panels on vehicles


Preparation for Admission — The following is required for admission to the program:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement  assessment

A high school diploma or GED is recommended. Important to your success in the program are manual dexterity and the ability to distinguish colors. 

After admission to the program, you will need to have an automotive repair tool set.


Possible Careers:
Assistant Body Shop Manager
Body Repairer Estimator
Insurance Company Appraiser
Painter


Related Programs:
Automotive Maintenance Technician
Automotive Technology
Diesel and Powertrain Servicing

 

Start Dates: August/January


Curriculum effective 2013-14.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

 Credits

AUTOBY-300

Introduction to Auto Body Fundamentals

3

AUTOBY-301

Automobile Sheet Metal Correction

1

AUTOBY-302

Automobile Panel Straightening

2

AUTOBY-303

Body Servicing Equipment and Supplies

1

AUTOBY-304

Basic Auto Mechanical Systems

1

AUTOBY-305

Auto Body 1 ‡

5

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations

1

WELD-340

Welding for Auto Body Technicians

2

AUTOBY-310

Automobile Body Fundamentals ‡

4

AUTOBY-311

Automobile Frame Straightening ‡

3

AUTOBY-312

Electrical Servicing for Auto Body Repairing

1

AUTOBY-313

Surface Preparation and Color Matching ‡

1

AUTOBY-314

Front-End Alignment

1

AUTOBY-315

Auto Body 2 ‡

5

ENG-345

Communications 1

1

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.