Automotive Collision Repair Technology
The automotive collision repair technology certificate program is designed in conjunction with the automotive technology and the welding technology programs to produce a highly knowledgeable and skilled entry level collision repair technician. The program covers all aspects of auto body repairs, metalworking, plastic repairs, panel replacements, restoration, refinishing, custom refinishing, basic structural repairs, damage estimating, student portfolio design and collision repair shop management.
The program follows the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) curriculum standards. Upon completion of this program a student will receive a certificate and may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test.
Completion of this certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies.
Institutional Proficiency Requirements
In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG095, MATH075 and READ095 that are outlined on page 77 to meet all graduation requirements.
Program Requirements (33 hours)
|AUTO100||Automotive Fundamentals||4 credits|
|AUTO154||Steering and Suspension||4 credits|
|CRT100||Introduction to Collision Repair||3 credits|
|CRT105||Introduction to Refinishing||3 credits|
|CRT110||Collision Repair Shop Management||3 credits|
|CRT115||Metal Working||3 credits|
|CRT120||Collision Repair II||3 credits|
|CRT125||Refinishing II||3 credits|
|CRT130||Auto Restoration and Customizing||3 credits|
|CRT140||Estimation for Collision Repair||3 credits|
|CRT295||CRT Capstone||1 credits|
Approved Electives (3 hours)
|AUTO104||Electrical and Electronic Systems I||5 credits|
|CRT135||Introduction to Airbrushing||3 credits|
|SMET105||Computer Use for Technology||3 credits|
|WLDG105||Introduction to Welding||3 credits|
Program Director: Gary MartinezPhone: (505)454-2522
Program Advisor: Anthony BacaPhone: (505)454-2591
ACCESS Center Personnel
Director: Renee MaestasPhone: (505)454-5355
Advisor: Melissa LopezPhone: (505)454-5357