Associate of Applied Science, Certificate

Collision Repair Technology

Goodman

Collision Repair Technology is an articulated certificate/technical instructional program designed to prepare students for entry level into the Collision Repair and Refinishing trade. Upon completion of this program, the student should be prepared for beginning positions as body, frame, and refinish technicians. Students will be provided theory and practical repair and refinish work beginning with basic applications and progressing on to heavy collision repairs requiring major body and frame alignment and panel replacement. The instruction includes all phases necessary to teach collision repair including glass replacement, welding, replacement of hardware and trim items, cosmetic, and structural repairs.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or an Advanced Technical Certificate.

Curriculum

Jobs

Career Opportunities

  • Refinisher
  • Automotive Detailer
  • Windshield Repair and Replacement Technician
  • Appraiser
  • Body Repair Technician

Contact

Emily Bennett
Administrative Assistant
Goodman Campus
M.R. Thorne Building
(662) 472-9058
ebennett@holmescc.edu
Collision Repair Technology

This program has provided me with basic skills and confidence to enter the workforce as a productive employee in the Collision Repair industry.

Alex McKibben, Goodman Campus

Course Descriptions

ABT 1143 - Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I
A course to provide skills and practice in welding and cutting procedures that are used in the collision repair industry. This course also covers the complete inspection and non-structural analysis of damaged vehicles. It is designed to enable the student to determine the conditions and severity of the damage, the repair or replacement of parts, the estimated repair time, and correct use of reference manuals. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 1153 - Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II
This course is a continuation of Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I. This course provides instruction and practice in the removal and reinstallation of glass. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 1213 - Collision Welding and Cutting
A course to provide skill and practice in welding and cutting procedures that are used in the industry. This course also covers the complete inspection and non-structural analysis of damaged vehicles. It is designed to enable the student to determine the conditions and severity of the damage, the repair or replacement of parts, the estimated repair time, and correct use of reference manuals. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 1223 - Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I
A course in the procedures and practices for metal finishing and body filling. This course also covers the complete inspection and non-structural analysis of damaged vehicles. It is designed to enable the student to determine the conditions and severity of the damage, the repair or replacement of parts, the estimated repair time, and correct use of reference manuals. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 1233-Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II
This course is a continuation of Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I. This course provides instruction for preparation principles and practices. One lecture. Four hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 1314 - Refinishing I
A course to provide skills and practices in vehicle preparation, cleaning, sanding, metal treatment, and masking. Included is determining imperfections in paint jobs. Emphasis is placed upon personal safety and environmental concerns. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ABT 1323 - Refinishing II
A continuation of Refinishing I. Included are types of paint defects, paint gun application, and maintenance procedures. One lecture. Four hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 1443-Mechanical & Electrical Components I
A course designed to provide theory and practice in the areas of restraint systems, cooling systems, and air conditioning/heating systems. An introduction to small business management techniques as applied to the collision repair shop. Includes computerized information and record systems. Also included are financial responsibilities, shop layout, inventory, and employee-employer relations. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

ABT 1453-Mechanical & Electrical Components II
A course designed to provide theory and practice in the areas of brakes and electrical. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

ABT 2163-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair III
This course is a continuation of Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II. This course provides instruction and practice in anybody inspection, measurement, and repair. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 2173-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair IV
This course is a continuation of Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III. This course provides the procedures and practices for frame inspection and repair. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 2243-Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair III
This course is a continuation of Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair II. This course provides instruction for outer body panel repair, replacement, and adjustment principles and practices. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 2253-Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair IV
This course is a continuation of Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair III. This course provides instruction and practice for the following areas: moveable glass, hardware associated with glass, plastics and adhesive. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 2333 - Refinishing III
A continuation of Refinishing II with emphasis on advanced painting techniques; including paint mixing, matching, and applying. One lecture. Four hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 2343-Refinishing IV
A continuation of Refinishing III with emphasis on advanced techniques of painting, including detailing. One lecture. Four hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ABT 291(1-3) - Special Problem in Collision Repair Technology (Pre- requisite: Consent of Instructor)
A course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other Collision Repair Technology courses. The instructor and student work closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of the project. One to three lectures. Two to six hours laboratory. One to three hours credit.

ABT 292(1-6) - Supervised Work Experience in Collision Repair Technology (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in Collision Repair Technology)
A course which is a cooperative program between industry and education designed to integrate the student's technical studies with industrial experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one semester hour per 45 industrial contact hours. One to six hours credit.