2013-2014 General Catalog 
    Oct 20, 2018  
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Collision Repair AAS (Major Code 6424)

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Offered at the Levelland Campus

The Automotive Collision Repair program is designed to prepare qualified graduates for entry-level employment in the collision repair industry.  The program provides students with skills necessary for employment as an automotive body/frame and refinishing technician.  Students successfully completing the curriculum described below will meet all requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Body and frame skills consists of vehicle structural design, measuring systems, manufacturer specifications, vehicle control points, build tolerance, metallurgy, steering and suspension, automotive electrical service and repair, writing through and accurate damage reports.  Refinishing skills consists of surface preparation, refinish materials, compressed air equipment maintenance and repair, HVLP refinishing equipment maintenance, repair and gun adjustments, color and texture matching through manufacturer variance program, refinish and blend techniques, tinting colors, polishing, compounding, masking for spot, panel and overall refinishing, laying out graphics, pin-striping and basic air brush techniques.

To qualify for the A.A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete a capstone experience in the final semester of the program, which consists of a comprehensive lab project and comprehensive written exam.

TSI waived Certificate of Proficiency options are also provided as program options.

Program advisor is Robert Hotaling, assistant professor of automotive collision repair technology.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total Semester Hours: 19

Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 18


*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take HUDV 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
** Consult program advisor for proper choice of courses.
*** CTE course that may articulate with high school.

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