Offered at the Levelland Campus
Students who have completed the Automotive Collision Repair Basic Skills Certificate may elect to continue their training by completing the following curriculum and receive an Advanced Skills Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Collision Repair. Successful graduates will be trained in all the necessary skills required to enter the workforce as an entry-level technician. Emphasis is placed on advanced skills in surface preparation, straightening damaged parts, refinish techniques, reading damage reports, damage repair, interior trim and glass removal and installation, welding, heating and cooling systems, plastic repair and the theory of vehicle structure design. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.
This is a TSI-waived certificate. Students declaring this major are not subject to the TSI regulations unless they enroll in a course outside the prescribed curriculum.
Program advisor is Bob Hotaling, assistant professor of automotive collision repair technology.
Certificate of Proficiency