Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing

  • Auto Body
    Length 1,400 Hours
    Admissions Contact Nancy Stevens -
    Course Information S.Passe/R.Johnston/B.Olsen - 727-893-2500 ext. 2560
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    Mission: The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment as automotive body repairers, painters, repairer helpers, and painter helpers.

    Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing consists of two programs: Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing 1 – T400100 (750 hours) and Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing 2 – T400200 (650 hours).

    Students must complete Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing 1 or demonstrate mastery of the program outcomes prior to enrollment in Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing 2.

    These programs consist of a planned sequence of courses.

    Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing 1

    Paint and Body Helper - Course ARR0210 (250 hours) – Content includes basic vehicle and industry knowledge, shop and safety skills, business management skills, and preparation of vehicles for repairing and refinishing.

    Paint and Body Assistant - Course ARR0213 (250 hours) – includes skills in basic welding, applying body fillers, metal finishing, preparing surface for refinishing, and selecting and applying appropriate paints and finishes.

    Auto Collision Estimator - Course ARR0020 (100 hours) - Content builds on previous courses and includes analyzing body damage, creating damage reports and estimating live work.

    Frame and Body Repairman - Course ARR0313 (150 hours) - Includes skills in the repair, replacement and adjustment of outer body parts; the inspection, measuring, and repairing of unibody vehicles; and the inspection and repair of frame type vehicle bodies.

    Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing 2

    Automotive Refinishing - Course ARR0127 (325 hours) - Content builds on previous courses and includes a focus on selection and application of paints and finishes, surface preparation, spray equipment operation, and causes and cures of finish defects.

    Automotive Body Repairer - Course ARR0240 (325 hours) - Content includes advanced techniques of knowledge gained in previous courses plus refinishing of metal parts and panels, applying body fillers, performing miscellaneous repairs and the repair of fiberglass and plastic components.

    Distance Education: Not available at this time

    Industry Certification(s): S/P2 Collision Safety
    S/P2 Collision Pollution Prevention

    ICAR Certification
    Students are prepared and trained for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing. Upon completion of the 1400 hour program, students receive the equivalent of a year of industry experience toward the two years of work experience necessary to take the following ASE Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician certification exams:
    • Mechanical and Electrical Components (B5)
    • Non-structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B3)
    • Painting and Refinishing (B2)
    • Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B4)
    • Damage Analysis and Estimating (B6)

    Program graduates are also eligible to become certified through the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR).

    Related Links

    National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
    International-Collision Auto Repair (ICAR)

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

    Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).  Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9.

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