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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - Structural Damage

Curriculum Description

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become qualified technicians who possess the diverse skills required to perform quality repairs and proper refinishing techniques on automobile bodies and to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems.

Coursework includes classroom and laboratory experiences that integrate technical application with academic theory. Emphasis is placed on autobody fundamentals, painting and refinishing, structural and non-structural damage repair, mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement, and common industry practices.

Graduates should be qualified to take National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations and also for entry-level employment in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, or through self-employment, as collision repair and refinishing technicians.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.


NC CIP: 47.0603
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUB 131 Structural Damage I 2 4 0 4
AUB 134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
AUB 160 Body Shop Operations 1 0 0 1
  Total: 4 8 0 8

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUB 132 Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
  Total: 2 6 0 4

Total Credit Hours: 12

Additional Information

This program was formerly the Autobody Repair program (C60100SD).