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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - Painting and Finishing

Curriculum Description

Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair
Career Cluster:     Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Pathway:               Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair

Program Major    Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Pathway Description

Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Program Major Description

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. Includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating. 

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-Y C60130P2)


NC CIP: 47.0603
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2022

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUB 111 Painting & Refinishing I 2 6 0 4
AUB 150 Automotive Detailing 1 3 0 2
  Total: 3 9 0 6

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AUB 112 Painting & Refinishing II 2 6 0 4
AUB 114 Special Finishes 1 2 0 2
  Total: 3 8 0 6

Total Credit Hours: 12


  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

This program was formerly the Autobody Repair program (C60100PF).