Program Description: The Automotive Collision Repair Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive collision repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes either major automotive collision repair or automotive painting and refinishing depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive an Automotive Collision Repair Diploma which qualifies them as major collision repair technicians or painting and refinishing technicians.

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will demonstrate mixing and applying body filler.
• Students will perform plastic repair.
• Students will demonstrate applying primer-surface.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Moultrie-Industrial Drive

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Gainful Employment: Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Auto-Collision Repair, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 52 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Students currently enrolled in a local high school may receive a waiver regarding the requirement for a valid driver’s license. A student with a driver’s license waiver will not be allowed to operate a moving motor vehicle.

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Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 hours)
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
And one of the following (3 hours)
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
COLL 1500 Student Success
3. Occupational Courses (43 hours)
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
ACRP 1000 Introduction to Auto Collision Repair 4
ACRP 1005 Automobile Component Repair & Replacement 4
ACRP 1010 Foundations of Collision Repair 5
ACRP 1015 Fundamentals of Automotive Welding 4
ACRP 1017 Mechanical and Electrical Systems I 4
ACRP 1019 Mechanical and Electrical Systems II 5
ACRP Spec Auto Collision Repair Specialization 12
4. And one of the following (12 hours) 12
Major Collision Repair Specialization 12
ACRP 2010 Major Collision Repair 5
ACRP 2015 Major Collision Replacements 5
ACRP 2019 Major Collision Repair Internship 2
Morton, Tim
Auto Collision Repair Program Chair
School of Industrial Technology
Moultrie Industrial Drive
O: (229) 217-4169