Auto Collision Repair, Diploma (ACR2) Diploma


Campus Locations: Moultrie (Industrial Drive)

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.

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

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: 43 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.

Cost
Books: $0.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $1,801.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,300.00
Total: $1,601.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,000.00
Total: $1,301.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $1,801.00
Curriculum Outline (76 hours)
1: Basic Skills Courses 8
ENGL 1010

Co-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels or ENGL 0090. Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

3
And one of the following (2-3 hours) 2
EMPL 1000

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

2
PSYC 1010

Pre-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatments, stress and health, and social psychology.

3
And one of the following (3 hours) 3
MATH 1012

Co-requisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Score or appropriate learning support exit point, or MATH 0090. Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

3
MATH 1013

Pre-requisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Score Emphasizes concepts and operations which are applied to the study of algebra. Topics include basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts.

3
MATH 1015

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1013 Emphasizes basic geometric and trigonometric concepts. Topics include measurement conversion, geometric terminology and measurements, and trigonometric terminology and functions.

3
2: Institutional Credit 3
COLL 1500

This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

3
3: Occupational Courses 29
ACRP 1000

Pre-Requisite(s): Provisional Admission This course provides instruction in procedures and practices necessary for safe and compliant operation of auto collision repair facilities. It introduces vehicle construction types and the parts identification of the structural members of various unibodies and frames used for automobiles as well as equipment and hand tools used in collision repair tasks.

4
ACRP 1005

Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course provides instruction in removal and replacement methods of a variety of non-structural cosmetic and safety features of the automobile as well as bolt-on body panels.

4
ACRP 1010

Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000, ACRP 1005 This course introduces the materials, tools, and operations required to repair minor collision damage and it provides instruction in non-metallic auto body repair techniques.

5
ACRP 1015

Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course introduces welding and cutting procedures used in auto collision repair. Emphasis will be placed on MIG welding techniques through a variety of different procedures.

4
ACRP 1017

Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course introduces suspension and steering, braking, and drive train systems found on vehicles typically requiring repair of damages incurred through automobile collisions.

4
ACRP 1019

Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course introduces the various electrical, heating and AC, engine cooling, fuel and intake, and restraint systems found on vehicles typically requiring repair of damages incurred through automobile collisions.

5
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

3
ACRP Spec - Auto Collision Repair Specialization 12
4: And one of the following (12 hours) 12
Major Collision Repair Specialization 12
ACRP 2010

Pre-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000 Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 1005 This course introduces procedures and resources used in the identification and assessment of automotive collision damages. This course also provides instruction on the hydraulic systems, analysis, estimating and measurement of automobile frames and bodies.

5
ACRP 2015

Pre-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000 Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 2010 This course provides instruction in conventional/unibody automobile body structural panel repairs emphasizing a variety of removal and replacement techniques.

5
ACRP 2019

Pre-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000 Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 2010, ACRP 2015 Provides occupation-based learning opportunities for students pursuing the Major Collision Repair specialization. Qualified professional technicians will mentor students as they experience working in the Automotive Collision Repair profession in an industry standard commercial repair facility or industry standard simulated on-campus facility. Topics include: conventional frame repair, unibody damage identification and analysis, unibody measuring and fixturing systems, unibody straightening systems and techniques, unibody welding techniques, unibody structural panel repair and replacement, conventional body structural panel repair, unibody suspension and steering systems, and bolt-on body panel removal and replacement.

2
Refinishing Specialization 12
ACRP 2001

Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000, ACRP 1010 This course covers the safety precautions followed during the painting and refinishing processes used in a shop during collision repairs. Basic surface preparations will be discussed and practiced. Spray gun types and basic operations will also be introduced.

5
ACRP 2002

Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000, ACRP 2001 This course covers the fundamental refinishing tasks of mixing, matching and applying various types of automotive paints. Paint defect causes and cures will be examined in depth. Final delivery detailing and tasks will also be practiced and discussed.

5
ACRP 2009

Pre-Requisite(s): ACRP 1000 Co-Requisite(s): ACRP 2001, ACRP 2002 Provides occupation-based learning opportunities for students pursuing the Paint and Refinishing specialization. Students will be mentored by qualified professional technicians as they experience working in the Automotive Collision Repair profession in an industry standard commercial repair facility or industry standard simulated on-campus facility. Topics include: sanding, priming, and paint preparation; special refinishing applications; urethane enamels; tint and match colors; and detailing.

2
Faculty
Program Chair

Auto Collision Repair Program Chair
Industrial Technology
Moultrie Industrial Drive

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