Auto Body and Collision Repair - A.O.S.

Associate Dean, Division of Math, Physics, Technology & Engineering Science
Department Chair

Associate in Occupational Studies Degree, Career Program

The Associate in Occupational Studies degree program is for students who have a keen interest in the construction of the automobile. Welding, refinishing and frame repairs are strongly emphasized with a goal of returning a damaged automobile back to factory specifications. Students may specialize or seek a comprehensive course of auto body study. Students will learn how to make repairs on any make automobile or material. They will be able to refinish any material applying the latest auto body procedures and refinishing products. Students will have various career opportunities with titles that include: auto body repairer, auto body electrician, auto body mechanic, collision technician, welder, frame man, industrial welder, assembler, industrial painter, automotive painter, paint mixer, auto glass installer, job estimator or damage appraiser.

Students admitted to the Auto Body program are required to meet with an auto body advisor each semester to plan their program of study. Space is limited in these classes so preference is given to auto body and automotive matriculated students who are prepared to enter MATH 1230 and ENGL 1010 or higher. Students will be required to attend an advisory session, sign a student code of conduct and maintain a valid driver's license. All students are required to own and supply their own approved hand tools; proof of tool ownership is a requirement for final acceptance into the program (proof of purchase will be accepted.) Students will be able to purchase these tools at a discount. Prior to and during attendance student must have and maintain a valid driver's license.

High School or equivalent preparation required. While not specific program requirements, in order to graduate from this program students must demonstrate the writing skills necessary to enter ENGL 1010, College Composition I and the math skills necessary to enter MATH 1230, Elements of Applied Mathematics I. Based on assessment, students may need to successfully complete ENGL 0960, Basic Writing Skills and MATH 1015 Introductory Algebra to fulfill the graduation requirement. It is essential to discuss this with an advisor.

Course Groupings

Program Requirements
Notes
Credits
Auto Body Requirements 15521
60
Technical Electives 15522
9
Total Hours 15523
69

Course Groupings

Sample Sequence*
Notes
Credits
*Sample sequence is intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.
Sample Sequence Note: 15413
Sample sequence intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.
FIRST SEMESTER 15414
15
Auto Body Fundamentals 15440
3
Auto Lab I 15442
4
Automotive Electronics I 15405
4
Fuel Systems I 15418
4
SECOND SEMESTER 15419
18
Automotive Chassis 15448
3
Chassis and Alignment Lab 15449
4
Welding and Cutting 15441
4
Auto Body I 15447
4
Technical Elective 15424
(see program requirements)
3
THIRD SEMESTER 15425
18
Damage Analysis & Estimation 15426
3
Auto Refinishing 15452
4
Minor Collision Repair 15453
4
Automotive Components 15429
4
FOURTH SEMESTER 15431
18
Automotive Refinishing II 15457
4
Hazardous Communications 15460
ABOD 2010
3
Major Collision Repair 15458
4
Production 15435
4