Program Number: T401300                                    

CIP Number: 0647060306

1,400 Hours

1 year and 6 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Automotive Collision Technology Technician program offers a sequence of courses that provides rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster. It provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the automotive paint, refinishing and repair field. The content includes but is not limited to basic trade skills; refinishing skills; sheetmetal repair skills; frame and unibody squaring and aligning; use of fillers; paint systems and undercoats; related welding skills; related mechanical skills; trim-hardware maintenance; glass servicing; and other miscellaneous repairs.  The course content should also include training in communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills; and safe, efficient work practices.

The program is full time enrollment with two enrollment options in the Fall or Spring semester. Fall semester begins in August and Spring semester begins in January. Program hours are Monday - Friday 9AM - 3PM.

Occupation Description

Graduates of the Automotive Collision Technology Technician program will be prepared for employment in paint and collision repair facilities. They will be able to proficiently explain and apply required shop and personal safety tasks relating to the automotive collision industry Students will be able to apply required tasks associated with the proper use and handling of tools and equipment relating to the automotive collision industry. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Automotive industry; planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety and environmental issues.

 

Program Structure

 

The following table illustrates the postsecondary program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

ARR0140

A

Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Helper/Assistant

150

 

ARR0141

B

Automotive Collision Refinishing Technician

450

 

ARR0312

C

Non-Structural Damage Repair Technician

300

 

ARR0022

D

Damage Analysis and Estimating

75

 

ARR0112

E

Automotive Collision Welding, Cutting and Joining

75

 

ARR0295

F

Structural Damage Repair Technician

350

 

 

 

Total

1,400

 $6,120.00

 

Mission Statement

The Auto Collision Technology Technician Program prepares students to be self-sufficient as an entry-level employee in the Auto repair and refinishing industry.