SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

This is a two-year composite program of automotive refinishing and collision repair. Students may only start every Fall semester in the major courses because of course prerequisites. Students enrolled in the program register for the same theory and laboratory classes, but the related education classes will be different from those offered in the auto refinishing and auto collision repair certificate programs. General Education and elective courses provide training in effective oral and written communication and human relations skills.

Career Opportunities

Auto collision repair and refinishing specialists receive excellent pay and job security.  Students can take advantage of SLCC's strong network in the auto repair industry for job placement and career enhancement.

Earnings in this field of technology are dependent upon a person's work ethic and productivity.  There are untold numbers of jobs available for anyone who completes the program.

Many jobs are not in the actual hands-on repair area.  Jobs can range from sales of automotive repair products, including paint coatings, to insurance claims to shop manager.  It is not uncommon for workers to earn $75,000 to over $100,000 annually.  Because of the tremendous demand for trained technicians, beginning workers move rapidly up the ladder to higher paying positions.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements

The collision repair technician’s work requires fast job analysis and the ability to visualize what is needed to restore the damaged vehicle. Those interested in entering auto collision repair and refinishing should be in good physical condition, have good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and have an appreciation and understanding of color.

Estimated Cost for Students

Tuition per semester: www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees

Tools and Supplies: $800

Books: $250

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.
 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

IND 1120

Math for Industry

3

F, Sp

MATH 0900

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (50 Credits)

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ACR 1100

Metal/Nonstrc Parts

5

F

Coreq: ACR 1111

ACR 1111

Nonstrc Skill Apl Dev

7

F

Coreq: ACR 1100

ACR 1200

Struc Ana Damage Rpr

5

Sp

ACR 1110 and 1111. Coreq: ACR 1211

ACR 1211

Struc Damage Repair

7

Sp

ACR 1110 and 1111. Coreq: ACR 1200

AR 1100

Auto Refinishing

5

F

Coreq: AR 1111

AR 1111

Refinish Skill Dev

7

F

Coreq: AR 1100

AR 1200

Adv Auto Refinish

5

Sp

AR 1100 and 1111. Coreq: AR 1211

AR 1211

Adv Skill Devlop

7

Sp

AR 1100 and 1111. Coreq: AR 1200

AR 1230

Auto Color & Design

2

Sp

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ACR 1100

5

ACR 1200

5

ACR 1111

7

ACR 1121

7

IND 1120

3

CM

3

Total

15

Total

15

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

AR 1100

5

AR 1200

5

AR 1111

7

AR 1211

7

ENGL 1010

3

AR 1230

2

HR

2-3

Distribution

3

Total

17-18

Total

17

 

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of the first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.  It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study. It is highly recommended that the student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

Currently the Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing courses are taught during the day.

It is possible to earn some laboratory credit through cooperative education if students are employed in a related job involving automotive mechanics. With prior approval of a teaching faculty member and faculty CO-OP coordinator for the Automotive Department, students would register for the regular laboratory course.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy

1. Students will gain entry level employment skills in Non-Structural Collision Damage Repair.

ACR 1100 and ACR 1111

  1. I-CAR WKR 01  Worker Protection.
    General shop safety and working with potentially hazardous materials found in the industry.
  2. I-CAR FCR 01  Fundamentals of Collision Repair
  3. I-CAR WCS 01  Welding and Cutting Steel
  4. I-CAR DAM 01  Damage Analysis Program one.  Vehicle ID, Estimating Systems, and Terminology.
  5. I-CAR DAM 02  Damage Analysis Program two.  Frontal Impact Analysis.
  6. I-CAR DAM 03  Damage Analysis Program three.  Mechanical Systems Analysis.
  7. I-CAR DAM 04  Damage Analysis Program four.  Restraints, Interior Glass, Side and Rear Impact Analysis.
  8. I-CAR WCS 05  Oxy-acetylene/Plasma Arc Cutting
  9. I-CAR  GLA 01 Movable Glass and Hardware

1, 3, 4

2. Students will gain entry level employment skills in Structural Collision Damage Repair. 

ACR 1200 and ACR 1211

  1. I-CAR Corrosion Protection Steel.
  2. I-CAR Stationary Glass 01  Stationary Glass Service
  3. I-CAR MEA 01  Measuring
  4. I-CAR SSS 01   Structural Straightening Steel
  5. I-CAR SPS 01.  Steel Unibody Front and Rear Rails, Floors and Front Structures
  6. I-CAR SPS 02  Steel Unibody A-, B-, C-, D-Pillars, and Rocker Panels
  7. I-CAR SPS 03  Steel Full Frame Sectioning
  8. I-CAR WCS 03  Automotive Steel GMAW (MIG) Welding Qualification Test

1, 3, 4

3. Students will gain entry level employment skills in Surface Preparation and application of undercoats.

AR 1100 and AR 1111

  1. 1.  I-CAR WKR 01  Worker Protection.
    General shop safety and working with potentially hazardous materials found in the industry.
  2. I-CAR REF 04 Detailing
  3. I-CAR  REF 01  Refinishing Equipment And VOC Regulations
  4. I-CAR  REF 02  Surface Preparation and Masking

1, 3, 4

4. Students will gain entry level employment in the Application of Topcoats.

AR 1200 and AR 1211

Theory and lab courses in advanced refinishing procedures and techniques including color matching and multi-stage finishes.

1, 3, 4

Department Contact Info

Technical Specialties Division

Miller Campus
Miller Automotive Training Center (MATC) 106

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-5365

Automotive Technology Department

Academic Advisor
Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Professors
Neal Grover

Instructors
Charles Spainhower