SLCC General Catalog

Automotive Refinishing CC

CTE Certificate Of Completion
34 credits minimum

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Program Description

Automobile refinishing technicians restore damaged motor vehicles to “look like new” appearance. These skilled technicians repaint vehicles that have lost the luster of original paint and the repaired portions of vehicles damaged in accidents. The technician prepares the vehicles to receive the new finish. A spray gun then is used to apply under coats to the substrate surface. After the primer coat dries, the surface is prepared for top coats.

Before painting prepared portions of the vehicle, the technician may mix paints or colors to match the existing color of the car. The spray gun technique is vital and must be handled skillfully so the paint is applied evenly. A knowledge of the various materials, supplies and equipment used in the refinishing process is vital. The program requires manual dexterity, average scholastic ability and an appreciation and understanding of color. General Education and elective courses provide training in effective oral and written communication and human relations skills. Students may only start every Fall semester in AR classes.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who complete the Automotive Refinishing Certificate of Completion may continue on to earn the Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing.

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. Contact Academic and Career Advising for current information.

Estimated Time to Completion

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

Required Courses: (34 Credits)

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

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 AR 1111 Coreq: AR 1211

AR 1211

Adv Skill Devlop

7

Sp

AR 1100 and AR 1111 Coreq: AR 1200

AR 1230

Auto Color & Ds

2

Sp

none

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

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

IND 1120

Math for Industry

3

F, Sp

MATH 0900

Choose any approved HR course

2-3

A

 

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  AR 1100

5

  AR 1200

5

  AR 1111

7

  AR 1211

7

  IND 1120

3

  AR 1230

2

  ENGL 1010

3

  HR

2-3

Total

18

Total

16-17

 

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 and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each 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 Refinishing courses are taught during the day.

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

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

AR 1100 and AR 1111

  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

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

Program Faculty

Professors
Neal Grover

Instructors
Charles Spainhower