Effective Fall 2018

Students learn to apply advanced collision repair techniques and principles in diagnosing damage and prescribing corrective work. The major emphasizes the theory and skills of metal and plastic repair, MIG welding, unibody straightening, hazardous material handling, and modern paint systems.

Career Opportunities

Collision repair technician in a dealership, independent collision repair shop, fleet operation or self-employment.

Special Equipment Needs

See program Tool List for major.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • demonstrate competency, to industry standards in refinishing, plastic repair, structural repair, and non-structural repair.
  • apply the principles of critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative logic, analysis and synthesis of actual comprehensive problems of the types occurring in the collision repair industry.
  • write clear, concise, and accurate repair orders, technical reports.
  • secure employment as a collision repair technician or in a related field.


First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
ABC100Introduction to Non-Structural Collision Repair 22 MREQ
ABC104Introduction to Non-Structural Collision Repair Applications 3 9 MREQ
ABC125Basic Refinishing 22 MREQ
ABC129Basic Refinishing Applications 3 9 MREQ
AMT104Hybrid Electric Vehicle 11 MREQ
MTH011Career Mathematics 32.50 1.50 SREQ
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ABC115Fundamentals of Electrical/Electronic & Air Conditioning 22 MREQ
ABC116Electrical/Electronic & Air Conditioning Applications 1 3 MREQ
ABC127Chassis Alignment, Steering & Suspension Principles 22 MREQ
ABC128Chassis Alignment, Steering & Suspension Application 1 3 MREQ
WEL105Collision Repair Welding 32 3 MREQ
SAF110Occupational Health & Safety 22 MREQ
ENL010Communications 33 SREQ
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ABC209Collision-Related Mechanical Principles 22 MREQ
ABC210Collision-Related Mechanical Application 2 6 MREQ
ABC207Structural Repair Procedures 22 MREQ
ABC208Structural Repair Procedures Laboratory 4 12 MREQ
SCIScience Elective 3 SSCI
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ABC226Advanced Refinishing Theory 22 MREQ
ABC227Advanced Refinishing Laboratory 4 12 MREQ
ABC228Repair Procedures Fundamentals 22 MREQ
ABC229Repair Procedures Applications 3 9 MREQ
OEAOpen Elective 3 SOEA


Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).