(Effective Fall 2018)
- School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Green major
- More Information about Collision Repair Technology
Students learn to apply advanced collision repair techniques and principles in diagnosing damage and prescribing corrective work. The major emphasizes collision repair shop management, as well as the theory and skills of metal and plastic repair, MIG and plastic welding, unibody straightening, multi-component paint systems, estimating, and hazardous-material handling. Basic and advanced collision repair skills are stressed, coupled with an understanding of business principles.
Independent collision repair shop owner/operator, assistant collision repair manager, service equipment representative, insurance estimator, skilled jobs involving paint application in manufacturing or service industries, dealer service specialist.
Recommended High School Subjects
Three years of English, two years of algebra, and one year of science.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Collision Repair Technology major web page.
All incoming students must meet placement requirements in English, math, and reading. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- apply industry standards in refinishing, plastic repair, structural repair, non-structural repair, and estimating.
- 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, and collision-related business letters.
- secure employment as a collision repair technician or manager in a collision-related business or complete a four-year degree.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|ABC100||Introduction to Non-Structural Collision Repair||2||2||M||REQ|
|ABC104||Introduction to Non-Structural Collision Repair Applications||3||9||M||REQ|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ABC129||Basic Refinishing Applications||3||9||M||REQ|
|AMT104||Hybrid Electric Vehicle||1||1||M||REQ|
|ABC115||Fundamentals of Electrical/Electronic and Air Conditioning||2||2||M||REQ|
|ABC116||Electrical/Electronic and Air Conditioning Applications||1||3||M||REQ|
|ABC127||Chassis Alignment, Steering and Suspension Principles||2||2||M||REQ|
|ABC128||Chassis Alignment, Steering and Suspension Application||1||3||M||REQ|
|WEL105||Collision Repair Welding||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|SAF110||Occupational Health and Safety||2||2||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1||S||FIT|
|ABC209||Collision-Related Mechanical Principles||2||2||M||REQ|
|ABC210||Collision-Related Mechanical Application||2||6||M||REQ|
|ABC207||Structural Repair Procedures||2||2||M||REQ|
|ABC208||Structural Repair Procedures Laboratory||4||12||M||REQ|
|ABC||Collision Repair Elective||3||S||ABC|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|ABC226||Advanced Refinishing Theory||2||2||M||REQ|
|ABC227||Advanced Refinishing Laboratory||4||12||M||REQ|
|ABC228||Repair Procedures Fundamentals||2||2||M||REQ|
|ABC229||Repair Procedures Applications||3||9||M||REQ|
|ABC345||Collision Repair Operations||3||Writing Enriched Requirement||3||M||REQ|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3||S||SSE|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3||S||FOR|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3||S||AAE|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3||S||IFE|
Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).