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Degree Plans - Auto Body Technology - Auto Body Technology AAS (Archived)


Eastfield only

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep)

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AUTO.BODY

This program introduces the student to all facets of auto body repair and painting. Emphasis is placed upon the development of the necessary skills and knowledge required to function successfully in this industry. The program of study includes technical aspects of metal behavior combined with correct repair and refinishing procedures.



ABDR 1519 Basic Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1307 Auto Body Welding 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-5
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)


ABDR 1555 Minor Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1558 Intermediate Refinishing 5
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3


ABDR 2537 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V 5
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3


ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
ABDR 2357 Collision Repair Shop Management 3
ABDR 2355 Collision Repair Estimating 3
ABDR 2380 Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
ABDR 2388 Internship - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician (3)
ABDR 2402 Auto Body Mechanical and Electrical Service 4
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Minimum Hours Required 63-67

+MATH elective - Student must take MATH 1314 or any higher level MATH course.

++ Elective - Must be selected from the DCCCD Natural Sciences Core list.

+++ Elective - Must be selected from the DCCCD Social/Behavioral Science Core list.

++++Elective - Must be selected from the DCCCD Humanities/Fine Arts Core list.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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