2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Auto Body Technology
Degree Plan: Auto Body Technology AAS

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

  • 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 1419 Basic Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
+Elective MATH Elective 3


ABDR 1455 Non-Structural Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1458 Intermediate Refinishing 4
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 60

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Social/Behavioral Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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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