2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Auto Body Technology
Degree Plan: Auto Body Shop Management Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


Instruction leading to positions in management of auto collision facilities. Management positions include shop supervisors and managers, insurance estimators, supply sales, and factory products representatives. Classes are designed to provide a broad exposure to industry procedures and practices.



ABDR 1519 Basic Metal Repair 5
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
ABDR 2537 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V 5


ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 2357 Collision Repair Shop Management 3
ABDR 2355 Collision Repair Estimating 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-5 3
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4 3-4)
Minimum Hours Required 28-32

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

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

++Natural Science Elective - Must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

NOTE: Some students enrolling in this program may plan to transfer to a four-year insitution. They should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and to identify how courses will transfer to the four-year institution of their choice.

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