2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

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

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(Level II Certificate)

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: CERT.AUTO.BODY

This program is designed to train a student in all facets of auto body repair and painting. Emphasis is placed upon those skills needed by the student to become a successful auto body repair person. This program offers the student a certificate in auto body technology upon successful completion of the program.



ABDR 1519 Basic Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3


ABDR 1555 Non-Structural Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1558 Intermediate Refinishing 5
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
ABDR 1391 Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Body Repairer (3)


ABDR 2537 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V 5
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
+Elective MATH OR 3-5
TECM 1341 Technical Math AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)


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)
Minimum Hours Required 50-54

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

++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 institution. They should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and to indentify how courses will transfer to the four-year institution of their choice.

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