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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Auto Body Technology
Degree Plan: Auto Body Technology Certificate

(Level II Certificate)

Eastfield campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C2.AUTO.BODY.19

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 1419 Basic Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1455 Non-Structural Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 2537 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 5 5
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
Semester Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1458 Intermediate Refinishing 4
ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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)
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 47

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

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.