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2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Auto Body Technology
Degree Plan: Auto Body Metal Technician Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.AUTO.BODY.MET.19

Preparation for positions in the auto collision industry in the area of metal and structural repair. Courses include metal repair, frame repair, and major panel replacement. Students receive training using lab modules, live projects, and cooperative work experience.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 1419 Basic Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1455 Non-Structural Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
Semester Total 11
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
Minimum Hours Required 21

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.