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Program: Auto Body Technology

AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY -- AUTO BODY METAL TECHNICIAN

(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.

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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY -- AUTO BODY PAINTER

(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.PNT.19

Instruction leading to positions in the auto collision industry in the area of paint refinishing. Courses include surface preparation, overall refinishing, and paint mixing and tinting. Students receive training using lab modules, live projects, and cooperative work experience.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 1419 Basic Metal Repair 4
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 1458 Intermediate Refinishing 4
ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
ABDR 2380 Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
ABDR 2388 Internship - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician (3)
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.

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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY -- AUTO BODY SHOP MANAGEMENT

(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.SHOP

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 1419 Basic Metal Repair 4
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
ABDR 2537 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 5 5
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 2357 Collision Repair Shop Management 3
ABDR 2355 Collision Repair Estimating 3
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 24

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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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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: AAS.AUTO.BODY.19

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.

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
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 13
Semester 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1458 Intermediate Refinishing 4
ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
Semester Total 17
Semester 4
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)
ABDR 2402 Auto Body Mechanical and Electrical Service 4
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 16
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics 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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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY

(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.

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AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY - CUSTOM AUTO/STREET ROD FABRICATION

(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.CUST.19

This certificate will provide education and training for individuals who would like to explore the basic techniques needed to design, modify and build street rods or custom automobiles. This program introduces students to the history, evolution and concepts of both street rod and the customizing of automobiles as it applies to construction, enhancement and refurbishment including techniques in welding, developing fabrication skills like shaping and forming steel or aluminum panels, and shop safety. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be awarded a Level 1 certificate in Custom Auto/Street Rod Fabrication as part of the Auto Body Technology Program.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
ABDR 2402 Auto Body Mechanical and Electrical Service 4
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ABDR 1303 Vehicle Design and Structural Analysis 3
ABDR 1359 Sheet Metal Fabrication 1 3
ABDR 2359 Structural Sectioning 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 20

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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