2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

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

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2016.
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Gainful Employment Information

(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.

Degree Plan Code: C1.AUTO.BODY.METAL

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.



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 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
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 27

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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