2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Auto Body Technology
Degree Plan: Custom Auto/Street Rod Fabrication 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.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.