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Auto Body Repair (CTAUBR)



This certificate will appeal to a wide array of automobile enthusiasts. Only aspiring body technicians and painters, individuals with an interest in custom cars, hobbyists, and those wishing to start a career in the collision repair industry, need apply. Through the use of NATEF approved curriculum, students will develop core skills such as dent removal, panel replacement, welding, and automobile refinishing techniques and collision-related mechanical repair. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for employment in an ever-changing workplace that adheres to A.S.E. and I-Car standards associated with the collision repair industry. This certificate also provides a stepping-stone to WCC's Advanced Auto Body certificates.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Transportation Technologies
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Timothy M. VanSchoick


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Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
Must take 5 classes totaling 20 credits: 0
ABR 111 Introduction to Auto Body Repair 4
ABR 112 Introduction to Automotive Refinishing 4
ABR 123 Technical Auto Body Repair 4
ABR 124 Technical Automotive Refinishing 4
ABR 113 or Estimating and Shop Operations
ABR 135 Collision-Related Mechanical and Electrical Repairs 4
Total 20
Required Support Courses
Class Title Minimum Credits
Take an additional 10 credits from the list below. Courses taken to meet the 20 credits for the Major/Area Requirements may not be selected: 0
ABR 113 or Estimating and Shop Operations
ABR 114 or Applied Auto Body Welding
ABR 116 or The Evolution of the Automobile
ABR 119 or The Art of Metal Shaping
ABR 130 or Custom Painting
ABR 135 or Collision-Related Mechanical and Electrical Repairs
ABR 174 or ABR Co-op Education I
ABR 230 or Advanced Auto Body V: Advanced Auto Refinish Applications
ABR 231 or Project Management and Implementation in Auto Body
ABR 274 ABR Co-op Education II 10
Total 10
Total Credits Required

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