Automotive Body – Auto Body Repair (CTAUBR)

Certificate

This certificate program will appeal to a wide array of automobile enthusiasts—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. Through the use of NATEF-approved curriculum, students will develop core skills such as:

  • Automotive refinishing and color matching
  • Panel straightening
  • Plastic repair
  • I-car based MIG welding
  • Collision related mechanical and electrical repair
  • Restoration referenced

This is a high demand and high skill program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Career Outlook in Michigan

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1% 10 Year Employment Growth

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2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

 

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: Articulation Agreements.
 
Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Transportation Technologies
Advisors
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Timothy M. VanSchoick
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Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ABR 111   Introduction to Auto Body Repair 4
ABR 112   Introduction to Automotive Refinishing 4
ABR 113   Estimating and Shop Operations 4
ABR 123   Technical Auto Body Repair 4
ABR 124   Technical Automotive Refinishing 4
Total 20
Required Support Courses
Class   Title Minimum Credits
    Take an additional 10 credits from the list below:  
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  
Total 10
Total Credits Required
30