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
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.
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.
Required Support Courses
|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 Credits Required