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This program is for the 2012-2013 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become qualitied technicians who possess the diverse skills required to perform quality repairs and proper refinishing techniques on automobile bodies and to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems.

Coursework includes classroom and laboratory experiences that integrate technical application with academic theory. Emphasis is placed on autobody fundamentals, painting and refinishing, structural and non-structural damage repair, mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement, and common industry practices.

Graduates should be qualified to take National Institute for Automotive Service (ASE) certification examinations and also for entry-level employment in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, or through self-employment, as collision repair and refinishing technicians.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2012-2013 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A60130

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
AUB-111 Painting & Refinishing I 2 6 0 4
AUB-121 Non-Structural Damage I 1 4 0 3
AUB-131 Structural Damage I 2 4 0 4
AUB-134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
AUB-136 Plastics & Adhesives 1 4 0 3
AUB-160 Body Shop Operations 1 0 0 1
Total: 19
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUB-112 Painting & Refinishing II 2 6 0 4
AUB-122 Non-Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
AUB-132 Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
AUB-162 Autobody Estimating 1 2 0 2
AUB-114 Special Finishes 1 2 0 2
Elective - - - 2
Total: 18
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
Total: 6
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 0 5
AUT-171 Automotive Climate Control 2 4 0 4
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 2 3 0 3
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 0 3
Elective - - - 2
Humanities/Fine Arts - - - 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences - - - 3
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 72

Electives: Choose at least 4 hours from the following courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUB-141 Mechanical & Electrical Components I 2 2 0 3
AUB-150 Automotive Detailing 1 3 0 2
AUT-212 Auto Shop Management 3 0 0 3
AUT-285 Intro to Alternative Fuels 2 2 0 3
COE-111 Co-Op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
COE-112 Co-Op Work Experience I 0 0 20 2
ISC-112 Industrial Safety 2 0 0 2
WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2

Certificate in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology C60130

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUB-111 Painting & Refinishing I 2 6 0 4
AUB-121 Non-Structural Damage I 1 4 0 3
AUB-131 Structural Damage I 2 4 0 4
AUB-134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
AUB-136 Plastics & Adhesives 1 4 0 3
Total: 17

Total Credit Hours: 17

Diploma in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology D60130

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUB-111 Painting & Refinishing I 2 6 0 4
AUB-121 Non-Structural Damage I 1 4 0 3
AUB-131 Structural Damage I 2 4 0 4
AUB-134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
AUB-136 Plastics & Adhesives 1 4 0 3
AUB-160 Body Shop Operations 1 0 0 1
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUB-112 Painting & Refinishing II 2 6 0 4
AUB-122 Non-Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
AUB-132 Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
AUB-162 Autobody Estimating 1 2 0 2
AUB-114 Special Finishes 1 2 0 2
Elective - - - 2
Total: 18
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-101 Applied Communications I 3 0 0 3
or ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
Mathematics - - - 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 42

Intermediate Certificate in Collision Repair & Refinishing CCP C60130IM

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUB-131 Structural Damage I 2 4 0 4
AUB-132 Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
AUB-134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
AUB-136 Plastics & Adhesives 1 4 0 3
AUB-141 Mechanical & Electrical Components I 2 2 0 3
Total: 17

 Introductory Certificate in Collision Repair & Refinishing CCP C60130IN

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUB-111 Painting & Refinishing I 2 6 0 4
AUB-114 Special Finishes 1 2 0 2
AUB-121 Non-Structural Damage I 1 4 0 3
AUB-131 Structural Damage I 2 4 0 4
Total: 13