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Automotive Collision Repair Technology - CERT

The automotive collision repair technology certificate program is designed in conjunction with the automotive technology and the welding technology programs to produce a highly knowledgeable and skilled entry level collision repair technician. The program covers all aspects of auto body repairs, metalworking, plastic repairs, panel replacements, restoration, refinishing, custom refinishing, basic structural repairs, damage estimating, student portfolio design and collision repair shop management.

The program follows the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) curriculum standards. Upon completion of this program a student will receive a certificate and may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test.

Completion of this certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies.


In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2019-2021 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 34 Credit Hours

Program Requirements (31 credit hours)
AUTO100 Automotive Fundamentals 3
AUTO154 Steering and Suspension 3
CRT100 Introduction to Collision Repair 3
CRT105 Introduction to Refinishing 3
CRT110 Collision Repair Shop Management 3
CRT115 Metal Working 3
CRT120 Collision Repair II 3
CRT125 Refinishing II 3
CRT140 Estimation for Collision Repair 3
CRT150 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair 3
CRT295 CRT Capstone 1

Approved Electives (3 credit hours)
AUTO104 Electrical & Elctrnc Systems I 5
CRT130 Auto Restoration and Customizing 3
CRT135 Introduction to Airbrushing 3
STEM105 Computer Use-Scientific Research 3
WLDG105 Introduction to Welding 3