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.

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2021-2022 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.

This is a high demand, high wage program, as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Transportation Technologies
Advisors
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Timothy M. VanSchoick
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
Elective   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 10
Total 10

Total Credits Required
30