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.
High Demand Occupation High Wage Occupation, 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 .
Required Support Courses
|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 Credits Required