Auto Collision Repair (Diploma)

Program Description

The Automotive Collision Repair program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive collision repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes automotive painting and refinishing. Program graduates receive an Automotive Collision Repair diploma which qualifies them as painting and refinishing technicians.

Program Details

  • Location: Henry Center
  • Major Code: ACR2
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 40

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Program Courses Credits
First Term
ACRP 1000—Introduction to Auto Collision Repair 4
ACRP 1005—Automobile Component Repair and Replacement 4
ACRP 1015—Fundamentals of Automotive Welding 4
Choose One: (Required)
COLL 1500—College Success and Career Exploration OR 3
COMP 1000—Introduction to Computers
Second Term
ACRP 1010—Foundations of Collision Repair 5
MATH 1012—Foundations of Mathematics 3
ACRP 2001—Introduction to Auto Painting and Refinishing 5
Third Term
ACRP 2002—Painting and Refinishing Techniques 5
ACRP 2009—Refinishing Internship 2
EMPL 1000—Interpersonal Relations and Prof. Development 2
ENGL 1010—Fundamentals of English I 3

Program Advisor
Robert Hagen
Program Coordinator/Instructor

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107