Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I (Certificate)

Program Description

Automotive collision repair and refinishing technicians repair vehicles which have sustained damage through various forms of accidents and they can refinish vehicles for a variety of reasons for customers. Glass replacement and repair as well as dent repairs and detailing are also service aspects of this field. Technicians are paid an hourly wage but labor is actually billed out per job. This means that experienced technicians often show more time in billing repairs than they actually have time on the clock. This system is called flat rate and it enables technicians to make higher annual wages than their hourly rate would indicate. Graduates of Collision Repair training programs have also been employed as insurance estimators and as technicians on military bases refurbishing equipment or aircraft.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin campus
  • Major Code: AB51
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 21
  • 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 1017 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems I 4
Second Term
ACRP 1015 - Fundamentals of Automotive Welding 4
ACRP 1019 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems II 5

Program Advisor
Robert Hagen
Program Coordinator/Instructor
Griffin Campus

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