The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing selective access program is designed to provide the training you need to become a professional technician. The program is a total of 1,400 contact hours which can be completed in 12 months. Coursework includes classroom theory and hands-on lab exercises using the latest techniques to make damaged cars look like new again. The program is NATEF certified in areas B2 through B5 for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and will prepare you for ASE Certification Exams.
A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.
The mission of the Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing program is to prepare students for employment or specialized training as an auto-body or paint technician by providing remarkable training and education for future professionals and their employers. The program provides instruction on theory and operation through courses that align with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification areas. Students completing this program will gain knowledge and skills that prepare them for distinctive success in a global economy.
Having a successful career as a professional collision repair and refinishing technician requires training and professional certifications. Completing this program will help you achieve both of these goals. Technicians with formal training, and Certifications typically earn more and have more opportunities for advancement that those who don't.
Local employers contact us often to hire students and program graduates. Getting hired to work part time before you graduate is the ideal arrangement. Being able to apply what you have learned in the classroom to a live work environment allows you to develop your skills at a rapid pace. Our office can help put you in touch with employers who understand the value of this process and desire to work with our students in order to help develop a professional technician for their business.
Notice to prospective students: A poor driving record, certain felony conviction or not having a regular unrestricted driver's license will adversely affect your employment opportunities as an Automotive Technician. Students are strongly encouraged to explore employment eligibility requirements for any career field before choosing and starting a program of study. Students who are admitted into this program must pass a medical evaluation of their ability to wear a respirator. Upon gaining medical clearance, the student is also required to pass a Qualitative Fit Test (QLFT) while wearing their personal protective equipment (PPE) respirator/breathing aparatus. Both assessments will be administered before the end of the second course. Students who are unable to pass either assessment may not be allowed to continue in the program.
How to Apply
This is a selective access program. In addition to the regular College application, entrance into the Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing program requires students to submit an application to the Program Manager's office that includes the following:
- Three-year driving transcript;
- Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Assessment score report;
- Results of appropriate placement test (PERT for AAS or TABE for PSAV) or proof of exemption claimed on SB1720 student questionaire; and
- A short essay between 200 and 300 words explaining how the program will help the student achieve his or her career goals.
All four items above are considered when evaluating a student for program entry. A poor driving record, Bennett scores less than 32, TABE/PERT scores that indicate remediation is required or an application package that does not clearly indicate how the program will help you achieve your career goals will affect your entrance into the program. The program application packet can be obtained by contacting the Automotive Program Manager's office at 904-633-8334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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