Career Certificate (Clock Hour program)
The mission of the Automotive Collision Technology Technician program is to prepare students for employment or specialized training as a collision repair or refinish 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.
The Automotive Collision Technology Technician 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.
A minimum grade of C or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.
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 convictions, 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.
The program is NATEF accredited in areas B2 through B5 for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and will prepare you for ASE Certification Exams.
In addition to the regular College application, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Automotive Program Manager’s office at (904) 633-8334 or firstname.lastname@example.org for proper course sequencing selection.
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 apparatus. 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.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. In order to earn the Career Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on the TABE or qualify for a TABE waiver. Visit fscj.edu/assessment/available-assessments/tabe/tabe-certificate for program exit scores or bit.ly/TABEwaiver for the TABE waiver form. Students with prior coursework, test scores or licensing may qualify for a TABE waiver and can visit or contact any College Assessment and Certification Center to have the waiver processed and added to their individual student record. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at fscj.edu/assessment. For students who do not meet the required TABE scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through the Applied Academics for Adult Education (8525) (N.C.) program. Remediation consists of tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of the following coursework in Reading, Mathematics and Language:
Students interested in this program should be advised by the instructor or Program Manager before enrolling in coursework.
Need More Information? Contact:
Automotive Technologies Department, (904) 633-8334 or email@example.com.