The Auto Body Repair Technology program will focus on helping the student develop the skills and gain the experience needed to take on tasks like repairing damage from a collision, restoring a vintage car, and customizing the look of a vehicle.
The auto body and collision repair field has become more complex with the advancement of new materials and technologies used in today's vehicles. Students in this industry learn the technology needed to replace or repair body panels, straighten and repair frame damage, sand and paint vehicles, replace plastic interior and trim panels, to name a few. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
Requirements: 34 hours
ABR 1103 Basic Automotive Body and Frame Alignment
ABR 1113 Introduction to Auto Body
ABR 1203 Collision Diagnostics and Estimating
ABR 1303 Basic Automotive Metal Repair
ABR 2103 Automotive Mechanical Components
ABR 2113 Automotive Refinishing Techniques
ABR 2203 Automotive Refinishing Preparation
ABR 2303 Special Automotive Body Material
COM 1003 Career Communications
MATHA 1013 Technical Mathematics A
IET 1002 Introduction to General Electronics I
IET 2002 Introduction to General Electronics II
Classes will be held August to May, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Estimated cost: $5,200 includes tuition, books, fees and supplies
Roger Cagle, Instructor 501-207-6222 rccagle
Miranda Harmon, Assistant 501-207-6213 msharmon