Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become qualified technicians who possess the diverse skills to perform quality repairs and proper refinishing techniques on automobile bodies and to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems.

Coursework includes classroom and laboratory experiences that integrate technical application with academic theory. Emphasis is placed on autobody fundamentals, painting and refinishing, structural and non-structural damage repair, mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement, and common industry practices.

Graduates should be qualified to take National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations and also for entry-level employment in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, or through self-employment, as collision repair and refinishing technicians.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers a Diploma and four Certificates. Each has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information. The appropriate coursework for each is listed below.

Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Diploma (D60130)
  • Collision Identification Certificate (C60130C)
  • Damage Analysis and Corrections Certificate (C60130D)
  • Protection Coating Certificate (C60130P)
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Certificate (C60160) (Evening)
Course Requirements for Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Diploma

Curriculum Code: D60130

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2 6 4
AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 1 4 3
AUB 131 Structural Damage I 2 4 4
AUB 160 Body Shop Operations 1 0 1
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 2 2 3
9 18 17
SPRING SEMESTER
AUB 112 Painting and Refinishing II 2 6 4
AUB 122 Non-Structural Damage II 2 6 4
AUB 134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 3
ENG 102 Applied Communications II 3 0 3
8 16 14
SUMMER SEMESTER
AUB 114 Special Finishes 1 2 2
AUB 132 Structural Damage II 2 6 4
AUB 136 Plastics and Adhesives 1 4 3
4 12 9
 Total Semester Hours: 40


Course Requirements for Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Collision Identification Certificate* (C60130C)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2 6 4
AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 1 4 3
AUB 131 Structural Damage I 2 4 4
AUB 160 Body Shop Operations 1 1 1
6 14 12
Total Semester Hours: 12

*Admission priority given to diploma-level students.

Damage Analysis and Corrections Certificate* (C60130D)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2 6 4
2 6 4
SPRING SEMESTER
AUB 112 Painting and Refinishing II 2 6 4
AUB 122 Non-Structural Damage II 2 6 4
AUB 134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 3
5 16 11
Total Semester Hours: 15

*Admission priority given to diploma-level students.

Protection Coating Certificate* (C60130P)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2 6 4
2 6 4
SPRING SEMESTER
AUB 112 Painting and Refinishing II 2 6 4
2 6 4
SUMMER SEMESTER
AUB 114 Special Finishes 1 2 2
AUB 132 Structural Damage II 2 6 4
AUB 136 Plastics and Adhesives 1 4 3
4 12 9
Total Semester Hours: 17

*Admission priority given to diploma-level students.

Collision Repair And Refinishing Technology Certificate (C60130E) (Evening)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 1 4 3
AUB 136 Plastics and Adhesives 1 4 3
2 8 6
SPRING SEMESTER
AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2 6 4
2 6 4
SUMMER SEMESTER
AUB 114 Special Finishes 1 2 2
1 2 2
Total Semester Hours: 12


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