CURRICULUM GUIDE

Auto Collision Repair
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0188  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

Auto collision repair technicians possess the necessary skills to perform
collision repair and refinishing according to the "manufacturer's
specifications."  Using hand and power tools, they straighten bent frames and
body sections, replace badly damaged parts, smooth out minor dents and
creases, remove rust, fill small holes and renew painted surfaces. Auto
collision repair technicians are employed by collision repair shops, new car
dealerships, refinishing businesses and auto restoration shops.  Formal
training is highly desirable, because advances in technology in recent years
have greatly changed the structure, the components and even the materials used
in automobiles. The Auto Collision Repair Program is certified by the National
Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Although this curriculum
does not provide state certification, state certification tests are available
at any Michigan Secretary of State Office.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Transportation Technologies Department located at the LCC Aviation
Center, 3428 W. Hangar Drive, Lansing, MI 48906, telephone number (517) 267-

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 51 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AUTB 110    Non-Structural Repair (See Note 1)                               3
AUTB 112    Advanced Non-Structural Repair                                   5
AUTB 114    Auto Body Welding and Cutting (See Note 1)                       5
AUTB 116    Auto Body Structural Repair                                      5
AUTB 118    Introduction to Refinishing (See Note 1)                         5
AUTB 120    Advanced Refinishing                                             5
AUTB 122    Collision Repair Estimating                                      3
AUTB 124    Automotive Plastic Repair                                        3
AUTB 162    Collision Repair Internship (See Notes 1 & 2)                    3
AUTO 100    Auto Service I                                                   3
AUTO 110    Auto Electrical Theory                                           5
AUTO 150    Auto Steering & Suspension                                       3
AUTO 160    Auto Heat & Air Conditioning                                     3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 20-25 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below:

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         16-20 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area                                              3-4

CHOICE 2:   Automotive Related                                     4-5 Credits
AUTB 160    Auto Body Repair and Painting                                    4
AUTO 215    Engine Performance/Tune-Up                                       5
AUTO 225    Automotive Computers                                             5

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   71

1.    Students must obtain department approval from the Transportation
      Department prior to registering for these courses.
2.    AUTB 162 may be repeated one time for additional internship experience.
Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
AUTB 110          AUTB 112          AUTB 116          AUTB 122
AUTB 114          AUTO 110          AUTB 120          AUTB 124
AUTB 118          Lim.Ch.           AUTO 160          AUTB 162
AUTO 100          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           AUTO 150
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.