Auto Body Mechanics


Length: A full-time student may complete this

program in one year.

Purpose: The program in Auto Body Mechanics is

designed to provide the student with the knowledge

and skill necessary to obtain full-time employment

upon completion of the program of studies.

Occupational Objectives: The following

occupational titles represent examples of possible

employment opportunities:

  • Auto Body Mechanic

  • Painter

  • Service Manager

  • Insurance Adjuster

Admission Requirements: Entry into this curriculum

may be attained by meeting the general admission

requirements established for the College. If you

meet the general admission requirements, a

counselor will discuss with you the strengths and

weaknesses of your academic background and

your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by

an appropriate placement test. You may correct

any deficiencies in academic preparation in the

College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: The Auto Body Mechanics

program is designed to provide training in all phases

of auto body mechanics. Emphasis is placed on the

solution of every day problems that arise in auto

body repair, such as blistering, chipping, cracking,

blushing, pin holes, panel replacement, and the

use of plastics. You will be taught to use up-to-date

equipment and materials that are being constantly

developed, as well as new methods for detecting

and repairing damage. The program contains

general education courses to assist you in social

and business communications and to prepare you

to meet the obligation of a citizen in the American

democratic society.

Program Requirements: To receive a Certificate

in Auto Body Mechanics, you must complete a

minimum of 48 credits with a 2.00 grade point

according to the following outline. This outline

represents a typical order of courses taken by fulltime

students. Part-time students may take courses

in any desired sequence, except for hyphenated

courses or others requiring prerequisites.


First Semester      

AUB 111


Automobile Body Theory

& Shop Pract. I

5 9 8
AUB 116   Auto Body Repair 3 3 4
ENG 131   Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
WEL 116   Welding I (Oxyacetylene) 1 3 2
Total     13 15 18


Second Semester      
AUB 112   Automobile Body Theory
& Shop Pract. II
5 9 8
AUB 198   Seminar & Project      
AUB 190   Coordinated Internship     2
AUB 206   Automotive Body
Component Service
1 3 2
ECO 100   Elementary Economics 3 0 3
PSY 126   Psy. for Business/Industry 3 0 3
or   Approved Substitute      
Total     - 18


Third Semester      
AUB 113   Automobile Body Theory&
Shop Pract. III
3 9 6
AUB 115   Damage Repair Estimating 1 3 2
AUB 298   Adv. Seminar & Project      
AUB 290   Coordinated Internship - - 4
Total     - 12

Total Minimum Credits for the Certificate in Auto
Body Mechanics..........................................................48

United States Department of Education's Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program Outcomes



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