• Auto Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

    Career Pathway Certificate

    Program code: CC.ABCOLRRTECH

    The Auto Body/Collision Repair Refinishing Technology program simulates real working conditions in a well-equipped modern shop facility. Training combines intensive theory and practical lab experience tailored to specific needs. In order to complete the course in three consecutive terms, students must start fall term.

    Technicians repair or replace parts, straighten frames and Unibody structure, install and adjust components and glass, repair electrical systems, restraints, suspension components, brakes, prepare all types of surfaces for necessary refinishing operations, mix and apply modern waterborne and solventborne paint products, and finish their work to industry standards. Skills learned include welding, metal straightening, filler use, plastic repair, surface preparation, masking, product selection, mixing, color matching and application techniques, as well as detailing and troubleshooting. This certificate qualifies students to apply for an I-CAR Pro Level 1 Certification.


    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • demonstrate the proper selection of tools and materials needed to perform metal straightening and plastic filler repair processes,
    • prepare a repaired surface, choose and apply appropriate materials, block sand, clean surface, and apply topcoat, detail;
    • repair sheet metal damage, demonstrate panel replacement techniques, identify structural damage, and formulate viable repair processes;
    • perform spot repairs and blends using the latest industry accepted practices and materials, to the standards of industry;
    • demonstrate skill in major body repair, including frame and Unibody repair;
    • perform a variety of welding processes needed to properly repair vehicles of both steel and aluminum construction, in accordance with I-CAR guidelines,
    • demonstrate competency in Collision Repair Estimating, using Mitchells, and Audatex software.


    Employment opportunities may include entry level positions as a prepper, masker, painter’s helper, body mid-tech, paint or body technician at independent, dealership, or fleet repair facilities in any transportation related field: automotive, trucking, transit, light rail, aircraft, recreational vehicle, industrial or marine.

    For information contact Dave Bradley, 503-594-3051, or the Automotive Department, 503-594-3047.


    FIRST TERM Credits

    AB-113 Collision Repair I/Nonstructural 6

    AB-149 Collision Repair Estimating I 2

    ABR-125 Collision Repair Refinishing I 6

    SECOND TERM Credits

    AB-223 Collision Repair Welding II 2

    AB-133 Collision Repair II/ Structural 6

    AB-150 Collision Repair Computerized Estimating-Audatex 2

    ABR-127 Collision Repair Refinishing II* 6

    THIRD TERM Credits

    AB-222 Collision Repair III/Advanced Structural 6

    ABR-129 Collision Repair/Refinishing III 6

    Credits required for degree 42

    * Program requirements: AB-112 Collision Repair Welding I and ABR-125 Collision Repair Refinishing I must be completed or be in progress prior to enrolling in ABR-127 Collision Repair Refinishing II.

    Information from the 2016-2017 catalog.

  • Contact our Automotive Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3047