• Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The Collision Repair and Refinishing program simulates real working conditions in a well-equipped modern shop facility. Training combines intensive theory and practical lab experience tailored to specific needs. Course work includes one term of cooperative work experience with a local employer. The flexibility of the program allows students to enter any term and proceed at their own pace.

    Technicians repair or replace parts, straighten structure, install and adjust glass and components, repair electrical systems, restraints, suspension components, brakes, prepare all types of surfaces for necessary refinishing operations, mix and apply modern urethane and waterborne 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.

    Program Outcomes

    Program outcomes include entry level skills for employment in collision repair and refinishing, from repair and replacement of body panels on full frame and unibody vehicles, to preparation and finish application. Detailing, customer service, shop safety, and environmental concerns will also be covered.


    Employment opportunities include auto body technician, frame technician, auto body mid-tech, painter’s helper, painter, estimator or manager in an independent repair shop, automobile dealership, truck or heavy equipment dealer or service center, or sales of auto body related tools and materials.

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

    Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology - Year 1

    • Complete the following requirements.

      • TAKE 2 CREDITS OF AB-112.
      AB-112 Collision Repair Welding I 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF AB-113.
      AB-113 Collision Repair I/Nonstructural 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF ABR-125.
      ABR-125 Collision Repair/Refinishing I 
      • TAKE MTH-050 OR MTH-065.
      MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      MTH-065 Algebra II 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AB-123 Collision Repair Welding II 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF AB-133.
      AB-133 Collision Repair II/Structural 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF ABR-127.
      ABR-127 Collision Repair/Refinishing II 
    • Complete the following requirements.

      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF AB-222.
      AB-222 Collision Repair III/AdvancedStructural 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF ABR-129.
      ABR-129 Collision Repair/Refinishing III 

    Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology - Year 2

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AB-149 Collision Repair Estimating I 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF AB-224.
      AB-224 Collision Repair IV/Advanced Structural 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF ABR-225.
      ABR-225 Production Shop Techniques 
      Physical Education
      Health/Physical Education
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AB-150 Collision Repair Computerized Estimating -Shoplink 
      AB-226 Collision Repair V/Advanced Structural 
      AB-235 Collision Repair Welding III 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF ABR-227.
      ABR-227 Restoration Practices 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • AB-151 Collision Repair Computerized Estimating - CCCONE
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF AB-280.
      AB-280 Collision Repair/CWE 
      • TAKE ABR-142 ABR-152 OR ABR-162
      ABR-152 Custom Painting Fundamentals 
      ABR-142 Airbrush Art 
      ABR-162 Basic Automotive Pinstriping 
      • TAKE WR-101 OR WR-121.
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
      WR-121 English Composition 

    Human Relations Requirement

    • Complete the following requirement.

      ANT-102 Archaeology & Prehistory 
      ANT-103 Cultural Anthropology 
      BA-285 Human Relations in Business 
      ED-258 Multicultural Education 
      HST-101 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-102 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-103 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-201 History of the United States 
      HST-202 History of the United States 
      HST-203 History of the United States 
      PS-203 U.S. Government: State & Local Institutions 
      PS-205 International Relations 
      PSY-101 Human Relations 
      PSY-110 Psychology: An Overview 
      PSY-200 Psychology As A Natural Science 
      PSY-205 Psychology As a Social Science 
      PSY-214 Introduction to Personality 
      PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 
      PSY-219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 
      PSY-221 Introduction to Counseling 
      PSY-231 Introduction to Human Sexuality 
      PSY-240 Interpersonal Awareness & Growth 
      SOC-204 Introduction to Sociology 
      SOC-205 Social Stratification & Social Systems 
      SOC-206 Institutions & Social Change 
      SOC-225 Social Problems 
      COMM-100 Basic Speech Communication 
      COMM-105 Listening 
      COMM-112 Persuasive Speaking 
      COMM-126 Communication Between the Sexes 
      COMM-140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
      COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 
      COMM-227 Nonverbal Communication 



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

    Call us: 503-594-3047

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