Auto Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology AAS

Automotive Department | AAS - Associate of Applied Science Degree | 2 years

Join the Auto Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program at Clackamas Community College and gain pro-level I-CAR non-structural or refinish technician certifications.

Learn how to repair and refinish cars under real-world working conditions in a well-equipped modern shop facility in Clackamas Community College’s Auto Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program. Take advantage of the combination of intensive theory and practical lab experience tailored to help you gain the skills for a career in the automotive industry. You can use your certificate to find entry-level positions in the automotive industry or continue on and earn your two-year degree. Take a tour of the auto bays and come meet the instructors today!

Need auto repair for your car?

Simply fill out our Automotive Repair Application and return it back to us. All vehicles used in our academic automotive programs are selected by instructors depending on their individual training needs. Contact Jessica Matthews at jessem@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3049 if you have any questions.

Auto Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology AAS

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Auto Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Core Requirements

Complete 6 credits of AB-280
  • AB-280
  • Collision Repair/CWE
  • 6
 
Complete ABR-142, ABR-152, or ABR-162
  • ABR-142
  • Airbrush Art
  • 2
  • ABR-152
  • Custom Painting Fundamentals
  • 2
  • ABR-162
  • Basic Automotive Pinstriping
  • 2
 
Complete the following Auto Body/Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology Core Requirements
  • AB-112
  • Collision Repair Welding I
  • 2
  • AB-113
  • Collision Repair I/Nonstructural
  • 6
  • AB-123
  • Collision Repair Welding II
  • 2
  • AB-133
  • Collision Repair II/Structural
  • 6
  • AB-149
  • Collision Repair Estimating I
  • 2
  • AB-150
  • Collision Repair Computerized Estimating - Audatex
  • 2
  • AB-151
  • Collision Repair Computerized Estimating - CCC One
  • 2
  • AB-222
  • Collision Repair III/Advanced Structural
  • 6
  • AB-224
  • Collision Repair IV/Advanced Structural
  • 6
  • AB-226
  • Collision Repair V/Advanced Structural
  • 6
  • AB-235
  • Collision Repair Welding III
  • 2
  • ABR-125
  • Collision Repair/Refinishing I
  • 6
  • ABR-127*
  • Collision Repair/Refinishing II
  • 6
  • ABR-129
  • Collision Repair/Refinishing III
  • 6
  • ABR-225
  • Production Shop Techniques
  • 6
  • ABR-227
  • Restoration Practices
  • 6
 

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-050 or MTH-065
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 4
  • MTH-065
  • Algebra II
  • 4
 

Communication Related Instruction

Complete WR-101 or WR-121
  • WR-101
  • Communication Skills: Occupational Writing
  • 3
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4
 

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete 3 credits. Recommended: COMM-100 or PSY-101. Please refer to page 82 of the catalog for a list of approved Related Instruction Courses.
 

PE/Health/Safety Related Instruction

Complete 3 credits. Recommended: HE-252 or MFG-107. Please refer to page 82 of the catalog for a list of approved Related Instruction Courses.
 

*Current enrollment in or completion of AB-112, and completion of ABR-125 required
 
Total Credits Required: 93-94