Associate in Science Degree Automotive Collision Repair


The following program is designed to prepare students for employment as automotive collision technicians and in numerous other related areas of the automotive and transportation industry. Training is given in both theory and practical skills. Directed practical work is given in all areas of automotive collision repair under simulated on-the-job conditions. The program suggested will provide the student the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills demanded of the modern automotive collision technician.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units, and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (47 units):
ACR 001 CAuto Collision Repair Tech I6
ACR 002 CAuto Collision Repair Tech II6
ACR 003 CAuto Collision Repair Tech III6
ACR 004 CAuto Collision Repair Tech IV6
ACR 007 CRefinishing Technician I6
ACR 008 C Refinishing Technician II6
ACR 012 CCollision Damage Appraisal3
ACR 030 C Electrical Systems and Component Repair4
ACR 040 CStructural Alignment Repair4
Total Units47