Auto Collision 1: Detail Technician Certificate


The Auto Collision 1: Detail Technician Certificate introduces students to the fundamentals of auto collision repair, to include the tools, techniques, and basic concepts and safety standards of the industry. Students will learn the basics of detailing, structural repair, and refinishing for entry level work. To earn a certificate students must complete all major course requirements with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of the program must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 17-18 units.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence (17-18 units):
ACR 020 CAuto Detail-Car Care-Beg3
ACR 101 C Auto Collision Repair Technician I (formerly ACR 001 C)6
ACR 107 C Refinishing Technician I (formerly ACR 007 C)6
ACR 150 CACR/Special Projects2-3
Total Units17-18

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
A student who completes this program (degree/certificate) will

OUTCOME 1: Develop entry-level skills and knowledge for employment in the automotive industry, i.e. an auto body repair facility, and the insurance business

OUTCOME 2: Acquire increasingly technical skills and knowledge to work safely in the lab/shop environment

OUTCOME 3: Demonstrate the ability to become part of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and the Automotive Detailers Association (ADA)