Auto Collision Advanced Technician Associate in Science Degree

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The Auto Collision Advanced Technician Associate in Science Degree combines Auto Collision 3 and Auto Collision 4 certificates and general education, which prepares students for advanced-level technician work as well as for positions in management and sales in the auto collision repair industry. Courses in this program management and sales, advanced structural repair, advanced paint and refinishing, electrical systems, and damage appraisal. Training is given in both theory and practical skills. The combination of management and technician skills aligns with all aspects of the automotive industry to include insurance and sales. 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 Social Justice, Equity and Sustainability 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 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. This degree requires a total of 35 units.

Required courses are in suggested sequence (35 units):
ACR 103 C Auto Collision Repair Technician III (formerly ACR 003 C)6
ACR 104 C Auto Collision Repair Technician IV (formerly ACR 004 C)6
ACR 109 C Refinishing Technician III (formerly ACR 009 C)6
ACR 112 C Collision Damage Appraisal (formerly ACR 012 C)3
ACR 113 C Computerized Automotive Damage Appraisal (formerly ACR 013 C)3
ACR 130 C Electrical Systems and Component Repair (formerly ACR 030 C)4
ACR 140 C Structural Alignment Repair (formerly ACR 040 C)4
ACR 160 C Collision Repair Management (formerly ACR 060 C)3
Total Units35

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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).