Auto Collision Repair Fundamentals Associate in Science Degree

Division: Career Technical Education

Financial Aid Eligible

The Auto Collision Repair Fundamentals Associate in Science Degree combines certificates Auto Collision 1 and Auto Collision 2, which along with the general education courses, prepares students for entry-level employment as automotive collision technicians. Training is given in both theory and practical skills. Courses in this program emphasize safety procedures, proper use of tools, basic techniques of body work, paint matching and application, and quality detailing and car care. 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 course work must be completed at Cypress College. This degree requires a total of 35-36 units.

Required Courses (35-36 units):
ACR 020 CAuto Detail-Car Care-Beg3
ACR 021 CAdvanced Auto Detailing3
ACR 150 CACR/Special Projects2-3
ACR 101 C Auto Collision Repair Technician I (formerly ACR 001 C)6
ACR 102 C Auto Collision Repair Technician II (formerly ACR 002 C)6
ACR 107 C Refinishing Technician I (formerly ACR 007 C)6
ACR 108 C Refinishing Technician II (formerly ACR 008 C)6
ACR 170 C Automotive Color Matching (formerly ACR 070 C)3
Total Units35-36

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Students who complete this degree will develop the following skills required by NATEF to enhance their employment opportunities and advance their career goals. • Non-Structural Analysis and Damage repair • Painting and Refinishing • Develop mathematical skills to use in analytical problem solving. • Develop effective communication skills in dealing with customers in a simulated automotive business structure. In addition, this certificate also provides hands on training in Automotive Color Matching and Automotive detailing.