Automotive Collision I-CAR Gold Associate in Science Degree


This program is recognized by I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair career technical education institutions. It includes course work in practical and advanced level skills for employment as a professional in the industry. 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 major requires a total of 34-35 units.

Courses are listed in suggested sequence (34-35 units):
ACR 020 CAuto Detail-Car Care-Beg3
ACR 021 CAdvanced Auto Detailing3
ACR 050 C ACR and Special Projects2-3
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 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
ACR 170 C Automotive Color Matching (formerly ACR 070 C)3
Total Units34-35

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).