Certificate of Completion | 34 credits minimum
Technical Specialties Division
Miller Campus MATC 106
General Information (801) 957-5240
Program Information (801) 957-5323
Academic and Career Advising
Assistant Professor - Hondo Espil
Automobile refinishing technicians restore damaged motor vehicles to “look like new” appearance. These skilled technicians repaint vehicles that have lost the luster of original paint and the repaired portions of vehicles damaged in accidents. The technician prepares the vehicles to receive the new finish. A spray gun then is used to apply under coats to the substrate surface. After the primer coat dries, the surface is prepared for top coats.
Before painting prepared portions of the vehicle, the technician may mix paints or colors to match the existing color of the car. The spray gun technique is vital and must be handled skillfully so the paint is applied evenly. A knowledge of the various materials, supplies and equipment used in the refinishing process is vital. The program requires manual dexterity, average scholastic ability and an appreciation and understanding of color. General Education and elective courses provide training in effective oral and written communication and human relations skills. Students may only start every Fall semester in AR classes.
Students who complete the Automotive Refinishing Certificate of Completion may continue on to earn the Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing.
Students who earn an AAS degree in Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.
Program Entry Requirements
Students may only start every Fall semester in AR classes. For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition per semester: www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is two semesters.
| Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
Students will gain entry level employment skills in Surface Preparation and application of undercoats.
AR 1100 and AR 1111
- I-CAR WKR 01 Worker Protection. General shop safety and working with potentially hazardous materials found in the industry.
- I-CAR REF 04 Detailing
- I-CAR REF 01 Refinishing Equipment And VOC Regulations
- I-CAR REF 02 Surface Preparation and Masking
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Students will gain entry level employment in the Application of Topcoats.
AR 1200 and AR 1211
Theory and lab courses in advanced refinishing procedures and techniques including color matching and multi-stage finishes.
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