Jun 14, 2024  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Automotive Collision Repair: CC (CTE)

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Certificate of Completion | 32 credits minimum

Transportation and Related Technology Division
Miller Campus
MATC 106
General Information 801-957-5240
Program Information 801-957-5323
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Description
Auto Collision Repair Technicians are skilled individuals who repair damaged motor vehicles by straightening bent structures, removing dents from fenders and body panels, welding torn metal and replacing badly damaged parts. Collision repair technicians are qualified to repair all types of vehicles, although most work is on automobiles and small trucks. The collision repair technician’s work is characterized by variety because each damaged vehicle presents a different problem.

Any course offered in this program can be taken as part of the major course requirements for an Associate of Science degree in General Studies.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Students who complete the Automotive Collision Repair 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. 

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

Program Entry Requirements
Those interested in entering auto collision repair should be in good physical condition and have good hand-eye coordination. The collision repair technician’s work requires fast job analysis and the ability to visualize what is needed to restore the damaged vehicle. Welding light gauge metal is one of the skills to be acquired along with parts repair and replacement.

Students may only start every Fall semester in ACR classes. For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions

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

Gain entry level employment skills in Non-Structural Collision Damage Repair.
          ACR 1100  and ACR 1111 
1. I-CAR WKR 01 Worker Protection.
General shop safety and working with potentially hazardous materials found in the industry.
2. I-CAR FCR 01 Fundamentals of Collision Repair
3. I-CAR WCS 01 Welding and Cutting Steel
4. I-CAR DAM 01 Damage Analysis Program one. Vehicle ID, Estimating Systems, and Terminology.
5. I-CAR DAM 02 Damage Analysis Program two. Frontal Impact Analysis.
6. I-CAR DAM 03 Damage Analysis Program three. Mechanical Systems Analysis.
7. I-CAR DAM 04 Damage Analysis Program four. Restraints, Interior Glass, Side and Rear Impact Analysis.
8. I-CAR WCS 05 Oxy-acetylene/Plasma Arc Cutting
9. I-CAR GLA 01 Movable Glass and Hardware


1, 3, 4

Gain entry level employment skills in Structural Collision Damage Repair.
          ACR 1200  and ACR 1211 
1. I-CAR Corrosion Protection Steel.
2. I-CAR Stationary Glass 01 Stationary Glass Service
3. I-CAR MEA 01 Measuring
4. I-CAR SSS 01 Structural Straightening Steel
5. I-CAR SPS 01. Steel Unibody Front and Rear Rails, Floors and Front Structures
6. I-CAR SPS 02 Steel Unibody A-, B-, C-, D-Pillars, and Rocker Panels
7. I-CAR SPS 03 Steel Full Frame Sectioning
8. I-CAR WCS 03 Automotive Steel GMAW (MIG) Welding Qualification Test


1, 3, 4

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of the first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study. It is highly recommended that the student meet with the Program Advisor prior to starting this program. The Program Advisor may be reached in Academic and Career Advising.

The Automotive Collision Repair courses are taught during the day.

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