Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Automotive Collision Repair: CC (CTE)

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Certificate of Completion | 32 credits minimum

Program Website
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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
NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

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. 

General Education Requirements

Certificates of Completion contain instructional components in communication, computation, and human relations.

Program General Education Notes


Communication: Any approved


Computation: IND 1120

Human Relations: Any approved


Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Gain entry level employment skills in Non-Structural Collision Damage Repair. [1,3,4]   
     I-CAR WKR 01 Worker Protection. General shop safety and working with potentially hazardous materials found in the industry.
     I-CAR FCR 01 Fundamentals of Collision Repair
     I-CAR WCS 01 Welding and Cutting Steel
     I-CAR DAM 01 Damage Analysis Program one. Vehicle ID, Estimating Systems, and Terminology.
     I-CAR DAM 02 Damage Analysis Program two. Frontal Impact Analysis.
     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
  • Gain entry level employment skills in Structural Collision Damage Repair. [1,3,4]
    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

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