Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Automotive Refinishing: CC (CTE)

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Certificate of Completion | 34 credits minimum

Program Website
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Program Description
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.  

Transfer/Articulation Information
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.

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
Students may only start every Fall semester in AR classes. The Automotive Collision Refinishing courses are taught during the day.

General Education Requirements

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

Program General Education Notes


Communication: ENGL 1010

Computation: IND 1120

Human Relations: Any approved Human Relations (HR)  course.

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 Surface Preparation and application of undercoats. [1,3,4)]
  1. I-CAR WKR 01  Worker Protection. General shop safety and working with potentially hazardous materials found in the industry. 
  2. I-CAR REF 04 Detailing 
  3. I-CAR  REF 01  Refinishing Equipment And VOC Regulations 
  4. I-CAR  REF 02  Surface Preparation and Masking
  • Gain entry level employment in the Application of Topcoats. Theory and lab courses in advanced refinishing procedures and techniques including color matching and multi-stage finishes. [1,3,4]

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