The Automotive Collision Repair at South Plains College program emphasizes I-CAR Pro Level 1 Non-Structural Certification, which prepares qualified graduates for entry-level employment in the collision repair industry. The program provides students with skills necessary for employment as an automotive body/frame and refinishing technician. Students successfully completing the curriculum described below will meet all requirements for the Automotive Collision Repair Basic Skills Certificate.

  • I-CAR automotive body and frame skills consists of vehicle structural design
  • mig-welding body components
  • measuring systems
  • manufacturer specifications
  • vehicle control points
  • build tolerance
  • metallurgy
  • steering and suspension identification
  • basic automotive electrical service and repair
  • basic estimating principles


Automotive refinishing skills consists of:

  • surface preparation
  • refinish materials
  • pneumatic tools usage
  • maintenance and repair
  • HVLP paint gun spray pattern adjustments within industry standard down-draft paint booths
  • color and texture matching through manufacturer variance program
  • refinish and blend techniques
  • color tinting
  • polishing
  • compounding
  • spot andpanel
  • overall refinishing
  • graphic lay-out
  • pin-striping
  • basic air brush techniques

Are you interested in Automotive Collision Repair at South Plains College? Fill out our form below and a program advisor will contact you.



Students are required to participate in a capstone experience the final semester, which consists of a comprehensive lab project and comprehensive written exam.


The Automotive Collision Repair Basic Skills Certificate is a TSI waived Certificate of Proficiency.



Find out more information about

careers in the automotive industry on NADA's website.