AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR
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
- 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
- spot andpanel
- overall refinishing
- graphic lay-out
- 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.