Automotive Refinishing and Paint

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. This includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, damage analysis, and estimating.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Develop entry-level skills and knowledge for employment in the automotive industry;. i.e., employment in an auto body repair facility, automotive paint shop.
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge to work safely in the lab/shop environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to become part of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR).
Required Courses (20 units) Units
AUB 50 Introduction to Automotive Collision Repair 4
AUB 51 Automotive Non-Structural Collision Repair and Estimating 4
AUB-52 Automotive Refinishing and Paint 4
AUB-55 Automotive Advanced Refinishing and Custom Paint 4
Electives   4
Elective Courses: (4 units) Units
AUB-53 Automotive Collision Repair Special Projects 4
AUB-59B Automotive Refinishing Service and Repair 2
AUB-60 Automotive Trim and Upholstery I 4

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science Degree in Automotive Refinishing and Paint will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.

This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 10-12 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.