Auto Body Rebuilding and Refinishing

Prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry.

If the automotive industry rev you up, then Bates Technical College’s auto body program may be right for you. Experienced instructors teach students in classrooms that mirror industry. Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry. Upon successful completion of the program, students can qualify to take the I-CAR steel welding qualification test.

Contact Information:

Jason Carroll, Career Advisor

South Campus

7:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry, serving independent auto shops, automotive dealerships, government agencies, utility firms, and other companies that maintain vehicle fleets. Positions include auto body repairer, automotive refinisher, frame repairer, glass installer, painter, renovator, and shop estimator. Upon successful completion of the program, students can qualify to take the I-CAR steel welding qualification test. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • AAS degree: Auto Body Rebuilding and Refinishing
  • Certificate of Competency: Auto Body Repair
  • Certificate of Training: Automotive Refinishing
  • CIP: 47.0603

Program Lengths:

  • AAS program degree length: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Training: 1-2 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Joe Brewer

253.680.7458

jbrewer@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:

    Plan Code: ACRAEAPT

     

    • 6 quarter AAS
    • Maximum class size: 18
    • Student to teacher ratio: 18:1
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This degree offers online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. See course descriptions for more information.
    • Students will be using paint guns, paint booths, power and hand tools in this program.
    • Students are responsible for purchasing their own boots, coveralls, and paint respirators.

      General Education Requirements

      Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

      Required Courses:

      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      AUTOB101Auto Body Math Applications3
      AUTOB102Safety Principles3
      AUTOB103Materials Identification3
      AUTOB111Introduction to Surface Preparation2
      AUTOB112Surface Preparation Applications5
      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      AUTOB110Window Mechanisms4
      AUTOB206Glass Installation4
      WBAS101Welding Basics8
      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      AUTOB105Major Panel Replacement5
      AUTOB106Alignment - Sheet Metal5
      AUTOB113Advanced Surface Preparations5
      AUTOB203Shop Welding5
      AUTOB207Introduction to Plastic Repair2
      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      AUTOB208Plastic Repair Methods5
      AUTOB211Special Projects4
      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      AUTOB201Topcoat Systems5
      AUTOB202Topcoat Systems Applications5
      AUTOB204Unibody Alignment5
      AUTOB205Body Over Frame Alignment4
      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      AUTOB104Minor Body Repair Methods5
      AUTOB107Alignment - Bumpers3
      AUTOB108Alignment - Head Lamps1
      AUTOB109Trim and Accessories3
      AUTOB210Introduction to Estimating4

      Electives

      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      AUTOB291Practical Applications18
      AUTOB292Independent Project I5
      AUTOB293Independent Project II5
      AUTOB294Independent Project III5
      AUTOB296Work-Based Learning Experience I1-13
      AUTOB297Work-Based Learning Experience-Seminar2
      AUTOB298Work-Based Learning Experience II1-13
    1. Description:

      Plan Code: ACRARC90

       

      • 6 quarter CoC
      • Maximum class size: 18
      • Student to teacher ratio: 18:1
      • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
      • This degree offers online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. See course descriptions for more information.
      • Students will be using paint guns, paint booths, power and hand tools in this program.
      • Students are responsible for purchasing their own boots, coveralls, and paint respirators.

        General Education Requirements

        Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

        Required Courses:

        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        AUTOB101Auto Body Math Applications3
        AUTOB102Safety Principles3
        AUTOB103Materials Identification3
        AUTOB111Introduction to Surface Preparation2
        AUTOB112Surface Preparation Applications5
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        AUTOB110Window Mechanisms4
        AUTOB206Glass Installation4
        WBAS101Welding Basics8
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        AUTOB105Major Panel Replacement5
        AUTOB106Alignment - Sheet Metal5
        AUTOB113Advanced Surface Preparations5
        AUTOB203Shop Welding5
        AUTOB207Introduction to Plastic Repair2
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        AUTOB208Plastic Repair Methods5
        AUTOB211Special Projects4
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        AUTOB201Topcoat Systems5
        AUTOB202Topcoat Systems Applications5
        AUTOB204Unibody Alignment5
        AUTOB205Body Over Frame Alignment4
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        AUTOB104Minor Body Repair Methods5
        AUTOB107Alignment - Bumpers3
        AUTOB108Alignment - Head Lamps1
        AUTOB109Trim and Accessories3
        AUTOB210Introduction to Estimating4

        Electives

        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        AUTOB291Practical Applications18
        AUTOB292Independent Project I5
        AUTOB293Independent Project II5
        AUTOB294Independent Project III5
        AUTOB296Work-Based Learning Experience I1-13
        AUTOB297Work-Based Learning Experience-Seminar2
        AUTOB298Work-Based Learning Experience II1-13
      1. Description:

        Plan Code: AUMATAPT

         
        • 1-2 quarter Certificate of Training
        • Maximum class size: 18
        • Student to teacher ratio: 18:1
        • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
        • This degree offers online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. See course descriptions for more information.
        • Students will be using paint guns, paint booths, power and hand tools in this program.
        • Students are responsible for purchasing their own boots, coveralls, and paint respirators.
        • This certificate is primarily face-to-face. See course descriptions for more information.
        Required Courses:
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        AUTOB102Safety Principles3
        AUTOB111Introduction to Surface Preparation2
        AUTOB112Surface Preparation Applications5
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        AUTOB201Topcoat Systems5
        AUTOB202Topcoat Systems Applications5

      No eligibility requirements have been provided.

      Tuition and Fees

      At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

      See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

      • National Median Salary: $43,580
      • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 13,600

      This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

      No accreditation or related information have been provided.

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