Auto Body Repair Associate in Applied Science
This program consists of courses that train students in vehicle cosmetic body panel repair, unibody/full-frame structural repair, welding, estimating, automotive electricity, air conditioning, vehicle safety restraints, vehicle refinishing, and collector car restoration processes.
This program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student completes and submits the Program of Study Change Form requesting to opt out of the embedded certificate.
The Auto Body Repair Program at Greenville Technical College is dedicated to the training of students to meet the ever-changing needs of the automotive collision repair industry. The program will be continually monitored and improved to meet employer needs through the feedback from the program advisory committee which is composed of representatives from insurance companies, automotive dealers, and independent collision repair shops.
Acceptable placement test score(s), plus high school diploma or GED
Type of Program
The ABR Associate in Applied Science program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.
ASE Automotive Service Excellence Technician (subject to passing exam); I-CAR Pro Level I and I-CAR Pro Level II certification for Refinishing and Non-Structural (subject to passing exam); I-CAR Welding Certification Steel and Aluminum (subject to passing hands-on assessment)
Collision repair technician, collector car restoration technician, estimator, refinish technician, shop foreman, shop manager, service advisor, parts specialist, shop owner.
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/autobody/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended evening schedules.
|COL 105||Freshman Seminar||3|
|ABR 104||Auto Body Fundamentals||3|
|ABR 105||Structural Measuring and Analysis||3|
|ABR 106||Non-Structural Plastic and Metal Repairs||3|
|ABR 107||Refinishing Fundamentals||3|
|MAT 170||Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry I||3|
|Total Semester Hours||18|
|COL 111||E-Learning Success||1|
|ABR 102||Mig Welding||3|
|ABR 115||Structural Repair Planning & Correction||3|
|ABR 116||Non-Struct Panel Replacement & Trim||3|
|ABR 117||Refinishing Application Processes||3|
|PSY 103||Human Relations||3|
|Total Semester Hours||16|
|ABR 127||Refinishing Color Tinting and Blending||3|
|ABR 114||Estimating Fundamentals||3|
|ABR 135||Structural Sectioning & Frame Replacement||3|
|ENG 165||Professional Communications||3|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
|ABR 126||Non-Structural Advanced Materials||3|
|ABR 124||Advanced Estimating Procedures||3|
|ABR 142||Mechanical Systems||3|
|ABR 143||Auto Body Electrical Systems||3|
|PHS 111||Conceptual Physics I||3|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|ABR 132||Shop Management Concepts||3|
|ABR 136||Metal Shaping and Fabrication||3|
|ABR 137||Advanced Refinishing Processes||3|
|ABR 144||Heating, Cooling, and Air Cond Systems||3|
|HSS 105||Technology and Culture||3|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|Total Required Credit Hours||76|