Auto Body Repair Associate in Applied Science
This program consists of unibody/full-frame structural repair, welding, estimating, automotive electricity, air conditioning, restraints and refinishing.
The Auto Body Department 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 department advisory committee which is composed of representatives from insurance, dealer and independent companies.
Acceptable placement test score(s), plus high school diploma or GED
Type of Program
This program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.
ASE Automotive Service Excellence Technician (subject to passing exam); I-CAR Pro Level I certificate for Refinishing and Non-Structural (subject to passing exam); I-CAR Welding Certification Steel and Aluminum (subject to passing hands-on assessment)
Automotive body repair 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 and Correction||3|
|ABR 116||Non-Structural Panel Replacement and 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 and 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 Conditioning Systems||3|
|HSS 105||Technology and Culture||3|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|Total Required Credit Hours||76|