Automotive Collision Repair Technology Management Specialty, Associate of Applied Science

Program Information

Are you a car lover or gearhead? Does nothing get your motor going like a beautiful vehicle? If so, San Jacinto College’s Auto Collision Repair program may be your dream come true. As collision repair shops are typically backlogged with vehicles needing the attention of skilled technicians, you can help fill the void by entering this rapidly growing field. At San Jacinto College, you will gain the skills to become a body or frame technician or a painter or enter related fields such as insurance and estimation, paint retail, and new and used parts. If you have a love for art and automobiles, combine them in our advanced courses. We’ll train you to enter the exciting, flashy world of custom bodywork, custom paint and airbrush, and more!

The San Jacinto College Auto Collision Repair program:

  • Gives students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to repair and refinish collision-damaged automobiles following nationally recognized training standards;
  • Trains students in custom painting, layout and design, air brush, metal fabricating, and many other exciting skills used in the world of custom bike, truck, and car building;
  • Offers labs based on the highest industry standards and is a member of the Inter-industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) Industry Training Alliance; and
  • Is taught by instructors who are I-CAR certified and maintain many other training certificates to ensure students are getting the most current repair procedures.

Additional Information

At San Jacinto College, students may also choose to specialize in auto painting, auto repair assistant, auto collision repair management, and auto non-collision repair technology.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating from the Auto Collision Repair program pursue careers as:

  • Painters;
  • Body technicians;
  • Frame technicians;
  • New and used car make ready technicians;
  • Paint retail technicians;
  • Parts technicians: new, aftermarket, and used;
  • Insurance estimators;
  • Collision office employees; and
  • Custom body work/custom paint/air brushers.

Earning Potential

Automotive Body and Related Repairers: $43,6361

For more information, students may contact 281-998-6150, x7242 or email Gail.Mason@sjcd.edu.

Campus

North Campus

Plan of Study

North Campus
3ABCR-MGT

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding 3
ABDR 1519 Basic Metal Repair 5
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing 4
ABDR 1303 Vehicle Design and Structural Analysis 3
 Credits15
Second Term
ABDR 2541 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement 5
ABDR 1441 Structural Analysis and Damage Report I 4
ABDR 2353 Color Analysis and Paint Matching 3
ABDR 1315 Vehicle Trim and Hardware 3
 Credits15
Third Term
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ABDR 2255 Collision Repair Estimating 2
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher)
or College Algebra
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences or Government/Political Science or American History 3
 Credits11
Fourth Term
ENGL 1302
Composition II
or Technical and Business Writing
3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts) 3
Speech 3
ABDR 1323
Front and Rear Wheel Alignment
or Cooperative Education - Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology
3
ABDR 2502 Auto Body Mechanical and Electrical Service 5
ABDR 2257 Collision Shop Management 2
 Credits19
 Total Credits60

Capstone Experience: ABDR 2257 Collision Shop Management