Auto Body Paint and Collision Technology Certificate Click here to request more info

Program Contacts

Professor Ernie Hernandez (928) 717-7377
Dean John Morgan (928) 717-7721

Quick Facts

About the Auto Body Paint and Collision Technology Certificate

The Auto Body Paint and Collision Technology certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the auto body and collision industry.  The program addresses all areas of basic auto body repair and refinishing including: frame and body repair, painting, special effects and graphic design, and upholstery.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Auto Body Paint and Collision Technology Certificate program, the learner will be able to:


  1. Apply shop safety practices to an auto body work environment.  (AUT 105) 
  2. Use tools specific to the auto body, paint, and collision repair industry.  (AUT 105)   
  3. Repair a panel using plastic filler. (AUT 105)
  4. Measure, mix, and spray primer. (AUT 105)
  5. Choose and set-up a spray gun for the paint being applied.  (AUT 106)
  6. Measure and mix tints to achieve a desired color.  (AUT 106)
  7. Paint a vehicle.  (AUT 106)
  8. Airbrush graphics on a panel or vehicle. (AUT 107)
  9. Paint auto bodies using special effects.  (AUT 110)
  10. Remove, replace, and weld a body panel.  (AUT 111)
  11. Straighten a frame.  (AUT 111)
  12. Measure and cut fabric.  (AUT 275)
  13. Re-upholster a seat.  (AUT 275)

Program-Specific Requirements

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