2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Automotive Body - Advanced Repair and Restoration Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Body Advanced Repair and Restoration certificate, the student possesses skills for employment as an apprentice collision repair technician, apprentice paint technician, or as a painter’s helper and is qualified to pursue business ownership. After becoming employed, the student may be certified by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or receive certification for various courses taken through I-CAR, Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge needed to accurately estimate, on a legal repair order (to Bureau of Automotive Repair standards), the required materials, parts and amount of labor to complete the repairs.
  2. Demonstrate the advanced skill of assessing imperfections and irregularities of a surface in preparation for paint. Students will also demonstrate the skills necessary to perfect the surface prior to painting.
  3. Demonstrate single stage and basecoat/clear coat painting skills at the industry standard level, including solvent/water based paints.
  4. Perform the skills of metal shaping, shrinking, stretching, bending and cutting to demonstrate industry standard repairs at the advanced level.

Minimum Units Required: 20

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.