LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    Dec 03, 2023  
LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Body Repair Credit Diploma

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The Automotive Body Repair program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the automotive body repair business as well as to meet the needs of those who want to upgrade their skills or meet personal objectives in auto repair. This program is designed to prepare the student for entry into the workforce.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Automotive Body Repair program website.


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

  1. Demonstrate use of safety measures and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) selection for daily tasks in the Collision Repair/Refinishing shop, which comply with OSHA and EPA standards.
  2. Demonstration appropriate surface preparation, paint mixing and matching procedures for automotive painting and refinishing.
  3. Repair and replace body panels and provide adjustments to non-structural automotive damage.
  4. Repair structural automotive damage using inspection, accurate measurements, welding, cutting, alignment, and replacement.
  5. Apply problem-solving skills to develop and execute an all-inclusive repair plan for a collision damaged vehicle, including task analysis, application, execution and reflection.
  6. Apply collaborative skills in the context of auto body repair to accomplish a specific vehicle repair while meeting a specified deadline.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Trades & Technical Studies pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

First Semester


  • Completion of the first semester of the Automotive Body Repair Credit Diploma.

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Second Semester

Choice Points

  • Enter the job market or continue working on the Trades & Technical Studies AAS.


  • Completion of the Automotive Body Repair Credit Diploma.

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Program Credit Hour Total: 32 Credits

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. Possible careers in or related to automotive body repair include Auto Body Repair Technician, Auto Body Repairman, Auto Body Technician, Body Technician, Collision Repair Technician, and Refinish Technician.

Additional information on careers in Automotive Body Repair is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/ university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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