Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5906
CIP Code: 47.0603
The Automotive Body Technician AAS Degree is designed to expose students to all facets of the auto body industry: unibody and frame, computer estimating, damage analysis, refinishing and major structure repair. This AAS degree prepares students to meet the collision industry’s expectations of a quality entry-level technician. In addition to these core concepts, the general education courses required will help ensure that students have the necessary oral, written, and critical thinking skills to help with their professional responsibilities.
Course placement into ENGL 0950 and RDNG 0950 or above OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher OR course placement into ESOL 0051 and ESOL 0052 and ESOL 1033 OR completion of ESOL 0041 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0042 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0043 with a grade of C or higher; arithmetic placement score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra placement score of 76 or higher OR placement score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070 or above OR completion of MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher. We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math placement retesting or registering for a Math course.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.
Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning
Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025 and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041
Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
Minimum 3 credits.
Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Minimum 3 credits.
Goals 7-10: Theme Goals
Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
Goal 8: Global Perspectives
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Goal 10: People and the Environment
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 18.104.22.168
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer. This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Students are able to measure, mix, and apply paints, primers, and sealers.
- Students are able to measure, mix, and apply body fillers.
- Students are able to hang, fit, and adjust body and interior panels.
- Students are able to perform auto body mechanical and electrical repairs.
- Students are able to evaluate and estimate collision damage and repairs.
- Students are prepared to take the ASE certification tests in the following areas: Painting and Refinishing, Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair, Mechanical and Electrical Components, and Damage Analysis and Estimating Certificate Test.
- Students are able to begin a career as an entry-level technician in the collision industry.
- Students will demonstrate oral, written, and critical-thinking skills necessary for management and leadership positions.
Program Contact Information
Mark Larson 651.779.5772 Room 1625 East
Don Simmel 651.773.1782 Room 2565 East
Tim Micko 651.773.1783 Room 2565 East
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.