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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Auto Body Technician Diploma

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Total Credits: 41

Major Number: 5911
CIP Code: 47.0603

Program Description

The Automotive Body Technician Diploma 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. The Diploma prepares students to meet the collision industry’s expectations of a quality entry-level technician.

Program Prerequisites

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.

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Program Requirements

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


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.

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

Sample Plan

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

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This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.773.1745 or emailing access.center@century.edu.

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