Dec 04, 2020  
2020-21 BTC Catalog 
    
2020-21 BTC Catalog

Automotive Collision Repair Technology


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Overview

Love cars and want to make fixing them your career? Bellingham Technical College’s Automotive Collision Repair Technology program will give you training for a career as an automotive collision repair technician, automotive glass specialist, painter, or auto body repair shop manager. BTC’s automotive classes will train you for all aspects of automotive repair, using the latest technological processes and equipment in our full-service shop. Your training will include trade-specific skills, such as how to repair and refinish damaged vehicles.

BTC’s Auto Collision Repair program will train you with hands-on instruction that will earn you top jobs with employers such as independent automotive repair shops, car detailing shops, automotive manufacturers, automotive recyclers, and more.

The Auto Collision Repair Technology program is an I-CAR Industry Training Alliance member.

 

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Automotive Collision Repair Technology AAS and AAS-T Degree Program will be able to:

  • Use basic industry tools, equipment and hazardous materials safely.
  • Diagnose and repair basic non-structural auto body damage to I-CAR standards.
  • Assess damaged vehicles and perform structural auto body repairs to I-CAR standards.
  • Diagnose and repair various types of plastic and composites used in the automotive industry.
  • Refinish various substrates to pre-accident condition.
  • Obtain I-CAR aluminum welding certification.
  • Obtain I-CAR steel welding certification.

Graduates of the Automotive Collision Repair Technology Non-Structural Repair Certificate Program will be able to:

  • Use basic industry tools, equipment and hazardous materials safely.
  • Diagnose and repair basic non-structural auto body damage to I-CAR standards.
  • Diagnose and repair various types of plastic and composites used in the automotive industry.
  • Apply basic refinishing concepts to industry standards.

Placement Requirements

Admissions application and assessment testing in Reading, Math, and Sentence Skills are required. Your score on the test and/or your previous transcripts will determine where you begin your course sequence. Contact Admissions at 360.752.8345 or at admissions@btc.edu for assistance with academic planning.

Additional Requirements

  • A driver’s license is not required to enroll in the program.
  • Driving citations will not restrict, or prevent students from enrolling in the Automotive Collision Repair Technology Program; however, citations may prevent some internship and/or employment opportunities.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Automotive Collision Repair Technology Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and minimum grade of C-/1.7 for CRT courses and a minimum grade of C/2.0 for all General Education courses.

Programs

    Associate of Applied Science
    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer
    Certificate

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