Collision Repair Tech

Grayson College's Collision Repair Technologies program offers three levels of training and skills. Many students start with the Basic Collision Helper Certificate, then build on those skills with the Basic Collision Apprentice Certificate. The highest level is the Associate of Applied Science degree. Grayson College's courses teach the skills recommended by area employers who work in the industry. The program is offered on the Main Campus in the new Career and Technology Center, which is equipped with the latest technology.

Course Requirements

Associate Degree, The Basic Collision Helper Certificate and The Basic Collision Apprentice Certificate require that you have a High School Diploma or GED certificate. The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires that you have satisfied TSI requirements.

Capstone Experience

Graduation with an Entry Level Technician Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Collision Repair Technologies requires successful completion of a Comprehensive Exam.

Local Employers

Bob Utter Ford, Texoma Ford, Team Bonner Chevrolet, Ramey Chevrolet

Associate of Applied Science Degree


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

ABDR 1519 5
ABDR 1431 4
ABDR 1307 3

12


Second Semester

ABDR 1555 5
ABDR 1558 5
WLDG 1430 4
Mathematics/Life & Physical Science Core  3

17


Third Semester

ABDR 1411 4
ABDR 2502 5
SPCH 1311, 1315 or 1321 3
Social & Behavioral Science Core* 3

15


Fourth Semester

ABDR 1453 4
BUSG 2309 3
Lang, Phil, Culture/Creative Arts Core 3
ABDR 2355 3
ENGL 1301 3

15
* Check with Advisor.
Capstone Experience: All students must complete the capstone requirement, successful completion of a comprehensive exam prior to graduation. 

Basic Collision Apprentice Certificate


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

ABDR 1519 5
ABDR 1431 4

9


Second Semester

ABDR 1555 5
ABDR 1558 5
ABDR 1411 4
ABDR 2502 5
ABDR 1453 4
ABDR 2355 3
Any 2 of these courses
8-10


Third Semester

ABDR 1555 5
ABDR 1558 5
ABDR 1411 4
ABDR 2502 5
ABDR 1453 4
ABDR 2355 3
Any 2 of these not yet completed
8-10


Fourth Semester

ABDR 1555 5
ABDR 1558 5
ABDR 1411 4
ABDR 2502 5
ABDR 1453 4
ABDR 2355 3
Any 2 of these not yet completed
8-10
Capstone Experience: All students must complete the capstone requirement, successful completion of a comprehensive exam prior to graduation. 


Basic Collision Helper Certificate



Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

ABDR 1519 5
ABDR 1431 4

9


Second Semester

ABDR 1555 5
ABDR 1558 5
ABDR 1411 4
ABDR 2502 5
ABDR 1453 4
ABDR 2355 3
Any 2 of these courses
8-10
Capstone Experience: All students must complete the capstone requirement, successful completion of a comprehensive exam prior to graduation. 


Students earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree at Grayson College must complete fifteen semester hours of a general education core. The core courses are distributed as follows:                                                                                                     

Mathematics/Life and Physical Sciences (3 hours)

MATH 1314 College Algebra                                                         

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I

MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods            

MATH 2312 Pre-Calculus Math

BIOL 1306/1106 Biology for Science Majors I

BIOL 1307/1107 Biology for Science Majors II

BIOL 1308/1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I

BIOL 1309/1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

BIOL 1414 Introduction to Biotechnology I

BIOL 2301/2101 Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOL 2302/2102 Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized, single-semester course, lecture + lab)

BIOL 2320/2120 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

BIOL 2321/2121 Microbiology for Science Majors

CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)

CHEM 1311/1111 General Chemistry I

CHEM 1312/1112 General Chemistry II

GEOL 1301/1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I

GEOL 1303/1103 Physical Geology

GEOL 1304/1104 Historical Geology

GEOL 1305/1105 Environmental Science

Social and Behavioral Science (3 hours)

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics

GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

HIST 1301 United States History I

HIST 1302 United States History II

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

PSYC 2314 Lifespan, Growth & Development

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 1306 Social Problems

Language, Philosophy, Culture/Creative Arts (3 hours)

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

DRAM 1310 Stagecraft I

HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities

HUMA 1302 Introduction to the Humanities II

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

Component Area Option (6 hours) 

EDUC OR PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks           

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication

ENGL 1301 Composition I

ENGL 1302 Composition II

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II

**Any of the courses listed above in the previous Component Areas may be used for the hours toward the Component Area Option.

Fundamentals of automotive welding processes. Skill development in Oxy/acetylene, SMAW, GMAW, and cutting processes in a variety of applications.

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Introduction to damaged vehicle measurement and alignment systems.

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An introduction to current refinishing products, shop safety, and equipment used in the automotive refinishing industry. Emphasis on surface preparation, masking techniques, and refinishing of trim and replacement parts.

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Basic current metal working techniques, shop safety, proper tool usage, product application, and skill development utilizing various body features including metal principles.

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A comprehensive course in automotive fiberglass repair including the use of various adhesive, fiberglass matt, and resins used for proper repair procedures

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A course in sheet metal alignment principles using mechanical and hydraulic equipment. Emphasis on attachment devices used to straighten and align exterior body panels.

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Expanded training in mixing and spraying of automotive topcoats. Emphasis on formula ingredient, reducing, thinning, and special spraying techniques. Introduction to partial panel refinishing techniques and current industry paint removal techniques.

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An advanced course in collision estimating and development of an accurate damage report

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A course in the repair, replacement, and/or service of collision damaged mechanical or electrical systems. Topics include drive train removal, reinstallation and service; cooling system service and repair; exhaust system service; and emission control systems. Additional topics include wire and connector repair, reading wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting.

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Last updated: 06/19/2017