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Automotive Collision Technology Technician

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Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment as Automotive Body Technicians. Students may also become employed as Paint and Body Helpers, Auto Collision Estimators, Frame Repair Persons, Body Repair Persons, and Automotive Refinishers before completing the entire program.

Description

Training includes refinishing skills; sheet metal repair skills, frame and unibody squaring and aligning, use of filters, paint systems and undercoats; related mechanical and welding skills, glass servicing and other repairs. The program at Mid Florida Tech has been approved by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF) and is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Standards of Quality (ASE). I-CAR has approved Mid Florida Tech as a Level II training site and I-Car certifications can be earned during the program.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of five occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

T401300 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1400 Hrs
ARR0140 A Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Helper/Assistant 150
ARR01421 B Automotive Collisions Refinishing Technician 450
ARR0312 C Non-Structural Damage Repair Technician 300
ARR0022 D Damage Analysis and Estimating 75
ARR0112 E Automotive Collision Welding, Cutting & Joining 75
ARR0295 F Structural Damage Repair Technician 350
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students take these exams from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence:

  • B2 – Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician
  • B3 – Non-Structural Analysis and Repair
  • B4 – Structural Analysis and Repair
  • B5 – Electrical and Mechanical Components
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence I-Car

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – 24 credits

Program Cost

  • $6,565.64
Tuition and Fees

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Start Date

January 7, 2020

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