Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technology (2 yr)

sThe Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technology program at Highland Community College Technical Center is no accident!

Do you have a love for repairing cars? Experience a career as an Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technician at Highland Community College Technical Center. Full-time students may plan to enter the workforce after completing 18 months of coursework. 

Students will gain hands-on experience working on anything from minor parking lot dents to a totaled Ford Mustang. We have state-of-the-art down-draft paint booth, computer alignment equipment and an extensive inventory of power tools. Graduates of the Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technology program have job opportunities in auto body repair, painting, estimating and collision damage estimating.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers Entry-Level Collision Repair & Refinish certification. Towards the end of the program students will take the ASE Entry-Level Certifications tests. 

Jump start your career today! Contact an Admissions Representative to schedule a tour by calling 913-367-6204.

Here are some helpful resources:

First Semester   Credits
ACR105 Paint & Refinishing I 3
ACR115 Non- Structural A & D Repair I 4
ACR125 Structural A & D Repair I 2
ACR135 Airbrush, Fiberglass & Pinstriping 3
  Total for First Semester 12
Second Semester    
ACR155 Paint & Refinishing II 3
ACR165 Non-Structural A & D Repair II 4
ACR175 Structural A & D Repair II 2
ACR185 Panel Fabrication 3
  Total for Second Semester 12
  Total for First Year 24
Third Semester    
ACR205 Paint & Refinishing III 3
ACR215 Non-Structural A & D Repair III 4
ACR220 Introduction to Estimating 3
ACR235 Fleet and Commercial Vehicles 3
  Total for Third Semester 13
Fourth Semester    
ACR255 Paint & Refinishing IV 4
ACR265 Non-Structural A & D Repair IV 5
ACR270 Advanced Estimating & Blueprinting 3
ACR285 Mechanical & Electrical 3
  Total for Fourth Semester 15
  Total for Second Year 28
  Total Credits for Certificate 52
ACR295 Occupational Work Experience



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