Oakland Community College 
Programs

COLLISION AUTO REPAIR

Certificate Programs

   The Collision Auto Repair certificate programs offered at Oakland Community College prepare students to meet the technical skills competency standards required for employment, as identified by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF). In addition to courses designed to prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Certification test, English, Speech and Mathematics are also required to satisfy employer expectations.

   Internships are an integral part of the technical education experience, supplementing the classroom and laboratory courses with hands-on work alongside local professionals. Oakland Community College offers two Collision Auto Repair certificates which provide foundational and advanced courses in preparation for successful employment as Collision Repair Technicians: Non-Structural Repair Technology and Paint and Refinish Technology.

Program goals:

  • Graduates will qualify for employment in the collision repair industry
  • Provide specific technical training for industry employers
  • Respond to the OCC CAR Advisory Committee recommendations
  • Form articulation agreements with area high school collision repair programs
NON-STRUCTURAL REPAIR TECHNOLOGY OPTION (CAR.NRT.CT)

Requirements
Credits
CAR 1200 Auto Body Fundamentals 4
CAR 1300 Collision Welding 4
CAR 1350 Collision Panel Replacement I 4
CAR 1400 Collision Panel Replacement II 4
CAR 1450 Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair: Co-operative Internship 2
COM 1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 14501 Writing & Reading for Problem Solving 3
MAT 10502 Preparation for Algebra (or higher) 4
or    
MAT 1100 COMPASS placement (or higher)  
 
PAINT AND REFINISH TECHNOLOGY OPTION (CAR.PRT.CT)

Requirements
Credits
CAR 1100 Automotive Detailing & Prep 4
CAR 1600 Paint & Refinish I 4
CAR 1700 Paint & Refinish II 4
CAR 1800 Paint & Refinish III 4
CAR 1900 Advanced Paint Seminar 2
COM 1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 14501 Writing & Reading for Problem Solving 3
MAT 10502 Preparation for Algebra (or higher) 4
or    
MAT 1100 COMPASS placement (or higher)  
 
DETAILER/PAINTER ASSISTANT (CAR.PRT.CA)
 
This program provides entry-level skills in the fundamentals of vehicle detailing, surface preparation, protection and painting. A Certificate of Achievement provides documentation of the skills employers seek.

Requirements
Credits
CAR 1100 Automotive Detailing & Prep 4
CAR 1600 Paint & Refinish I 4
CAR 1700 Paint & Refinish II 4

1   Prospective transfer students should substitute ENG 1510.
2   Modular Curriculum Version Recommended
   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.