Auto Body Paint & Collision

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The Auto Body Paint and Collision Technology certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the auto body and collision industry. The program addresses all areas of basic auto body repair and refinishing including: frame and body repair, painting, special effects and graphic design, and upholstery. We are dedicated to remaining current to new techniques and technology.


 
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 Program Facts

Upon successful completion of the Auto Body Paint and Collision Technology Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  • Apply shop safety practices to an auto body work environment. (AUT 105)
  • Use tools specific to the auto body, paint, and collision repair industry. (AUT 105)
  • Repair a panel using plastic filler. (AUT 105)
  • Measure, mix, and spray primer. (AUT 105)
  • Choose and set-up a spray gun for the paint being applied. (AUT 106)
  • Measure and mix tints to achieve a desired color. (AUT 106)
  • Paint a vehicle. (AUT 106)
  • Airbrush graphics on a panel or vehicle. (AUT 107)
  • Paint auto bodies using special effects. (AUT 110)
  • Remove, replace, and weld a body panel. (AUT 111)
  • Straighten a frame. (AUT 111)
  • Measure and cut fabric. (AUT 275)
  • Re-upholster a seat. (AUT 275)
 Certification

Certification:

Auto Body Paint & Collision Technology

The Auto Body Paint and Collision Technology certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the auto body and collision industry. The program addresses all areas of basic auto body repair and refinishing including: frame and body repair, painting, special effects and graphic design, and upholstery.

 Employment Data

From the United States Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor:

From American Job Center Network:

  • 49-3021.00 - Automotive Body and Related Repairers
  • 51-9122.00 - Painters, Transportation Equipment
  • 51-9121.00 - Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • 13-1032.00 - Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
  • 49-3023.02 - Automotive Specialty Technicians
 Facilities and Features

CTEC Campus:

Our facility at the CTEC campus houses ample space contain large frame straightener, lift racks, paint booths, and sprayer equipment for auto and find detailing.

Sponsors

Museum Sponsors

Yavapai College’s Auto Body and Paint program are the recent recipients of a grant in the amount of $12,080 from Lemay - America’s Car Museum and the Hagerty Education Program. The grant will allow YC to purchase four specialized pieces of machinery to use in the laboratory including a Metal Shrinker Stretcher, Hydraulic Medium Duty Shear, Power Bead Roller Machine, and English Wheel. The grant is part of an initiative by America’s Car Museum and the Hagerty Education Program intended to assist students on pathways that directly impact jobs in automotive restoration and preservation. Yavapai College expects the equipment to be in place for utilization by the spring semester.


Contact Information

Academic Advising questions call Lisa Mauldin 928-776-2080 or lisa.mauldin@yc.edu

Ernie Hernandez