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Associate in Applied Science - Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technician

MSM Group - Spokane Community College MSM Group - Spokane Community College, USA

Intake Sep 2023

Jan 2023, Jul 2022, Sep 2022, Apr 2023

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USD 22336

Tuition Fee (USD)

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USD 100 Waived

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24 months


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Program Overview

The Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technician program teaches the skills necessary to succeed in the automotive collision repair industry.  Instruction is primarily in a shop situation where field conditions are simulated.  Students are able to learn by demonstration and direct hands on experience.

Students are instructed in a wide range of skills, including welding, sheet metal repair and replacement, fabrication and restoration techniques, frame and unibody repair, as well as repair and replacement of structural components.

The refinishing portion of our program provides students with a comprehensive education in modern refinishing techniques and materials, as well as material and damage estimation. Students will learn all phases of substrate preparation, color matching and application of the latest paint materials including water born products.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the characteristics of metal and the principles of metal correction.
  • Repair damaged bodies, frames, suspensions and sheet metal; remove and replace glass.
  • Refinish complete vehicles and spot damaged areas with the latest in refinishing products and equipment.
  • Estimate damage costs.
  • Understand automotive electrical principles and minor services.
  • Weld (wire feed) to industry standards.
  • Understand basic shop operation.
  • Understand hazardous waste management.
  • Demonstrate shop safety practices.

Additional Information

Program Level Associate Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    5.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    61 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    43 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    85 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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