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Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I - AB51 Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Valdosta

The Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I certificate program prepares students for employment as assistants to lead and master technicians in an automotive collision repair shop. Topics covered include work safety, hand and power tools, basic component replacement, automotive welding techniques, and mechanical and electrical systems.


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Curriculum Outline (12 hours)
Occupational Courses 12
ACRP 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3.6 Lab 2 - 0.8 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course provides instruction in procedures and practices necessary for safe and compliant operation of auto collision repair facilities. It introduces the structural configuration and identification of the structural members of various unibodies and frames used for automobiles as well as equipment and hand tools used in collision repair tasks.

ACRP 1005

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 2.5 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course provides instruction in removal and replacement methods of a variety of non-structural cosmetic and safety features of the automobile as well as bolt-on body panels.

ACRP 1015

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2.5 Lab 2 - 2.5 Lab 3 - 1 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): ACRP 1000 This course introduces welding and cutting procedures used in auto collision repair. Emphasis will be placed on MIG welding techniques through a variety of different procedures.


Automotive Collision Repair Program Coordinator


Auto Collision and Sheet Metal Fabrication Instructor

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