Automotive Collision Technology

The Auto Collision program at Amarillo College equips students with the knowledge and applications necessary to launch entry-level careers in auto body shops. AC’s auto shop on the East Campus features a state-of-the-art virtual paint simulator and booths for painting and priming. Students receive significant hands-on experience straightening frames, repairing dents, and replacing panels.

Automotive Collision

What can you do with an Automotive Collision Technology certificate?


Opportunities abound for job seekers with industry certification and formal training in auto body repair. Auto collision technicians are knowledgeable in the field of auto body repair and possess the necessary skills to perform related repairs and custom refinishing according to the manufacturer's specifications. Collision repair technicians fix damaged bodies and body parts of automotive vehicles such as cars, vans, trucks, buses, campers, and trailers. Every reputable auto body repair shop, new car dealership, and custom refinishing business employs skilled auto collision technicians.

 Automotive Collision

Follow your path to a certificate or stack them to get your degree


Enter the Workforce in as little as 2 semesters

ABDR.CERT.BAS - 15 hrs

1st Semester – 12 hrs

ABDR  1455

Non-Structural Metal Repair 4 hrs
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing

4 hrs

ABDR 2449

Advanced Refinishing I

4 hrs

2nd Semester – 3 hrs

ABDR 1349

Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair

3 hrs

ABDR.CERT – 26 hrs

1st Semester – 12 hrs

ABDR  1455

Non-Structural Metal Repair 4 hrs
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing

4 hrs

ABDR 2449

Advanced Refinishing I

4 hrs

2nd Semester – 14 hrs

ABDR 1349

Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair

3 hrs

ABDR 1315

Vehicle Trim & Hardware 3 hrs

ABDR 1441

Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I 4 hrs
ABDR 1442

Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II

4 hrs

ABDR.CERT.ABRT - 38 hrs

1st Semester – 12 hrs

ABDR  1455

Non-Structural Metal Repair 4 hrs
ABDR 1431 Basic Refinishing

4 hrs

ABDR 2449

Advanced Refinishing I

4 hrs

2nd Semester – 14 hrs

ABDR 1349

Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair

3 hrs

ABDR 1315

Vehicle Trim & Hardware 3 hrs

ABDR 1441

Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I 4 hrs
ABDR 1442

Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II

4 hrs

3rd Semester – 12 hrs

AUMT 1307

Automotive Electrical Systems

3 hrs

MCHN 1320

Precision Tools & Measurement

3 hrs

AUMT 1319

Automotive Engine Repair

3 hrs

AUMT 1213

Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems Theory

2 hrs

AUMT 1191

Special Topics in Automotive (ASE Prep)

1 hr