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

Automotive Collision - Basic Certificate

1st Semester – 15 hrs

ABDDR 1431 - Basic Refinishing

3 hrs.

ABDR 1455-Non Structural Metal Repair

3 hrs.

ABDR 2449 -Advanced Refinishing

3 hrs.

2nd Semester – 15 hrs.

ABDR 1349  - Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair

3 hrs.

Automotive Collision- Intermediate Certificate

1st Semester – 15 hrs

ABDDR 1431 - Basic Refinishing

3 hrs.

ABDR 1455-Non Structural Metal Repair

3 hrs.

ABDR 2449 -Advanced Refinishing

3 hrs.

2nd Semester – 15 hrs.

ABDR 1441 - Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I

3 hrs.

ABDR 1442 - Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II

3 hrs.

ABDR 1315 - Vehicle Trim & Hardware

3 hrs.

ABDR 1349  - Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair

3 hrs.

Automotive Collision - Advanced Certificate

1st Semester – 15 hrs

ABDDR 1431 - Basic Refinishing

3 hrs.

ABDR 1455-Non Structural Metal Repair

3 hrs.

ABDR 2449 -Advanced Refinishing

3 hrs.

2nd Semester – 15 hrs.

ABDR 1441 - Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I

3 hrs.

ABDR 1442 - Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II

3 hrs.

ABDR 1315 - Vehicle Trim & Hardware

3 hrs.

ABDR 1349  - Automotive Plastic & Sheet Molded Compound Repair

3 hrs.

3rd Semester – 12 hrs

MCHN 1343         Machine Shop Mathematics

3 hrs.

ETWR 1302          Introduction to Technical Writing

3 hrs.

INMT 1305           Introduction to Industrial Maintenance

3 hrs.

ELPT 1311            Basic Electrical Theory

3 hrs.