Automotive Collision Technology


Program Overview

Department Chair

Beloit: Dave Engel



Program Instructors

Rowdy Goos

The Automotive Collision Technology Program utilizes the I-CAR curriculum and equips students with the knowledge and basic skills for all phases of the auto body industry. Using the latest equipment and training materials, students learn estimating, metal and body work, painting, glass replacement, structural/ non-structural repair and molded compound repair. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, students earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree and may become ASE and I-CAR welding certified.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze automotive structural damage and repair requirements.
  • Analyze automotive non-structural damage and repair requirements.
  • Diagnose and repair collision damage mechanical and electrical components.
  • Demonstrate automobile painting and refinishing skills.
  • Demonstrate safe working habits and procedures within an auto-collision/repair facility.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive structural damage.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive non-structural damage.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive stationary and moveable glass.
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Post Graduate Jobs

Job Title Annual Salary
Shop Manager $55,000
Technician $60,000

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Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
First Semester
OSHA-110 OSHA Training 1
ACRT-111 Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I 4
ACRT-112 Painting & Refinishing I 3
ACRT-113 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I 2
ACRT-114 Mechanical & Electrical I 3
Second Semester
ACRT-108 Estimating 2
ACRT-115 Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II 4
ACRT-116 Painting & Refinishing II 3
ACRT-117 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II 2
ACRT-118 Mechanical & Electrical II 3
Third Semester
ACRT-205 Advanced Estimating 2
ACRT-207 Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair III 4
ACRT-211 Painting & Refinishing III 3
ACRT-212 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair III 3
ACRT-213 Mechanical & Electrical III 2
Fourth Semester
ACRT-214 Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair IV 5
ACRT-215 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair IV 3
ACRT-216 Painting & Refinishing IV 4
General Education Course Requirements
COM-103 English Composition I T▸ 3
COM-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication T▸ 3
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-101 Business MathOR 3
MA-110 Intermediate AlgebraOR 3
MA-111 College Algebra T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.