Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I

Program Overview

This program is only offered at the Eastman Youth Development Center.

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.

Students are only admitted to this program at the Eastman Youth Development Center.  Students may enter the Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 12 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$23,000 – $32,000

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $1,531.00
Books & Supplies: See program advisor
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to become employed as an entry-level automotive body assistant.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • Occupational Courses
  • ACRP1000Introduction to Auto Collision Repair4 credit hours66 contact hours
  • ACRP1005Automobile Component Repair and Replacement4 credit hours106 contact hours
  • ACRP1015Fundamentals of Automotive Welding4 credit hours91 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 12