Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Automotive Collision Repair

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time
Fall

Award
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including summer)

Industry endorsements earned
National Career Readiness Certificate.

Automotive Collision Repair teaches students the theory and practices of metal forming and shaping; body fillers, frame straightening and repair, uni-body straightening and repairs; refinishing procedures; paints and paint chemistry; and equipment use and care. Cost estimating and customer relations skills are also emphasized. A majority of class time is devoted to practical laboratory experience in the college’s Auto Collision Repair Center. A tool set is required for this program.

Career opportunities: body shop technician; auto garage or repair service technician; auto/truck dealership technician; tool sales company representative; equipment/material sales representative; insurance claims adjuster

For gainful employment information, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other information, visit www.kirkwood.edu/gainfulemployment.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

CRR-121

Intro to Metalworking & Refinishing I

3

CRR-122

Intro to Metalworking & Refinishing II

3

CRR-820

Metalworking and Refinishing Practices

3

CRR-830

Metalworking and Refinishing I

3

MAT-715

Industrial Math I

3

WEL-333

Auto Collision Welding

2

 

 

17

Term 2-Spring

AUT-603

Basic Automotive Electricity OR

3

AUT-611

Automotive Electricity

 

CRR-342

Metalworking II

4

CRR-344

Metalworking III

4

CRR-833

Refinishing II

3

CRR-837

Refinishing III

3

 

 

17

Term 3-Summer

CRR-545

Body Straightening and Painting

7

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Communications Course

3

 

 

10

Total program credit hours

44

Automotive Collision Repair tool requirements
Students in the Auto Collision Repair program are required to have a tool set for lab activities. Instructors provide students with a list of minimum requirements. The cost of tools and tool box is approximately $6,900 and payment plans can be arranged directly with the financial aid office.

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