Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS
Pathway: Technical and Professional Studies
More Options: Classroom Based
Program Length: 4 Semesters
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When studying Auto Collision at PPSC, you will learn from instructors who have real-world
experience and who are leaders in the industry. Upon completion of the program, you'll
be ready for a job in a body shop. In fact, some of our graduates have opened their
Auto collision technicians are in demand. Many of the professionals in the field are nearing retirement, creating an abundance of jobs. A degree in auto collision can lead to the following careers:
As a PPSC auto collision student, you will develop a skill set that leaves you prepared to work in both auto body repair shops and at dealerships. You will:
You will also work on non-structural metal repair, structural repair and all aspects of refinishing using cutting edge technology.
Covers sheet metal oxygen-acetylene welding and MIG welding techniques including safety, materials, equipment, and setups. Personal and vehicle protective measures prior to welding procedures are presented.
Continues the study and application of frame measurement and repair. The student applies methods found in dimension charts and service manuals for vehicle diagnosis and straightening. Training includes the replacement of a structural panel with the identification of damaged suspension components replaced according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
Covers the inspection, cleaning, and determination of the condition of spray guns and related equipment. Students learn skills for adjusting spray guns by setting-up and testing spray gun operations.view in catalog
3 Credit Hours
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