Auto Body Technology, A.A.S.  #2054

The A.A.S. in Auto Body Technology will prepare graduates for entry into the field of automotive collision repair as specialized technicians in areas such as: tear-down and reassembly, structural realignment, metalwork, and refinishing. The series of courses required for the degree will cover topics necessary to pass the ASE/I-CAR examinations in the areas of collision repair and refinishing. The Associate Degree program will include a ten week summer work experience in collision repair.

A new, state-of-the-art, Auto Body Technology building houses a lab and classroom dedicated to auto body repair, refinishing, and estimating. Morrisville’s original 50,000 square foot automotive facility provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop additional skills in other areas of automotive service and repair. In addition to the core collision repair courses, students receive practical laboratory experience in diagnosis and repair of electrical/electronics, air conditioning, brakes, steering, suspension, alignment, and welding.

BOCES/Technical Secondary Education will be evaluated and credit may be awarded upon successful completion of first year with a minimum of 2.0 in an automotive curriculum.

Accreditation: I-CAR non-structural and refinish platinum certifications are available to AAS Auto Body Technology graduates who pass the certification exam.

Graduation Requirements: All AAS programs require a minimum of 60 credit hours including 20 credit hours from Liberal Arts and Science courses. To fulfill these requirements along with the required courses for this program, 60 credits are required for this program. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater in all Automotive classes. An overall GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation.

Program Requirement: Students are required to have a tool set and roll around tool box.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper metal joining and straightening methods

  • Inspect, remove, install, align panels, doors and trim to meet shop standards

  • Apply safety and environmental guideline standards

  • Explain written procedures as outlined in estimates

  • Apply a refinish to an acceptable color match

Curriculum Requirements - 60 Credits

course

credits

AUTO 102 Metals 

3

AUTO 104 Basic Auto Electrical Systems

3

AUTO 109 Chassis Analysis I 

4

AUTO 110 Summer Work Experience

3

AUTO 155 Intermediate Automotive Electricity and Electronics 

3

AUTO 202 Auto Body Fundamentals 

3

AUTO 209 Chassis Analysis II 

4

AUTO 259 Auto Body Non-structural Repair and Refinishing   

5

AUTO 260 Auto AC and Refrigeration Recovery

OR

AUTO 261 - Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating

1

AUTO 269 Advanced Auto Body Refinishing and Structural Measurement 

5

AUTO 279 Auto Body Structural Repair

6

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

SUNY General Education Math as Advised

3

SUNY General Education Natural Science as Advised (3 credits minimum)

3

Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives

8

Suggested Course Sequencing

Year 1/Fall - 16 Credits

AUTO 102 - Metals

3

AUTO 104 - Basic Automotive Electrical Systems

3

AUTO 109 - Chassis Analysis I (fall only)

4

AUTO 202 - Auto Body Fundamentals (fall only)

3

MATH - SUNY General Education MATH as Advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 15-16 Credits

AUTO 155 - Intermediate Automotive Electricity and Electronics 

3

AUTO 209 - Chassis Analysis II (spring only)

4

AUTO 259 - Auto Body Non-structural Repair (spring only)

5

SUNY General Education Natural Science as Advised

3-4

Year 2/Fall - 15 Credits

AUTO 110 - Summer Work Experience

3

AUTO 260 - Auto AC and Refrigeration Recovery

1

AUTO 269 - Advanced Auto Body Refinishing and Structural Measurement (fall only)

5

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

Year 2/Spring - 14 Credits

AUTO 279 - Auto Body Structural Repair (spring only)

6

Liberal Arts and Sciences Credits as Advised

8