The Automotive Body and Fender Repair Associate in Science degree program at Oxnard College prepares students to enter the automotive repair industry as entry-level technicians and provides continuous skills improvement training for employed technicians in the field. The program emphasizes hands-on training in body, fender, collision repair, painting, and automotive graphics so that students have the skills necessary to gain employment in the industry.
|Required Core Courses||22|
|Introduction to Automotive Body and Fender Repair|
|Intermediate Auto Body and Fender Repair|
|Introduction to Estimating Auto Body Damage|
|Advanced Auto Body Collision and Damage Repair|
|Auto Body Painting and Refinishing I|
|Auto Body Painting and Refinishing II|
|Complete a minimum of one of the following:||2-6|
|Advanced Automotive Graphics|
|Introduction to Automotive Technology|
|Automotive Electrical Systems|
|Total Required Major Units||24-28|
|Oxnard College General Education Pattern||29|
|Free Electives Required||3-7|
|Total Units Required for A.S. Degree||60|
To complete the Associate Degree, students must meet requirements in the major, general education, competency, units, scholarship, and residency. Refer to Education Pathways - Earn an Associate Degree and the A.A. or A.S. Degree in Specific Majors sections of this catalog.
|AB R001||Introduction to Automotive Body and Fender Repair||4|
|AB R005A||Auto Body Painting and Refinishing I||2|
|GE Area D1 English Composition (choose ENGL R101 or ENGL R101H)||4|
|GE Area D2/Math competency (choose one course to meet Math competency)||4-6|
|Recommended: ENGL R101 support course (ENGL R101S or ENGL R101E)||2|
|AB R002||Intermediate Auto Body and Fender Repair||4|
|AB R005B||Auto Body Painting and Refinishing II||4|
|Auto Body Elective (AB R007A or AT R110 or AT R115)||2-6|
|GE Area A1 Biological Science (choose one course)||3-5|
|GE Area E2 Physical Education/Kinesiology (choose one activity course)||1|
|AB R003||Introduction to Estimating Auto Body Damage||4|
|GE Area A2 Physical Science (choose one course)||3-5|
|GE Area B1 American History/Institutions (choose one course)||3|
|GE Area C1 Fine/Performing Arts (choose one course)||3|
|Free Elective (choose one course, 3 units minimum)||3|
|AB R004||Advanced Auto Body Collision and Damage Repair||4|
|GE Area B2 Social and Behavioral Sciences (choose one course)||3|
|GE Area C2 Humanities (choose one course)||3|
|GE Area E1 Health Education (choose one course)||3|
|Free Elective (choose one course)||1-3|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify and recognize environmental safety rules and regulations, in the following areas: shop safety, personal safety, hazardous material safety, air bag safety, respirator safety, welding safety, and power tool and equipment safety.
- Demonstrate and classify areas of a vehicle needing repairs, including estimating the costs of repair and formulating proper procedures of repair.
- Demonstrate and recognize steps required to repair vehicles in the auto body industry in the following areas: cosmetic repairs, painting spot repair, painting a panel repair, painting a complete car, non-structural body repairs, structural body repair, and fine detailing of a vehicle
- Identify different types of collision damage and use best practices in selecting the appropriate repair process.
- Develop extensive repair skills through practice to qualify for the certification tests such as ASE and I-Car for the Auto Body and Paint career.