AB51 Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Henry Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 12

Program Description

Automotive collision repair and refinishing technicians repair vehicles which have sustained damage through various forms of accidents and they can refinish vehicles for a variety of reasons for customers. Glass replacement and repair as well as dent repairs and detailing are also service aspects of this field. Technicians are paid an hourly wage but labor is actually billed out per job. This means that experienced technician often show more time in billing repairs than they actually have time on the clock. This system is called flat rate and it enables technicians to make higher annual wages than their hourly rate would indicate. Graduates of Collision Repair training programs have also been employed as insurance estimators and as technicians on military bases refurbishing equipment or aircraft.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

John Wing, Program Coordinator

Office: Henry County Center Building B 109

Telephone: 770-229-3274

Email: john.wing@sctech.edu

Program Courses


ACRP 1000Introduction to Auto Collision Repair


ACRP 1005Automobile Component Repair and Replacement


ACRP 1015Fundamentals of Automotive Welding