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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Automotive Technical Services - Auto Body Repair
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5306
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Cogan Hall, Room 145, (518) 629-7272

The automobiles of the future will be equally complex, or more so, than those being manufactured today. These vehicles will require body repair techniques that only a highly skilled Automotive Body Technician can provide; thus the need has been established to provide state-of-the-art training for those individuals who desire to enter this demanding field.

The Auto Body Repair program offers the latest automotive and autobody repair techniques. Emphasis focuses on the collision repair of the unibody structure and related systems. Lectures and laboratory work will be reinforced with extensive hands-on training.

Applicants for this program should be aware that success in this field requires enthusiastic performance and dedication to quality repair. Entering students must possess a valid New York State driver’s license and a professional tool set as prescribed by the Automotive Department. In addition, students must wear uniforms, purchase required manuals and adhere to the attendance policy of the department. Attendance is mandatory.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Need valid driver's license. 70+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $495.
Tools for this program have an estimated cost of $2,250.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 101 College Forum (1)
AUBR 160 Body Mechanical 4
AUBR 225 Frame/Underbody Repair 6
AUBR 228 Panel Straightening 3
AUBR 230 Non Structural Collision Repair Lab I 6
AUBR 235 Collision Repair Lab II 6
AUBR 236 Collision Repair Lab III 3
AUBR 240 Automotive Refinishing I 3
AUBR 245 Automotive Refinishing II 6
AUBR 250 Estimating Auto Body Repairs 3
AUBR 265 Basic Automotive Welding 4
AUTO 125 Automotive Electricity 4
AUTO 145 Passenger Car Chassis I 3
AUTO 200 America on Wheels 3
AUTO 260 Business Management 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 105 Applied Technical Math I 3
  Total Credits Required 63

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the Department Chairperson.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term
FORM 101 College Forum* 1
AUBR 160 Body Mechanical 4
AUBR 240 Automotive Refinishing I 3
AUTO 125 Automotive Electricity 4
MATH 105 Applied Technical Math I 3
  Term Total 15
Second Term
AUBR 245 Automotive Refinishing II 6
AUBR 250 Estimating Auto Body Repairs 3
AUTO 145 Passenger Car Chassis I 3
AUTO 200 America on Wheels 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  Term Total 18
Third Term
AUBR 225 Frame/Underbody Repair 6
AUBR 228 Panel Straightening 3
AUBR 230 Non Structural Collision Repair Lab I 6
  Term Total 15
Fourth Term
AUBR 235 Collision Repair Lab II 6
AUBR 236 Collision Repair Lab III 3
AUBR 265 Basic Automotive Welding 4
AUTO 260 Business Management 3
  Term Total 16

*Required of first time, full-time students.