2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog
Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing (5606)
You can be part of a team that does amazing work — making damaged cars look like new again. After finishing this program, you can get a rewarding job in a body and paint shop, dealership or garage. Find out how to make dents and scratches disappear. The program also covers repair and replacement of larger sections. You’ll learn to use precision equipment and tools to restore value to vehicles. Customers will appreciate you and your fine work.
There are plenty of opportunities in paint and body repair. Your certification will give you an edge in the job market, and you can earn above average wages. The training program provides exit points if you want to focus on one area.
Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Formal training in this field will give you a competitive advantage in the job market. The Automotive program has a better than 90% immediate placement record for graduates. Employers contact us daily for talented candidates. The opportunities for experienced auto body technicians are great. They can move into management, represent a paint or automotive supply company, or work as an insurance adjuster, to name a few.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See Standards of Academic Progress.
Students in this program should be advised by the instructor or the program manager before enrolling in courses.
Need More Information? Contact:
Automotive and Diesel Technologies Department, (904) 633-8334
Total Contact Hours: 1,400
Total Workforce Credits: 45.50