Collision Auto Repair - Paint and Refinish Technology Option (CAR.PRT.CT)

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial TechnologyEngineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology


Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Auburn Hills Campus

The Collision Auto Repair certificate programs offered at Oakland Community College prepare students to meet the technical skills competency standards required for employment, as identified by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF). In addition to courses designed to prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) national certification test, English, Speech and Mathematics are also required to satisfy employer expectations.

Internships are an integral part of the technical education experience, supplementing the classroom and laboratory courses with hands-on work alongside local professionals. Oakland Community College offers two Collision Auto Repair certificates which provide foundational and advanced courses in preparation for successful employment as Collision Repair Technicians.

Program goals

  • Graduates will qualify for employment in the collision repair industry
  • Provide specific technical training for industry employers
  • Respond to the OCC CAR Advisory Committee recommendations
  • Form articulation agreements with area high school collision repair programs

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CAR 1100Automotive Detailing and Prep4
CAR 1600Paint and Refinish I4
CAR 1700Paint and Refinish II4
CAR 1800Paint and Refinish III4
CAR 1900Advanced Paint Seminar2
COM 1290Interpersonal Communication3
ENG 14501Writing and Reading for Problem Solving 3
Complete one of the following math options:0-4
Preparation for Algebra 4
Placement into MAT 1100 or higher
Total Credit Hours24-28
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.