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


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, CAR certificate completion will earn I-CAR ProLevel One Platinum Certification in Paint & Refinishing, which meet or exceed 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 four 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

Collision Auto Repair program webpage

Full Time - Collision Auto Repair - Paint and Refinish Technology Option program plan example

Major Requirements
CAR 1000Damage Analysis, Estimating, and Customer Service3
CAR 1100Automotive Detailing and Prep4
CAR 1200Auto Body Fundamentals4
CAR 1250Plastic Repair and Refinishing4
CAR 1600Paint and Refinish I4
CAR 1700Paint and Refinish II4
CAR 1800Paint and Refinish III4
CAR 1900Paint and Refinish IV: Preparation for Certification2
Total Credit Hours29
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.
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