The Automotive Technology Department may waive college credit requirements for students attaining industry skill standards. The criteria for waiving a course will be based on current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in a specific area as well as having three recent years of employer verifiable work experience in that specific area. The waiver must be approved by the Automotive Department. Credit will be limited to a total of 16 semester hours and will be included in the 32 semester hour limit for non-traditional methods. The waiver will not be posted on the transcript until the student has satisfied college resident requirement. Credit waived is non-transferable. The ACE Guide will be utilized in establishing equivalencies. All documentation must be submitted by the requesting student.
Automotive Body Repairer
The Auto Collision Program is introducing a new line of degrees and certificates of completion to better serve the St. Philip’s College auto collision students as well as the auto collision industry. The new degree programs were the results of feed back provided by the community leaders in the auto collision repair industry and approved by the Auto collision advisory committee for implementation as of Fall 2002. The goal is to provide the industry with a higher skill-trained technician that is specialized or can operate in all areas of the collision/refinishing industry.
The program is currently instructed to the standards of the newest I-CAR Enhanced Delivery training software. This will allow students to receive the latest and most up-to-date training with the latest in technology with equipment and standards. This training program was developed and accepted by both insurance companies and the collision repair industry nationally. Our training programs give students the opportunity to earn I-CAR credits and certifications upon successful completion.
- Finger and manual dexterity
- Ability to Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and lift heavy loads
- Color distinction required
- Near-visual acuity and depth perception
Programs and Courses - Automotive Technology
Associate of Applied Science
Certificate of Completion