Course Catalog


Program Description: The Automotive Collision Repair Diploma Program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive collision repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes either major automotive collision repair or automotive painting and refinishing depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive an Automotive Collision Repair diploma which qualifies them as major collision repair technicians or painting and refinishing technicians.


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each Fall and Spring semester on the Valdosta campus.

Additional Information:

Gainful Employment Information
General Core Courses 8
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development 2
Occupational Courses 29
ACRP 1000 Introduction to Auto Collision Repair 4
ACRP 1005 Automobile Component Repair and Replacement 4
ACRP 1010 Foundations of Collision Repair 5
ACRP 1015 Fundamentals of Automotive Welding 4
ACRP 1017 Mechanical and Electrical Systems I 4
ACRP 1019 Mechanical and Electrical Systems II 5
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
Specializations – Choose One of the Following (12 Hours) 12
8RS2 - Refinishing Specialization (12 hours) 12
ACRP 2001 Introduction to Auto Painting and Refinishing 5
ACRP 2002 Painting and Refinishing Techniques 5
ACRP 2009 Refinishing Internship 2
8MC2 - Major Collision Repair Specialization (12 hours) 12
ACRP 2010 Major Collision Repair 5
ACRP 2015 Major Collision Replacements 5
ACRP 2019 Major Collision Repair Internship 2
Faculty & Staff

Auto Collision Repair Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus

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