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Collision Repair Technician (Day)

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Collision Repair Technician gives students the knowledge and hands-on experience to start a career in the automotive collision repair industry. Learn about metal and plastic repair, metal inert gas (MIG) welding, vehicle disassembly, refinishing, reassembly, estimate reading, coolant removal/replacement, and air conditioning (A/C) discharge/recharge and industry terminology.


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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Academic Plan
Collision Repair Technician (Day) (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Clock Hours Required
Catalog Year
Effective term
Fall 2020

National certifications are obtained through the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) for the following: Non-Structural Technician ProLevel 1, Refinish Technician ProLevel 1.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Practice personal and workplace safety standards.
  2. Use, maintain, and store tools, equipment and workspace according to professional standards for the automotive industry.
  3. Create a repair plan that includes the analysis of the damage, needed tools, chemicals, additives, time, cost, and parts to complete a collision and refinish repair job.
  4. Produce a damage repair independently.
  5. Produce refinishing work independently.
  6. Recognize efficient and quality work according to industry standards.
  7. Demonstrate industry professionalism and a commitment to professional development such as I-CAR, NATEF, or ASE certifications.
  8. Communicate effectively by collaborating with diverse audiences orally, visually, and in writing.
  9. Demonstrate professionalism with conduct, ethics, and workplace practices.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer
Admission Criteria

Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Course Sequence by Block

The following is the suggested course sequence by block. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with a navigator to discuss their academic and career goals.
  • The course sequence is laid out by block and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • This is a cohort program in which students progress through their course of study together in the required course sequence.

Courses Sequence

Block 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Block 1
Course Name Requisites Notes Clock Hours
ABO103 Introduction to Auto Body Repair 164
ABO104 Introduction to Automotive Refinishing 164

Block 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Block 2
Course Name Requisites Notes Clock Hours
ABO203 Advanced Automotive Body Repair 200
ABO204 Advanced Refinishing Fundamentals 200

Students must earn a grade of ‘P’ or ‘C’ or better (depending on the course grading scale) for all courses required within the program.

Weekly hour requirements vary by program. Students should meet with a navigator to discuss these requirements further. Actual completion times may vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Competency in Collision Repair Technician (Day) (

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021