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Auto Collision Repair/Painting

Business and Industrial Studies Guided Pathway Division

The automotive collision repair/painting program prepares students for employment in the field and provides upgrade opportunities for currently employed personnel. By completing the degree and/or certificate requirements, students will gain proficiency in industry repair standards, vehicle identification and construction, estimating, body repairs, frame repairs, vehicle alignment, welding, and vehicle painting. In addition, completing the certificate requirements prepares students for employment in the fields of automotive insurance investigation, vehicle accident reconstruction, automotive collision repair, or automotive painting.

Competencies will be assessed regularly by student performance in the automotive collision repair/painting classroom and laboratory. At least 50% of the major requirements for the associate in science degree must be completed at Compton College.

Program Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the degree or certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Pass at least one ASE certification test or practice test in Auto Collision Repair (B2, B3, B4, B5 or B6).
  • Pass the official I-CAR MIG welding qualification test or ECC imitation. Welds include butt weld, lap weld, and plug weld in flat and vertical positions.
  • Examine a damaged vehicle and create an informal written estimate of the parts, tools, materials, and time needed to repair the vehicle.

Certificate of Achievement

Automotive Collision Repair 

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Automotive Painting and Refinishing

By completing the Automotive Collision Repair certificate of achievement requirements, students will gain proficiency in industry repair standards, vehicle identification and construction, estimating, body repairs, frame repairs, vehicle alignment, welding, and vehicle painting. In addition, completing the certificate requirements prepares students for employment in the fields of automotive insurance investigation, vehicle accident reconstruction, automotive collision repair, or automotive painting. Competencies will be assessed regularly by student performance in the automotive collision repair/painting classroom and laboratory.


Course Catalog (webpage)


Major Preparation Worksheets (counseling webpage)


Contact Information:

Business and Industrial Studies Guided Pathway Division

Paul Flor
Dean of Student Learning
pflor@compton.edu

Abdirashid Yahye
Division Chair
ayahye@compton.edu

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Faculty:
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