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Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician


A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. Includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating.

Approval Status

The Automotive Collision & Repair Alignment was originally approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on December 16, 2009. During the 2013 summer, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) made changes to accreditation policies and procedures resulting in the alignment changes.  On May 29, 2014 the Technical Education Authority approved the amended Automotive Collision & Repair Alignment.  Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment.

State Business and Industry Committee recommendation

The state Business and Industry committee endorsed the ASE and/or I-CAR credentials upon completion of a Certificate A, Certificate B, Certificate C and/or AAS degree.

Alignment Map:     Click here (pdf)

Common Courses (13 credit hours)

Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.   These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution.

Paint & Refinishing 1                 3 credit hours (pdf)
Paint & Refinishing 2                 3 credit hours (pdf)
Paint & Refinishing 3                 3 credit hours (pdf)
Paint & Refinishing 4                 4 credit hours (pdf)

Support Courses (30 credit hours)

Institutions may utilize existing like courses which adhere to the agreed upon course lengths and competencies.

Non-Structural A&D Repair 1                4 credit hours (pdf)
Non-Structural A&D Repair 2                4 credit hours (pdf)
Non-Structural A&D Repair 3                4 credit hours (pdf)
Non-Structural A&D Repair 4                5 credit hours (pdf)
Structural A&D Repair 1                2 credit hours (pdf)
Structural A&D Repair 2                2 credit hours (pdf)
Structural A&D Repair 3                        3 credit hours (pdf)
Structural A&D Repair 4                        3 credit hours (pdf)
Mechanical & Electrical                3 credit hours (pdf)

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.