Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Academy

Program Length:  4 semesters

Program Site:       Ybor City Campus Workforce Training Center

Class Time:           Day Class -- Monday - Friday,  8:00am - 2:30pm

1400 clock hours: 18 months to complete
Get state-of-the-art training to become a qualified technician in the auto body repair industry. Topics include estimating, automotive painting, nonstructural and structural repair, welding and cutting, plastic repair, refinishing, and mechanical and electrical repair. Classes are held during the day from 8:00am until 2:30pm, Monday through Friday. This program can apply toward the AS degree in industrial management.

The current Automotive Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Academy has already started. Students are not allowed to join a current Academy, but the next Academy will start August 2015.  The program runs for 4 semesters / 16 months, and classes meet Monday through Friday.  The cost of the program covers tuition, lab fees, materials, tools, tool box, books, and an ASE test.  At the end of the program, all students will sit for one or more of the Automotive Service Excellence certification tests prior to graduation.  The following is an approximation of the start and end times of the next Academy.  

Term

15/FA

16/SP

16/SU

16/FA

 

Start Date

8/25/15

8/25/15

1/19/16

1/19/16

5/11/16

8/17/16

 

End Date

1/13/16

1/13/16

5/6/16

5/6/16

8/7/16

12/18/16

 

Day Class

8:00am

11:30am

8:00am

9:50am

8:00am

8:00am

 

End Time

11:00am

2:30pm

9:45am

12:00pm

1:45pm

12:00pm

 

Day(s) Week

MTWTHF

MTWTHF

MTWTHF

MTWTHF

MTWTHF

MTWTHF

 

Instructor

 Jeff Leary

Daryl Heavey

Jeff Leary

Daryl Heavey

 

 

Jeff Leary

Daryl Heavey

 

 

Jeff Leary

Daryl Heavey

 

 

Jeff Leary

Daryl Heavey

 

 

Jeff Leary

Daryl Heavey

 

 

Clk Hrs

250

250

100

150

325

325

1400

Course Title

Paint & Body  Helper

Paint & Body Assistant

Auto Collision Estimator

Frame & Body Repairman

Automotive Refinishing

Auto Body Repairer

 

Crs No.

ARR 0210

ARR 0213

ARR 0020

ARR 0313

ARR 0127

ARR 0240

 

Before being admitted to the Academy, all potential students must complete the following:

1)   Have a current application on file with HCC.  You can apply online at www.hccfl.edu.

2)   Have all official transcripts on file with HCC, regardless of program completion. 

3)   The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Academy program does not require a High School diploma or a GED, but per Florida Department of Education standards, all students must demonstrate proficiency in math and language skills or have an industrial certification by graduation. Based on your transcripts, you might have to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).  Referrals for TABE can be obtained at the Wrokforce Training Center (5610 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa, Fl, 33619) from the Academy admissions counselor, Mark Poling. Your score on this test will not bar you from entering the program, but based on the results, you may be required to particiapte in additional (free) tutoring based upon an individual learning plan so that your skills meet Florida occupational standards by graduation. 

4)   When you can demonstrate how you will pay for your tuition, bring a $75 check or money order made out to HCC to the Academy admisisons counselor, Mark Poling.

5)   You will need to sign several consent forms and waivers.

6)   You will need to obtain referrals for and complete a background check and a drug screen during the summer of 2015. Please see the Academy admissions counselor for these referrals. Results wil be sent directly to he Academy.

8)   Once everything above is in order, the admissions counselor will register you for class. Please do not try to register yourself for these classes.

  We would be delighted to have you visit, tour our classrooms and meet our faculty. We also hold several Open House events yearly.

 Please contact Mark Poling at  mpoling@hccfl.edu for details.    


Collision Repair Course Descriptions


Paint and Body Helper

250 Hours
 Students will learn to demonstrate vehicle and industry knowledge, business management, shop and occupational safety skills. Prepare vehicles for repair and refinishing. Repair and replace and adjust outer body panels. Prep for substraights and body fillers.


Paint and Body Assistant

250 Hours
Students will perform welding operations, prepare surfaces for refinishing. Mask and protect areas that will not be finished. Select and apply appropriated paints and finishes. Solve problems using critical thinking skills, creativity and innovation. Demonstrate the importance of health, safety and environmental management systems in organizations and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance.


Auto Collision Estimator

100 Hours
 Demonstrate vehicle and industry knowledge, business management, and shop and occupational safety skills. Prepare vehicles for repair and refinishing. Use information technology tools. Describer the important of professional ethics and legal responsibilities. Demonstrate personal money-management concepts, procedures and strategies


Frame and Body Repairman

150 Hours
 Demonstrate vehicle and industry knowledge, business management and shop and occupational safety skills. Repair, replace and adjust outer body panels. Setup vehicle for measuring and pulling. Inspect, measure and repair unibody vehicles. Inspect and repair frame type vehicle bodies. Describe the roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organization systems, and the larger environment. Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills needed to accomplish team goals and objectives. Explain the importance of employability and entrepreneurship skills.


Automotive Refinishing

325 Hours
 Demonstrate vehicle and industry knowledge, business management and shop and occupational safety skills. Prepare surfaces for refinishing. Select and apply appropriate paints and finishes. Maintain and operate spray equipment. Repair finish defects, causes and cures. Students will learn computerized paint mixing system. Mask vehicles for refinishing, properly prep and spray  panels for blend.


Auto Body Repairer

325 Hours
Prepare vehicles for repair and refinishing. Repair, replace and adjust outer body panels. Perform welding operations. Prepare metal parts and panels for finishing. Prepare and apply body fillers. Perform miscellaneous repairs. Repair fiberglass and plastic components.