Auto Refinishing Certificate
Students can choose to specialize in a certificate program, if they are short of time and eager to get to work, for a quicker route to obtaining credentials in Auto Body Refinishing. Some prefer to obtain a full associate degree and want to add a specialization to their general degree. Either way, students study in actual working labs in the $2.1 million, 40,000 square foot Transportation Technologies Center.
The Auto Collision Management (ACM) program offers one of just four postsecondary auto body programs in Texas certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. In addition, the ACM program is ASE-compliant (Automotive Service Excellence) and the staff is certified by ASE — an important fact considering 69 percent of all shops are ASE-certified. Full-time students can complete a certificate program in about a year.