Clackamas Community College

Auto Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, AAS


The Auto Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing program simulates real working conditions in a well-equipped modern shop facility. Training combines intensive theory and practical lab experience tailored to specific needs. Course work includes one term of cooperative work experience with a local employer. The flexibility of the program allows students to enter any term and proceed at their own pace.

Technicians repair or replace parts, straighten structure, install and adjust glass and components, repair electrical systems, restraints, suspension components, brakes, prepare all types of surfaces for necessary refinishing operations, mix and apply modern urethane and waterborne paint products, and finish their work to industry standards. Skills learned include welding, metal straightening, filler use, plastic repair, surface preparation, masking, product selection, mixing, color matching and application techniques, as well as detailing and troubleshooting. This degree qualifies students for I-CAR Non-structural Technician Pro Level I and I-CAR Refinish Technician Pro Level I Certification.

For information contact Dustin Bates, 503-594-3973 or, or the Automotive and Welding Department, 503-594-3047.