The Auto Body Repair Program at Texas Southmost College offer a two-semester body repair specialist certificate. Upon completion of this certificate, a graduate should be able to enter the auto body collision industry as an entry level technician.
Certificate Program prepares students for positions in the auto body collision industry by providing hands-on training specializing in the use or repair of steel, plastic, fiber reinforced plastics, aluminum, welding, structural analysis, estimates, computerized measuring systems, surface preparation, bed lining, steering and suspension, electrical/mechanical, and refinishing.
Throughout the training, the program reinforces technical training and safety procedures by implementing the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair Professional Development Program Education Edition (I-CAR PDP-EE), and industry standard curriculum that is aligned with Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM).
In addition, the training require the completion of an official internship program with local employers located within the Local Workforce Development area. The internships offer students enhanced experiences outside of the classroom to develop their skills and to better prepare them to enter the workforce.