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Auto Body Technician, AAS

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Program Mission: The Auto Body Technician AAS degree prepares students with the skills necessary to compete in the auto body industry. The program consists of five quarters of collision auto body repair and auto paint training. The laboratory area is designed to simulate an actual industry repair environment and includes a state-of-the-art painting booth with the latest in high-tech equipment.

The Auto Body Technician AAS degree graduates will:

  • be prepared for employment in the auto collision and restoration industry
  • demonstrate skill in refinishing, structural repair, non-structural repair, estimating, and shop management
  • dismantle collision related components, replace damaged parts, and perform metal straightening, welding, plastic repair, painting, estimating, and detailing of vehicles
  • demonstrate advanced collision repair and paint techniques for production purposes
  • demonstrate communication, critical thinking, cultural humility, information literacy, and teamwork skills
  • meet Humanities , Quantitative Reasoning , Social Science , and Written Communication  general education distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Annual Course Sequence

The first four quarters listed below are offered on a four quarter rotation and are not sequential; a student may start any quarter. The final quarter is taken when all other courses have been completed.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Diversity and Social Justice Requirement

Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101 with the DSJ attribute meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Note: Not all sections of a course meet the DSJ requirement. Students should review the class information to ensure the class section includes “course attributes: meets diversity requirement.”

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Students who have taken a DSJ class in a previous certificate or degree, do not have to take another DSJ class.

Total Program Credits: 95

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