Feb 27, 2024
Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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 six quarters of collision auto body repair and auto paint training. Students will spend their first quarter of training in a transportation core curriculum. 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 critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
- meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning 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 adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.
Annual Course Sequence
The classes listed below are offered on a four quarter rotation and are not sequential after the required first quarter; a student may start any quarter and should take the ACRT classes in blocks as listed below.
TRAN 110, TRAN 112, TRAN 113, and TRAN 125 must be taken in the first quarter.
Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits
- Written Communication 5 credits
- Humanities 5 credits
- Quantitative Reasoning 5 credits
- Social Science 5 credits
Total Program Credits: 116
See Academic Core Requirements for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.