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Automotive Collision Technology

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This degree or certificate provides an extended combination of classroom and hands-on shop experience to prepare for careers in all phases of automotive collision technology.

Topics include component repairs, structural and nonstructural repairs, and refinishing. It also covers various automotive systems, such as heating and air-conditioning, suspension steering, and electrical.

American River College offers a wide variety of programs to appeal to a diverse group of students. Our Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision Technology, and Diesel/Clean Diesel Technology programs are a combination of classroom and hands-on shop experiences that prepare students for careers in all phases of the transportation industry. Students are trained in the use of workshop manuals in traditional and computerized formats, hand-held meters and scanners, and special shop tools including power and hand tools.


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