Ridgewater College also offers two-year Auto Body graduates and other qualifying individuals an opportunity to take their knowledge base and skills to the next level. To qualify for the advanced one-year program, students must be a graduate of a two-year Auto Body Collision Technology program with a minimum 2.0 grade point average OR have four years of documented work experience. Students have the opportunity to enhance/upgrade their technical skills in the following areas: specialty vehicle repair and refinishing, advanced estimating, advanced major collision, human resource management, welding, production painting and color matching, collision shop internship, and repair administration.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(7 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ABOD 2901 Shop Operations I
ABOD 2902 Auto Body Specialty I
ABOD 2904 Auto Body Specialty II
ABOD 2906 Shop Operations II
ABOD 2907 Auto Body Specialty III
ABOD 2908 Auto Body Specialty IV
ABOD 2910 Auto Body Specialty Internship
Total Credits: 30  
 
Total Certificate Credits: 30