Automobile body technicians are skilled metal repair experts who may be involved with all phases of auto body repair. This program offers students an opportunity to use state-of the-art equipment such as computerized measuring systems, laser-guided measuring systems, computerized paint mixing systems, and other sophisticated equipment found in high tech auto collision shops. Ridgewater College has one of the most up-to-date facilities in the state of Minnesota, with the latest in modern equipment for diagnosis and repair of cars and light trucks. Students spend a large amount of time in the shop applying the knowledge they have learned in the classroom.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(12 Courses)
Course Title Credits
ABOD 1111 Minor Body Repair
ABOD 1112 Welding Processes and Corrosion Repair Procedures
ABOD 1113 Vehicle Preparation
ABOD 1124 Body and Glass Service
ABOD 1125 Automotive Refinishing
ABOD 1126 Refinishing Lab and Estimating 9-11*
ABOD 2131 Color Matching and Blending
ABOD 2132 Collision Refinishing and Estimating
ABOD 2133 Collision Damage Replacement
ABOD 2135 Wheel Alignment and Mechanical Systems
ABOD 2145 Major Collision Repair Lab
ABOD 2146 Skillbuilding Lab 5*
Total Credits: 57  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 49 while the section is listed as having 57 credits.
Goal Area 1: Communications
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 3  
General Education Elective Courses
General Education courses must be selected from at least three (3) of the ten (10) goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer curriculum. Courses can be taken from any of the ten (10) goal areas.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 12  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.