Structural Repair Technician Assistant (BP/EP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes


Structural Assistants perform wheel alignments, replace suspension parts, prepare vehicles for structural repairs, perform minor structural repairs and replace panels.

Prerequisite: Completion of Non-Structural Repair Technician Assistant certificate or two years related experience in industry.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate electrical circuit repairs.

Perform proper replacement techniques on structural parts.

Apply straightening techniques on structural parts.

Demonstrate stationary glass replacement.

Perform techniques for removing and replacing bolt-on parts.

Body fill a one hour dent to industry standards.

Execute MIG welding metal procedures according to I-CAR standards.

Demonstrate metal cutting using an oxy/act torch.

Career Opportunities

Auto Body Technicians work for automotive dealerships, independent auto shops, government agencies and other organizations that maintain their own fleets of trucks and cars. As a Structural Repair Technician the student will work with a Body Repair Technician who will guide the student in the repair, replacement and alignments of vehicles needing these repairs.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 12 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ABCT2006Stationary Glass Replacement


ABCT2015Steering and Suspension


ABCT2040Restraint Systems


ABCT2051Damage Analysis and Straightening Structural Parts


ABCT2055Panel Replacement and Restoring Corrosion Protection


General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 4 Credits


Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ABCT2000Advanced Welding Methods


ABCT2060Straightening Structural Parts II


ABCT2495Auto Body Internship I


ABCT2501Auto Body Internship II


ABCT2600Collision Lab

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Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 16

Semester Sequence

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