Automotive Restoration/Customization Finishing Certificate

Focuses on exterior repair and restoration, customization, preparation for paint, stock, and/or custom finishing.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 4-6

Estimated Cost: $6,260.28

Prerequisites: ACT 102-125, Automotive Collision Technician, or equivalent.

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters, by instructor permission only.

Designed to provide entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to restore and/or customize vehicles.

Students will participate in realistic training activities as part of their educational experience and/or will work on their own projects.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

To remain in the program all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and have the required tools by the start of the second quarter. They must also successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 091 by the end of the third quarter.

This program is approximately four to six quarters in length, after meeting prerequisite, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements and prerequisites and master the skills and techniques covered and finish a capstone project.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
ARCF 103 Fundamentals & Shop Equipment 3
ARCF 109 Welding & Metal Skills 4
ARCF 114 Basic Repairs & Assembly 8
ARCF 119 Custom Fabrication 6
ARCF 124 Refinishing Equipment 4
ARCF 129 Refinish Preparation 7
ARCF 134 Custom Refinishing 6
ARCF 141 Surface Imperfections/Show & Shine 4
ARCF 154 Automotive Restoration & Customization Finishing Lab 9
ARCF 167 Custom Paint Application 3
ARCF 168 Applied Metal Skills 3
ENG& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class) 5
  Total Credits for Completion 72

Recommended Electives

Catalog # Course Name Credits
ARCF 130 Advanced Paint Applications 4-6
ARCF 133 Fiberglass Composites Techniques 4-6
ARCF 159 Metal Straightening & Shaping 4-6
ARCF 170 Custom Refinishing - Special Projects 4-6