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Collin College

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The Collin College Technical Campus in Allen, TX offers pathways in both Automotive and Collision Technology, providing students multiple options for Career and Technical Education. Both programs are designed to prepare students for high‐skill, high‐demand positions in the automotive and collision industries by providing them with a strong foundational knowledge of not only the modern automobile but the Automotive Industry as a whole. Graduates will have opportunities in dealerships; large tire, lube, and repair chains, auto body shops with major dealerships, large collision repair chains as well as independent repair facilities. In addition to earning stackable certificates, marketable skills, and AAS degrees in either program, graduates from the Automotive Technology program will also be prepared to earn industry-recognized ASE certifications qualifying them for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) and/or Automotive Service Technician (AST) designation, while graduates from the Collision Technology program will earn multiple industry-recognized I‐CAR certifications and prepare for ASE B-series certifications.

Photos

  • Automotive Technology students getting hands-on in the shop
  • Collision Professor and Discipline Lead, Raven Hartkopf, demonstrating paint sprayer adjustment to a student.
  • Collision Technology student practicing paint sprayer techniques and getting familiar with the tools of the trade.
  • Automotive Professor and Discipline Lead, Sean Boyll, giving a lecture to freshmen students about proper Repair Order documentation before going into the shop.
  • Campus Open House Event - April, 24th 2021
  • Campus Open House Event - April, 24th 2021

Under The Hood

Provide a quick overview of the program (i.e., time to complete, credits, type of degree, etc.).

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for high‐skill, high‐demand positions in the automotive industry. Completers will have opportunities in dealerships; large tire, lube, and repair chains; as well as independent shops. In addition to earning stackable certificates, marketable skills, and AAS degrees, completers will be prepared to earn industry-recognized ASE certifications qualifying them for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) or Automotive Service Technician (AST) or Master Automobile Service Technology (MAST) designation. The Collision Technology program is designed to prepare students for high‐skill, high‐demand positions in the collision industry. Completers will have opportunities in auto body shops with major dealerships, large collision repair chains as well as independent shops. In addition to earning marketable skills, stackable certificates, and AAS degrees, completers will earn multiple industry-recognized I‐CAR certifications and prepare for ASE certifications.

Is this a full or part time program?

These programs are full-time

Describe how classes are conducted (i.e, in-person, online, in the shop, etc.).

We conduct classes primarily in-person while also utilizing online components via the Cengage Unlimited Learning Management System.

What does the program cost?

Completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology or Collision Technology cost is approximately $6500 (based on "in county" tuition rates)

What types of financial assistance or scholarships are available?

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) State of Texas Financial Aid (SB1528/TAFSA) Veterans Benefits (G.I. Bill, etc.) Various in-house Scholarships/Grants

Describe the application process and eligibility.

Interested students simply need to apply to attend Collin College and attend the Automotive or Collision Technology New-Student Orientations

What types of work-based learning opportunities do you offer?

Collin College offers Cooperative Education opportunities, and completing Cooperative Education/Internship is required to graduate. We are heavily invested in the local community and our students and work with industry partners to place students in relevant career opportunities.

Describe your annual placements (i.e., number of students, percent who find a job in the industry, etc.).

As we are a new program, we are still collecting this data

What types of salaries can students expect after graduating and as they advance in their career?

Entry-Level annual pay ranges from approximately $35,000-$45,000

Is there anything unique about your program that you’d like to mention?

Aside from our brand new facility, we are proud to offer Ford ACE, Mercedes-Benz MBStar, and Toyota TECS Elite manufacturer training programs with more in the pipeline.

What general and specialty tools does the school provide?

All general tools are provided in numerous toolboxes throughout our labs and classrooms. Specialty tools are kept in the Tool Room and are available for check by students. AS we are a new program, we are still adding to both the general and specialty tools on a regular basis.

What tools, if any, is a student responsible for providing?

Students are not responsible for providing tools upon entry to the program.

When in the lab, how much one-on-one time does an instructor get with each student?

Class sizes are maintained at approximately 15 students to ensure as much individual instruction as possible within the classroom and lab.

What is the split between time spent in the classroom versus hands-on learning?

Approximately 25% classroom and 75% hands-on

What does the school do to ensure students stay safe while in the lab?

Students are required to wear a program uniform that is consistent with industry standards which include: safety glasses/goggles, non-slip oil-resistant shoes, and hearing protection as needed. All faculty and staff are required to maintain awareness of safety-related concerns and correct as needed.

What types of processes does the lab have to ensure a clean working environment?

Classes are expected to utilize the last 15 minutes or so of lab time to ensure their work areas are clean and ready for the next group coming in. We also have Laboratory Technicians to help maintain the lab spaces' cleanliness and safety.

Does the school have access to factory software? If so, please explain.

Through the Toyota TECS Elite program, students are given access to Toyota Technical Information System (TIS)

What types of service and parts software are available for the students to access?

Mitchell ProDemand AllData Collision (inlcudes Automotive Repair information) AllData Shop Manage Online

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about the lab environment?

All brand-new Challanger CL10 Lifts, Hunter Engineering Alignment and Tire Service Equipment, stocked Snap-On toolboxes in every bay.

Automotive Technology

60 credit hours FIRST YEAR First Semester AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology AUMT 1307 Automotive Electrical Systems AUMT 1316 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems Second Semester AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair AUMT 2421 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair AUMT 2313 Automotive Drive Train and Axles ENGL 1301 Composition I Third Semester AUMT 1266 Practicum 1 - Automotive Mechanics Technology ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics (See Social and Behavioral Sciences options) SECOND YEAR First Semester AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle GEN ED Mathematics course 1 Second Semester AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II AUMT 2437 Automotive Electronics SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (See Speech options) GEN ED Humanities / Fine Arts course 1. MATH 1314 OR MATH 1324

Collision Technology

60 credit hours FIRST YEAR First Semester ABDR 1301 Auto Body Repair and Repainting ABDR 1331 Basic Refinishing ABDR 1349 Automotive Plastic and Sheet Molded Compound Repair ABDR 1455 Non-Structural Metal Repair Second Semester ABDR 1391 Current Trends in Collision Technology ABDR 1458 Intermediate Refinishing ABDR 2402 Auto Body Mechanical and Electrical Service GEN ED Mathematics/Natural Sciences course Third Semester ENGL 1301 Composition I GEN ED Social/Behavioral Sciences course SECOND YEAR First Semester ABDR 1307 Collision Repair Welding ABDR 2347 Advanced Collision Repair Welding ABDR 2355 Collision Repair Estimating GEN ED Speech course Second Semester ABDR 2437 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair V ABDR 2441 Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement ABDR 2449 Advanced Refinishing (Capstone) GEN ED Humanities / Fine Arts course Note: Completion of this degree gives eligibility for I-CAR certification.

Sean Boyll

Education Associate in Science, Automotive Technology with Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) Training Program, San Diego Miramar College - San Diego, CA, 2010 Experience Certifications • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE-1909-1082) o ASE Maintenance and Light Repair Technician G1 o ASE Master Automobile Technician A1-A8 o ASE Collision Repair Technician Mechanical and Electrical B5 o ASE Advanced Level Specialist L1 • ASE EPA 609 Refrigerant Handler Certification • Toyota Certified TTEN Instructor 2020-Present • Lexus Certified Master Service Technician (2020) • Toyota Certified Expert Service Technician in the areas of Engine, Drivetrain, Chassis, and Electrical (2017)

James Yervasi

Education Associates of Applied Science, Automotive Technology, with Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) Program Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX May 2007 Experience Certifications: • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE-1708-5609) o ASE Maintenance and Light Repair Technician G1 o ASE Master Automobile Technician A1-A9 o ASE Advanced Level Specialist L1, L2, L3 o ASE Collision Repair Technician B5 • ASE EPA 609 Refrigerant Handler Certification • Ford Senior Master Automobile Technician • TCFP Structural Firefighter Certification • TXDSHS Certified Paramedic

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