Department ChairJames Cordova
MT Building, Room 129719-549-3354James.Cordova@pueblocc.edu
You can receive I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) Gold Class points for completing most courses if you earn degree-of-trade competency in each unit.
Program Start Term: Every Semester
Award: AAS, CERT, MINI-CERT
Average Class Size: 12-25
Program Length: 7 Full-Time Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Day & Evening Classes
Program Locations: Pueblo
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Career InformationAutomotive Body and Related Repairs entry level $19,706.00; experienced $52,000.00. Painters, Transportation Equipment entry level $31,895.00; experienced $66,437.00. What Will I Learn?This program teaches you to remove and replace exterior and interior panels, glass, and hardware; straighten frames and unibodies; weld panels and structural parts; repair electrical, brakes, suspension, and drive components damaged in a collision; estimate collision repair costs; repair plastics and fiberglass; and customize the body and finish of a vehicle.
Our Experienced FacultyThe PCC Automotive Collision faculty has extensive industry experience in collision repair and refinishing. Faculty members are trained technicians with expertise in nonstructural, structural, refinishing, plastic and bumper repair; mechanical, electrical, and damage analysis estimating; glass removal and installation; custom body work and custom paint work. They all hold current ASE certifications in the above areas.
Our Cutting Edge FacilitiesPCC offers training in all 5 areas of collision repair for ASE certification. We currently have two industry standard paint booths for refinishing and clear coat applications. PCC has recently purchased a state-of-the-art frame machine for structural damage repair.
To enter the automotive collision or automotive service program you must meet required basic skills scores or courses. Students must score a minimum of 70 in sentence skills on the Accuplacer, or have successfully passed College Composition Reading (CCR) 092. Additionally, students must have completed MAT 107 with a C or higher.
Entrance in to the program involves a screening and selection process. You can obtain an application and information by calling the Automotive Department at719-549-3354, or through the PCC website.
The Automotive Collision program prepares students for an advanced career in the collision repair industry through our enhanced NATEF curriculum and hands-on approach to the technical training.