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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (3283)

Formerly Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (3183) and (3083)
Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of safety/environmental requirements in the collision repair industry; Identify proper safety techniques for the use of shop equipment; identify fundamental practices in the collision repair industry; apply business practices within the collision repair industry; select, set up, and adjust MIG/GMAW, STRSW, and/or TIG welders; describe various types and uses of welding processes; use adhesive bonding procedures; diagnose primary and secondary structural damage, including stationary glass; replace and/or repair structural components; identify automotive plastics and proper repair procedures; diagnose primary and secondary non-structural damage; identify types of non-structural automotive glass; remove and replace automotive trim; remove, install, replace, and align non-structural panels; remove, install, and replace ancillary components (headlamps, under-hood fuse boxes, etc.); identify basic steering and suspension components (tie rod ends, ball joints, steering racks, etc.); identify how collision damage affects basic suspension geometry; verify functions of electrical system and basic wiring repair (soldering, quick connectors, etc.); perform basic electrical diagnostic operations; identify painting and refinishing safety and environmental requirements; identify and demonstrate surface preparation techniques; identify and demonstrate paint materials preparation techniques; and identify and demonstrate paint materials application techniques. Performance Component: Welding (30%); Sheet Metal Repair (26%); Vehicle Measurement (9%); Refinishing (20%); Masking (15%).


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing (11/13) (11/18 revalidation) (11/23 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.