At a Glance:

Floyd: Charles Kelley

Charles Kelley, Program Director & Instructor of Auto Collision
Office: C114
Phone: 706-295-6989
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Industrial Technologies


A.A.T., Gwinnett Technical College; ASE Certification, ADP Estimating Certification, Dupont Chroma System, SEM Plastic Certification, I-Car Certifications, Zolatone Certification Tech, ADP Shop Link Certification, 3M Automotive Training, CCC Certification


ASME/AWS Welding Certification


VIDEO: Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I (AB51)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I certificate program prepares students for employment as assistants to lead and master technicians in an automotive collision repair shop. Topics covered include work safety, hand and power tools, basic component replacement, automotive welding techniques, and mechanical and electrical systems.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (16 hours)
This course provides instruction in procedures and practices necessary for safe and compliant operation of auto collision repair facilities. It introduces the structural configuration and identification of the structural members of various unibodies and frames used for automobiles as well as equipment and hand tools used in collision repair tasks.
This course provides instruction in removal and replacement methods of a variety of non-structural cosmetic and safety features of the automobile as well as bolt-on body panels.
This course introduces welding and cutting procedures used in auto collision repair. Emphasis will be placed on MIG welding techniques through a variety of different procedures.
This course introduces the various mechanical and electrical systems found on vehicles typically requiring repair of damages incurred through automobile collisions.