ABRP Technical Standards

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum.

  General Specific
Thinking Skills Apply mechanical and design concepts to diagnose auto body damage and select appropriate repair processes.
  • Read and follow auto body technical specification sheets and work orders.
  • Analyze auto body damage to identify body parts needing to be replaced.
  • Measure auto body components for correct fit.
  • Measure and calculate correct amounts of chemicals and solvents for paint application and removal.
Sensory/Observation Skills Make observations and assessments of auto body condition.
  • Inspect cosmetic panels and identify auto body irregularities.
  • Distinguish readings on paint scales.
  • Distinguish color variations.
Motor Skills Possess sufficient physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity to do auto body and refinishing work.
  • Operate necessary tools and equipment.
  • Remove, repair, and replace damaged components and small parts.
  • Position and maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Work at varying heights.
  • Lift and transport equipment and materials as necessary.
Communication Skills Communicate effectively to gather and convey information.
  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
  • Express information coherently.
  • Document work accurately.
Behavioral Skills Behave appropriately and safely in a shared learning environment.
  • Work independently with periodic supervision.
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
  • Follow through with individual and shared responsibilities.
  • Exercise good judgement.
  • Follow safety procedures.
Environmental Tolerance Function safely in an auto shop environment.
  • Work for prolonged periods amidst: Various levels of noise, Heat, Sharp tools and materials, Electrical equipment, Chemicals and toxins, Dust and fumes, Machinery with moving parts, Moving objects and vehicles

Disability Accommodations

We have developed our technical standards in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you are interested in our program, we encourage you to review these technical standards and course information at to decide whether this program is right for you.

If you have questions about this program, please call the Honolulu CC Counseling Office at 845-9129. Individuals with hearing impairments may call 845-9270 (v/t) or use the Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-877-447-5990.

If you have questions about disability access and accommodations, please direct them to Honolulu CC's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 845-9282 (v/t), 845-9272 (v/t), or e-mail accesshcc-l@lists.hawaii.edu