Automotive Collision Repair

The Automotive Collision repair program is designed to prepare students for employment as collision repair technicians and for numerous other related areas of the automotive and transportation industries. Training is given in both theory and practical skills. Directed practical work is given in all areas of automotive collision repair under simulated on-the-job conditions. The program offers an Associate of Science degree and several certificate options including the following:

  • Associate in Science Degree Autiomotive Collision Repair
  • Automotive Collision Repair Certificate
  • Automotive Damage Appraisal
  • Specialty in Automotive Detailing
  • Automotive Paint and Refinishing Certificate
  • Automotive Sales and Service Certificate
  • Insurance Co / Auto Collision Repair Industry Management Certificate

Faculty Bios

Dan Snook

Mr. Snook has been involved in the automotive industry for over 18 years, including eight years’ experience in the private sector as a collision repair specialist and trainer. He joined the full-time faculty at Cypress College in 1999. A graduate of Cypress College, Mr. Snook teaches Automotive Collision Repair, Advanced Automotive Collision Repair, Auto Paint & Refinishing, Auto Body Structural Alignment, and Special Projects.

Contact: Mr. Snook can be reached at (714) 484-7250, or by email at

Larry Ramos

Mr. Ramos joined the Cypress College Automotive Collision Repair program as a full-time faculty member in 2007, after teaching as an adjunct faculty member for six years. He is a graduate of Cypress College with a degree in Automotive Collision Repair. Prior to joining Cypress College, Mr. Ramos had 25 years’ experience in the automotive collision repair and restoration industries. He has worked for two of the largest custom paint and fabrication businesses in Orange County, and did extensive surface preparation, carbon fiber lay-up and laminations on the B-2 bomber for the U.S. Airforce, the Department of defense, and Northrup/Grumman.  He also performs antique motorcycle restorations, of which several are on display at the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles, California, the Barber Museum in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Otis Chandler Museum of Transportation in Oxnard, California.  His work with automobiles and motorcycles has also been featured in many trade magazines and books.  Mr. Ramos teaches Automotive Collision Repair, Advanced Automotive Collision Repair, Auto Paint & Refinishing, and Special Projects.

Contact: Larry Ramos can be reached at (714) 484-7250, or by email at


Tech Ed I, Room 202

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7250



Larry Ramos
Dan Snook


Joseph DiDonato
Ed Terwilliger
Walt Bugbee