Collision Repair Technician

Students learn to apply advanced collision repair techniques and principles in diagnosing damage and prescribing corrective work. The major emphasizes the theory and skills of metal and plastic repair, MIG welding, unibody straightening, hazardous-material handling, and modern paint systems.

Also, graduates of the program can complete the Automotive Technology Management B.S. degree via distance learning or on campus.

Program Specs

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About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections

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The Collision Repair program is a member of the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance.

CERTIFICATION: The collision repair major is master-accredited by the National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation and meets the standards for Automotive Service Excellence.

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Job market

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for automotive body and related repairers was $38,850 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,550.The top 10 percent earned more than $67,010.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automotive Repair and Maintenance94,730$20.22$42,060
Automobile Dealers28,140$21.29$44,280
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers2,520$18.79$39,090
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores950$16.79$34,920
Local Government (OES Designation)940$24.35$50,660

Statistics reported in May 2013

Gainful Employment Report

Transfer Procedures

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies


You are required to have a uniform and hard-toed shoes for lab classes. It is recommended that you purchase three uniforms.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities


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Collision Repair Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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